Hakone in the Fall
The middle of November and another three day weekend. It seems that all Japanese people go out to see the fall colors at this time. I went to meet my friend in Hakone and even though the weather was a bit cloudy there were lots of people lining up and crowding into the train to get there. Regardless, I met my friend and we had a nice time walking around the area, going to Gora Park, eating at a fairly famous restaurant, staying at a ryokan, visiting the geysers at Owakudani, hiking up the mountain, and taking the boat across the lake. It was very similar to the last time I visited Hakone, 5 years ago.