1 night 2 days trip in Hakone

The following itinerary here spans two days, where you can experience the charm of Hakone by enjoying magnificent views from the Hakone Ropeway, making glass bead crafts, and indulging in delicious lunches at popular cafes.
If you use the Hakone Freepass, not only will you receive a roundtrip on the Odakyu Line, but you will also be able to freely get on and get off almost all transportation in Hakone. Plus, you will receive discounts at affiliated establishments during your trip, making your Hakone trip even more enjoyable.
Let’s introduce the counterclockwise route in Hakone for a day trip to avoid the crowds.

Detailed information about Hakone Freepass is available here. We recommend Digital Hakone Freepass as you can purchase it whenever you want from your smartphone without having to carry around a paper ticket.

*If you purchase the Hakone Digital Freepass, you will need one smartphone per Freepass user.


■Day 1■ Start at Shinjuku Station

It is extremely convenient to take the Limited Express Romancecar from Shinjuku Station to Hakone-Yumoto Station.
The entire journey takes only 80 minutes while you relax in your comfortable seat.

Hakone-Yumoto Station

Once you reach Hakone-Yumoto Station, head out for Lake Ashi first. Ride the Hakone Tozan Bus H Line for about 40 minutes until the Hakonemachi-ko stop.

Chaya Honjin Hotoriya, café KOMON

On the 1st floor of Chaya Honjin Hotoriya, you'll find a wide selection of souvenirs unique to Hakone. On the 2nd floor, "café KOMON" offers a relaxing atmosphere where you can enjoy the view of Lake Ashi and Mount Fuji.
Indulge in specialty lunches such as grilled salmon and salmon roe rice served with clear soup made with groundwater from Mt. Fuji along with experimental sweets based on rice cakes like “Shichifuku Dumpling,” which you can grill yourself, and "Hand-wrapped Daifuku."

Hakone Sekisho

It takes about 6 minutes on foot from café KOMON to reach Hakone Sekisho.
Hakone Sekisho is an important relic of the Edo-period transportation history. It has been meticulously restored using the craftsmanship and tools of the time. Plus, showing your Hakone Freepass will allow various benefits at this location.

Hakone Shrine

While strolling along Cedar Avenue, you'll arrive at Hakone Shrine in about a 40-minute walk. As evident from the constant stream of worshippers, Hakone Shrine is considered one of the top must-see spots in Hakone. It was established in the Nara period (757 AD) and enshrines three deities collectively called "Hakone Okami." At the shrine's entrance, a torii gate symbolizing peace stands tall against Lake Ashi, seemingly floating on the water's surface. Its mystical presence evokes a sense of reverence in onlookers. Keep walking along the approach and climb up the long stone steps. After passing through the fourth and fifth torii gates, you'll reach the main hall of the shrine.

Hotel de Yama

It's about a 10-minute walk from Hakone Shrine to the first day’s accommodation, Hotel de Yama. This luxury hotel was renovated and reopened in 2015. It is near Lake Ashi with a great garden. In May, approximately 3,000 azalea flowers welcome guests. Relax and unwind from today's fatigue with hot springs and delicious meals.

Click here for room options and plans

Click here for room options and plans

■Day 2■ Salon de thé ROSAGE

Start the second day with a teatime by Lake Ashi.
Visit the dessert shop owned by Hotel de Yama. Enjoy delicious sweets and tea while taking in the magnificent lake view. Don't miss out on the hot apple pie made with a recipe passed down through generations!

Sail with Hakone Sightseeing Cruise from Motohakone-ko to Togendai-ko

You can reach Motohakone-ko in about 15 minutes on foot, or take the hotel's free shuttle bus, which takes about 5 minutes.
Set sail towards Togendai-ko aboard the Hakone Sightseeing Cruise while enjoying a 30-minutes cruise on Lake Ashi.
Each of the three pirate ships features luxurious and uniquely designed interiors where you can spend a leisurely time. Stepping out onto the deck, you'll find solace in the mountains of Hakone.

Togendai View Restaurant

Once you arrive at the Togendai-ko, grab lunch at the Togendai View Restaurant. Here, you can enjoy authentic grilled dishes cooked over charcoal and Western cuisine made with local ingredients. Popular menu items include fluffy omelet rice and hamburg steak made with rice and eggs from Gotemba. We also recommend trying the "Pirate Barrel Draft Beer" while enjoying the view of passing pirate ships.


After lunch, hop on the Hakone Ropeway and head to Owakudani.

This place, now one of Hakone's premier tourist spots, was formed over 3000 years ago by the eruption of Mt. Hakone. Even now, white smoke rises from the mountainside. This, along with the unique smell of sulfur rising from the rust-colored barren land, is the highlight of this journey.

When you visit, be sure to try the famous "Owakudani black eggs." When eggs are boiled in Owakudani's hot springs, the mineral content of the water adheres to the surface of the shells, turning them black. It is said that consuming one egg can extend your lifespan by seven years! Regardless of the longevity myth, savoring these eggs while taking in the scenery is truly special.

To Gora Station

From Owakudani Station, let's enjoy a scenic journey in the sky aboard the Hakone Ropeway to Sounzan Station.

At Sounzan, which is a transfer station for the Hakone Tozan Cable Car, you'll find foot baths and a terrace called “cu―mo Hakone” where you can overlook the Hakone caldera. Afterwards transfer to the Hakone Tozan Cable Car and head towards Gora Station.

Hakone Gora Park

Get off at the Hakone Tozan Cable Car Gora Station and walk for about 2 minutes to reach Hakone Gora Park.

Established in 1914, Hakone Gora Park is Japan's first French-style formal garden. Visitors can explore this lush park that bursts with flowers every season. There are elegant dining options available where you can spend a leisurely time. You can also experience various workshops such as glass bead making, glass cutting, and leather crafting.
Moreover, at HAKUUN-DO tea garden inside the park, you can experience the traditional Japanese tea ceremony. Don’t miss out on immersing yourself in Japanese culture.
Hakone Gora Park offers free admission with the presentation of the Hakone Freepass. Plus, various experiences at the "Hakone Craft House" workshop are available at a 5% discount.

Back to Gora Station

It's about a 10-minute walk back to Gora Station.
In this area filled with nature, you'll find many hidden shops that are popular among locals and often frequented by nearby villa owners.


From Gora Station, take the Hakone Tozan Train and get off at Miyanoshita Station, which is about a 12-minute ride.
Take a break at "NARAYA CAFE," operated by a famous ryokan. The foot bath under the balcony is a popular spot in Miyanoshita.
We recommend having the seasonal limited edition "An-filled Monaka" sweets. Relax in the foot bath while taking in the scenery.

To Hakone-Yumoto Station

From Miyanoshita Station, take the Hakone Tozan Train for about 28 minutes to Hakone-Yumoto Station.
After arriving at Hakone-Yumoto Station, take a stroll around the shopping streets and enjoy local flavors while searching for souvenirs. You'll find specialty dishes such as freshly fried kamaboko (fish cake) and charcoal-grilled dried fish, allowing you to experience the essence of Hakone.

Returning to Shinjuku Station

Take the Limited Express Romancecar back to Shinjuku while resting your tired body. You can relax in the spacious seats of the reserved car.
The journey back to Shinjuku will take 80 minutes.
Avoid the huge crowds by following the route described here and enjoy Hakone sightseeing at a leisurely pace!

Enjoy your trip even more with a great value Freepass♪

What is the Hakone Freepass?

An economical ticket that allows you unlimited rides on 8 different modes of transportation in Hakone.
It comes with preferential treatment and discounts in tourist facilities, restaurants, etc., so you can tour Hakone economically.

What is included in the Hakone Freepass?

  • Hakone Tozan Train, Hakone Tozan Cable Car, Hakone Ropeway, Hakone Sightseeing Cruise,  Hakone Tozan Bus (designated areas), Hakone Tozan Bus/”KANKO SHISETSU-MEGURI” Bus (Tourist-Attraction Sightseeing Bus) ,Odakyu Highway Bus(designated areas), Tokai Bus (designated areas)
  • Round-trip discount ticket from Odakyu Line departure station
  • Preferential treatment and discounts at approximately 70 restaurants and tourist facilities, including hot springs and museums

The Hakone Freepass is available for 2 days or 3 days.
The Hakone Freepass can be purchased at ticket vending machines, station counters, or online.
Purchasing a Digital Hakone Freepass online is recommended because you don’t have to redeem it at a ticket counter. Your smartphone becomes your ticket, so you don’t have to worry about losing it.

Click here for more information on the Hakone Freepass

Click here to purchase the Digital Hakone Freepass


■ From Shinjuku Station
・Valid for 2 days
Adults: 6,100 yen Children: 1,100 yen
・Valid for 3 days
Adults: 6,500 yen Children: 1,350 yen

■ From Odawara Station
・Valid for 2 days
Adults: 5,000 yen Children: 1,000 yen
・Valid for 3 days
Adults: 5,400 yen Children: 1,250 yen

※The prices listed above are sample prices. Prices vary depending on the Odakyu Line
departure  station.
※Network connection is necessary during purchase and during use.
※One ticket per smartphone is required. If you cannot provide a smartphone for each person,
such as children, please purchase a paper ticket from a ticket vending machine or counter
at the station.