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The daimyo lord is carried in a palanquin for the Hakone Daimyo Gyoretsu Procession. 大名駕籠957 views
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The daimyo feudal lord in Hakone Daimyo Gyoretsu Procession.316 views
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She was definitely the focal point of the procession before they started using a celebrity to play the daimyo. They past Yumoto Station in the background in the Hakone Daimyo Gyoretsu Procession.316 views
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The following pictures were taken in an earlier year (not 2009). Hakone Daimyo Gyoretsu Procession starts at Yumoto Elementary School at 10 am. 湯本小学校229 views
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These men are the luggage carriers carrying the hasami-bako boxes containing clothing and other necessities. Hakone Daimyo Gyoretsu. 挟み箱211 views
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The procession reenacts the daimyo procession of Okubo Kaga, lord of Odawara on his way to Edo (Tokyo) for the periodic sankin kotai procession.204 views
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Hakone geisha on rickshaw at Hakone Daimyo Gyoretsu198 views
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Ladies in waiting. These pictures were taken some time ago (not in 2009). Since I saw it, the procession has gotten larger with more groups.180 views
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Hakone Daimyo Gyoretsu Procession poster. To get to Hakone Yumoto, take the Odakyu Line Romance Car from Shinjuku. A cheaper but longer way is to take the Odakyu Line to Odawara, then take the Hakone Tozan Railway train to Hakone Yumoto Station.166 views
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Mt. Fuji from Hakone.166 views
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Ladies in waiting. 奥女中154 views
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Lake Ashi's famous torii of Hakone Shrine with Mt. Fuji in the background.152 views
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A large crowd watch the procession cross the Yumoto Ohashi Bridge. The parade ended at 2:30-3 pm.149 views
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Mt. Fuji as seen from Ubako Station in Hakone. It was a clear autumn day in early Nov.147 views
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Before the feudal lord procession, there are normal people in dance groups, etc.142 views
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Hanada Masaru, former Yokozuna Wakanohana acting as the daimyo lord at Hakone Daimyo Gyoretsu141 views
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Luggage carriers carrying the hasami-bako boxes containing clothing and other necessities. 挟み箱135 views
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The start of the Daimyo Procession. You hear, "Shitaaaa-niii, shitaaaa-niiii" (Go down, go down!) by the tsuyu-harai dew sweepers who lead the way to tell people to clear the way and bow in respect. 下ニー 下ニー134 views
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Hakone Open-Air Museum133 views
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Hakone Tourism Companions131 views
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Crossing Yumoto Ohashi Bridge128 views
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Yumoto Elementary School126 views
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The Hakone Daimyo Gyoretsu Procession started in 1935 on the occasion of the Yumoto Expo. Except for the war years in the 1940s, this festival has been held annually.126 views
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These men are the keyari who carry fluffy-topped poles and toss the poles to each other. 毛槍123 views
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These men are the keyari who carry fluffy-topped poles and toss the poles to each other. 毛槍118 views
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Daimyo's wife is one of the main characters in the procession.114 views
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Mt. Fuji and Lake Ashi112 views
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Hakone-machi manhole109 views
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Hakone Daimyo Gyoretsu Procession on Nov. 3107 views
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Daimyo's palanquin, however, I don't think anyone was in it. They never opened it.107 views
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Hakone-machi manhole of a palanquin107 views
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Hanada Masaru, former Yokozuna Wakanohana at Hakone Daimyo Gyoretsu106 views
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Sculpture of a Hakone Ekiden runner at Hakone-machi Port.106 views
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Lake Ashi from Moto-Hakone104 views
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Hakone Shrine's torii you see from the pirate boat on Lake Ashi looks tiny, but it's actually a giant torii of Hakone Shrine.100 views
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Hakone Shrine95 views
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Hakone Open-Air Museum. Well worth a visit. But I wouldn't bring young children. Too many erotic/nude sculptures, mostly female.94 views
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Hakone Open-Air Museum94 views
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Amasake Chaya, a teahouse for travelers in Hakone. There is a bus stop in front of this teahouse.94 views
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Many Henry Moore sculptures too.93 views
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Main office of Hakone Sekisho93 views
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At Hakone-machi on the shore of Lake Ashi, a fantastic reconstruction of the Hakone Sekisho Checkpoint. This is the main office.92 views After years of research, excavations, and construction, the reconstruction was finally completed in 2007 based on accurate records of the major buildings. The reconstructed buildings were built on the exact spot of the original sekisho buildings.
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Comparable to the torii at Miyajima in Hiroshima. Not doubt one of the most photographed in Japan.92 views
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This is Owakudani, now a danger zone and off limits. These photos were taken from an earlier trip. Hakone is part of the Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park.91 views
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Inside Symphonic Sculpture by Gabriel Loire at Hakone Open-Air Museum.91 views
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Main office of Hakone Sekisho91 views
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Heading for Hakone-machi on Lake Ashi in Hakone.90 views
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This giant piece is titled, "Miss Black Power" by French artist Niki de Saint Phalle in 1968.90 views
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Sturm, Stainless steel piece90 views
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Boxing rabbits88 views
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Ordered matcha tea87 views
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Held annually on Nov. 3, a national holiday (Culture Day), the Hakone Daimyo Gyoretsu Procession starts at Yumoto Elementary School at 10 am. About 170 people dressed in feudal-era costume are in the procession. 湯本小学校75 views
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Mt. Fuji, Lake Ashi, and Hakone Shrine's torii in the water. This is a symbolic shot of Hakone.70 views
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Sunset at Moto-Hakone with Mt. Fuji70 views
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Buses in Hakone are multi-lingual.69 views
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The Hakone Daimyo Gyoretsu Procession started in 1935 on the occasion of the Yumoto Expo. Except for the war years in the 1940s, this festival has been held annually.68 views
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These are honor guards who carry feather-topped keyari poles and toss them to each other. In the old days, they did this when entering the lodging town. 毛槍67 views
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Kimono dancers at Hakone Daimyo Gyoretsu67 views
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Special guest was former Yokozuna Wakanohana aka Hanada Masaru acting as the daimyo lord. Every year, they have a celebrity as the daimyo.66 views
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You hear, "Shitaaaa-niii, shitaaaa-niiii" (Go down, go down!) by the tsuyu-harai dew sweepers who lead the way to tell people to clear the way and bow in respect. 下ニー 下ニー66 views
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Mt. Fuji becomes more visible as you sail to Moto-Hakone.66 views
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Yumoto Elementary School is where the procession started at 10 am. The procession route is quite long, about 6 km. The procession ends at 2:30 pm. 湯本小学校65 views
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Daimyo's wife65 views
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The procession reenacts the daimyo procession of Okubo Tadazane (Kaga no Kami), lord of Odawara on his way to Edo (Tokyo) for the periodic sankin kotai procession.64 views
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Ladies in waiting.64 views
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Foot soldier quarters64 views
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These men are the luggage carriers carrying the hasami-bako boxes containing clothing and other necessities. Hakone Daimyo Gyoretsu. 挟み箱63 views
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Hakone is one of Japan's most famous and popular tourist spots. Hot spring baths, views of Mt. Fuji, and more.63 viewsWith the Hakone Freepass, ride the Odakyu Line from Shinjuku, Tokyo directly to Hakone-Yumoto. Take the Hakone Tozan Railway train to Gora. Ride the Hakone Tozan Cable Car up the slope to to Sounzan. Then take the Hakone Ropeway high above to Lake Ashi for a cruise on a pirate boat to Hakone-machi Port or Moto-Hakone. Dramatic views of Mt. Fuji. Photo: Odakyu Line's Romance Car at Shinjuku Station.
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It's quite a long procession route so it's not that crowded much of the way.62 views
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You can get off at Owakudani and see some steamy puddles.62 views
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They had a short ceremony and briefing.61 views
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Sunset at Moto-Hakone 61 views
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Painting of Hakone Daimyu Gyoretsu procession.61 views
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The crowd follows Hanada Masaru.60 views
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Narrow road60 views
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Lake Ashi is visible from our ropeway car.60 views
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Old ropeway cars once used by the Hakone Ropeway.60 views
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Mt. Komagatake and Hakone Shrine's torii in the water.60 views
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Moto-Hakone60 views
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The torii60 views
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Then in Oct. 1964, to celebrate the Tokyo Olympics and the shrine's 1,200th anniversary, the shrine hung a large framed calligraphy with the word "Heiwa" (Peace). 60 viewsIt's on the front of the torii. The "Heiwa" kanji characters were written by Yoshida Shigeru, Japan's prime minister who signed the Treaty of San Francisco for Japan. The official name of this torii is "Peace Torii of Hakone Shrine" (平和の鳥居).
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Inside Amasake Chaya, a teahouse for travelers. 60 views
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Marching Band Sirius59 views
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Matchlock gunners59 views
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At 11:30 am in front of Hotel Okada, the Odawara Hojo Gunners fired matchlock guns. 小田原北條鉄砲衆 ホテルおかだ59 views
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Firing matchlock guns at Chimoto at 2 pm. 小田原北條鉄砲衆59 views
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They even waved at the people in the train station.59 views
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Togendai Station59 views
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Lake Ashi and Moto Hakone and Hakone-machi as seen from Mt. Komagatake.59 views
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Hakone's old Kaido road59 views
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Foot soldiers. 徒士58 views
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At about 11 am, they arrived at Hotel Nanpuso for a 30-min. break. ホテル南風荘58 views
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At around 11:30 am, the procession resumed. This is Marching Band Hakone 21. マーチングバンド箱根2158 views
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Marching Band Sirius マーチングバンド Sirius58 views
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They fired twice.58 views
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Very loud bang.58 views
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Hanada Masaru58 views
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Hakone geisha on rickshaw58 views
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Hakone Shrine's torii58 views
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Hakone-machi Port58 views
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Hakone-machi Post Office.58 views
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Hakone-machi port town 58 views
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Lake Ashi and a bit of Mt. Fuji from Hakone-machi.58 views
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Hakone Sekisho layout58 views
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Foot soldier quarters58 views
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Edo-side gate of Hakone Sekisho. Go out here to walk to the Hakone Sekisho Exhibition Hall58 views
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Inside the pirate boat Royale.58 views
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Moto-Hakone58 views
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Hakone Shrine's large torii shows the way to the shrine. About 20-min. walk to the shrine from the port.58 views
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Lead car57 views
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The procession is led by this guide car.57 views
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About 80 of the costumers are volunteers recruited from the general public. Women volunteers become ladies-in-waiting. 57 views
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End of the procession.57 views
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Band played during the lunch break.57 views
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Marching Band Hakone 21. マーチングバンド箱根2157 views
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Scenic river57 views
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Odawara matchlock gunners 小田原北條鉄砲衆57 views
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Hakone geisha on rickshaw57 views
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The procession crossed the Yumoto Ohashi Bridge and ended at 2:30 pm at Hakone Fujiya Hotel.57 views
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Explanation of Hakone ropeway's closure.57 views
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Ubako Station. On Oct. 30, 2015, they partially restarted the ropeway service on the last segment where it goes down from Ubako Station to Lake Ashi. Good views of the lake and Fuji-san.57 views
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After the Hakone Ropeway to Togendai, you can ride the pirate boat to either Hakone-machi Port or Moto-Hakone on Lake Ashi. I went to Hakone-machi Port.57 viewsOdakyu Line's Hakone Freepass is valid on the pirate ships.
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Kyoto-side gate to Hakone Sekisho Checkpoint, originally built in 1619 and operated until 1868.57 viewsHakone Sekisho was one of 53 checkpoints along the major roads during the Edo Period. It's where they checked the identities of women leaving Edo to make sure they were not the hostage daimyo wives and children fleeing Edo.
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Lake Ashi with a bit of Mt. Fuji57 views
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Inside the pirate boat "Royale"57 views
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Mt. Fuji, Lake Ashi, and Hakone Shrine's torii in the water.57 views
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Mt. Komagatake also has a ropeway to the summit for great views of Lake Ashi.57 views
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Moto-Hakone Port with Hakone Shrine's large torii in view.57 views
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Moto-Hakone57 views
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Walking path along the lakeside in Moto-Hakone57 views
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Entering Hakone Shrine at Moto Hakone.57 views
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This torii is actually relatively new, built only in 1952 to commemorate two events that year: The ceremony that proclaimed Prince Akihito as Crown Prince when he came of age in Nov., and Japan's independence when the Allied Occupation of Japan ended57 views
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Order ama-sake, coffee, tea, etc.57 views
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The procession took a lunch break at a hotel called Tenseien from noon to 1:20 pm. 天成園56 views
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Walked to Chimoto Bridge near the entrance to the Hakone Yumoto. ちもと56 views
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In front of Hakone Yumoto Station at about 2:10 pm.56 views
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Hanada Masaru56 views
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