Hakone Run

I had an over-night stay at Hakone this week. This area is famous for Onsen and a race called "Hakone Ekiden".

Again, I did not have time to go sightseeing, but yesterday morning, I could do a very hilly run in this beautiful area - including a part of the Ekiden race.

It is surrounded by mountains - this is a view from my hotel.

A beautiful stream was seen from a road.

Japanese bush clover flowers were beautiful.

A railroad crossing of Hakone Tozan Train.

A typical of a very hilly roads.  The maximum altitude change was some 180 m (590 ft) for this run.

As with anywhere in Japan was a shrine (Kumano Shrine).

A hiker walks down a hill from the shrine.

I truly enjoy hill runs, although it is very challenging.

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