We recently went to a place called Moto-Hakone, near Mount Fuji on Lake Ashinoko. It was an easy two hour drive out of Tokyo and extremely kid friendly.
|Moto-Hakone is known for it’s huge Tori Gates. One in the water, which is lit up in the evening, and another that greets you at the entrance of the town. This is the Jinja Shrine, a subtle centerpiece to the lake and mountains.|
|Large ferries remodeled into Piratte ships take tourists up and down the Lake.|
|On a clear day this would be an immaculate view of Mt. Fuji, however still gorgeous.|
|The town is quaint and very charming. A lot of restaurants and souvenir shops.|
|Letting Maya get at taste of nature and explore the grounds near the Jinja Shrine.|
|Maya in a traditional Japanese Ukata|
|If there is a hallway, she will run! Running through the Prince Hotel like she owns the place.|
Hakone OPEN AIR MUSEUM
It was a wonderful getaway into the mountains and a nice break from the city. We look forward to more roadtrips throughout Japan.