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The Fuji Hakone Izu National Park is located just south of Tokyo. Hakone is at the heart of this park and gives you easy access to the natural wonders, activities, and sites of the area.
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.
Hakone has so many things to offer. This is a seasonal newspaper to share the events and news of the area to visitors. Take a look, download, and enjoy!
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.
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
Hakone is a mountainous region just outside of Tokyo. Because of the wide range of elevation levels there are different features to the weather and climate throughout the year. Summers are cooler than the oppressive heat of Tokyo and in winter you have a good chance of seeing some snow. Here is a introduction into Hakone weather.
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.
Japan`s most watched and beloved sporting event is a race between Tokyo and Hakone. The Hakone Ekiden is a collegiate relay marathon race ran on January 2nd and 3rd.
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.
Information is up to date as of October 31th 11:00am. Information about the typhoon damage to the Hakone area
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 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.
The JR Railpass can help you get to Hakone. The Odakyu Freepass is your best option for the Hakone area, but the Japan Railpass can be convenient.