Things to Do in Hakone - Itineraries

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Lake Ashi (Ashinoko)
Hakone, Ashigarashimo-gun, Hakone-machi 250-0521
Gora Park
1300 Gora, Ashigarashimo-gun, Hakone-machi 250-0408
Hakone Komagatake Ropeway
138 Motohakone, Ashigarashimo-gun, Hakone-machi 250-0522

Time required: 1 Hour (8 PM-9PM)Line: Oedo line - Tochomae Station to Aoyama-itchome Station; Hanzoman Line- Aoyama-itchome Station to Shibuya stationEvery few minutes a wave of humanity flows across Shibuya Crossing. Join the masses or stand back and watch. An ideal vantage point is the bridge corridor linking Shibuya Station with the Shibuya Mark City complex.
Shinjuku Neon Lights are one of the must-experience things to do when you are visiting Tokyo, Japan. The incredible district is one of the 23 special wards of Tokyo and it is also a major commercial and administrative center, housing the busiest train station in the world which is the Shinjuku Station. Can you imagine two million people use the station daily and at least 12 different lines pass through here. One could easily get lost inside the station. Anyone and everyone that visits Tokyo will at least make a stop at this unique part of Japan and as for me, my last visit here was back in 1990. You can only imagine how it was back then. On my last visit here in February 2011, it seemed like nothing had changed. Below are pictures I took while I explored this place on foot. Please click on the pictures to see in full size. Walking around at night is probably the best way to experience Shinjuku, especially along the main roads at Kabukicho where you can get a good view of the neon lights that tantalize your eyes. Every nook and cranny was almost covered with all sorts of neon. Even walking pass lanes, you could see lights leading all the way deep into the lanes.Overall, if you like the vibrant nightlife, Shinjuku is one of the places worth exploring as they offer all kinds of shopping and entertainment. Luxury brand stores are also found around here. There are some excellent places with great Japanese food while specialty coffee cafes can be seen here too. Be careful of street promoters that approach and offer you good deals to special clubs and bars as once you are committed, you would most likely end up paying exorbitant prices. Note that various subway lines stop here but the train service stops at midnight so if you plan to stay late, you need to take a taxi back. Some of the best clubs in Tokyo are found here too.

About Hakone

Morning: Using your JR Pass, travel via Shinkansen (Tokaido Like- bullet train from Tokyo or Shinagawa Station) to Odawara and grab a Hakone Free Pass for 4000 yen.Yunessun· Hakone Tozan Railway to Gora (35+ min) 10:30-11:10am· Hakone Tozan Cablecar to Sounzan (10 min) 11:10-11:20am· Hakone Ropeway from Sounzan to Owakudani (10min) 11:20-11:30am· Visit the Great Boiling Valley (1.5hr at most; extra time in case of missed trains) 11:30am-1pm· Hakone Ropeway to Togendai (20min) 1-1:20pm· Cruise at Lake Ashi to Hakone-machi (30 min) 1:20-1:50pm· Walk or continue cruise to Moto-Hakone (25 min) 1:50-2:15pm· Visit Hakone Shrine (may skip this if required) 2:15-3pm· Walk a section of the Old Tokaido and catch a bus from the Amazake Chaya or Hatajuku back to Yumoto (by bus line K).

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