Sightseeing in Hakone
Very close to Tokyo! Enjoy the Hakone hot springs at the foot of Mount Fuji.
With the Odakyu Limited Express "Romancecar", Hakone is just 85 minutes away from Shinjuku. Located at the foot of magnificent Mount Fuji, Hakone has always been a favorite destination; in fact you'll be following in the footsteps of 400 years of Japanese and foreign visitors. Since the start of the Edo period in 1603, Hakone has flourished as a favorite spa destination, and still attracts many visitors from all over Japan and the world.
In Hakone, there are many fine hot springs (onsen) and locations with grand views of Mount Fuji. Treat yourself and enjoy the scenery of majestic Mount Fuji in so many different ways; onboard a Hakone Sightseeing Cruise, from the shores of Lake Ashi, high up in the sky gondola of the Hakone Ropeway, or while bathing in a hot spring.
And if that isn't enough, be sure to visit such historic attractions as Hakone Checkpoint or the stone paved avenues of Kyukaido (Ancient Highway), or for those art lovers, there are unique art museums including the Hakone Open Air Museum. For nature lovers, it's easy just to stroll through the beautiful scenery and watch the seasons as they change.
Access to Hakone
Enjoy sightseeing in Hakone with the convenient and great value Freepass. The Hakone Freepass not only includes the return trip between Hakone and Shinjuku, but also lets you hop on and off as often as you like in the Hakone area. You are free to take the trains and buses, and the cable car and sightseeing cruise, allowing you to thoroughly explore Hakone. It also provides you easy access to places of interest such as hot springs (onsen), Lake Ashi, art museums and historic sites. The transport covered by your Freepass in the Hakone area are as follows.