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Mt. Fuji and Hakone, part 2

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Crusing on Lake Ashi, in Hakone
When we arrived in Hakone, we were taken to Lake Ashi, where we boarded a boat and took a 15 minute cruise around the lake. We rode on the Mt. Komagatake Aerial Cableway, which took us from the lake all the way up the side of a mountain. By this time, it was beginning to get really cloudy, so although we were not able to see Mt. Fuji from the stop at the top of the mountain, we were able to experience "flying" through clouds via cableway. It was almost like standing in a thick fog (although that's what fog is, is a cloud at ground level!)

At the end of the cable ride, we took the bus to Odawara and waited for our Shinkansen, which was scheduled to depart around 7pm. In the meantime, we ate a "healthy" dinner at the train station - I ate a bacon and spinach quiche and a bag of BBQ chips for dinner, had some orange tea to drink, and treated myself to a Crunky bar for dessert! :)

We finally boarded the shinkansen to Nagoya, where we got off (and I waved to Gloria's town) to transfer to a Kyoto bound bullet train. We arrived in Kyoto around 11pm, and the four of us that were staying at the Rihga Royal Hotel decided that we would rather walk around the block to the hotel than pay for a taxi to take us there!
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Crusing on Lake Ashi, in Hakone
Crusing on Lake Ashi, in Hakone
Crusing on Lake Ashi in Hakone
Crusing on Lake Ashi in Hakone
Taking the shinkansen to Kyoto
Taking the shinkansen to Kyoto
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