April 6, 2015. Our last full day in Tokyo was spent outside the city in the resort area of Hakone (箱根) almost a hundred kilometers southwest of Tokyo.
On a good day Hakone offers spectacular views of Mount Fuji. On this particular day however overcast skies and slight drizzles hid much of mountain and the hues that would’ve otherwise made such a picturesque setting for a day trip.
After a brief stop in one of the stations on the slopes of Mount Fuji, we proceeded to a quaint hotel where we had lunch. Next, we rode a ropeway to the sulfur springs of Owakudani (大涌谷), where Hakone’s sulfur cooked black eggs are made. Our last stop was on a ferry through Lake Ashi (芦ノ湖).