The Hakone Ekiden is one of Japan`s most popular sporting events. The collegiate relay race takes runners from Tokyo to Hakone and back over two days.
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.
If you are inked there are still many wonderful opportunities to enjoy the Japanese hot spring in Hakone
Yumoto is the gateway to the Hakone area with the main train station and a wide variety of shops, restaurants, and accommodation.
Hakone has many hiking trails with different lengths and levels of difficulty. Each Hakone trail has a wonderful story and abundant natural sites to see along the way. Hakone has just released an English hiking map available at local stations and information centers.
Celebrate the festive time of year with beautiful winter illuminations throughout the Hakone area. There are different museums and locations where you can see the wonderful lights during the winter season.