Hakone has welcomed travelers for centuries. This unique area has historic temples, Fuji views, famous trains, delicious foods, amazing places to stay, and hot springs. Hakone is collection of villages within the high walls of a dormant volcano. You can discover wonderful experiences or get that famous picture of the shrine gates. There is a lot to see and do in Hakone and we welcome you to use the site to find your own special moment or contact us directly to get more personalized information. Welcome to Hakone.
Okada Mokichi, the founder of the museum, initially purchased a villa here in Gora that belonged to the twentieth-century tycoon Fujiyama Raita in 1944. He then gradually acquired adjacent lots to form what is today the Shinsenkyō garden.
The attached gardens offer the opportunity to enjoy changing views through seasons; the moss garden with maples, the rock garden Sekiraku-en (partially open), and the Japanese bush clover along the Hagi-no-michi path.
A new style hot-spring inn is newly added to "Hakone Kowakien," a major resort facility.