Little Miyanoshita was really a chance encounter this time round. I usually stay in the bigger towns in Hakone but due to our haphazard fly-in-two-weeks schedule we were out of options.
Quiet enough to make us feel that we were really in the mountains but not lacking in the Lawsons and 7-elevens.
A lot of the eateries and shops were old, and looked like there have been there for a very long time.
Of course one does not mention Miyanoshita without talking about the Fujiya Hotel.
I don't know how something can succeed in being so Japanese and Western at the same time.
Built in 1878, I find it rare that it's still a fully functioning hotel.
And I really liked that they were not afraid to leave things as they were.
This looks truly magical and goes straight on my list for day trips from Tokyo. The town and hotel look like they were straight out of a Japanese Wes Anderson movie.ReplyDelete
I love Wes Anderson! Interesting that you mentioned it. Hakone is nice that we it has a bit of everything, nature, museums, onsen etc, but I find it a little tiring as a day trip, staying there for a night or two would be nice!Delete