See & DoPopular Things to Do in Hakone
Hakone and Kawaguchiko are two beautiful places that are conveniently connected by bus. See the different beauty of Japan from both.
Hakone is well known for the abundance of hot springs in the area, also known as onsen. Japanese people have loved hot springs since ancient times. This is because onsen heals the body and soul. In this article, we will discuss the relationship between hot springs and the Japanese people, and introduce the beauty and anti-aging benefits of hot springs.
Japanese culture experience starts at Hakone Sekisho Tabimonogatari Kan.
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.
Hakone has many hiking trails with different lengths and levels of difficulty. Each Hakone trail has a wonderful story and abundant natural sites to see along the way. Hakone has just released an English hiking map available at local stations and information centers.
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.