Introduction to Hakone
The Hakone area, which is surrounded by nature that includes Ashinoko Lake and and Mt. Komagatake is one of Japan's premier hot spring resorts.
There are 20 hot springs around the Hakone area, such as Yumoto Onsen, Gora Onsen, and Miyanoshita Onsen, and you can experience ryokan inns, which are a concentration of Japanese culture. There are also plenty of destinations where you can feel the power of nature and the earth and outdoor areas, such as Owakudani which is famous for black eggs, Sengokuhara Plateau where marsh plants grow in clumps, and the pleasure boats going back and forth across Ashinoko Lake.
In addition, there are numerous unique museums, and it is famous as a cultural area too. Mt. Fuji, which can be viewed close up, presents a variety of appearances from season to season. Enjoy the magnificent and beautiful Mt. Fuji to your heart's content.
Hakone: Owakudani Volcano Information Update
A volcanic alert level for Hakone Owakudani has been raised to Level 2. The target area of the near-crater warning is a very limited area within the Hakone area. At the present time, access to the affected area is being restricted. More information