Hakone

Travel Guide
Lake Ashi which includes sailing, a lake or waterhole and a sunset

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

Hotel Indigo Hakone Gora, an IHG Hotel
Hotel Indigo Hakone Gora, an IHG Hotel
4 out of 5
924-1 Kiga, Hakone-machi Ashigarashimo gun, Hakone, Kanagawa
The price is NT$6,167 per night from Oct 12 to Oct 12
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 ...
4.6/5Wonderful! (47 reviews)
"The private in-room spa was convenient. It was really close to a 7-11 and a good pizza place, Tabiya's."

Reviewed on 2021/8/22

Hotel Indigo Hakone Gora, an IHG Hotel
Hakone Kowakien TEN-YU
Hakone Kowakien TEN-YU
4.5 out of 5
1297 Ninotaira, Hakone, Kanagawa
The price is NT$8,871 per night from Oct 18 to Oct 18
Situated in Hakone, this luxury ryokan is within a 5-minute walk of Hakone Kowakien Yunessun and Okada Museum of Art. Hakone Open Air Museum and Miyagino Hayakawa ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (458 reviews)
"Everything was Fantastic!!"

Reviewed on 2021/8/23

Hakone Kowakien TEN-YU
HAKONE ASHINOKO HANAORI
HAKONE ASHINOKO HANAORI
3.5 out of 5
160 Motohakone Togendai, Ashigarashimo-gun, Hakone, Kanagawa-ken
The price is NT$7,071 per night from Oct 7 to Oct 7
Situated on a lake, this spa hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Sengokuhara Onsen and Lake Ashi. Hakone Ropeway and Ōwakudani are also within 2 mi (3 km).
4.6/5Wonderful! (697 reviews)
"love the place"

Reviewed on 2021/7/7

HAKONE ASHINOKO HANAORI
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.
Condominium MIRAHAKONE
Condominium MIRAHAKONE
3 out of 5
462-17 yumoto, Hakone, Kanagawa
The price is NT$2,204 per night from Sep 26 to Sep 26
Located in Yumoto, this condo building is within a 15-minute walk of Tokoan Kumano Gongen and Hakone Toy Museum. Tenzan Onsen and Honma Yosegi Art Museum are ...
4.7/5Exceptional! (77 reviews)
"It was a nice place! Good location not too far from the station at Hakone-Yumoto. We didn't use the little kitchen, but it seemed nicely stocked. The reason for the so so cleanliness rating were some dead bugs in the windowsill, a dusty range hood fan, and hairs by the bed."

Reviewed on 2020/7/19

Condominium MIRAHAKONE
Villa Hakone Stage
Villa Hakone Stage
3 out of 5
Motohakone 160-34, Ashigarashimo, Hakone, Kanagawa
The price is NT$5,756 per night from Oct 7 to Oct 7
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 ...
4.2/5Very Good! (26 reviews)
"チェックインし、入室したところ部屋に大きなスズメバチがいました。虫が多い場所であることは理解してるものの、さすがに命の危険を感じる虫なので、駆除していただきたいです。結局、室内に常備されてる殺虫剤では対応できなかったため、このためにスズメバチ駆除用の殺虫剤を購入して対応しました。 施設自体はとても綺麗で良かったです。 壁が薄いのか、隣の人の声やテレビの音とかが聞こえるのは抵抗あります。"

Reviewed on 2021/8/24

Villa Hakone Stage
STAGIONE Hakone Yumoto
STAGIONE Hakone Yumoto
3 out of 5
327-1 Hakone-machi Yumoto, Hakone, Kanagawa
The price is NT$6,895 per night from Oct 7 to Oct 7
Located in Yumoto, this apartment building is within a 10-minute walk of Tokoan Kumano Gongen and Hakone Toy Museum. Honma Yosegi Art Museum and Tenzan Onsen ...
4/5Very Good! (2 reviews)
"第一次住民宿,整體來說很不錯 設備新,地點佳。離車站步行約10分鐘,民宿旁就有7-11. 但我們入住兩天,毛巾只有一天用。隔天沒有更換毛巾。所以毛巾第二天還是濕的。因為第一次住民宿,所以不太清楚是不是不需更換。但整體入住感覺不錯。"

Reviewed on 2020/1/30

STAGIONE Hakone Yumoto
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