[Hakone] Yama No Chaya – Ryokan Stay

While we were at tourist hotspot of Hakone, we decided to plan a one-night stay at a luxury ryokan – Yama No Chaya. Setting off from Shinjuku station, we took Odakyu Limited Express “Romancecar” directly to Hakone-Yumoto station. [learn_more caption=”Wikipedia – Origin of Romancecar”] The name comes from romance seats, two-person seats without separating armrests … Read more

[Hakone] Yama No Chaya – Ryokan Breakfast

Good Morning, Japan! What better way to start the day with  a sumptuous, Japanese-style breakfast! Breakfast timing was pre-arranged the day before so that the Ryokan has time to prepare the food for us. The keys to our special room are engraved with the name of the room. Once again, I don’t quite recall what we’re … Read more

[Hakone] Yama No Chaya – Ryokan Kaiseki

During our visit to Japan, we wanted to experience a Ryokan stay and at the same time, being able to break the language barrier. We found out that many of the Ryokans didn’t even have English websites, and so making a reservation was a problem. Even if we could make a reservation, there was no … Read more

Japan 2011 À La Carte Trip Info

Sharing some of the useful information from our DIY Japan honeymoon. Sneak preview! Accommodation Information Hotel Sunroute Plaza Shinjuku [Tokyo, Shinjuku] Sunroute Plaza allows you to leave your luggage at the hotel if you have a subsequent reservation with them – useful for a short trip outside of Tokyo! Tokyo Disneyland Hotel [Tokyo, Disneyland] JR … Read more