(original photo by Reed George; CC BY-SA 2.0)



From Tokyo, Hakone is the closest Onsen (hot spring) resort, but this scenic area also has museums and art galleries. A cable car trip to the top of Mount Hakone will give you spectacular views of the surrounding countryside as well as other attractions.

85 min. from Shinjuku Sta. by Odakyu Limited Express Romancecar, 2,020 Yen.
110 min. from Shinjuku Sta. by Odakyu Line (Express), 1,150 Yen

Hakone Information
8:00am-6:00pm, Daily
1F Odakyu Shinjuku Sta.
9:00am-6:00pm, Daily
In front of Hakone-Yumoto Sta.
A special ticket which covers travel to and from Hakone, plus unlimited travel within the Hakone area.
A special ticket which covers travel to and from Hakone, plus unlimited travel within the Hakone area.

Photo_Ashinoko_PirateshipOften regarded as the primary attraction of Hakone, Lake Ashi allows for boat rides and hikes. The Suginamiki-Kaido trail is ideal for viewing the reflected Mount Fuji from. Although clear views are rare, usually in the very early and late hours, the sight is sure to be unforgettable.

40 min. by bus from Hakone-Yumoto Sta.
Lake Ashi

Photo_OwakudaniOwakudani is another landmark of Hakone with great views of Mount Fuji on clear days. It is also famous for its volcanic activity. There are walking trails past geysers and bubbling pools at which you can make your own onsen tamago, boiled eggs, which are said to have life prolonging effects.

Hakone Tozan Train from Hakone-Yumoto Sta. to Gora Sta., and change to cable car to Sounzan Sta. From Sounzan Sta. take the ropeway to Owakudani Sta.

Photo_HakoneTozanTrainIt takes about 35 minutes by Hakone Tozan Railway to travel the 8.9km distance from Hakone-Yumoto to Gora.

About 100 contemporary and classical sculptures by great masters are shown in this outdoor museum. They have on site, a huge children’s playground, chapel and more that will entertain you for an entire day.

2 min. from Hakone Tozan Railway Chokoku-No-Mori Sta.
Hakone Open-Air Museum
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