Hakone (Hakone, Kanagawa Pref.)
This a hot springs region close to the center of the city with views of Mt. Fuji and Lake Ashinoko
- (Mar. - May)
- (Jun. - Aug.)
- (Sept. - Nov.)
- (Dec. - Feb.)
- : Culture
- : Gourmet
- : Relaxation
- : Shopping
- : Scenery
- : Convenience
- Hakone Barrier Station
Established in the first part of the Edo Period (from the first part of the 17th century through the middle of the 19th century) the Hakone Barrier Station now has displays showing the characteristics of that age, including buildings, furnishings, and weapons, etc.
The region is blessed with a natural environment with many hot springs gushing out of the ground everywhere you go, and there are over 17 hot springs resorts in the area. Here you can see views of the unique Mt. Fuji from the famous tourist spots in the area, such as Lake Ashinoko and Owakudani Gorge.
- Hakone Marquetry Handiwork
Hakone marquetry handiwork was designated a national traditional craft product in May of 1984, and there are many types produced, from more practical items to pure works of art. Here you can take part in participation-type programs making examples of the handiwork.
- Arranged wooden marquetry handiwork, in which pieces of wood are arranged to form patterns in this traditional wooden handicraft form
- By train:
- Shinjuku Station - Hakoneyumoto Station; about 1 hour 25 minutes
- Hakone Town Tourism Division, Tourism Planning Department - Hakone Town Tourist Association (Foundation)