Itinerary of today:
Senso- ji 淺草觀音寺
一之湯 Hotspring Hotel
Woke up early in the morning coz we gotta go to Tsukiji (築地) for sushi. It was just 15 minutes away from our hotel by train to Tsukiji Station (築地駅). Quite convenient.
|玉子燒 from 大定 (100 Yen)|
|queued up for more than 30 minutes for 大和壽司|
|set meal (3500 Yen) really fresh!|
|such a great seafood market!|
|a famous Ramen shop, standing only, interesting|
|pork Ramen (1,200 Yen)|
Then walked 15 minutes to Higashiginza Station (東銀座駅) and took another train to Asakusa Station (淺草駅).
|100 Yen for a blessing|
|tide your paper here if you got an unlucky one|
|so many shops in 仲見世通|
|this Japanese wine is absolutely great under cold weather|
Headed back to hotel to take our luggage coz we gonna catch the Romancecar to Hakone. Did lots of research from this website. Very useful!
After half an hour train, we arrived at Shinjuku Station (新宿駅). We bought a 3-day Hakone pass (5500 Yen). It included all the transportation and discount for some tourist attractions. But if you wanna take the Romancecar, you gotta pay 870 Yen more. Reasonable coz it was an hour faster than taking a normal train. I sent an e-mail to reserve 2 observatory seats. The view was fantastic!
|the Romancecar looked so modern|
|view from obervatory seats|
|light refreshment on the train (400 Yen)|
Arrived at Odawara Station (小田原駅) at around 6:30pm. Took a bus to hotel. Got off at 塔之沢. Our hotel 一之湯 was just within 5 minutes walk. We booked 2 nights there from the official website directly and altogether it costed HKD6,500 including the stay, one Japanese tranditional style dinner and 2 breakfasts. A bit expensive coz it was during Christmas holiday. But I think it worths as it was spacious, cozy and convenient. There was a private hotspring inside our room as well!
|a place where people can gather and have a cup of tea|
|private hotspring in our room|
|sitting room + sleeping area|
|can make our own tea anytime|
Unlike Tokyo, this little town was not as hectic as there and shops and restaurants closed early in Hakone. We just bought some snacks and cup noodles from 7-11 for dinner. Enjoyed the public bath and private hotspring as well. Spent a relaxing night there.
Total expenses for 2 =HKD6500 + 18440yen
Tsukiji 築地 /
大定玉子燒 100 yen
大和壽司 3500 yen for 2
Pork Ramen 1200 yen for 2
Senso- ji 淺草觀音寺 /
Temple 100 yen X2 =200 yen
the Romancecar 870 yen X2 =1740 yen
Sandwich + milk 700 yen
一之湯 Hotspring Hotel HKD6500 for 2 nights