After breakfast we were taken to Kawaguchiko station in the hotel van. We boarded the bus to Gotemba where we arrived about an hour later. We transferred to another bus to Senkyoro-mae where we checked in to a guesthouse. We still had all afternoon to spend and set out to explore the area. Unfortunately it started to rain very hard so we decided to buy the Hakone Free Pass first and take advantage of the free bus travel included in this pass to return to Gotemba for dinner. By evening we were back in the guesthouse to take advantage of the “onsen”, an outdoor hottub that gets its hot water from the vulcanic underground of the area. Because of it’s origin the water has a strong smell of sulpher.