During the winter months there is a “Winter Illumination Project” being held throughout the Hakone area. This is the second year this even will be held at different locations throughout the Hakone area. The them for this year`s festivities is “lanterns”. Winter light displays can be found at museums, hotels, parks, and other open spaces in the area until February 29, 2020.
Here is a list of locations to enjoy the wonderful winter lights to add a bit or warmth and brightness to your stay in the Hakone area during the winter months.
Hakone is a wonderful place to see and experience different activities. The history and culture of the area is a wonderful setting to discover much of Japan`s beauty. Many of the activities are cultural or take advantage of the natural beauty of the area. These are the best things to do in Hakone while you are here.
It is spring and time for cherry blossoms. Hakone has many wonderful sports to view the beauty of the cherry blossoms in 2019. The various altitudes in the Hakone area give you a longer window of time to see the beautiful flowers. From the traditional roads of Yumoto to the trees around Lake Ashi, Hakone has cherry blossoms throughout the area.
Hakone is a place of natural beauty and geological marvels. The majority of Hakone is located with the walls of an ancient volcano with the dormant Owakudani area at the center of the area.
This shrine gives good luck for money and business.Recently it is popular for women wishing marriage.
See and feel the history of the samurai age. The Hakone Sekishou is a reconstructed checkpoint used to control the flow of people and control Japan under the Tokugawa Shogunate.
This warm and historic teahouse serves the traditional amazake drink by the 13th generation of the same family in a wonderfully preserved building. Visit to feel the history and hospitality of Japan.