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Feel the power of nature in Owakudani

Owakudani (which translates as the “Great Boiling Valley”) is an active volcanic zone created during the last eruption of Mount Hakone more than 3,000 years ago. Here, a sulphuric steam hissing out from the vents wraps around your nose.

You can access Owakudani from Togendai Station along the Hakone Ropeway (as of 20 June 2019 it is temporarily out of service due to the high volcanic alert level) and enjoy views of Mt. Fuji on sunny days. Don’t miss the opportunity to eat a black egg here, which is said to prolong your life by seven years.

(Source: Japan Travel by NAVITIME)

箱根是日本有名的溫泉之鄉,擁有豐富的天然資源及壯觀的絕景。在箱根,除了可以享受溫泉之樂,還有很多不能錯過的獨特風景,例如大涌谷便是其中一個。大涌谷的形成已有4000多年,是當時發生了火山爆發後留下的火山口。自此,這個火山口從不間斷地冒出濃濃白煙,因而成為箱根的名勝,更被日本列為國家公園。遊客可以選擇乘坐空中纜車,將火山口的全景一覽無遺,是欣賞大涌谷的最佳視點。有呼吸道問題的人可能要注意一下,因為地熱蒸氣佈滿整個山頭,瀰漫著微微的硫磺味,可能會對氣管造成不舒服。不過,纜車的工作人員亦會很貼心地派濕紙巾給遊客掩著口鼻,減輕刺激。纜車到站後,除了可以再從高處晀望整個大涌谷外,當然要到一嘗當地名物 - 黑蛋。由於是用了含硫的溫泉水煮,所以蛋殼是黑色的。味道雖然跟一般的蛋沒太大分別,但是隱約多了一陣獨特的香氣,還是值得一食。

在附近的蘆之湖亦是大家到箱根必去的景點。蘆之湖的美景以能晀望富士山而聞名,靜謐的湖被幽綠的樹林簇擁之下,風景顯得格外秀麗。要欣賞蘆之湖的最佳體驗方法,一定是乘坐箱根觀光海盜船。遊覽完大涌谷後可以在桃源台港上船,船程大約三十分鐘。在船上可以三百六十度「零死角」觀賞蘆之湖的迷人景色。如果幸運好的話,碰上放晴好天氣,就有機會捕捉到富士的優美山姿。從蘆之湖南岸看到的富士山,加上箱根鳥居,是屬於「日本百景」之一,這個獨一無二的景點,十分值得一訪。

Contributor: Andrew Yuen
(Sompo Insurance Hong Kong)

Owakudani is a volcanic valley that was created over 3,000 years ago. You won’t experience the changing four seasons here, but you will come face-to-face with the power of nature as volcanic white smoke plumes from the valley. You can’t actually “hike” the mountain but you can definitely enjoy its natural setting by riding the ropeway that leads to the valley. This is the perfect place to visit if you want to be on top of a mountain but don’t want to climb up on foot. From central Tokyo to the nearest ropeway station is about two hours, followed by a 25-minute ropeway ride to the top of the valley.

(Source: Japan Travel by NAVITIME)

Tags: Nature , Kanagawa

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Opening hours:
9 am ― 5 pm

Address:
Ōwakudani, Hakone, Kanagawa, Japan

Phone Number:
+81 460-84-8437

Website:
http://www.kanagawa-park.or.jp/owakudani/

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  • Phoebe

    Must try the black egg and black ice cream!

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