Owakudani, the steaming vents of Hakone are a highlight of any visit to the area. See, feel, and experience the wonders of Japan
Hakone is a wonderful place to see and experience different activities. The history and culture of the area is a wonderful setting to discover much of Japan`s beauty. Many of the activities are cultural or take advantage of the natural beauty of the area. These are the best things to do in Hakone while you are here.
Hakone`s Kosui Festival starts soon! Hakone has a week of festivities centered around Lake Ashi and the historic Hakone Shrine. The Hakone Summer Festival Week will be held from 7/31 to 8/5. This is a week full of festivities, fireworks, food stalls, and live performances. Each evening there will be a fireworks event on the shores of Lake Ashi.
Yosegi Zaiku is a special type of woodwork with origins in the mountains of Hakone. This craft has hundreds of years of history and is designated as a special craft of Japanese culture. This craft used different naturally colored wood layed out in intricate geometric patterns to make complex and beautiful designs.