Explore the breathtaking natural wonders of Japan in Hakone, including the majestic Mount Fuji.
Hakone is part of the Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park, famous for its steaming hot springs and alpine views. The star attraction here is of course Mount Fuji, Japan’s highest mountain and one of the world’s tallest island volcanos.
This beautifully scenic area is a welcome break if you’ve just come from the bright lights of bustling Tokyo. It boasts dense forests, mineral-rich waters and some truly gorgeous vistas, one of the highlights being the view across the pretty caldera Lake Ashinko to Mount Fuji beyond. Look closely and you may even see a replica pirate ship or too sailing across the lake.
Feeling brave? You’ll need to head up high for the best views in Hakone. You can hit the heights of the Hakone Ropeway, Komagatake Ropeway or the Enoura Observatory, which also has a surprise gallery of contemporary art. For a more leisurely journey, take a seat on the spectacular Hakone Tozan Mountain Railway.
Hakone is a highly unique, special and surprising place. It has all kinds of weird and wonderful marvels to discover, from reconstructed castles, ancient temples and botanical gardens to art museums, open air sculpture exhibitions and even a small theme park dedicated to Venetian glass. In short, you’ll never be bored here, not when there’s an unforgettable experience to be had around almost every corner.
Visit Hakone in winter for romantic snow-dusted and steamy scenery, and don’t forget to take your camera – as you simply won’t be able to believe how beautiful it is here.
Plan your trip to Hakone & Mount Fiji today.