By Vero

How to Visit Hakone from Tokyo

How Many Days to Stay in Hakone

1. You can go to Hakone on a day trip from Tokyo.  2. Like us, stay a night in Hakone and enjoy a day and a half there.  We stay in a Ryokan with a private onsen to experience the full Hakone Experience.

Best Things To Do in Hakone

Discover the best of Hakone, Japan, with an array of captivating experiences. Stunning natural beauty with scenic views of Mt. Fuji, hot springs, and traditional Japanese architecture.

Stay in a Ryokan

Staying in a ryokan in Hakone is like stepping into a traditional Japanese dream. Picture this: sliding doors, tatami mats, and the gentle sound of nature. It’s a unique, immersive experience that will transport you to a bygone era.

- Onsen Experience: Hakone, it boasts several ryokans, each offering their own unique hot spring baths.

- Private Onsens For those seeking tranquility and intimacy, private onsens are perfect.

- Public Onsens offer a more communal experience where you can interact with fellow visitors.

Lake Ashi and Mt. Fuji

Lake Ashinoko, is a picturesque lake formed in the caldera of Mt. Hakone. Surrounded by lush forests and majestic mountains, the lake offers breathtaking views of Mt. Fuji, especially on clear days.

Catch a Cruise on Lake Ashi

Another must-do activity in Hakone is taking a Hakone Sightseeing Cruise on the beautiful Lake Ashi.  As you gently cruise across the peaceful lake, you’ll have the opportunity to admire the picturesque surroundings, including the iconic Mount Komagatake.

Owakudani Valley and Black Egg

Another must-visit spot in Hakone is Owakudani Valley, an active volcanic area that showcases the region’s geothermal energy. The steaming sulfur vents and bubbling hot springs create an otherworldly atmosphere.

Beautiful Hakone Shrine

At the Hakone Shrine, you’ll find a spiritual atmosphere set in beautiful natural surroundings. The shrine is dedicated to the deities that protect Hakone’s waters and sits on the shores of Lake Ashinoko.

Hiking Trails of Hakone

Hakone boasts an extensive network of hiking trails for all levels. One popular route starts in the Owakudani Valley and traverses through dense forests, offering spectacular views of the surrounding mountains and Lake Ashinoko.