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.
Sengokuhara is the large highland valley near Lake Ashi. This area is famous for museums, resorts, golfing, and access to the Mt. Fuji area.
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.
The Fuji Hakone Izu National Park is located just south of Tokyo. Hakone is at the heart of this park and gives you easy access to the natural wonders, activities, and sites of the area.