3 Hakone Sightseeing Spots/箱根の三つ観光スポット

Lake Ashi - Photo By Aimaimyi
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My trip to Japan this December is less than a month away! So I’m planning more places that I’d like to visit. In addition to my top 3 Tokyo sightseeing spots, I plan to visit Hakone for the first time.

日本に行くまで後一ヶ月でもありませんね!だから、行きたい所をちゃんと決めないといけませんね。東京の三つ観光スポットの上に、初めて箱根に行きたいと思いますよ。

Hakone is close to Tokyo, and it is famous for its hot-spring resorts. There are many traditional Japanese inns, views of Mt. Fuji, and historical sites. I have heard that the views of Mt. Fuji are best during the winter (clearer air), which is when I’m going. Hakone is located in Kanagawa Prefecture, to the west of Tokyo.

神奈川県の箱根は東京と近くて、温泉が有名だから行こうと思いました。旅館と史跡が有名で、冬に富士山が良く見えるらしいから、絶対行きます。

I’ll only get to spend 2 days and 3 nights in Hakone, so I have to pick a few places that I’d like to visit while I’m there. So, here are my top 3 spots!

箱根2泊3日旅行するから、これから箱根の三つ観光スポットを紹介しようと思いますね。

1. Lake Ashi/芦ノ湖

Lake Ashinoko formed in a volcanic caldera 3000 years ago after the last eruption of Mt. Hakone. The lake, in combination with Mt. Fuji in the background, is a famous symbol of Hakone. I love geology, so visiting geologically active Hakone is very exciting for me!

Lake Ashi - Photo By Aimaimyi

Lake Ashi – Photo By Aimaimyi

約3000年前に箱根火山が水蒸気爆発して、火口原湖(もしかしてカルデラ湖)になりました。富士山と一緒に望める景勝地として美しいですね。地質学について興味があるから、箱根はとても面白そうですよ。

2. Owakudani (“Great Boiling Valley”)/大涌谷

Owakudani is a valley with volcanic activity including sulfurous fumes, hot springs, and boiling rivers. This volcanically active zone also formed during the last eruption 3000 years ago. You can also purchase famous black eggs cooked in the sulfurous hot springs, which are said to prolong your life by 7 years. Owakudani also has spectacular views of Mt. Fuji on clear days.

Wikipedia

Owakudani – Great Boiling Valley

箱根火山が爆発した時、山崩れ発生して、砕屑物が積もって、現在の大涌谷は堆積物の間となっています。大涌谷の有名な黒卵を食べてみたいですね。食べたら、命は7年間のびるらしいですね。大涌谷からも富士山の望める景勝地もすばらしそうですね。

3. Odawara Castle/小田原城

Odawara Castle is in Odawara in Kanagawa Prefecture, but it is close enough to visit during a stay in Hakone. This castle is reconstructed, but the castle park includes museums, a library, and a zoo. I really enjoy visiting Japanese castles, so I look forward to seeing it.

Wikipedia

Odawara Castle

小田原城は箱根町じゃなくても、箱根と近いからちょっと行ってみたいと思います。この城は改築だけど、博物館も美術館も図書館もあるから良い観光スポットだと思います。日本の城の建築と歴史について興味ありますね。楽しみにしますよ。

Hakone Black Egg - Photo by David Monniaux

Hakone Black Egg – Photo by David Monniaux

 

Have you been to Hakone? Do you have any recommendations on sightseeing spots? Let me know in the comments if you have any suggestions.

箱根町に行ったことありますか?お勧め観光スポットはどこでしょうか?コメントでお勧め教えてください!

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