The Japanese town of Hakone has long been known for its natural hot springs
and striking views of Mt. Fuji across Lake Ashi. This serene escape destination
is a great place to stay in ryokan — traditional Japanese inns. That’s what guests
had in mind for their lakeshore vacation when they arrived at the Nissan
ProPILOT Park Ryokan in Hakone. They entered the ryokan and found the typical
sliding doors, tatami mats, and house slippers in the entry hall. Everything appeared
normal until, suddenly, the house slippers began to glide across the floor
as if under mind control of an unseen butler.