Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Owakudani Hakone Ropeway (black eggs) in Japan


Owakudani Volcanic Hakone Valley is a very popular attraction place to visit during our one day local tour trip to Mount Fuji and Hakone in Japan. You can read about my trips to Mount Fuji and Hakone Sightseeing Cruise on Lake Ashinoko on my previous post. We joined the local tour trip which was a popular tour for tourists traveling from Tokyo to Mount Fuji and Hakone for a day trip. You can find many local trips available by searching online.

Owakudani (大涌谷) is an active volcano crater zone, created during the last eruption of Mount Hakone some 3,000 years ago. Visitors can reach to the top of Owakudani by driving through the curvy and steep roads or getting on the cable car ride at Hakone Ropeway Station. Once you have reached to the top of Owakudani Valley, you can see many steamy natural hot spring pools as well as smelling the sulfurous fumes. Visitors are encouraged to try the cooked eggs which are boiled on the hot natural spring pools. The shells of eggs are blackened by the sulfur as it is believed to prolong one's life by seven years. Apart from that, visitors must try the localized ice-cream flavour of volcanic ashes and green tea before leaving Owakudani.


Getting on Hakone Ropeway to Owakudani Valley in Japan
Getting on Hakone Ropeway to Owakudani Valley in Japan

Heading to Owakudani Volcanic Valley by cablecar ride and enjoying the scenery of Lake Ashi and mountains at Hakone, Japan
Heading to Owakudani Volcanic Valley by cable car ride and enjoying the scenery of Lake Ashi and mountains at Hakone, Japan

A closer look at Lake Ashi during the cablecar ride at Owakudani Volcanic Hakone Valley in Japan
A closer look at Lake Ashi during the cablecar ride at Owakudani Volcanic Hakone Valley in Japan

Beautiful landscape scenery of Mount Fuji and Lake Ashi during the cablecar ride at Owakudani Volcanic Valley in Japan
Beautiful landscape scenery of Mount Fuji (on the right) and Lake Ashinoko during the cable car ride at Owakudani Volcanic Valley in Japan

Arriving at Owakudani exit stop at the cablecar station in order to visit sulfurous bubbling pools at Hakone, Japan
Arriving at Owakudani exit stop at the cable car station in order to visit sulfurous bubbling pools at Hakone, Japan

Famous sulfurous volcanic pools and hot springs at Owakudani Volcanic Hakone Valley in Japan
Famous sulfurous volcanic pools and hot springs at Owakudani Volcanic Hakone Valley in Japan

Heading to Owakudani Natural Hot and Sulfurous Volcanic Spring pools at Hakone, Japan
Heading to Owakudani Natural Hot and Sulfurous Volcanic Spring pools at Hakone, Japan

Getting closer to sulfurous fumes and hot spring pools at Owakudani Volcanic Hakone Valley in Japan
Getting closer to sulfurous fumes and hot spring pools at Owakudani Volcanic Hakone Valley in Japan

Sulfurous fumes and hot springs at the top peak of Owakudani Volcanic Hakone Valley in Japan
Sulfurous fumes and hot springs at the top peak of Owakudani Volcanic Hakone Valley in Japan

Trying out volcanic ashes and Green Tea ice-cream at Owakudani Volcanic Hakone Valley in Japan
Trying out volcanic ashes and Green Tea ice-cream at Owakudani Volcanic Hakone Valley in Japan

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