Kurotamago (black egg) is a delicacy that can only be eaten in Owakudani. It is a black boiled egg, just as the name suggests. Iron sticks to the shell of a raw egg, boiled in the hot springs at eighty degrees Celsius for 1 hour. Then hydrogen sulfide reacts with iron, creating a black coating. Another 15 minutes of steaming, and the egg will be complete. Kurotamago can only be purchased at Kurotamago House. It is said that one egg adds seven years to your life, making it popular with visitors.
Kanagawa, Ashigarashimo-gun, Hakonemachi, Sengokuhara 1251 [ Google Maps ]
Kurotama Shop (souvenir shop) is open from 9:00 to 16:00
Kurotamago is sold from 9:00 to 16:40
There are no closed days
Accepted Credit Cards
Credit cards are not accepted
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Owakudani Station (Hakone Ropeway, OH63)
From Hakone Yumoto Station (OH51), the ride to Gora Station (OH57) takes about 40 minutes on the Hakone Tozan Railway. Switch to Hakone Tozan Cablecar, and get off at Sounzan Station after a 10 minute ride. Switch to Hakone Ropeway, and get off at Owakudani Station (OH63) after a 10 minute ride
The five-piece Kurotamago set is priced at 500 yen, including tax
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*Useable only for transfers in Hakone or to the Odakyu Line or the Odakyu Highway Bus