Hakone and kuro tamago

As written in the post below we went to Hakone this day.

Hakone is well known in Japan for its hot sulfur springs, fed by volcanic activity in this area.

It’s a three hour ride from Tokyo, including a mountain railway and a ropeway. After that ride you have to climb up the last 50 metres in height by stairs.

Having reached the top you can buy kuro tamago, eggs, which have been in the hot springs for about half an hour. Because of the sulfur the shell turns black.

It is said that each of those eggs prolongs your life for 7 years. So by now we’ve prolonged our lifes by 17,5 years.

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