Hakone`s Kosui Festival starts soon! Hakone has a week of festivities centered around Lake Ashi and the historic Hakone Shrine. The Hakone Summer Festival Week will be held from 7/31 to 8/5. This is a week full of festivities, fireworks, food stalls, and live performances. Each evening there will be a fireworks event on the shores of Lake Ashi.
From Geisha experience to traditional Japanese garden visit, these local tours in Hakone open up a window into Japanese tradition. Browse through these experiences to find what interests you, and make sure to book in advance to guarantee your spot.
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.
Yosegi Zaiku is a special type of woodwork with origins in the mountains of Hakone. This craft has hundreds of years of history and is designated as a special craft of Japanese culture. This craft used different naturally colored wood layed out in intricate geometric patterns to make complex and beautiful designs.