A few posts ago, I talked about the Hakone Free Pass and how you can travel around Hakone with it.
One of the stop on the route is the Owakudani. Owakudani is the volcanic vent of Mt. Kami which was formed approximately 3,000 years ago during the last eruption of the Hakone volcano.
Once you reached the Owakundani station (in the Hakone route here), please do not go ahead on the route. Exit the station and then, there is a short walking trail (about ten minutes one way) leads from the ropeway station into the volcanic zone to a number of steam vents and bubbling pools (just follow the crowd, you will never get lost one….).
Here you can purchase eggs, cooked in the naturally hot water. Owakudani’s special boiled eggs are made by utilizing geothermal heat and they have black shells because of sulfur and iron contents in the hot spring water attaching to them. Hence, they are called “Kuro-Tamago (black eggs)” and are extremely popular among the visitors. It is said that every egg a person eats will prolong his/her life by seven years.
Shops are everywhere…
And the cooking process..
The spring to cook the eggs
White eggs going in..
Black eggs out…
But still the eggs are white inside lah. Dont worry !
And oh yes, this is the best spot to see Mount Fuji.. on a very clear day.. NICE ?