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Several black eggs boiled in the hot springs of Owakudani, Hakone.
Black boiled eggs in Hakone

In the area of Owakudani in Hakone, we can visit a volcanic crater which flow sulphurous gases. In these hot springs can be boiled eggs, causing them to acquire this characteristic color black. They are called Kurotamago (くろたまご, 黒卵) and the truth is that even though they have this strange color, they taste just like any ordinary eggs. The area is easily accessible by cable car, and the truth is that to reach the crater area, these gases make it smell pretty bad, whether you should go with a little protection, for example using a handkerchief.

Tamadare waterfall
Tamadare and Hein Waterfall

Hakone (箱根) is a well known tourist spot as a hot spring town and also to view Mount Fuji. The easiest way to reach Hakone would be to take the Romance Car that departs from Shinjuku station to Hakone Yumoto station (箱根湯本) via the Odakyu Railway that takes about 85 minutes. One can also take JR trains but would change to use bus and non-JR lines to get into the Hakone area. Or one can also take the highway bus that departs from Shinjuku Station. Here at Hakone Yumoto, is a an onsen ryokan, Tenseien (天成園), that was recently reopened and is the home to two waterfalls and a shrine…. Read More

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Yunessun, the funny hot springs spa resort.

In Japan there are plenty of traditional hot springs, the most common are called Onsen (温泉). This time I will talk in a more fun way to enjoy the hot springs. Hakone Kowaki Yunessun (箱根小涌園ユネッサン) is a hot springs spa resort and water amusement park located in Hakone. In this resort are a lot of recreations of Onsen with various decorations or environments, and other natural Onsen, pools or waterslides. In traditional Onsen has to go naked and thus normally men and women are separated in different places, but in Yunessun as we are allowed to wear swimsuit, we can enjoy together. If we also have a tattoo, we can… Read More