My 13 yr old daughter and i are so excited about our trip to Tokyo with a possible side trip to Hakone. I am a little nervous about it. Can anyone help?
I've been reseraching and is it as straight forward as this:
1) Take the Odayu romance car straight into Hakone/Odawara? Then we will book our selves into a ryokan/hotel and drop our bags off. Are lots of ryokans/hotels concentrated near the train station/town? Are there taxis or some form of public transport or can we do alot of things on foot?
2) to sightsee: we buy the 2 day pass at the Odawara station where we got off and then that takes us through the "loop" where we can see Mt.Fuji, the pirate ship, stop by at the open air museum, etc??/
3) We don't intend to rent a car so can most sightseeing be done on foot or organised tours or public transport? We will only be there 2-3 days.
4) HOTEL/RYOKAN: can you please recommend a ryokan or hotel where we can get the Japanese Onsen and Kaiseki meal experience --- that's doable without a car? Maybe one that can come pick us up at the station? It's avery special trip so we don't mind splurging. The Hyatt Regency Hakone looks lovely but is that too "western" of an experience and too difficult to get to without a car?
Any advice and words of wisdom will be greatly appreciated.