Hakone, part of the Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park, is a popular sightseeing area where visitors can enjoy natural beauty, colourful flowers blooming throughout the year and scenic views including Mount Fuji, Lake Ashi and Owakudani Valley (the crater). Hakone (hako=box ne=root) looks just like a box surrounded by mountains. Geologically, it is formed by a type of volcanic activity, a caldera, about 180,000 and 49,000-60,000 years ago. In addition, it is one of the reasons the Lake Ashi and hot springs were formed. It is most notable for its 25,000 tons of hot spring water and 20 kinds of hot springs. Relaxing in onsen is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Japan. Within the hotel, you can enjoy the sulfate pools, rich in calcium and magnesium, melting away that fatigue in beautiful natural settings. It will no doubt be one of your most unforgettable experiences in Japan.
Blessed with its natural wonderful environment, we highly recommend you use the railways, cars and boats to fully enjoy its scenery and nature. There is a mountain railway that runs through a valley, aerial ropeways that allow you to view Mount Fuji on a sunny day and also sightseeing boats to enjoy its superb scenery.
Hakone is also a showcase for art. Art-related attractions include Japan's first open-air museum, The Hakone Open-Air Museum, as well as the Venetian Glass Museum, the Museum of Saint-Exupery – the Little Prince – in Hakone, the Pola Museum of Art, the Lalique Museum, Hakone Art Museum and others offering first-rate collections.
Discover all that Hakone has to offer during our on- and off-site activities. Our Front Desk team will be delighted to help you with further recommendations and arrangements for a variety of leisure pursuits.