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A once in a lifetime experience, exclusive to Hakone

Western Area 4h15m

As a traveller, you want to try something out that you can do nowhere else in the world right? Only in Hakone can you see Biakal seals and look up to the iconic Mt. Fuji riding on a ropeway gondola.

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Hakone-en Aquarium

This aquarium opened in 1979 is the second highest aquarium in Japan. Hakone-en Aquarium consists of both fresh-water and salt water sections, and “Baikal Seal Square” displays over 32,000 sea and fresh-water creatures from 450 species. You can’t underestimate an aquarium on a mountain-top, as it features a sunken vessel in the massive 7 meter-deep tank with 1,255 tons of water, large sharks an...

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Komagatake Rope-Way

A 7-minute ropeway ride leads to the summit of Hakone Komagatake, 1327 meters above sea level. The view from the summit offers the full landscape of Hakone, centered around Ashinoko Lake, with the splendid, panoramic view from the majestic Mount Fuji to the north all the way to Suruga Bay, the Izu Peninsula, the 7 islands of Izu, the Shonan coast, and the Boso Peninsula far away. The ropeway is...

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Hakone Museum of Photography

Hakone Museum of Photography, which opened in 2002, is a small art museum located in a quiet spot admist the nature of Gora, Hakone. The exhibition hall was established in a part of the grounds of the residence of the Yamada and Endo families, who have practiced photography for generations. The inside of the hall is a gallery that features the warmth of natural cypress. Guests are welcome to...

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