From the amazing and crazy Tokyo we headed up the mountains, and I mean UP, to Gora. A little town in the Hakone region of Japan near Mt Fuji. We had splashed out on some insane accommodation here for 2 luxurious nights to celebrate our wedding anniversary. Boy was it worth it- such a beautifully traditional and amazing place!! We were even served breakfast and dinner (each a veritable feast) in our room by our housekeeper- very surreal, but extremely awesome : )
It was freeeeeezing cold so a thermal under my woolen dress, plus another shirt on top, plus the jacket and I was barely warm enough for a half-day trip further up the mountain to find black eggs cooked pretty much in a volcano! Word is they add 7-years to your life. I ate two ; ) Then a wonderful afternoon staying warm and relaxing at our ryokan.
We were given a kimono, puffa vest, special socks and thongs which we were to wear while at the ryokan. We could even wear it to the village if we wanted too!
You can read my review of this dress- HERE