Fully explore Hakone

Western Area 8h30m

From aquariums and sightseeing cruises to hot springs, this is for anyone who wants to enjoy Hakone inside out. Along with the highest saltwater aquarium in Japan, Lake Ashi offers a splendid view all around.

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Hakone-en is a comprehensive recreational facility with many attractions, restaurant, and souvenir shops. It serves as a convenient base for sightseeing in Hakone as both the Ashinoko Lake Leisure Cruise and Komagatake Ropeway have stations here.

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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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Lake Ashi Leisure Cruise

The Lake Ashi Leisure Cruise opened as the first catamaran cruise ship in Japan in 1920, and currently operates a liner service between the 4 ports of Hakone Sekisho-ato, Moto-Hakone, Hakone-en, and the terminal Kojiri. A circular route starting from one of the 4 ports and coming back to the same port through the other 3 ports is also available. As a catamaran features two parallel hulls of equ...

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Hakone Kowaki-en Yunessun

This recreational facility consists of 2 areas: the “Yunessun” play area for playing in the water in bathing suits and the “Forest spa” relaxing hot spring bathing area. “Yunessun” contains some unique baths, such as the “authentic coffee bath” and the “open-air wine bath,” as well as “Rodeo Mountain,” Hakone’s only water slider. There’s also “Doctor Fish’s footbath,” which provides a unique se...

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