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Hakone

Hakone needs little introduction. Home to some of the best views of the iconic Mount Fuji and replete with lush and rich nature, it's one of Japan's top tourist destinations. And for good reason. Located within Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park, the area is home to a multitude of hot spring resorts, shrines and lakes such as the beautiful Lake Ashi (Ashi-no-ko).

One of the top attractions in this location, west of Tokyo, is Owakudani which is essentially a volcanic, boiling valley with active sulphur vents and hot springs. It was said to have been created around 3 millennia ago as a result of a volcanic explosion. 

It's not all volcanoes and hot springs in Hakone, as the region hosts the glorious Hakone Open Air Museum. It opened in 1969 and includes art work from some seriously big artistic names such as Picasso, Taro Okamoto, Churyo Sato and many more.

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Trips in Hakone

A Day of Hakone's Charms

A Day of Hakone's Charms

Multi day Western Area
Hakone Geopark Walking Course

Hakone Geopark Walking Course

Full day Western Area
The Art and Nature of Hakone

The Art and Nature of Hakone

Full day Western Area
Enoshima to Hakone: Shopping and Sightseeing Tour

Enoshima to Hakone: Shopping and Sightseeing Tour

Multi day Western Area

Things to do in Hakone

Owakudani

Owakudani

Western Area
Silver Grass Plant Community

Silver Grass Plant Community

Western Area
Old Hakone Highway Cedar-lined Road

Old Hakone Highway Cedar-lined Road

Western Area
Hakone Tozan Railway

Hakone Tozan Railway

Western Area