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Mount Hakone actually used to be a taller volcanic mountain than Mount Fuji, until Hakone blew its top some three thousand years ago. Now Fuji-san reigns supreme over Japan.
Lake Ashi, or Ashinoko, is within the caldera of the volcano. It is amazing to think that as you chug along in a boat across the huge lake. I imagine the explosion when Hakone erupted was enormous, to create such a large caldera.

Photo taken from Hakone-en, just as the boat was pulling in to the harbour.

If you look on the left you can make out Fuji-san, watching over his past rival.

Technical: Adjusted levels, contrast, and brightness, and resized image for posting.
I also added a little border to see how it would look. A bit of experimentation.

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Additional Photos by Richard Eccleston (Klapaucius) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 195 W: 28 N: 161] (627)
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