Today we left for Hakone.
Hakone is famous among anime fans from Neon Genesis Evangelion.
Unfortunately, I didn't do anything Evangelion-related.
Maybe next time.
From the Odakyu Station in Shinjuku, we took the RomanceCar.
We dropped off our stuff at our inn, Sushi no Yado Keisho.
It was a small, cozy inn and I loved it.
We then took the Hakone tozan train up to Goura.
The tozan train is known for their railway zig-zag.
We had lunch at Tamura Ginkatsu-Tei, where they are known for their tofu katsu.
I ditched my friend here and went off on my own.
The ropeway gondola was fun to ride, but unfortunately it was raining and I didn't have much of a view.
And because of the rain, I decided to skip the Owakudani volcanic valley.
I wanted to just get back to the inn and relax in the onsen (hot springs).
So I took the fake pirate ship across Lake Ashi.
I found this funny because I just finished translating a game about pirates.
I rode the bus back to my inn, and enjoyed the onsen.
Since there was no one else in there, I enjoyed the large baths (there was one inside and one that was roten, or open-air) in peace.
(Sorry, there are no pictures of the onsen because I didn't want to look suspicious.)
I took it easy for the rest of the night.