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Travel [trav-uh l] verb
to go from one place to another, as by car, train, plane, or ship; take a trip; journey: to travel for pleasure

Hakone: a tridimensional experience

Japan never considers time together as time wasted, it is time invested.” – Donald Richie Hakone is located less than 100 kilometers west of Tokyo.  Hakone is THE place to go if you want to have a complete personal journey. By visiting 3 iconic sites you will experience a re-birth of sorts: First we must cleanse your body at the Onsen (hot springs). Japanese are very particular about cleanliness and at the Onsen it is taken to a whole new level. For starters you must completely bathe yourself before entering the Onsen, once there you are not allowed to wear any clothing to prevent contaminating the water, if it makes you feel better mixed bathing is forbidden. Also since 2015 a lot of places started prohibiting access to people with tattoos for fear of being related to the Yakuza Clan. However some onsen may allow access if the tattoo is…