Hakone is a historical onsen (hotspring) town in Kanagawa prefecture. It is about 1hr 30min by car or train from Tokyo making it a popular place to visit for both locals as well as tourists from overseas.

The town stretches back far in history and has been a popular resort for a long time.

It was an important post town along the historical Tokaido road and here the government controlled the movement of people in and out of Tokyo.

There is a small population of just 10,000 and many work in the tourism industry, there are many ryokans here and is a popular destination to try out a ryokan and hot spring stay.

The main places to visit are around Lake Ashinoko which offers boat cruises across the lake, and the Gora area with many high-end ryokans and a lovely park.

Surrounded by mountains, there are some popular hiking trails and also ropeways to explore the area.




Popular Sightseeing places

Hakone Ropeway

Hakone Open Air Mori Museum

Hakone Shrine

Lake Ashinoko Cruise

Historical Sekisho Checkpoint

Komagatake Ropeway

Local specialty food

Owakudani black egg


Tokyo(Shinjuku) - Hakone-Yumoto sta. (75min limited express.)

Tokyo Station - Odawara station (Shinkansen 35min)

Odawara sta. - Hakone Yumoto sta. (15min)


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