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Hakone & Odawara City Events

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Tokyo-Hakone Ekiden: (Annually-January 2nd & 3rd) It’s a long distance marathon relay race done by university teams. It is broadcast on all the TV networks in [...]

Sports Bars in Odawara

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The best sports bars in the Odawara-Hakone area are in downtown Odawara. If you want to watch rugby or soccer, these are the places to go: Celts Just a five minute walk from [...]

Hakone Ropeway

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Update, Dec. 2019: The cable car running between Gora and Sounzan will be until the end of March, but Hakone Ropeway is now working, so you can visit Owakudani and Lake Ashi [...]

Miyagase Lake

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Miyagase Lake is a stunningly beautiful area and suitable for day trips by car from Minamiashigarashi (from Kevin’s Guesthouse or Merry Lue’s Guesthouse). To get [...]

Merry Lue’s Guesthouse

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We have been refurbishing Merry Lue ‘s Guesthouse. Both suites look very good now. I think guests will enjoy staying there even more! Here are some photos! Cooking Show [...]

On Airbnb

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In Japan, the authorities here require us to gather all kinds of information. So that’s changed. But Airbnb needs to catch up with the Japanese situation.   They need [...]

Hosting for Airbnb in Japan

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I host in Japan, where the rules have become quite strict. The police came by to outline the information we need to collect from guests who do not live in Japan. They are [...]