[Travel] Joyful Trip to Japan in Autumn, 2016 (Day 8)

by - Friday, February 03, 2017

Let's begin my travelogue episode 8 (11 November 2016 – Friday) about my trip to Japan with my sister. On this day, we're spending the whole day at Mountain Fuji areas. We're bought in advance the ticket of Fuji Hokane 2 Days Pass at Odakyu Sightseeing Services Center, Shinjuku on Day 6 – when we arrive at Tokyo, Japan. 

We also bought the ticket of Odakyu Romance Car from Shinjuku Station until Hakone-Yumoto Station with reserve seating for one-way only. The price of Fuji Hokane 2 Days Pass is JPY 5, 140 and adds up JPY 890 for Odakyu Romance Car. So the total price is JPY 6,030.

We depart from Shinjuku Station to Hakone-Yumoto is around 09:27 am. We're no need to transfer when departing from Shinjuku for Hakone – Yumoto Station and the journey takes 85 minutes. The Odakyu Romance Car is so comfortable. I like it.

Then we're straight gone to Gora Station from Chukoku-no-mori Station. We take cable car reaches its last stop of Sounzan Station. Get off the cable car and the platform for next mode of transport, the Ropeway.

Just feeling to celebrate the Pepero Day at Mountain Fuji (11 November 2016).

The cable car goes from Gora Station to Sounzan Station at the peak of the mountain for the highest point on the ropeway from Sounzan Station. But before we going up to Sounzan Station, we going out at the second station – just for take with photos thru the maple tree. It's beautiful during the autumn season.

Actually, it has foggy weather at the mountain Fuji on that day so not our luck to see mountain Fuji. We just can see the steam rises up from the volcanic activity in Owakudani below.

The Black Egg (before)

The Black Egg (after)

We get the experience on the active volcano at Owakudani Stores in Owakudani sell famous "black eggs" – eggs boiled in hot water emitted from Owakudani which one said to increase longevity. The price is JPY 500 for 4 eggs.

Someone believe that she can fly. Hihihi~ I believe I can fly~

The bus fare from Gora Station until end the stop but its not go to the Gotemba Premium Outlets. We wrongly ride bus.

After that, we return back to the Gora Station by the cable car and take the bus to go the Gotemba Premium Outlet. It's normal, we get lost by wrongly ride the bus but we still get to manage it well. Thanks to the sweet driver bus. 

Shopping at the Gotemba Premium Outlet is making me crazy, especially when they offer the crazy discounts. Maybe after this, I will go back to the Gotemba Premium Outlet with my mom during Christmas seasons. 

We going back to the hostel from the Gotemba Premium Outlet by taking the JR train from the Gotemba Station to Shin-Matsuda Station. It costs JPY 500. Then we keep using the Fuji Odakyu Hokane 2 Days Pass from Shin-Matsuda Station to the Shinjuku Station of Odakyu Odawara Line. 

The Fuji Odakyu Hokane 2 Days Pass is quite useful and cheaper rather we using the single ticket along the trip at mountain Fuji areas but if you want to go there just for 1 day like us. It's better you manage well your time. It's because you did know how long to takes for waiting for the train, cable car or bus. Even its 2 days pass, I think it's worth it.

Here, the link to the continue stories about Joyful Trip to Japan in Autumn, 2016 – Day 1, Day 2, Day 3, Day 4, Day 5, Day 6, Day 7, Day 9, and Day 10.

P/S: A few of the photos is the credit to my sister.

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