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Hakone

Beautiful hot spring resort area with lakes and views of Mount Fuji

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Hakone Daimyō Gyōretsu

Hakone Daimyō Gyōretsu

Hakone was one of the stations of the Tōkaidō, the famous route connecting Edo (Tokyo) and Kyoto. It was used by the Daimyō who made the long trek from their domain to Tokyo. To commemorate this part of the city's history, Hakone hosts a Daimyō p..

Dining

Hakone’s Miyanoshita Naraya Café

Hakone’s Miyanoshita Naraya Café

Even if you are not planning to take a long, hot spring bath in Hakone, having a nice cold beer while enjoying a leisurely footbath is an excellent alternative. Take off your shoes and free your spirit from all its worries and tensions! Ahhhh. Na..

Hakone-Yumoto’s Soba shop "Jihei"

Hakone-Yumoto’s Soba shop "Jihei"

I don't know why but I (and probably most Japanese) always feel like eating soba as my first meal when I come up to Hakone's hot spring resort area. Is it because of my Japanese blood? Or is it because Hakone has a high density of soba sh..

Hakone-Yumoto Tai Ramen "Sai"

Hakone-Yumoto Tai Ramen "Sai"

What is Tai-Ramen? Tai is sea bream and it is quite tasty. Grilled tai has been enjoyed at every happy event in Japan since the days of old. The broth from tai tastes very delicate and graceful. Since the soup at this ramen shop near Hakone-Yumoto..

Places to stay

Hoshino Resorts KAI Hakone

Hoshino Resorts KAI Hakone

Hoshino Resorts KAI Hakone invites you to discover this rural, riverside retreat, nestled away in a secluded valley and promising lush woodland views alongside local luxuries from the comfort of the ryokan rooms and hot spring waters. Just off the Ol..

Ryokan Gosaikan

Ryokan Gosaikan

Gosaikan isn't centrally located in the city of Hakone, but it is walking distance from Sounzan Station on the Hakone Ropeway network. This means that you can take the Hakone Ropeway and get to the sightseeing spots right away, as it connects the..

Gosaikan Ryokan

Gosaikan Ryokan

The best thing about Gosaikan Ryokan in Hakone is the view. Each of the eleven rooms has a small sunroom and balcony which look out across the mountains and down to the sea. Of course, staying at Gosaikan, which literally means 'five colours..

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Laforet Club Hakone Gora Yunosumika

Laforet Club Hakone Gora Yunosumika

Although not much to look at from the outside, Laforet Club Hakone Gora Yunosumika has been newly remodeled in a lovely modern Japanese style. The hotel is very quiet, even when it is full of guests. If you visit, be sure to book one of the spac..

Hakone's Yunessun

Hakone's Yunessun

Yunessun, in Hakone, is billed as an 'Onsen Theme Park' and it does not disappoint. Accessible by car or mass transportation, it can easily be visited in a day. The park has two zones: the Yunessun Spa Resort zone and the 'Mori-no-Yu'..

Tenzan Onsen

Tenzan Onsen

On a rainy day in Hakone, what better to do than visit one of the many beautiful onsen in the quiet, peaceful mountains? A quick search online (using my Wi-Fi router from Wifi-Hire) pulled up the recommended ones nearby and I opted for Tenzan Onsen, ..

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About Hakone

Hakone is one of the most famous hot springs areas in the world. A stunning place, Hakone is surrounded by mountains and Lake Ashi, with Mt. Fuji providing a majestic backdrop.

Hakone is easily accessible by train, car or bus, and is just 90 minutes away from Tokyo or Yokohama, making it a popular day trip destination. There is plenty to do and see, and there are hundreds of nice hotels and inns to stay at for a longer trip.

The entire Hakone region is a designated national park, and with good reason. As far back as 1,300 years ago, the area was already a popular hot springs resort area for the rich and powerful.

Hakone Yumoto, the traditional starting point for Hakone, is a convenient place near several onsens for you to rejuvenate. Head to Gora, where the Hakone Open Air museum with numerous pieces on display by Henry Moore, Picasso and others are located. Ride the Hakone Ropeway to Owakudani, a fascinating valley with sulfuric smoke constantly billowing. Black-shelled eggs that have been boiled in the waters here are popular, healthy and delicious!

Traverse across the vast and blue Lake Ashi, formed 3000 years ago, where beautiful views of Mt. Fuji await. Large, open-air boats whisk travelers around the lake area smoothly. Nearby, Hakone Shrine, surrounded by ancient, towering cedar trees is incredibly beautiful.

Head down to Hakone to experience the picturesque beauty and one of the gems of Kanagawa.

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