Hakone defines the iconic image of Japan – with the majestic backdrop of Mount Fujiyama as it rises out of coniferous forest covered mountainsides, lakes and hot springs (onsen). If Tokyo marks the pulsating heart of the country, Hakone is its tranquil heart, offering a peaceful stay. Centered around beautiful Lake Ashino-ko, the traditional gate (torii) of Hakone stands by its serene waters welcoming you into this sacred region. There is much to do for the more energetic traveler as well, as this is the perfect spot for hiking along the many trails marking the surrounding mountains and lakes. As you climb higher, enjoy spectacular views of the beautiful countryside spread out below. Immerse yourself in the quaint and charming world of the traditional Japanese inns and bathhouses dotting Hakone. A dip into a hot spring is the ideal way to complete your day after trekking and breathing in the views!
View of Mt Fuji volcano, enjoy the views from a pirate ship
Natural hot springs and Onsen
Ropeway over Volcanic plains, overlooking the sulphuric fumes
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Places: Tokyo (4 days) → Hakone (2) → Kyoto (3) → Kōyasan (1) → Osaka (2) → Tokyo (1)
Tour Highlights: Imperial Palace, Meiji Shrine, River cruise to Asakusa, View of Mt Fuji volcano, enjoy the...
Gora Hanaougi, an elegant boutique hotel, offers you a luxurious stay at Hakone. Overlooking the mountains and forests of this beautiful region of Japan, the natural beauty of its highland setting is the hotel’s biggest draw.
Pax Yoshino is a well-kept and serene property set in Hakone, located just a 12-minute walk away from Hakone Yumoto Station. Enjoy state-of-the-art amenities during your stay in an authentic Japanese room right on the riverside.