Hakone

Travel Guide
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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

okcs Retreat Hakone före - Adults Only
okcs Retreat Hakone före - Adults Only
3.5 out of 5
1290 Sengokuhara Ashigarashimo-gun, Hakone, Kanagawa
The price is ¥22,292 per night from Jan 26 to Jan 27
Situated on the boardwalk, this spa hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Sengokuhara Onsen, Hakone Venetian Glass Museum, and Museum of the Little Prince. Pola Museum ...
4.6/5 Wonderful! (192 reviews)
Very nice hotel for a 1 night away from the city!
"Lovely hotel, staff was really nice and provides a good service! Dinner was great as well. The room had a very nice view and the room set up is great!"

Reviewed on Jun 29, 2021

okcs Retreat Hakone före - Adults Only
Hakone Kowakien TEN-YU
Hakone Kowakien TEN-YU
4.5 out of 5
1297 Ninotaira, Hakone, Kanagawa
The price is ¥35,182 per night from Jan 26 to Jan 27
Situated in Hakone, this luxury ryokan is within a 5-minute walk of Okada Museum of Art and Hakone Kowakien Yunessun. Hakone Open Air Museum and Miyagino Hayakawa ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (556 reviews)
"Very friendly staff even with the limited English speaking. Would book again."

Reviewed on Nov 25, 2021

Hakone Kowakien TEN-YU
Hakone Ashinoko Hanaori
Hakone Ashinoko Hanaori
3.5 out of 5
160 Motohakone Togendai, Ashigarashimo-gun, Hakone, Kanagawa-ken
The price is ¥35,000 per night from Jan 31 to Feb 1
Situated on a lake, this spa hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Sengokuhara Onsen and Lake Ashi. Fujisan and Hakone Pirate Ship are also within 5 minutes.
4.6/5 Wonderful! (788 reviews)
"Excellent"

Reviewed on Sep 21, 2021

Hakone Ashinoko Hanaori
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 ¥8,292 per night from Feb 4 to Feb 5
Located in Yumoto, this condo building is within a 10-minute walk of Fujisan, Tokoan Kumano Gongen, and Tamadare Falls. Gyokuren Shrine and Hakone Toy Museum ...
4.6/5 Exceptional! (85 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
Rakuten STAY VILLA Hakone Sengokuhara
Rakuten STAY VILLA Hakone Sengokuhara
3.5 out of 5
1246-748 Sengokuhara, Hakone, Kanagawa
The price is ¥36,818 per night from Feb 24 to Feb 25
Situated in Hakone, this vacation home is within 2 mi (3 km) of Sengokuhara Onsen, Museum of the Little Prince, and Hakone Venetian Glass Museum. Pola Museum ...
5/5 Exceptional! (6 reviews)
"無人のチェックイン、アウトが良かった"

Reviewed on Jan 5, 2022

Rakuten STAY VILLA Hakone Sengokuhara
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 ¥20,033 per night from Jan 26 to Jan 27
Situated in a national park, this vacation home is within 2 mi (3 km) of Sengokuhara Onsen, Hakone Venetian Glass Museum, and Museum of the Little Prince. Pola ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (5 reviews)
"心地良く過ごせました"

Reviewed on Jan 3, 2022

Hakone Sky Hill Private Nature Villas & Hotsprings
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