Hakone Sekisho Tabimonogatari Kan

Japanese culture experience starts at Hakone Sekisho Tabimonogatari Kan.

Japanese culture remains pronounced in the townscape of Hakone.I always went on trips in plain clothes. Of course, that’s because it’s fun. But today is a little different from the norm. I’m standing in these streets, clad in a beguiling and elegant kimono.I can see Hakone, looking different than it’s always looked,reflected in my eyes. This is the story of my Japanese self on a journey.


Kimono and matcha experiences — enjoy Japanese culture The Hakone Checkpoint Tabimonogatari-kan acts as a hub for tourism in Hakone, as it is where a boat and buses arrive and depart. They are also set up to offer Japanese culture experiences like kimono dressing and matcha preparation. In addition to the Hakone Checkpoint, there are scenic destinations nearby. You will also find a souvenir area, restaurant, noodle shop, and a newly-landscaped Japanese garden, the perfect spot to snap a picture.

Would you like to start a Japanese culture experience?

At Hakone Sekisho Tabimonogatari Kan, we offer kimono-dressing experience and Matcha (green tea) Experience that are suitable for the Hakone scenery. You can also stroll around the town and go sightseeing in the surrounding areas. Why not make memories of Hakone in slightly grown-up kimono finery? Also, with the Matcha experience, you can perform it yourself. We recommend this to you if you’d enjoy trying it yourself more than just watching.


【 Notes 】
※Men’s kimonos are also available.
※If you have a party of more than 6 people, please make a phone reservation in advance.
※Rates include rental fee.
※Please return your rented kimono by the specified time.
※The dressing time will take about 20 minutes. 
※During the winter season (12/1 – 3/19) there are days to stop selling B sets and C sets.

Area map

Take a short stroll and encounter a wide range of photogenic vistas! From traditional streetscapes to Japanese scenic beauty, and even trips to Hakone Shrine aboard a tour boat. If you’re lucky, you may even get a perfect shot of Mt. Fuji.

Area Lake Ashi
address 10 Hakone Hakone-town Ashigarashimo-gun Kanagawa-pref
Open Times 8:40~17:00
※Business hours may change depending on the season.

10:30~15:00 ※Coffee shop opens until 16:30
Soba shop
Website http://www.izuhakone.co.jp/sekisho-tabimonogatari/info/en.html/

Hakone Travel Ideas