Odakyu Hotel de Yama, Hakone

I was very fortunate that two out of the three days I was at Lake Ashi, the weather was clear and beautiful, which allowed me to bask in the beauty of the lake and its surroundings including the view of Mt. Fuji. This villa-turned hotel resort has a 70-year history. I love how the hotel … Continue reading Odakyu Hotel de Yama, Hakone

Itoh Dining by Nobu, Hakone

  Itoh dining is a Teppanyaki restaurant in Gora, Hakone. It is stated on their website that the restaurant is in collaboration with chef Nobuyuki Matsuhisa who is a Japanese celebrity chef and restaurateur. From the reviews I read about the restaurant, it seemed like a popular restaurant. I wanted a counter seat so I made … Continue reading Itoh Dining by Nobu, Hakone

Bakery & Table, Hakone

  Bakery & Table is a cafe/ restaurant situated along the shores of the beautiful Lake Ashi.  The ground floor is the take-out bakery. There are varieties of bread and cakes, jams, dips, sauces, and drinks. There are also chairs and tables both inside and outside available.  The first floor is the cafe, where one … Continue reading Bakery & Table, Hakone