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.
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.
Continue our exploration of Hakone from Owakudani down to Lake Ashi and back to Yumoto
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.
A wonderful day use onsen in Hakone for those looking for a traditional and refined atmosphere.
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.