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2 Days, 1 Night - Early Summer Fireflies and Outlet Shopping in Hakone

Western Area 12h30m

This plan will take you to enjoy a summer night in Hakone, where you'll be staying. At the Sounzan station where the Hakone Tozan Cable Car has a stopover, there is the Sounzan Observation Deck, where there's a vast, breathtaking view of Odawara and Sagami Bay. The night sky filled with glittering stars is also a sight beautiful beyond words.

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Hakone Open-Air Museum

Biggest feature is the outdoor art museum. With the beautiful scenery and mountains of Hakone in the background, you can enjoy art. There are approximately 120 modern and contemporary pieces of artwork made by famous sculptors displayed here.

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Hakone Sightseeing Cruise

The Hakone Sightseeing Cruise offers sightseeing boats that sail around Lake Ashinoko, a popular spot in Hakone. There are three boats: Royal II, Victory, and Queen Ashinoko, and passengers can board the cruise at any of the three ports along the edge of the lake. Those ports are Hakonemachi-ko, Motohakone-ko, or Togendai-ko. We recommend the cruise that leaves from Motohakone-ko, as you can vi...

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Haya river of Hakone, the habitat of fireflies

Many fireflies appear and fly at Haya river for two weeks from early in June. Although the number of fireflies is variable depending on the year, the scenery of the light of fireflies dancing on the green surface of the river is fantastic. At the 'Hakone-Yumoto fireflies park', 3 minutes from Hakone-Yumoto station, you can see the dance of fireflies in the center of Hakone, which was revived by...

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Pola Museum of Art

This private museum, operated by the Pola Art Foundation, houses around 9,500 works of art featuring impressionist masterpieces, including those by Monet and Renoir, as well as Japanese traditional and oil paintings, glass crafts and make-up tools collected by Tsuneshi Suzuki, the former owner of Pola Orbis Group. The museum consists of 5 exhibition rooms: Western arts and modern Japanese arts ...

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Sengokuhara Choanji

You can enjoy autumn leaves without large crowds here, although this is a famous spot for autumn leaves and the statues of 500 Rakans. Choanji, which is a Soto sect temple, is designated as one of '100 best temples with flowers of East Japan', and blue flowers called Iwa-Jishan in October are particulary beautiful.

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