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Lake Ashi where Some have seen UFOs


Like the rest of Hakone, Lake Ashi is a beautiful area full of nature but some have reported seeing UFO activity as well. A reader of I am Hakone from Korea contacted me to [...]

Hakone – Some of my Favorite Places


There are too many interesting places to mention in Hakone. But here are some of my favorites. Come with me on a journey to get an onsen tamago (a boiled egg, cooked by a [...]

Odawara Castle these Days


This is what Odawara Castle looks like these days. Beautiful! Kevin R Burns Odawara Castle Beautiful Odawara, one of Japan’s unsung sightseeing [...]

Kevin`s Guesthouse near Hakone, Japan

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Kevin`s Guesthouse near Hakone, Japan is a Victorian style house that was shipped to Yokohama from Cloverdale, British Columbia in 1998.  Then the house was brought by truck [...] – Travel Scams


There is a website called Booked net It listed our guest house without permission and other guest house owners have said the same thing. You cannot book our Guesthouse [...]

Harukimichi Walk


Harukimichi (or Haruki street) is the path along the Kari River. From Kevin’s Guesthouse you can access it at the nearest bridge. -the road that goes along the river. Walk [...]

Minamiashigarashi Events


Doryosan Hatsumode Jan. 1st Join the crowds and come and pray. A truly Japanese experience. The Daiyuzan line was built in 1921 so that people could more easily come to this [...]

Hakone & Odawara City Events

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Short Video of Hakone by Jonah Kishiya Tokyo-Hakone Ekiden: (Annually-January 2nd & 3rd) It’s a long distance marathon relay race done by university teams. It is [...]