Looking back, I don't think I did Owakudani and ropeway (which, to my mind, is more of a cable car than the Hakone Tozan Cable Car that's actually a funicular railway) to and out of there sufficient justice. So here's dedicating a whole photo-essay this time around to them; one cobbled from photos I took not only over two days of my recent visit but also a few of the shots that I took four years ago!
A clear view of the sulphuric Owakudani valley
from the Hakone Ropeway in 2012
The scenic view from the ground at Owakudani,
again back in 2012
Can you believe how much smokier it was on
my second visit to the same area four years on?! :O
And it was somewhat chilling to look up at the Tamago Tea Shop and
that I had visited in 2012 but now are closed off to the public
This especially when I had seen that area looking
so much greener and fertile just four years ago
Understandably, I think, the likes of Puppet Ponyo were
happy enough to stay close to the ropeway station that
stands at the edge of the super deep and steamy valley!
When we went again to Owakudani the day after,
it all was pretty clear once more!
And yes, that really is Fuji-san peeking out over
Owakudani, as viewed from the Hakone Ropeway! :)