Black Eggs at Owakudani Hakone Japan

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.

Black Eggs at Owakudani Hakone Japan

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….).

Black Eggs at Owakudani Hakone Japan

Black Eggs at Owakudani Hakone Japan

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…

Black Eggs at Owakudani Hakone Japan

Black Eggs at Owakudani Hakone Japan

And the cooking process..

Black Eggs at Owakudani Hakone Japan

The spring to cook the eggs
Black Eggs at Owakudani Hakone Japan

White eggs going in..

Black Eggs at Owakudani Hakone Japan
Black Eggs at Owakudani Hakone Japan
Black eggs out…

Black Eggs at Owakudani Hakone Japan
Black Eggs at Owakudani Hakone Japan

But still the eggs are white inside lah. Dont worry !
Black Eggs at Owakudani Hakone Japan

And oh yes, this is the best spot to see Mount Fuji.. on a very clear day.. NICE ?
Photo of Mount Fuji at Owakudani Hakone Japan

Photo of Mount Fuji at Owakudani Hakone Japan

Photo of Mount Fuji at Owakudani Hakone Japan

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