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Located around an hour outside of Tokyo, visitors flock to this town to relax in the natural hot springs and explore the mountains and lakes of Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park. 

Hakone is a small town and park located in the Kanagawa Prefecture in Japan’s southern Kantō region. Nestled into lush mountains, Hakone is a fantastic base for exploring the dramatic landscape. Discover lakes, waterfalls, Shinto shrines and steaming hot springs amidst the dense forests in this region.

The volcanically active Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park is Hakone’s top destination. The park consists of several natural attractions around Lake Ashinoko. Lake Ashi, as locals call it, is a crater lake with striking views of Mount Fuji. Explore the lake on a pleasure boat, designed in the style of a sailing warship.

Situated near to lakes, coastlines, hot springs and volcanic mountains, Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park is full of varied natural beauty. Visit the mythical looking Shiraito Falls or traverse the volcanic island of Izu Oshima.

Take the aerial tram at Hakone Ropeway up to the hot springs and sulphur vents at the Great Boiling Valley. Eating the local specialty of an egg hard-boiled in the hot springs which is said to increase longevity.

Visit Hakone Shrine at the foot of Mount Hakone. This Shinto shrine is hidden in the forest and shrouded by the mountain’s mist. Don’t miss its massive torii gates. The large red entrance gate looms over the shore of Lake Ashinoko.

For a unique cultural experience, stop by Hakone Open Air Museum. Seamlessly blending art with nature, this museum features over 1,000 pieces of art. Wander through the extensive Henry Moore sculpture garden or examine some 300 pieces created by Pablo Picasso.

Tokyo is just 50 miles (80.5 kilometers) to the west of Hakone. Several train options will bring you to the town in about an hour. Most trains require a transfer at nearby Odwara, a pleasant hot springs town that is a destination of its own.

Where to stay in Hakone

Top Hotels in Hakone

Hyatt Regency Hakone Resort and Spa
Hyatt Regency Hakone Resort and Spa
4.5 out of 5
1320 Gora Hakone-machi, Ashigarashimo-gun, Hakone, Kanagawa-ken
The price is NT$10,574 per night from Feb 2 to Feb 3

Located in Gora, this luxury resort is within 1 mi (2 km) of Hakone Gora Park and Hakone Kowakien Yunessun. Hakone Open Air Museum and Lake Ashi are also within ...

4.6/5Exceptional! (475 reviews)
Exceptional hotel

"Absolutely loved everything about this hotel. Everything was exceptional quality. Staff are amazing. The location and views are great. The breakfast was fantastic. It would have been nice to have some more basic and affordable meals on the room service menu like ramen or Japanese curry for example, ..."…"

Reviewed on 2020/1/25

Hyatt Regency Hakone Resort and Spa
Hotel Indigo Hakone Gora
Hotel Indigo Hakone Gora
4 out of 5
924-1 Kiga, Hakone-machi Ashigarashimo gun, Hakone, Kanagawa
The price is NT$9,181 per night from Feb 1 to Feb 2

Located in Gora, this spa hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Miyagino Hayakawa Breakwater Cherry Blossoms and Hakone Gora Park. Hakone Open Air Museum and Hakone ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (17 reviews)
Fantastic, beautiful design hotel

"Beautiful room Every detail has been thought about, from amenities, to the cups and small details of the interior, a beautiful mesh of traditional and modern Japanese styles Great breakfast, very different from the usual fare in Japan"…"

Reviewed on 2020/3/31

Hotel Indigo Hakone Gora
Toyoko Inn Odawara-eki Higashi-guchi
Toyoko Inn Odawara-eki Higashi-guchi
3 out of 5
1-6-7 Sakaecho, Odawara, Kanagawa
The price is NT$2,354 per night from Jan 17 to Jan 18

Situated near the beach, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Harune Odawara and Odawara Castle. Tombs of Hojo Ujimasa and Hotokuninomiya Shrine are also ...

3.9/5Very Good! (315 reviews)
Friendly and clean

"Great service and very clean, but the bed was not especially comfortable. It was way to firm for my liking. But that is my only complaint!"…"

Reviewed on 2020/9/14

Toyoko Inn Odawara-eki Higashi-guchi
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Vacation Rentals in Hakone

Villa Hakone Stage
Villa Hakone Stage
3 out of 5
Motohakone 160-34, Ashigarashimo, Hakone, Kanagawa
The price is NT$6,375 per night from Jan 18 to Jan 19

Situated in Hakone, this condo building is within a 5-minute walk of Sengokuhara Onsen and Lake Ashi. Hakone Ropeway and Ōwakudani are also within 2 mi (3 ...

4.1/5Very Good! (18 reviews)


Reviewed on 2021/1/8

Villa Hakone Stage
Treeside Hotel & Apartment
Treeside Hotel & Apartment
3 out of 5
1-16-6 Doi, Yugawaramachi, Yugawara, Kanagawa
The price is NT$2,428 per night from Jan 19 to Jan 20

Situated near the beach, this aparthotel is 0.9 mi (1.5 km) from Yugawara Beach and within 3 mi (5 km) of Yugawara Tourism Hall and Manyo Park. Doi Castle Ruins ...

4.7/5Exceptional! (20 reviews)


Reviewed on 2020/12/30

Treeside Hotel & Apartment
Butterfly Paradise Hakone-Yumoto
Butterfly Paradise Hakone-Yumoto
3.5 out of 5
Yumoto, 366-9, Hakone, Kanagawa
The price is NT$5,003 per night from Jan 20 to Jan 21

Located in Yumoto, this vacation home is 0.7 mi (1.1 km) from Tamadare Falls and within 3 mi (5 km) of Suzuhiro Kamaboko Museum and Odawara Kokian. Odawara Fishing ...

Butterfly Paradise Hakone-Yumoto
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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