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Hakone Navi
Hakone Navi
Hakone Navi delivers useful information about fun things to do and transportation in Hakone.
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Spring Flowers along the Odakyu Lines
Spring Flowers along the Odakyu Lines
A special report on enjoying springtime in Japan while getting in touch with nature and learning about Japanese culture.
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Recommended Spots
Recommended Spots
List of Attractions in the Hakone Area
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Fuji Hakone Pass
Fuji Hakone Pass
An economical discount pass for travel throughout the popular Mount Fuji-Hakone area.
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Hakone Kamakura Pass
Hakone Kamakura Pass
Ride the Odakyu Line and various transportations in Hakone, Enoshima and Kamakura as much as you like!
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Hakone Freepass
Hakone Freepass
The Hakone Freepass is a money-saving pass allowing unlimited rides in Hakone within the designated area.
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Just a short trip from Tokyo, Hakone has great hot springs at the foot of Mount Fuji.

Hakone
Hakone
Hakone
Hakone

Traveling on the Odakyu Limited Express Romancecar, Hakone is about 75 minutes from Shinjuku at the foot of Mount Fuji. For more than 400 years, Hakone has flourished as a favorite onsen destination.
In Hakone, there are many fine hot springs (onsen) and locations with magnificent views of Mount Fuji. Treat yourself and enjoy the beautiful scenery in so many different ways: onboard a Hakone Sightseeing Cruise, from the shores of Lake Ashi, from a high-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 (old road), and for 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.

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Lake Ashi

Lake Ashi

A volcanic crater lake famous for its beautiful view of Mount Fuji. The elegant sightseeing cruise and lake sports such as kayaking are very popular here.

One Day Hot Spring

One Day Hot Spring

Open-air baths called rotemburo are very popular for taking in the cheerful sunlight in the day and gazing at the starry sky at night.

Hakone Tozan-Tetsudo

Hakone Tozan-Train

The superb views from special points, especially from the Deyama Bridge, looking down 43m to the riverbed are breathtaking, and the scenery visible from the train windows is simply magnificent.

Owakudani

Owakudani

Among the verdant natural beauty of Hakone is Owakudani, a desolate volcanic valley.

Salon de the ROSAGE

Salon de the ROSAGE

In autumn, Sengokuhara becomes a waving sea of yellow Susuki pampas grass. The view of the wind chasing across the 180,000m2 of Pampas grass is simply breathtaking.

Hakone Ropeway

Hakone Ropeway

Enjoy magnificent scenery from the Hakone Ropeway.

Gotemba Premium Outlets®

Gotemba Premium Outlets®

With a great view of Mount Fuji, Gotemba Premium Outlets® pioneered the outlet shopping trend in Japan.

Cedar Avenue

Ancient Cedar Avenue

An ancient road from the Edo period which runs for 2 kilometers with trees on both sides.

Event Calendar

The Hakone Daimyo Procession

The Hakone Daimyo Procession

When the autumn leaves turn ever deeper colors, the Hakone daimyo procession is held at Hakone-Yumoto. This custom began in 1935.

  • Address
    Hakone-Yumoto
  • Duration
    11/3
  • URL
Autumn Colors

Autumn Colors

If you want to enjoy the beautiful colors of fall, Hakone is a strong recommendation!

  • Address
    Hakone Museum of Art, Horai Park , Hakone Gora Park, other
  • Duration
  • URL
Autumn Colors

Autumn Colors

If you want to enjoy the beautiful colors of fall, Hakone is a strong recommendation!

  • Address
    Hakone Museum of Art, Horai Park , Hakone Gora Park, other
  • Duration
  • URL
Autumn Colors

Autumn Colors

If you want to enjoy the beautiful colors of fall, Hakone is a strong recommendation!

  • Address
    Hakone Museum of Art, Horai Park , Hakone Gora Park, other
  • Duration
  • URL
Hydrangeas

Hydrangeas

Admire hydrangeas from the Hakone Tozan Train as it gently sways down the track. They are so close, it seems you can touch the flowers if you extend your hand out just a little.

  • Address
    Hakone Tozan Train, Hakone Gora Park and Hakone Glass Forest Venetian Glass Museum, other
  • Duration
  • URL
Silver Grass

Silver Grass

A multitude of seasonal flowers can be seen in the fields of golden-colored silver grass.

  • Address
    Sengokuhara silver grass fields, other
  • Duration
  • URL
Kosui Matsuri (festival)

Kosui Matsuri (festival)

Create summer memories with the fireworks at Lake Ashi! Summer in Hakone is filled with exciting events, including traditional rituals expressing local history and colorful fireworks that color the night sky.

  • Address
    Lake Ashi, Moto-Hakone
  • Duration
    7/31
  • URL
Daimonji-yaki

Daimonji-yaki

On the evening of August 16, a fire in the shape of the kanji character 大 (dai) is lit on the slopes of Mount Meijogatake when dusk falls. The horizontal stroke is 108 meters long, the stroke from the top sloping down to the left is 162 meters, and the stroke from the center sloping down to the right is 81 meters.

  • Address
    Gora
  • Duration
    8/16
  • URL
Cherry Blossoms

Cherry Blossoms

For some 450 meters, Yoshino cherry blossom trees line the Hayakawa River. Take a walk beneath the trees in full blossom while listening to the murmuring of the river. The trees are illuminated at night during the cherry blossom festival at the start of April, giving a illusory quality to the cherry blossoms completely different from the daytime.

  • Address
    Miyagino
  • Duration
  • URL
Cherry Blossoms

Cherry Blossoms

For some 450 meters, Yoshino cherry blossom trees line the Hayakawa River. Take a walk beneath the trees in full blossom while listening to the murmuring of the river. The trees are illuminated at night during the cherry blossom festival at the start of April, giving a illusory quality to the cherry blossoms completely different from the daytime.

  • Address
    Miyagino
  • Duration
  • URL
Azaleas

Azaleas

Welcome the season of azaleas in May at the Odakyu Hotel de Yama on the shores of Lake Ashi. Covering the hills of the vast park right on Lake Ashi and looking out to Mount Fuji are 3,000 azaleas of 30 different species.

  • Address
    Odakyu Hotel de Yama
  • Duration
  • URL
First Shrine Visit of the Year to the Seven Gods of Fortune at Hakone

First Shrine Visit of the Year to the Seven Gods of Fortune at Hakone

In the last part of the Showa period, likenesses of the Seven Gods of Fortune of Hakone were created from wood as the objects of worship throughout the area, so as to bring good fortune to those visiting the tourism areas around Hakone. You are invited to seek good fortune by visiting these Seven Gods of Fortune, who have been worshipped with great devotion since ancient times!

  • Address
    Hakone-jinja shrine, other
  • Duration
    1/1
  • URL
Setsubun Matsuri (festival)

Setsubun Matsuri (festival)

Experience the expulsion of evil at Hakone-jinja shrine. In Japan, it is believed that malevolent spirits come out when the seasons change. A ritual is performed to drive them away.

  • Address
    Hakone-jinja shrine
  • Duration
    2/3
  • URL

Getting to Hakone

From Shinjuku Station

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By Bus

From Shinjuku Station by Bus

From Odawara Station

By Train

From Odawara Station by Train
Odakyu Limited Express Romancecar

Odakyu Limited ExpressRomancecar

  • Odakyu Limited Express Romancecar
  • Odakyu Limited Express Romancecar

With just the addition of a limited express surchage, use your Discount Pass to enjoy the relaxed comfort of the Romancecar with reserved only seating. See the website for fares, sales locations and other information.

  • Shinjuku

    From

    Shinjuku

  • Hakone-Yumoto

    to

    Hakone-
    Yumoto

75 minutes from Shinjuku to Hakone-Yumoto

Express
Fee
1,090 yen
+
Regular
Fare
1,190 yen
=

2,280 yen

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Hakone 1 Day
Hakone 1 Day
A course well suited for active travelers, where the charms of Hakone, such as the magnifi cent Mt. Fuji, the talked-about the museum and onsens (hot springs), can be experienced in a day.
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    Hakone 2 Days
    A 2 day course in which you can experience the wonders of Hakone, such as enjoying the magnificent scenery from the Ropeway, making tombo-damas (Japanese glass beads) and savoring your lunch at a popular café.
  • Fuji Hakone 3 Days
    Fuji Hakone 3 Days
    A 3 day course which will take you to the Fuji area, where you can enjoy a good view of Mt. Fuji, from Hakone. You are sure to enjoy not only sightseeing, but shopping and amusement park as well.
  • Enoshima & Kamakura 1 Day
    Enoshima & Kamakura 1 Day
    Introducing the recommended spots of the elegant Kamakura and the trendy Shonan. This is a course in which you can take a stroll at your own pace, while enjoying the seaview from the Enoshima Electric Railway.