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.
Lake Ashi (Ashinoko)
Often 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.
Owakudani 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.
It 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.