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Hakone
Travel Guide

Located around an hour outside of Tokyo, visitors flock to this town to relax in the natural hot springs and explore the mountains and lakes of Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park. 

Hakone is a small town and park located in the Kanagawa Prefecture in Japan’s southern Kantō region. Nestled into lush mountains, Hakone is a fantastic base for exploring the dramatic landscape. Discover lakes, waterfalls, Shinto shrines and steaming hot springs amidst the dense forests in this region.

The volcanically active Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park is Hakone’s top destination. The park consists of several natural attractions around Lake Ashinoko. Lake Ashi, as locals call it, is a crater lake with striking views of Mount Fuji. Explore the lake on a pleasure boat, designed in the style of a sailing warship.

Situated near to lakes, coastlines, hot springs and volcanic mountains, Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park is full of varied natural beauty. Visit the mythical looking Shiraito Falls or traverse the volcanic island of Izu Oshima.

Take the aerial tram at Hakone Ropeway up to the hot springs and sulphur vents at the Great Boiling Valley. Eating the local specialty of an egg hard-boiled in the hot springs which is said to increase longevity.

Visit Hakone Shrine at the foot of Mount Hakone. This Shinto shrine is hidden in the forest and shrouded by the mountain’s mist. Don’t miss its massive torii gates. The large red entrance gate looms over the shore of Lake Ashinoko.

For a unique cultural experience, stop by Hakone Open Air Museum. Seamlessly blending art with nature, this museum features over 1,000 pieces of art. Wander through the extensive Henry Moore sculpture garden or examine some 300 pieces created by Pablo Picasso.

Tokyo is just 50 miles (80.5 kilometers) to the west of Hakone. Several train options will bring you to the town in about an hour. Most trains require a transfer at nearby Odwara, a pleasant hot springs town that is a destination of its own.

Where to stay in Hakone

Hakone Retreat Fore - Adults Only
Hakone Retreat Fore - Adults Only
3.5 out of 5
1290 Sengokuhara Ashigarashimo-gun, Hakone, Kanagawa
The price is ¥24,334 per night from Mar 8 to Mar 9

Situated on the boardwalk, this spa hotel is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Sengokuhara Onsen and 2.2 mi (3.5 km) from Museum of the Little Prince. Hakone Venetian Glass ...

4.6/5Wonderful! (155 reviews)

"Serene, green and peaceful place tucked away up in the hills. Staff were very helpful and it is a true “retreat” away from the city"…"

Reviewed on Feb 17, 2021

Hakone Retreat Fore - Adults Only
Hyatt Regency Hakone Resort and Spa
Hyatt Regency Hakone Resort and Spa
4.5 out of 5
1320 Gora Hakone-machi, Ashigarashimo-gun, Hakone, Kanagawa-ken
The price is ¥39,182 per night from Mar 8 to Mar 9

Located in Gora, this luxury resort is within 1 mi (2 km) of Hakone Gora Park and Hakone Kowakien Yunessun. Hakone Open Air Museum and Lake Ashi are also within ...

4.6/5Exceptional! (476 reviews)

"We stayed 2 nights in Tatami room with our baby. The room was spacious compared to other hotels in hakone, and very unique with collaboration of Western style and Japanese tradition, so easy to stay but enjoyable Japanese resort. We ordered " room dining" for two nights, and both are good quality ..."…"

Reviewed on Jan 31, 2021

Hyatt Regency Hakone Resort and Spa
Hakone Gora Byakudan
Hakone Gora Byakudan
4 out of 5
1297-5 Ninotaira, Hakone, Kanagawa-ken
The price is ¥81,000 per night from Mar 8 to Mar 9

Situated in the mountains, this ryokan is within 1 mi (2 km) of Hakone Museum of Art, Hakone Kowakien Yunessun, and Hakone Gora Park. Hakone Open Air Museum ...

4.8/5Exceptional! (140 reviews)

"Excellent and dedicated service."…"

Reviewed on Jan 14, 2020

Hakone Gora Byakudan
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Condominium MIRAHAKONE
Condominium MIRAHAKONE
3 out of 5
462-17 yumoto, Hakone, Kanagawa
The price is ¥8,727 per night from Mar 9 to Mar 10

Located in Yumoto, this apartment building is 0.5 mi (0.8 km) from Tamadare Falls and within 3 mi (5 km) of Suzuhiro Kamaboko Museum and Odawara Kokian. Hakone ...

4.7/5Exceptional! (74 reviews)

"It was a nice place! Good location not too far from the station at Hakone-Yumoto. We didn't use the little kitchen, but it seemed nicely stocked. The reason for the so so cleanliness rating were some dead bugs in the windowsill, a dusty range hood fan, and hairs by the bed."…"

Reviewed on Jul 19, 2020

Condominium MIRAHAKONE
Hakone Sky Hill Private Nature Villas & Hotsprings
Hakone Sky Hill Private Nature Villas & Hotsprings
3 out of 5
Ashigarashimogun Sengokuhara 1034-50, Hakone, Kanagawa
The price is ¥19,035 per night from Mar 9 to Mar 10

Situated in a national park, this vacation home is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Sengokuhara Onsen and 2.1 mi (3.4 km) from Museum of the Little Prince. Hakone Venetian ...

Hakone Sky Hill Private Nature Villas & Hotsprings
Villa Hakone Stage
Villa Hakone Stage
3 out of 5
Motohakone 160-34, Ashigarashimo, Hakone, Kanagawa
The price is ¥16,863 per night from Apr 5 to Apr 6

Situated in Hakone, this condo building is within a 5-minute walk of Sengokuhara Onsen and Lake Ashi. Hakone Ropeway and Ōwakudani are also within 2 mi (3 ...

4.2/5Very Good! (20 reviews)

"Dの部屋を使ったのですがとても広く、清潔感があり心地よかったです。ヘアアイロンやドライヤー、バスタオル、食器やフライパンなどの調理器具も入っており、不自由な点はありませんでした。機会があればまた行きたいです"…"

Reviewed on Jan 8, 2021

Villa Hakone Stage
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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