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`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.
A wonderful day use onsen in Hakone for those looking for a traditional and refined atmosphere.
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.