It’s been ages since I’ve posted because I’m so incredibly lazy to compress and edit photos BUT I did say that I want to get everything posted before travelling to Taiwan!
Hakone – beautiful place, awful weather and way too many people in April. It’s a tourist hotspot (HA because of the hot springs) and the Mum and I enjoyed the less crowded stuff more than the touristy ropeway/ship/shrine combo.
And can we talk about how pampered you are OMG I love ten course breakfasts and dinners. We stayed in a less expensive hotel so the food was a lot simpler, but there were some truly amazing dishes (more in my food post later hehe).
Our first stop was the Hakone Open Air Museum, courtesy of Millie’s recommendation. It drizzled on and off but I loved the simplicity and experiential nature of the museum. Some of the sculptures are like -what- I don’t get it, but some are so strange that they’re amazing.
Sorry, pretentious shot.
Oh look, it’s a Picasso gallery. You get the sense of how prolific Picasso was. He’s the sort of guy who makes pottery pieces deep into the night, who wakes up at odd hours of the morning to do a little sketch, who dabbles in every art form that existed during his time. Not everything is good and Hakone’s collection mostly consists of the less well-known art pieces, but Picasso is a true artist. He’s always creating, experimenting, making.
Next up: Hakone Part 2. We become tourists, visit a pregnancy shrine and see Mt Fuji.