Hakone, Japan, is a mountain town in Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park that's famed for its hot springs, panoramic Mount Fuji views and an iconic Shinto shrine with a red torii gate. You can tour Lake Ashi by boat and see the shrine from the waters, as well as explore the Owakudani Valley sulphur springs. The hot springs are known as Onsen. Yunessun is a modern version of an indoor hot springs spa for adults that you'll certainly want to experience. The natural beauty of this region cannot be understated, and you can learn all about its history at places like the Hakone Open-Air Museum.

Other popular destinations in Hakone include the Pola Museum of Art and Hakone Venetian Glass Museum, also called the Glass Forest. Among the most popular times to visit here is early spring, when the cherry blossoms erupt to paint the entire landscape a brilliant pink.

What to see & do in Hakone

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Things to do in Hakone include visiting stunning museums, peaceful and beautiful spiritual sites and scenic lakes, and enjoying outdoor adventures, spa treatments and family excursions. If you want history, it's everywhere you look at places like the Pola Museum of Art and the Hakone Open-Air Museum or the Hakone Venetian Glass Museum. If you're seeking meditative peace and serenity, find it at spots like the Hakone Shrine.To capture gorgeous,...

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Where & what to eat in Hakone

Food and dining in Hakone allows you to experience authentic Japanese cuisine with fusion food, local colour and food specialities that you can only find in regional restaurants here. The signature delicacy of this region is kuro tamago, or black eggs. It's made by boiling eggs in 80° C spring water for an hour, then moving them to 100° C water for 15 minutes. The exposure to volcanic gas turns...

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Where to shop & what to buy in Hakone

  • 9 Best Places to Go Shopping in Hakone

    Hakone is full of worthwhile places to go shopping. Followers of fashion will love the outlet malls and department stores, while crafts and traditional sweets make for excellent souvenirs. Specialist anime shops are another must-visit for fans of anime culture. For seafood, your best bet is to go to Odawara and Atami. It's easy to get there by train or by...

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Where to go & what to do at night in Hakone

  • 9 Best Things to Do After Dinner in Hakone

    Hakone at night is a magical place. Once you've enjoyed soaking in a famous hot spring and have had dinner, what next? If you like hot springs, you might want to look for an inn or facility that offers day-trip baths and enjoy touring different hot springs that way. In Hakone, some restaurants and shops have footbaths. If you're travelling with...

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  • Hakone Travel Essentials

    Our Hakone Travel Essentials lays out the essential information you need to help you plan your trip to one of the most popular destinations in Japan. No matter how frequently you travel, some questions will always need answers: What's the weather like? How can I get from Tokyo Haneda (HND) Airport to my hotel? What currency and type of plug...

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