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.
Yumoto is the gateway to the Hakone area with the main train station and a wide variety of shops, restaurants, and accommodation.
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.
This unique botanical garden, which display most of the aquatic plants seen in japanese wetlands, was first established in 1976. The botanical garden is located in Hakone-Sengokuhara, 650m (2,200 feet ) above sea level.
Hakone is right next to Hakone. Access to the beautiful mountain is easy by car or bus and there are amazing spots to see Fuji from the peaks of Hakone. Visiting Fuji is one of the most popular things to do in Hakone.