Over the Mountains and through the Woods
This is the third in this series of Hakone museums. As so many things, it was the journey that was interesting, not so much the final destination. To get there from our hotel, we took:
- A train that used switchbacks to go up the mountain, moving its way up in a zig-zag path. So at certain intervals, the train pulled into a dead-end, then reversed into the ascending track.
- A cable train that went straight up the mountain. There were two trains on one track, connected together by a pulley, and they passed by in the middle to switch places. They worked as counterweights to each other.