Moon Over Hakone

Moon Over Hakone

There are moments in travel that transcend the mundane and capture in a split second the essence of an experience.  Such was the sight at the end of a perfect day exploring Hakone – the clackety-clack of the cable car as it ascended up to Soun-zan, the precariously swinging gondola over the billowing steam with Fuji-san looming ahead, facing into the brisk autumn wind on the pirate boat ride across Lake Ashi, a quiet walk through the cedars that formed the Tokaido road,  and a typically crowded bus ride back up the mountain to a stay at the fabulous Gora Kadan.  The weather was perfect, the food sublime and the view, from the top floor in the private bath on the balcony,  was of a brilliant moon rising over the mountains …

Moon over Hakone

Moon over Hakone

2 Responses to “Moon Over Hakone”

  1. Joanne says:

    Sounds great. We are going to Hakone next month, nice to see your inspiring post.
    Beautiful, is that a photo?!

  2. Yup – this photo was taken through the bamboo on the outdoor bath area of our 5th floor room at Gora Kadan. An amazing place to stay by the way…

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