What to Do in Japan | Hakone Tour

What to Do in Japan | Hakone Tour

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Hey, guys I'm Sunita and. Today, we're gonna be taking you guys on an overnight trip to Hakone a popular. Hot springs resort near Tokyo, it's unique as a birthday so, it's my present to him yeah and I'm so excited it's, about an hour away from here on the special, limited Express train called, the romance car once, we arrive we'll sample some local cuisine and we'll show you some of our favorite spots in Hakone, let's go. So. Right now we are just buying the tickets, for our romance, car you. Can buy them here at the old ducky station, this, is the romance, card ticket counter. Ooh nice. Oh check. It out guys look, there's bread here there are drinks they, got like salt. Bread maple. Syrup royal sweetening bun cream. Bread and melon. Bread mmm. Well should I god it's. Breakfast, time. With. The Heike mas I think I will go with, this one this. Second. Sandwich here I think, this one is a potato, and ham sandwich. Mmm. Fresh, it's like they just made it this morning morning. Is starting, with coffee every, day. The. Inside of the sauce is fluffy soft. And fluffy. Outside, oh. This. Is a tea the English tea minam. If. See and the. Aroma of black. Tea so, this one is a, tomato, and cheese sandwich. That. Looks yummy, what. About this one is, this. Is a chicken. Chicken. Egg sandwich. Interesting. Chicken, and egg oh this. Chicken and egg is yummy, the chicken is like teriyaki, chicken imagine. Teriyaki chicken with egg salad, unlike. Soft pieces of bread. So. This is the romance car cafe this, is a great place to pick up a light snack or breakfast, right before boarding our romance car, very. Nice, righty. It's, time to go on the train this is a special, romance, car, limited. Express, - huh : check, it out. I love. This train it's a really nice sleep, train. So. We are on the romance, dream, the. Beautiful, train too huh :, let's. Check out what, they have here, okay. So in, the seat pocket in front of you we got like three things. They, can check out and. The first one is the onboard, sales menu, yeah. Let's take a look shall we, so. They have a special, event all caught while she got a bento for a thousand yen they. Also have a GSE, dental that's some that, comes in this box in. The shape of this train. They, have like heater, cuts a sandwich, they have the big sandwich, just, for an additional 250, yen you can get it with a soup. Or. A drink, then. They have the drink page alcohol, drinks to have green tea for 200, yen. Coffee. 350. Yen and they even, have beer, they. Have ice cream they have cookies. And they, have, some. Winter seasonal, recommendations. Here, they got strawberry. Chocolate pudding, and they have a gelato, a Japanese. Japanese, black, tea gelato, and. They have onboard sales, here, a lady comes around with a card where you can purchase the items on the menu, so Toshi got himself a coffee and I, got myself a, McGorry. Issue the farm's gelato, that, that. Japanese, that. Japanese, black, tea, gelato. Yeah, which, interests. Me very, much oh. That's. Nice, perfect. Perfect texture, Oh. Actually. Countries like vanilla, ice cream. It's. Very very milky. Hmm. I don't, taste too much black tea maybe that's Japanese. Black tea maybe that's why. Love, taking, this train because it's so relaxing. The interiors, modern, the Train is modern it's quiet smooth. Comfortable. Like. That you can buy food and drinks on the train. Toilet, facilities, are clean. I love, running other trains, especially. Coming, out from the city and into, the countryside because. You can see how it starts to change it's. All concrete jungle. Slowly. Rice, fields, and then all of a sudden as you, near, and as. You get closer to the Hakone it, becomes, more and more of nature. Either forest, green. Well, it's winter time right now so it's not that green but it's, still very beautiful. Here. I'm, so happy so. Happy. We. Arrived we, arrived with a hot corner you wanna. I, gotta. Say the air is so much cleaner. Today. Is a very nice River yeah I think we're gonna walk around and, we're gonna get something to eat man, just.

Cougar Just I have a really, good time here it's, Sunday many. People, coming to this, spa. Area, hakuna. Make, this blue blue blue sky. So. Right now we're walking along. The. Streets of Hakone yumoto this is like the main street. Of hakuna, probably, the most busiest, where all the shops and restaurants are, and it's. Really really fun if. You guys come here we do recommend you come early, because the shops do close early, here it, is not tokyo most, of the shops are closed by 5 p.m. we're, coming here are the own same lungi you definitely have to get that one all the Japanese people get. That it's, um it's, delicious, and I. Also, recommend getting, some cumin because all that water is famous, for their women which are quicker clumps, another, thing I love about this, street is all the shops have samples, like, this one wasabi, snack. Let's. Try. Most. Hobby snack 540. In for a whole bag oh. Oh. Why. Do I, really, feel like having, an insane Manju, and something else but we're. Actually gonna go eat lunch right now so I don't want to fill up with snacks and this is what Hakone is famous for this is one of their their. Handmade. Items and you're famous for this is all made of wood, isn't. It beautiful, so we're gonna go to this place called keinosuke, they're, finished they are famous for grilled, fish I feel like eating something simple. And although a lot of famous for their fish so, yeah, let's. Try this place out this is one of the signature, dishes this is the keynotes, k-th. Oh cool we have two pieces of Hachi and we have a Saba, and we can start lemon here with some daikon radish some pickled vegetables, because mrs. sook we, got a fish cake because what, the waters famous for fish cake and we got a nice, container, of piping. Hot rice, look. At that it's so nicely grilled I like, it when the skin is crispy like this. I'm. Not really good at eating fish although I love fish I love fish cooked this way. Mmm. So good its lightly salted, it's, so fresh, I'm gonna get a bite of this Saba pull, my chops it goes right in ha. Ha oh that, looks so good oh. They're. So good that. Chocolate, flavor nice. Nice, nice, fish no, fishy taste so. Much flavor I'm. Just so happy I want to put some lemon on my fish. Daikon. Radish on top like, that got. That bone. Oh. That's. Good that's good, I recommend, you, eat it with the lemon and the daikon you don't need any soy sauce I love what, a lot of fish take I really, really do oh. It's. So, soft and fluffy. It's. Incredibly, fluffy, fish, cake made like this is so different from. The fish cake you buy at the supermarket it's.

So Fresh. Got. My miso soup. Mmm. Yummy. I, might. Perfectly. Cooked rice. And. When I say it perfect, I mean perfect. My fish. Is. Pretty amazing. Mmm. Look. How flaky that is it's flaky, but, not dry and. That. Flavoring, that meeting that touch of meeting is, it that yep, touch of sweetness. We. Have something called swab awfully cocky, interesting. Okay. Let's put some of this sub. Up pretty cocky on top of the rice. It. Is kind of an herb each like. Some kind of herb and, also Katsuobushi, bonito, flakes it, was like the best fish, meal. So. After, eating lunch we, are going to go to our hotel, between. Lunch and this, time please watch our live streaming. We. Are in connected. On railway, we, are going to go to kora, and take, another, cable, car. Alright. So we just got off the cable car I think, we have reached our destination. I hope, so it's. Been a pretty long journey, hey. Guys so we just arrived at our accommodation. In place and, it. Looks really nice I love this building, super, super atmospheric. So. We're in the lobby we're checking in but it. Is gorgeous. Do. We finish with. Our welcome, drink I got some cool mama chai which is a black. Bean tea, after. I finished this, they're. Gonna take, us to our room. Okay. Guys so we have arrived in our room this is a room. 205. Komurasaki. The, combo da Saki room, okay. Let's, see what it looks like on the inside shall we. Wow. It's a pretty, big room guys, oh that's, this is beautiful. Beautiful. Okay. So there are two. Twin. Beds or. Double. Beds twin beds and. There's. A nice. Flat, screen TV here there's. A small little view, I love. These short just screen doors. Outside. There's, like a view of a fountain. There's. A wooden deck outside maybe. We'll go out there later and a, beautiful. Vase, of flour here, and, there. Are some. Green. Tea sets and. Glasses. Hot. Water heater hot, water pot there's a refrigerator, with. Them beer, four bottles of beer here here's, some two bottles of water orange juice and green tea. And. There's a nice place to sit down and. Yeah. Once again the bed looks so comfortable, and. There's, a view of the parking, lot but that's okay and. This. Is a beautiful, wooden plate, I think. This is handmade and. Oh, check. Out that tissue box here this. Tissue box that's. Beautiful, once, I came made of wood and you got these jars here and, our. Yukata, is inside here so this is a yukata that we use where you go in. A bath still, insane bass and, the. Door here leads to the toilet. Pool. And once again because you're in Japan it's very modern you have all the buttons you have to be gay and. You, got a toilet paper and, you got an extra toilet paper in the bag here I was. Tiny little sink and then. Here's, the bath area with a really nice modern, sink and. Got a blow dryer and you, got soap you. Got towels you got amenities, all. In all it's a very very, nice room I love it. Good. Morning, everybody so. I had a really, good sleep despite, the bad dream I had but. I had a lovely dinner last night I had lovely. Dip, in the hot spring on set water it was so nice and I, feel so chill this morning I can't. Wait to. Go. Exploring, today. So. We're taking a cable car to, our kudani, station. Which, is where the volcano, is. Hakone, we're gonna eat those black eggs they. Say if you need one egg it extend, your life seven, years very.

Terrible. Oh. Did you back there check it out oh we're. So lucky you. Know you see all the sulfur, gases down down. Down below. A. Little. Bit scary the winds are strong and our gondola is, swaying. From. Side to side it's, so scary. But. This came out. Well. We have arrived safely, at, our kudani and, yeah. You know I can't, even remember the last time I was here but. This is a spectacular. Place, I think. They renovated. This place in very. Beautiful, vidiian yeah um and. Um. The, second floor has a restaurant right now oh well, there was a restaurant before by, thinking yeah it just looks so new at moderate right now yeah, we're gonna check out the gift shop later ready for now we got to go eat those eggs because. I have to extend my life because I'm not young anymore guys. So. Check. It out. Here's. A normal egg, it's. Actually kinda creamy, it's. Already cold. You. Know I haven't been back here for many many years and, I, remember, many, years ago you used to be able to walk around the, the, rocks you, know amongst. All the the. Sulfur, gases. But, I guess it's a little bit dangerous now, so they, are refurbishing. It they are they're putting up some safety measures. Etc. And they're improving it so they're. Supposed to reopen it up again in the near future but. Anyway it's it's still a very interesting. Place to come is very rare at least for me to be so near to mother nature, like this and of, course to extend your life by, seven, years by eating one egg I mean where, else can you do that right now, we're gonna take the rope way down to talk and die we're gonna board of college hopefully. It's. Operating. Because they just need an announcement, because of strong winds the, roadway may be suspended, I don't want to stay here by the volcano wanna go through they could I see please. Right. We. Are talking debut, restaurant. Rotten. Rice nothing, on rice isn't, it the people with, the, migra sauce and um, rice it attacking us I. Like. This I, like. This fluffy, type boom, rice maybe, it is the Japanese a unique, style. It's. So smooth. Glory. To news it's. Like a cream. Of. All this, fluffy, omelette is, good. This is the most popular dish, in this restaurant I on. The other hand did not order anything, because. Unfortunately. I'm, not hungry, yet we had a pretty big breakfast, and, we. Didn't do anything active, all morning so yeah. I just got myself a matcha latte and, that's. It I think, I'm gonna wait until we get to the other side of the lake and maybe I'll get something over there. I'm, afraid of the water for. Some reason I also get seasick, but. Suppose, she assures me that this. Boat is okay this is a lake it's not the ocean so, there's gonna be very few waves hopefully. I'm okay. Your. Idea how can you watch it all this is like. Nice. Little town with restaurants. And shops I like, this place one of my favorite places in the. Last. Ship, of today it, was yeah so we just made it in time what. Should we do here let's, walk around walk. Alone okay, now. I mentioned, that there are a lot of shopping and, restaurants here, and there, is like, for example this, building, that were entering. Right now this, is actually a new building, and, there's. A lot of these shops, here that's, selling, specialties. Of the area like, this shop right here they sell the, famous Oda wadda kamaboko, fish cakes, and here. They have a really cool restaurant, on the second floor that, sells things like much, of Pancakes, and dangal. Like. This Dongo dish it looks so good for 1,100. Yen you get like, one two, three four. Four. Sticks of dangle with. Three, different, flavorings. And, a cup, of whole GT that looks really. Good the shop here that's selling a lot about Japanese, snacks and, seasonings. And there's a little coffee shop here, as well, as a gift shop oh they. Have ice cream too and this place is located right in, front of the. The boat station, that pirate boat station, so, what we can do in Hakone, town, coney much you, can ride a boat look. That's one boat or. You can walk around and, you. Can, buy many, souvenirs, here of, course, you can eat a delicious food. And imagine. Omachi para checkpoint. Or the checkpoint, place called, the hakuna, section, and, in, front of this section, there are so many shops crafted. So, cheap there are sticky rice sticky, rice. Sticky. Rice. It's. Really, windy and cold, and well. I guess the shops are kind of closing, up so we're. Gonna start heading back into town now, we did manage to enjoy. Ourselves some, traditional, Japanese, sweets and there, really is a lot more to see and do in this area but. Maybe because of the weather and because it was a weekday and perhaps, cuz it was already 4:00 p.m. all. The shops are closing up so it was time for us to head, back into town. So. We're back at Hakone yumoto station, all we gotta do now is go back on the romance car and head back to Shinjuku thank. You so much for watching thank, you so Tony for the wonderful birthday my pleasure.

If, You guys are interested in visiting happenin, I left, some useful, links in the description, below so, check that out thank you for watching see, you next video bye.

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Oh!!! Maybe I need to eat a black egg! I only have one or two years left, three if I am very diligent.

Satoshi must have planned this forever!!!!!! Glad you enjoyed it so much

the black eggs may make you live longer but the air around those sulpher vents could kill you over time

That was so gorgeous.


Can u swim Shinichi? hehe just in case.

Hi guys can you please give the address for the fish restaurant

Really enjoyed this video guys. Seen Hakone pop up a fair bit lately, think it’s time to check it out for myself. Thanks for the inspiration.

Japan is too good

I loved Hakone! We went to the Hakone Open Air Museum. It’s my most favorite museum ever! We went to Hakone machi and ate at Bakery & Table. Such good delicious food! We never got to the volcano but maybe next time...if the wind is calm.... glad you had such an amazing day! I can’t wait to go back!

Great video, guys!

I need to go there then. I feel my life and health pass me by.

I went to hakone twice but nerver go to eat black egg at owakudani. It close because weather condition...so sad

Hakone looks lovely and that ryokan looks quite nice! Eek, that gondola looked quite high up! Thanks for bringing us along on your vacation. It was nice to imagine escaping to a pleasant touristy mountain area for a short while.

Satoshi did a wonderful job of making that a special day and the videos are great. Thanks for bringing us along.

Thanks for sharing your journey both! I missed Hakone's scenary :)

Thank you my friends for making me discover 箱 根 町 (Hakone). It looks like a really nice and beautiful place to go to. That's certainly a place in which I want to go when I visit Japan one day.

Dango Kazoku

Watching this video I get homesick for Japan. I love Tokyo but the nature in Japan is so beautiful. The scenery around Hakone is stunning! I know there is a nice trail or two in Hakonemachi to Hakone but that is I think better for a warmer day. The ryokan looks amazing!!! Did they have an rotenburo open air bath as well? Is there a baggage storage at the station in Hakone so that you don't have to carry your luggage with you all day? Perhaps I should go to Hakone some day, either a daytrip or with an overnight stay.

I was also wondering , because I know some older Japanese people are still very judgmental of lgbtq people , when getting a hotel room for you both to stay in do you ever get bad reactions like mean looks or comments or has anyone ever turned you away? I really hope not :(

I’m sure someone already asked this but why is it called the romance train? Nothing looks like it particularly fits a romance theme ? Is it just a random name with no significance ?

Happy birthday !

Are they mining something in the volcano?

Could you post the useful links you mentioned that you’d add to the video description? Researching online in English while ensuring the sites are not fake is tricky!

Thankyou so much for sharing your experience

Omg you are the cutest birthday boy

I think that this is your best video.

Happy Birthday!

I need to get two or three of those life extending eggs too!!!!

Happy Birthday Shinichi!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Oh no, our sweet Hawaiian boy is a land lover. I'm one too.

Omg thank you so much for the look at the volcano my daughter is absolutely obsessed with volcanos and we don't have any in Australia so she was so excited to see a real one. You have made a 7yo girl very happy.

Hmm why wasn't the Hakone free pass used?

Happy birthday


I enjoyed the video with reminiscence. My family used to go Hakone every summer when I was a kid. Happy birthday again, Shinichi! What a wonderful day you had! Great planning, Satoshi!

Two questions. When you say Japanese in front of something is it labeled that way? Example Japanese Black Tea? Secondly is milky the same thing as vanilla?

I really enjoy watching your videos, you are both very entertaining. Keep the videos coming. Happy Birthday

Are the beds always separate? Or is it that they assume you are friends.

I took the romance car to Hakone 2 years ago! I really loved it!!

I love that they cut off the bread crust in Japan.

Nice time guys!!! Thumbnail oishi!!!!!!!!

Thanks guys for this video. I have forgotten how interesting Hakone is and will be going there in April again. You mentioned Odawara several times, but is is one of my favorie places that feels like country compared to Tokyo.

Wonderful video! Thank you!

These videos make me feel warm and fuzzy :) happy birthday sir!!



I loved the view from the cable car. Such an otherwordly landscape, it's like out of a science fiction movie.

What a lovely trip... this video is a real treasure for me in cold, dark and windy Germany right now

Happy birthday Satoshi!!!Larry Hernandez

I just figured out they are a couple. I'm slow.

I know, right? I watched them for over a month when I saw on Shinichi's World about him coming out to his Mom. It doesn't matter, does it? I love my brothers so much. They are so cute together.

I am visiting Japan 17 march - 31 march do you guys think there are some chances to see blooming sakura or it would be too soon?

This is one of TabiEats BEST videos EVER!!!! Great job!!!

That fish looks so tender and soft, but as though it still has a little snap! The food just seems to be one of the many perks of Japan, hope I can visit Hakone in the future!

Happy Birthday!!!!!

Happy Birthday singkici have many more to come love you guys say hi to Niki and grandma

What kind of eggs were you guys eating? Larry Hernandez

This is an amazing video, me and my boyfriend booked a ryokan for hakone around march as well and I was already wondering where to go and what to do! Thank you so much for the video upload. I always love to watch your adventures and delicious foods!

The dango looks delicious

This video makes me want to visit Hakone this spring!

Look like a lot of fun! I love to travel by train. In the United States we need trains like Japan. Larry Hernandez

Why is it called "Romance Car"? Even though I've eaten, I wish I could have *just a taste of everything!*

That's where I went in September! I wish I could have gone with you guys :D

Wow, I wish I had gotten to stay longer in Hakone, unfortunately the tour guide made the decision to send us to the next destination early due to an incoming typhoon. Kind of bitter-sweet getting to see all the things I missed out on! It looks so beautiful there!

My mom used to make me ham and egg salad sandwiches. They were the best. The melonbread looks awesome

Yay a 25 minute video!!! As usual, informative and fun video

Great view! Happy birthday again✌

This video came at the perfect time because my bf and I are going to hakone soon!

The new intro looks so good!

Japanese railroads are the envy of the world!

Looks like a great place. Satoshi is such a good boyfriend awww.

Hakone, looks so amazing. There are so many things to do and see! Will definitely put that on my to do list when back in Japan. Awesome, you must have had a great time! Xxx

The fish looked sooo good! I love fish cake, I wish it was more popular in the US.

Why its like pink slime or imitation crab all the nasty parts nobody wants ground up into one. :-(

Would love to go there one day, Japan is always that one country just speaks to me... living in New York for more than 10 years .... I can't wait to make Japan my forever home ! ありがとうございます。

Love Hakone

happy birthday

Those cable cars.....so high

He had me until he said shops close at 5 lol

Only for foreigners visiting Japan, but there are a few Hakone passes that give you very easy and cheap access to the various transportation devices in the Hakone area, and in Enoshima-Kamakura. Here's the site for the combined Hakone-Kamakura pass: https://www.odakyu.jp/english/passes/hakone_kamakura/ 3 days, 6500 yen, unlimited access to the cable car, ropeway, the tozan, odakyu line, the cruise ship, and the enoden.

Wow Hakone looks amazing! We'll definitely need to visit when we're back in Japan! Thanks for the video guys

You inspire us as a family to travel to Japan, it’s most definitely on our bucket list!!! Xxx

That's so nice that you can travel together with your family and that you all have an interest in going to Japan

Your videos never fail to make me smile!! They also never fail to make me hungry!

cutest couple in japan you guys have alot of fun i envy you guys :3

ohayou tabi eats


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I’m glad I’m watching this video after lunch.

Happy Birthday. Hakone is an interesting place & loved you showed some of it's crafts & foods.

so happy to see u visiting hakone... planning to visit there in may.. as u mentioned its weekday and winter, the shops and boat closes early.. what time should i depart from shinjuku? why didn u get the hakone day pass ??

This video made my day. I did the same thing for my birthday and this brought back a lot of memories. I love Owakudani and the Lake Ashi cruise. Aside from my crappy ryokan, my only regret was not exploring the areas around Hakonemachi more. Caught the bus right after the cruise and should have taken more time to explore the area. The bus ride through the mountains was amazing in itself so I hope you guys got a chance to ride on it.

Absolutely disgusting stuff. Are there real men in Japan? Can we see real couples? Can we get better food?

Wow earl grey melon bread

This video of your visit to Hakone is really marvelous! Thank you for taking us with you as you celebrated Shinichi's birthday. Satoshi, this was such a wonderful gift to Shinichi. It was such a special trip to beautiful Hakone. I'm glad the two of you were able to enjoy so much delicious food, including the Owakudani eggs to extend your lives by 7 years! I send good wishes to you both. I heard snow was expected there, and I hope you are staying safe and warm at home. Hugs!

So you guys had no problem getting tickets for the romance car? Just curious as to whether or not my partner and I would get strange looks if we got tickets ourselves

With all the travelling and little shop eating you guys do I wonder if you can answer this question for me? I have food allergies and I'm wondering if its rude or irritating to ask in these smaller shops about the ingredients in the products for sale? Also thank you so much for sharing your trips with us! Its always so awesome to see you guys having so much fun while you're travelling ^_^

When you said "ume" I had to remember a funny thing my grandma always said She often got a bottle of ume But she called it (and thats the funny part) "Ume Pflaume" Me knowing some japanesenwords regioniced that she said "plum plum" or "ume ume" or "pflaume pflaume" She doubled it without knowing Well she did not know any japanese but normaly she looked what the words mean

Fantastic video Shinichi and Satoshi ! Love watching your videos , we will be visiting your beautiful country very soon and we are visiting Mt Fuji and Hakone and Lake Aishi. Wow Japan is so breathtakingly beautiful i am sure we will be visiting more than once. Big hello from Australia xx

Those gondola are much too high! I'd be so scared to be up so high!

Japan is another one of those places that I really must visit one day! Thanks for another great video guys!

I love this trip, onsen, gourmet food, and tourist events and sites! Also, the famous artifact of Hakone, Yosegi, looks beautiful! If anyone is reading this comment, Yosegi is made by putting different kinds of wood together. All natural colors! That's how craftsmen make beautiful patterns:)

Brilliant video and thanks for sharing your birthday

This fish looks amazing and when you added the lemon ooo yumm

This place is so beautiful! The volcano, the lake, everything is stunning! Thanks so much guys for sharing! Great video (as always)! You're really, really cute together

Such a lovely quiet place, delicate dishes and raffled food.....you'r both lucky! Thanks to take us in your journey/travel...

Happy Birthday Shinichi! Great hair day too!

Glad you had such a nice birthday celebration in Hakone! We visited the area in early October and loved it. Wish we had known in advance what their specialty foods were, but at least now we know. Loved the wonderful fish you had at the first restaurant you ate in. My mouth is watering!

Such a romantic trip guys. Love your channel, safe travels


great video guys! I can't wait to visit Hakone myself! It looks so beautiful there! Thank you!

Nice a new post ! You both are so cool.

Very nice vid.... to get away from the hustle & bustle of Tokyo life I was in Tokyo for 3 days shopping & eating & took another day to sight see in Kamakura and it was so peaceful and relaxing there

このサイトで桜の開花予想がチェックできますよ/You can check Cherry blossoms Forecast → https://sakura.weathermap.jp/en.php

Toshi always.makes me giggle...

What a gorgeous place and awesome birthday present!

Did you change the onigiri in the start? It's so cute!

Happy belated birthday!!!

Owakudani is closed now due vulcano gasses!!

What is the conversion rate from Yen to Dollars and vice versa

They're basically all separate! When we stayed in Western style hotels it was 50/50 double vs twin beds but ryokan was all separate futons :)

Tips if you wanna go to Hakone: 1. BUY HAKONE FREEPASS. I cannot stress it enough, it is a pass for almost all transportation in Hakone. Hakone freepass for 2 days costs 4000 yen if you stopped in hakone, or if you are from shinjuku it costs 5140 yen. I didn't buy it and it costs me easily 4000 yen or so just for 1 day trip. Buy it, even if you only go for 1 day. Buses there will increase in price every few stations and if you go from one end to another it will costs you at least 1500 yen for 1 trip. and if you look at the video, you need to pay a lot of things such as rope way and ship, if you use hakone freepass, all of them are already included 2. Plan your day well, every one and each transportation takes very long time to arrive to their destination. the train easily takes 20-30 minutes, and that is only to the ropeway. ropeway takes another 30+ minutes because it is slow and very long. if you wanna do return trip like them with ship, it will take another few hours. if you go to gotemba, it will be like 3 hours or so. it is a lot of time wasted on journey. 3. some places that I did go last time (2 full days): A. Onsen: Hakone Kowakien Yunessun is an onsen with many different type onsen, they have coffee, tea, sake, etc onsen. if you don't mind being naked (and no, it is not mixed) I recommend naked one since it doesn't smell like swimming pool (because I am sure they put chlorine in their mixed non naked onsen area). The non naked onsen area feels very gimmicky, but the naked one is so good B. Gotemba: Gotemba is discounted premium brands factory outlet in the end of Hakone, it is super far, but you can find many premium brands at cheap price. Honestly, the only reason why I wanna go to Hakone is for this place lol C. the sulfur mountain 4. I would take at least 2 days here if you wanna see everything, everything in Hakone closes early, so go out early, and you need to be ready leaving to your hotel in Hakone or to Shinjuku by 5 or 6 in the afternoon. if you missed the last bus, your next best bet is taxi to the nearest train station


Happy birthday Shinichi!!

I could just hear a full podcast or video tour of Satoshi speaking. I dunno why, but his voice is so peacefull

Boys..... You know that I absolutely adore ALL of your videos, but this one......this one has to be one of my all time favs! I love it when you share every trip from start-to-finish, and to fit all of that yumminess in between. Thank you! What a special birthday trip. Hakone and this Ryokan will be put onto our family trip destination list for sure! Thank you all of your hard work at putting together quality videos! Love you both so much!

+makri00 oh, thanks a lot!

Thank you so much for sharing this video. This is exactly what i needed! I’m planning on visiting hakone in May! Now i know what to expect

Oh wow that view when cable car cross the sulphuric valley? Wow

Sinichi. So like that one guy with a parasite arm in that one anime

THIS is what I would LOVE to have for my next birthday!! Sato-kun is such a good bf!! Shin-chan, you're SO lucky

Saved in my favourites to have ready for November

Hakone is so lovely!! It was my favorite part of visiting Japan :) Thank you so much for sharing, and happy birthday!!

Hakone looks like fun! Thanks for the video !

Starting a birthday trip right with the romance car haha


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I just went last month. You guys should get the hakone free pass for 2 days. It was freezing when i was there.. I miss this place. :(

What an AMAZING place. I would love to go see and do everything that you guys did. I love the hot springs and the beautiful atmosphere of the town. So refreshing to see after being in the city. Is it tourist friendly, meaning are there are lot of signs, menu, etc in English? Do many of the shop owners speak English? I have never traveled out of the country so I"m always nervous traveling abroad. Thanks for sharing this wonderful place!

Yes they actually do speak some English. Also most signs are written inEnglish.

Did you see the trolley lady had a leather holster with a gun??

i just got back from a 4 week trip in japan, and your videos were really helpful! thank you :)

Hope you enjoyed your time here!

i love the romance train for couples! thats sweet of Satoshi still ur b-day...ty for sharing ur winter video in Hakone. nice video, great camera person

We love your videos. Check out our review for Fuunji Restaurant in Tokyo. This restaurant serves the best dipping noodles. I hope you guys check our video and visit the restaurant as well :)

You two are the cutest couple! Happy Birthday and wishing you many more happy trips!


thank you very much, great video and really useful

Is this Dango Unchained? :P

I love to watch your videos and you are both so adorable together!!. I love the food ideas that I see on your channel!! Thank you!

Fascinating travelogue thank you for sharing

Hey, I love fish too. In fact, I'm lesbian and I have a girlfriend.

Man i wish the food at transportation places was as cheap here in America as it is over there /(TxT)\ anyway good vid cute as always

Great video as usual. My group of friends and I are planning to go to hakone and this video really helps.


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hakone was very peaceful. stayed at a ryokan there and it had a private onsen....its was a well needed stop on our trip. beautiful in the fall.

We took the Shinkansen XD from osaka but we did saw the romance car was quite a good alternative from Tokyo :) have to agree owakudani is a spectacular place :D - not the easiest to get to with all the diff transport to get there :D but the views! :D was sooo worth it! - i didnt get to explore hakonemachi soo much :D except for the pier to take the pirate ship :D, thanks for the food tour! wew that dango looks heaps yum guys! :D next time im gonna explore down here haha

Was just there last week and I loved it

Omg is it just me or does Satoshi sound like the voice actor of Cooking with Dog??

You are my new favorite youtube channel! You two are SO sweet and wonderful, you are a treat to watch and I just love all the great Japan-related content you have. How cool! Keep up the awesome videos!

Aww you guys are a cute couple I'm so happy for you.

I was really surprised with the volcano part, that's definitely a view you would never see often or at all! So cool and lovely trip =]

Lovely trip you had, well done Satoshi!

You guys are adorable!!! I wish i could take my girlfriend for such a nice trip in Japan... the only thing I can do is keep learning Japanese and cooking Japanese food and keep dreaming :c I had a lovely time watching your video! ありがとうございました!!!


What beautiful warm people, keep making people smile guys.

Oh, Shinichi san, your Himono breadfast is ultimate. I love Himono esp Saba Mirinboshi...I envy you. You two had a wonderful Hakone trip.

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New to this channel. You're the cutest couple. But also wonderful guides. I was looking up the places on google maps as I watched the video, the whole place looks so wonderful, with so many museums and galleries, shops, restaurants and so much more. Amazing to have that so near to Tokyo. Need to save some money and get to Japan!

Dope Video! Sending blessing your way, Keep inspiring!

hanging above a literal steaming pit of brimstone on the side of a volcano, that's pretty metal.

DON’T EAT AT KINOSUKE IF YOU’RE A FOREIGNER!!!! I tried to have lunch there with my girlfriend but were treated horribly. They served all the Japanese locals who came in and ordered after us. We waited 25 mins while the restaurant cleared out and still didn’t receive our food. We walked out, pissed. This is not the first time we’ve experience this kind of treatment in Japan and is extremely shameful being that I’m a Japanese American. Makes me ashamed to even be Japanese.

Shops closing at 5pm would be a pass for me, I can't get anywhere til the early afternoon!

Did a Fuji/Hakone tour and it was awesome! Glad I found this channel

Satoshi for boyfriend of the year

Oh Hakone looks awesome!!

I am so homesick for my time in Japan. Thank you so much for the delightful memories of many, many happy trips to Hakone. From the Romance Car to the Hakone switch back train, cable car, gondola, ship, and I took the bus back to Odawara to catch the Odyku line to Hadano. Awesome memories. Great reminders of the black egg, Hakone wooden items. I even have my tea ceremony items made of Hakone wood. I can watch this again and again. Domo arrigato.

Swan boat!!!

hi i plan to visit hakone in september and do i need to prebooked the hakone free pass from shinjuku station online or i can walk in to get the tix?

2 things I wanna try thanks to this helpful vid: Romance Car Hotoriya foods Much thanks

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