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.
Nestled in the foothills of Hakone’s tallest mountains, this town is famous for its museums, beautiful gardens, hot springs and scenic railways.
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Reviewed on Oct 31, 2019
Reviewed on Oct 30, 2019
Stroll around a section of this lake or sail across it on a pirate ship and, if you’re lucky, you might see a clear view of Mount Fuji rising up in the distance.
Enjoy the rides and games at Hakone Kowakien Yunessun and see why people love this amusement park in Hakone. Discover the mountain views and hot springs in this relaxing area.
Spend a day spotting artworks and strolling along the gentle hills and lush lawns at this peaceful garden gallery on a scenic railway route.
Walk up a cedar-lined path dotted with lanterns to see Hakone’s most famous Shinto shrine, standing between the shores of Lake Ashi and the peak of Mount Hakone.
Learn more about the local history when you visit Odawara Castle, a well-known historical site in Shiroyama. Wander the lakeside or discover the area's mountain views.
Enjoy the mountain views and explore Hakone Gora Park, a well-known green space in Hakone. Wander the lakeside or discover the hot springs in this relaxing area.
[ATTENTION for departures from June 25~present] On Sunday, May 19, the Japan Meteorological Agency raised the alert level for Mt. Hakone to a Level 2, warning of a possible eruption. As a result, the area around the Owakudani crater is off-limits to visitors including the Hakone Ropeway.
Take in picture-perfect views of Mount Fuji from multiple spots on Japan's east coast. Capture sights of the mountain from Arakura Sengen Park and marvel at its peak from the heights of Hakone Ropeway. End your day with a Japanese tradition—a relaxing dip in the steamy hot springs.
Get behind the wheel of up to 4 supercars for this premium Grand Tourer experience. Starting in Central Tokyo, drive in supercar style through the inner city and then out on to the open road.
Depart from Shinjuku in Tokyo to the scenic areas of Hakone near Mount Fuji. First, cruise on a well-decorated pirate boat to enjoy breathtaking views of Mount Fuji around the green on Lake Ashinoko.
After staying in the Kawaguchiko area, you can take this bus tour and enjoy Hakone sightseeing on the way to Odawara or Tokyo. An English-speaking tour conductor accompanies the tour, so join worry-free! Departure is in the afternoon, so feel free to enjoy sightseeing in the Kawaguchiko area in the morning.
Meet us at Odawara Station, in front of the Shinkansen line. A local guide, will walk with you to the near castle park. Learn about history of the castle town and about the structures of the different castle gates while walking through the park.