Hakone is one of the most celebrated scenic places in Japan. It is a town locating at Ashigarashimo District and belongs to the Fuji Hakone Izu National Park in Kanagawa Prefecture. Visitors can expect to be thoroughly nourished by this magical place, where an uncontaminated air and rich light colours of nature beautifully harmonies due to surrounding deep mountain and a scenic lake, Ashi. Since it can access from the central Tokyo, Hakone has been developed as a renowned resort in eastern Japan.
The day before I arrived at Hakone, I had a photography assignment in Chiba Prefecture. Thanks for my beloved cousin, I stayed nearby Shinjyuku and enjoyed some night life of Tokyo with him and his friends, dentiologists and hepatologists.
My assignment still continued in Hakone next day. Moving from an over populated mega city, Tokyo, to a beautiful countryside, the images of landscapes completely changed and so my feelings. It took about two hours to arrive at Lake Ashi from central Tokyo. I enjoyed landscape photography during my cruise to Motohakone over a pirate ship, along with a scene of breathtaking beauty, Lake Ashi.
Hakone is certainly one of my favourite towns anyone I would love to recommend during a trip in Japan. If you are a keen landscape photographer, staying in the area for few days would be considerable. Hakone is a famous place for hot spring, onsen. After walking long for photography and a sight seeing, onsen will gently makes a mind and a body fully relaxing.
A story about Hakone will be continued in my another post!