There are events and festivals in Hakone to enjoy throughout the year. Hakone has a long and interesting history reflected in the celebrations during the year. There are festivals and fireworks in summer, famous sporting events in the winter, and wonderful local festivals you can explore and enjoy. The local community is open and welcoming to have you visit, learn, and experience this special side of Japanese culture.
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.
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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.