Discover the culture, history, nature, and beauty of Japan in Hakone. Hakone lies on between Tokyo and Kyoto on the famous Tokaido Road, travelled by samurai, dignitaries, and visitors for centuries. Hakone is in the heart of a national park with some of the best onsen in Japan. The mountains of Hakone have hot springs, museums, and activities to discover and experience. Many of Hakone`s charms lie off the beaten path and it is easy to step away from the more popular spots to find your special place to make that wonderful memory.
A wonderful day use onsen in Hakone for those looking for a traditional and refined atmosphere.
Hakone Shrine is one of the most popular destinations in the area. The shrine has a history of more than 1000 years. The shrine has been popular with samurai, celebrities, and travelers for centuries. Come visit and experience the culture and history of Japan.
Owakudani, the steaming vents of Hakone are a highlight of any visit to the area. See, feel, and experience the wonders of Japan
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.