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“For me, one of the best parts of the trip.”
Review of Owaku-dani Valley

Owaku-dani Valley
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$139.63*
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Mt Fuji, Lake Ashi and Bullet Train Day Trip from Tokyo
Ranked #6 of 110 things to do in Hakone-machi
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Reviewed June 24, 2012

This was fun, if like me you enjoy geology as well as a good hike. You just can not miss this stop on the Ropeway. You will see steam vents, smell sulfur and if the weather is right get a wonderful view of Fuji. Need to eat the 'black eggs' if you want to add years to your life! If you want a bit of a hike, go up to the peak. The main walkway was taken out by a land slide on my trip, but they have a winding rock 'path' that you could take if you are a little daring. People were lined up for it and it was great fun.

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Reviewed June 18, 2012

Owaku-dani Valley (1050m) is a stopover from Sounzan to Togendai. From Sounzan taking the cable car you will see vast expenses of the sulphur mining and the fumes rising from the Valley. After reaching the Owakudani Valley, you would need to walk about 5 ~ 10 mins to the egg boiling area. It is recommended to get the Hakone Pass from Odakyu to save cost when doing the round trip.

Plus
1) Sulphur fumes are strong and constantly spewing from crevices and cracks. The wind will constantly blow creating various designs. It's like in a whole new world.
2) Eggs are placed in the boiling sulphur pool right next to the shop selling them. Interesting experience.
3) Hello Kitty Statue with Owakudani Black egg near the entrance of the cable car

Minus Point:-
1) The eggs are seriously overrated. Just the outer shell is black. The inner is regular boiled egg which you have to eat with the salt that is provided. 500 yen for a bag of 5. Just the novelty only.
2) Tourists! It is better to come early morning to avoid the throng of tourists especially during closing time
3) Sulphur smell is strong which could be irritating to some people but that is part of the experience.

Definitely the highlight of my Hakone visit.

Thank A_Screw_Loose
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Reviewed June 18, 2012

Ignore the smell! This place is beautiful and the views are spectacular! You can also try eggs cooked in the sulphuric natural hotsprings.

Thank tecbarrera
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Reviewed June 13, 2012

We could see smell the sulphur when we arrived. There was a boiling sulphur pond where they boiled the eggs until the shell became black. These were called longevity eggs whereby each egg will extend one's life by 7 years. People were seen enjoying the eggs on benches. The hill also had fumes spewing and it was really amazing! We hiked up to the top and spectacular views of Mount Fuji and the large lake could be viewed here. On the way down, we enjoyed egg ice-cream which was really nice.

Thank LL721
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Reviewed June 9, 2012

Worth a visit for the experience......the sulphurous fumes & the hot springs. Eggs are boiled in the hot spring rich in sulphur and iron, and hence the shell become black. Try the egg!

Thank vittoresg
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