Hello everyone, it’s been a while – a lot of things happened last month! I’ll publish a separate post to keep you updated on my whereabouts and some big news! For now I just wanted to share something that might interest you if you’re traveling around Tokyo or Kanagawa area.
Darwin, an old blogger friend, visited Japan last week and stayed with us as he planned on exploring the Kanagawa area. One of the places we explored was the The Little Prince Museum in Hakone. I still don’t know whether he holds an actual fascination with Saint-Exupéry, but he wanted to visit the museum to take a few photos and view stamp collection.
The Little Prince Museum
If you’re coming from Tokyo, I recommend getting a Hakone Freepass that will start from Shinjuku Station (Odakyu Line) to Hakone-Yumoto Station. Another option, which is faster and just as convenient, is to take the Odakyu Romancecar; as it’s an express line, you’ll to have to shell out a little more for the ticket.
Once you get to Hakone-Yumoto Station, follow the directions towards the bus stop. You’ll then see a lineup of buses called Hakone Tozan Bus. Look for the bus that says “T Route” and show your Hakone Free Pass to board the bus and get off at the Kawamukai bus stop. If you do not have a Pass, it’s 800 yen one-way. Travel time is about 27 minutes from Hakone-Yumoto Station to Kawamukai bus stop.