July 22, 1944 (Saturday)

At Tokyo Station, we (Quiambao and I) took the 5:25 p.m. train for Hakone, to spend the weekend as guests of Miss Yuriko Gō. It was raining hard when the train left the station. Our trip was quite enjoyable, the rain relieving us of the heat of summer. At about 8 p.m. we arrived at Odawara Station from where we took a special tram that took us through the zig-zagging course up the mountains. There were many acute 45°-angled curves and arriving at each of these points, our tram had to change tracks to make the ascent. It was during this part of the trip that we met a thunderstorm, and our tram was held up on the way about half an hour.

At about 10:00 p.m. we finally reached Gōra station where a guide was waiting for us to take us to an inn where Quiambao and I spent the night. The country cottage of Miss Gō is just beside the inn, and it was in this cottage that we took a good bath in the sulphur spring water for which this place is famous.

Miss Gō and her mother prepared a good dinner which we enjoyed immensely. It was past twelve midnight when we finally returned to the inn.