Saturday, June 18, 2016

Japan: Hakone and Yokohama

Final night in Tokyo and so, the sister and I, yet again, ventured out to surrounding areas that are accessible with our JR Railway passes. First stop was Hakone, famed for its relaxing hot springs and scenic views of Mt. Fuji.

My  advice would be to invest in a Hakone pass which is about $50 as this will give you invaluable access to various modes of transport around Hakone as well as entrance into attraction sites. Would have loved to stay for the night!

After Hakone, we headed to Yokohama, a famous port south of Tokyo which also doubles up as Japan's second largest city. Amidst all the hustle and bustle, this place still exudes a certain type of serenity.

Just missed out on visiting the Ramen Museum (arghhh!!!) but again, will save that for next time. We did wander around the city and got quick views of Minato Mirai and Chinatown. Be sure to try the Yokohama beer/ Kirin beer if you are a fan of this beverage!

As the night sets in, Yokohama transforms into a picturesque place. We were fortunate to see the evening hues shadowing the city lights that day. Was also fortunate to stumble upon the JR train that brought up back to Tokyo without too much hassle!

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