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

Laforet Club Hakone Gora Yunosumika
Laforet Club Hakone Gora Yunosumika
3.5 out of 5
Gora 1320, Hakone, Kanagawa, 250-0408
The price is $170 per night from Sep 1 to Sep 2
Stay at this 3.5-star business-friendly hotel in Hakone. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and hot springs on site. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (945 reviews)
"Great property in Gora. A bit far from station, but shuttle bus is available. Onsen was great."

Reviewed on Apr 26, 2022

Laforet Club Hakone Gora Yunosumika
Hakone Ashinoko Hanaori
Hakone Ashinoko Hanaori
3.5 out of 5
160 Motohakone Togendai, Ashigarashimo-gun, Hakone, Kanagawa-ken , 250-0522
The price is $262 per night from Sep 1 to Sep 2
Stay at this 3.5-star spa hotel in Hakone. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and hot springs on site. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean rooms in ...
4.6/5 Wonderful! (967 reviews)
"The property is brand new, was built in 2017, and the cleanliness was perfect. The room that we stay was with an air bath with half board, and the location was far from the main building, which made the elderly parents tired, but apart from that, their stay on the property was excellent, with a good ..."

Reviewed on Jul 14, 2022

Hakone Ashinoko Hanaori
The Prince Hakone Lake Ashinoko
The Prince Hakone Lake Ashinoko
4 out of 5
144 Moto-hakone, Hakone, Kanagawa-ken, 250-0592
The price is $220 per night from Sep 11 to Sep 12
Stay at this 4-star spa hotel in Hakone. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and 3 restaurants. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the bathrooms in our reviews. ...
4.2/5 Excellent! (533 reviews)
"Service was excellent"

Reviewed on Apr 25, 2022

The Prince Hakone Lake Ashinoko
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, 250-0311
The price is $85 per night from Aug 29 to Aug 30
Stay at this 3-star condo in Hakone. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and a terrace. Our guests praise the clean rooms and the property condition in our reviews. ...
4.6/5 Exceptional! (90 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 Jul 19, 2020

Condominium MIRAHAKONE
Villa Hakone Stage
Villa Hakone Stage
3 out of 5
Motohakone 160-34, Ashigarashimo, Hakone, Kanagawa, 250-0522
The price is $154 per night from Sep 11 to Sep 12
Stay at this 3-star condo in Hakone. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and a shower/tub combo. Popular attractions Lake Ashi and Hakone Kowakien Yunessun are located ...
4.2/5 Excellent! (29 reviews)
"とても施設がキレイで子供たちが大変喜んでおりました。ただ、他のお客さんが書かれていたように、ま夜中にどこかの部屋の若者?の方がクラブのように大きな音でドンドン音を流しねれず、凄く残念でした。 施設自体はとてもキレイで快適なので騒音問題を是非解決して下さい。"

Reviewed on Nov 27, 2021

Villa Hakone Stage
Rakuten STAY VILLA Hakone Sengokuhara
Rakuten STAY VILLA Hakone Sengokuhara
3.5 out of 5
1246-748 Sengokuhara, Hakone, Kanagawa, 250-0631
The price is $276 per night from Sep 12 to Sep 13
Stay at this 3.5-star vacation home in Hakone. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and private spa tubs. Popular attractions Hakone Kowakien Yunessun and Lake Ashi ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (21 reviews)
"The property was great! There were lots of useful things in the property and we enjoyed our stay. One thing we didn't like was that the cushions for outside foot bath were wet before we used them. Others were great and we definitely go back there again."

Reviewed on Jul 30, 2022

Rakuten STAY VILLA Hakone Sengokuhara
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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