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Time travel to the Edo Period. Use an Irori fireplace and try being a samurai

Western Area 6h30m

This course makes use of the Hakone Free Pass. Dine on amazake and chikara-mochi around the sunken hearth at “Amazake-Chaya”, a long-established restaurant that has been around since the Edo Period. At Hakone Mononofu-no-Sato Art Museum you can try wearing armor. For your accommodation enjoy a luxurious trip while staying at the Kanaya Resort Hakone which opened in November 2017 and sits in a vast 6500-tsubo (approximately 21.5 km²) forest.

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Amazake Chaya Teahouse

Located next-door to the Hakone Tokaido Museum, Amazake Chaya Teahouse has been in business for 12 successive generations since it was established in the Edo era. They serve homemade, all-natural, sugar-free amazake, a sweet drink made from fermented rice, and hand-pounded, char-grilled bincho mochi rice cakes, which are very soft and tasty. Experience the time-honored delicacies that the trave...

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Hakone-jinja Shrine

Hakone Shrine has been considered to be one of the most prestigious shrines in the Kanto region and is the site of prayers for traffic safety, realization of wishes, and good luck/expelling bad luck. The origin of the shrine dates back to the reign of Emperor Kōshō, about 2,400 years ago, when the holy priest Shosen was enshrined as the object of worship in Komagatake, Hakone, which since that ...

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The Great Garden, which boasts a vast site, was inherited from the former Iwakasi residence, and has been maintained to be even easier to stroll around and feel even closer to nature. The garden, built to cleverly make the most of the hilly terrain, has been designed so that the flowers and trees of all four seasons blend into the brave figure of Mount Fuji and the deep blue of the Ashino-ko la...

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Hakone Mononofunosato Museum

Armor, helmets, matchlock guns, tachi longswords, ukiyo-e, and hanging scrolls from the Edo period up to the Kamakura period are on display. Visitors are invited to have the unique experience of wearing a suit of armor. Take a trip back in time to the Sengoku period at Hakone's Sengokuhara.

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Kanaya Resort Hakone was opened in 2017 and is modeled after the forest villa cherished by Senji "John" Kanaya, founder of Hotel Kanaya Kinugawa. Enjoy the blissful relaxation offered by its Hakone-quality hot spring, which draws its waters from Owakudani Valley, from the comfort of your hotel room.

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