Gotemba Premium Outlet

Our next destination after lunch is Gotemba Premium Outlet. We make a mistake and wait at the wrong bus stand. After asking around and waiting for hours, we finally got to get up to the right bus heading to JR Gotemba station. There is free shuttle bus operated between the JR Gotemba and the outlet.

With the Hakone Freepass, we pay an additional 870 Yen per person for the return highway bus from JR Gotemba to Shinjuku. We make our reservation for the return bus at 7.25pm right after we reach the JR Gotemba station.

Didn’t manage to take any photo in the outlet and I am really short of time to explore the huge outlet! GAP is huge but the price not really that cheap so I come out with empty hands. Osh Kosh is quite expensive too, it still needs about 1500 yen for a T after the discount, my budget is less than 1000 Yen for T. :)

There is lot of people carrying the loots from COACH and first thing come into my mind is, the bag must be very cheap! LOL I spend quite some time in COACH outlet and finally bought the sling bag. No time to explore the Agnes B outlet shop as we have to rush the shuttle bus back to JR Gotemba at 7am!

Sadly, the shuttle bus has just drive off when we reach the bus stand!!!! If I didn’t manage to take the 7.25pm bus return to Shinjuku then I have to take the last bus which is 7.45pm. Also, if msau didn’t see me, I am sure she wills think that I was ‘kidnap’ by the branded shop! :)

No choice, we take the taxi and show the drive the bus will depart at 7.25pm. The driver is very ‘keng’ as he manages to send us to the bus stand sharp at time!

Second day in Hakone

After checking out the onsen hotel, we continue our journey to visit to the Museum of Little Prince and Venetian Glass Museum. Both the museum looks so beautiful with European style.

The entrance of Museum of Little Prince has a bubble making machine, the kids love it so much and chasing around for bubbles. KW makes some fuss when the exploring journey to the museum started as she refuses to take photo.

The Venetian Glass Museum is beautiful and romantic too. The garden is very into European style and I just like the greenery of the garden. The jam workshop is great and has lot of flavor of jam for guests to test! They are so yummy! Meet msau and her family in the Gelato ice cream stall and we had our very first yucky watermelon gelato ice cream!

The kids are so happy to meet with each other and keep holding each other hands no matter where they went. They seems even closer than me and msau ler! Hahhaha ….

We have soba noodle as our lunch. The soba restaurant located just opposite the Venetian Glass Museum.

and here the photo….. before we continue the journey to outlet.