Hakone Sekisho Tabimonogatari Kan
Japanese culture experience starts at Hakone Sekisho Tabimonogatari Kan.
Walk the streets of Hakone to see something beautiful
Japanese architecture is really unique in the world. There have been influences from around the world, different periods of time, but most importantly the domestic development of techniques using Japanese materials. In Hakone you can take a tour exploring the traditional wood work techniques of temple builders, see the western influenced designs from a century ago, and explore the Japanese inn.
The designs, buildings, and places of Hakone give you a chance to learn and feel the history and culture of Japan. Even exploring the entrance and hallways of a traditional Japanese ryokan can give you insight that would be hard to discover anywhere else. There are also pieces of modern architectural masters hidden throughout the hills of Hakone as vacation villas or art museums. We encourage you to explore the details to see the big picture.
A day trip to Hakone is one of the best ways to spend a day outside Tokyo. An overnight trip is the best way to see the area, but you can get all the highlights in one day!
The Hakone Ekiden is one of Japan`s most popular sporting events. The collegiate relay race takes runners from Tokyo to Hakone and back over two days.
Celebrate the festive time of year with beautiful winter illuminations throughout the Hakone area. There are different museums and locations where you can see the wonderful lights during the winter season.
A Ryokan is a Japanese traditional inn. Sometimes modern and sometimes with a history of hundreds of years. A stay in a ryokan during your time in Japan is an amazing experience
A wonderful day use onsen in Hakone for those looking for a traditional and refined atmosphere.
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.