Every spring in Hakone thousands of hydrangea bloom among the mountains. The blooming hydrangea line the famed Hakone Tozan Railway between Yumoto and Gora and are lit up for a special experience called the "Ajisai Train" in the evening.
Hakone is most famous for hot springs, traditional ryokan, rich nature, museums, and historical sites. Hakone is a mountainous area that lies on the the famous Tokaido Road connecting Tokyo and Kyoto. Hakone is easily accessibly from Tokyo by train.
Hakone is one of the most famous places to see and meet Geisha. There are events throughout the year to give visitors a chance to see, interact, and experience this amazing part of Japanese culture and history.
Your guide to using a hot spring in Japan. Learn how to onsen the Japanese way. Rules to enjoy the onsen, the traditional Japanese hot spring and that has been enjoyed for centuries, an truly unique Japanese experience
The JR Railpass is one of the most convenient tools to use during your trip to Japan. Here is how to use your JR Railpass to get to Hakone.