Almost Wordless Sunday - Pictures from Hakone, Japan

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Almost Wordless Sunday - Pictures from Hakone,  Japan


We were very fortunate to have the opportunity to travel to Japan for our 15TH wedding anniversary. I will be the first to admit I was not too excited before we left to make this trip as one of my former employers was a Japanese based oil trading group and working there was no fun at all. I will not go into details but I had developed a bad attitude about Japan and its people based the group I has spent 17 months as an employee.


I have to say I was completely overwhelmed by both Japan and its people. We went to both Tokyo and Hakone. We had a great time and we found the people to very friendly, warm and extremely helpful. Service from local residents in  Hakone was almost too much as they waited on us hand and foot.  I now highly recommend traveling to Japan for pleasure or business.


Below are some of my pictures from Hakone which is a resort area about 80 - 90 miles from Tokyo. It is a very interesting and beautiful place.



Tour on Hakone lake

Tram in Hakone - World record holder for longest in world









Landscape in Hakone

Landscape Hakone










More landscape Hakone



Almost Wordless Sunday - Pictures from Hakone,  Japan


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Anna Banana Kruchten CRB, CRS, Broker
Phoenix Property Shoppe - Phoenix, AZ
Arizona's Top Banana of Real Estate!

Very nice Bob - thanks for sharing. I've never been to Japan but it's on my list.  When was your anniversary - recently?  Happy 15th and many more!

Aug 18, 2013 03:20 AM #1
Yolanda Cordova-Gilbert
Sitterle Homes - Richmond, TX
Sitterle Homes


 Great Pictures! I think you meant to say "You were not too excited" you forgot the not. You should share more of your travels with us!

Aug 18, 2013 03:49 AM #2
Dick Greenberg
New Paradigm Partners LLC - Fort Collins, CO
Northern Colorado Residential Real Estate

Hi Bob - I had the same experience in Japan on my two trips - the people couldn't have been friendlier or more helpful. And it's a beautiful place, with interesting history, excellent food and great scenery.

Aug 18, 2013 04:05 AM #3
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD
Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs

Thanks for sharing your photographs.

Have an outstanding week.

Aug 18, 2013 06:07 AM #4
Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

Those are all truly wonderful pictures of an enchanting place, Bob!  However, since I'm really fond of pirates, you know which one is my favorite:-)

Aug 18, 2013 12:32 PM #5
Joni Bailey
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services - Anderson Properties - Huntsville, TX
Your Huntsville / Lake Livingston Area REALTOR®

Bob: You have such a beautiful bride! I wouldn't let her anywhere near that pirate! Even if he isn't real! ;) That bottom picture is AWESOME!!

Aug 18, 2013 10:12 PM #6
Barbara-Jo Roberts Berberi, MA, PSA, TRC - Greater Clearwater Florida Residential Real Estate Professional
Charles Rutenberg Realty - Clearwater, FL
Palm Harbor, Dunedin, Clearwater, Safety Harbor

Thanks for taking us on your trip with Yolanda, Bob! It is the only way I will ever see Japan! Love your photos.

Aug 19, 2013 01:17 AM #7
Robert Bob Gilbert
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Anderson Properties - Katy, TX
Your Katy TX ( West of Houston) Real Estate Expert

Thank you everyone for very nice comments. Japan was a blast and I am so happy we went. 

Aug 19, 2013 03:53 AM #8
Curtis Van Carter
Better Homes & Gardens Wine Country Group - Yountville, CA
Your Napa Valley Broker Extraordinaire


That must be you in the top photo, ARGH  MATEY cheers cvc

Aug 19, 2013 04:47 AM #9
Morgan Evans
Douglas Elliman Real Estate - Manhattan, NY

Looks like a very fun vacation, I haven't had the opportunity to visit Japan myself, but definitely looks like you cant go wrong.

Aug 20, 2013 07:19 AM #10
Baker Home Inspection and Commercial Properties Inspections
Baker Residential and Commercial Properties Inspections - Springfield, VT
Home and Commercial Properties Inspections Vermont

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