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Hakone 
# 10   of 175 destinations
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Hakone () is part of the Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park, less than 100 kilometers from Tokyo. Famous for hot springs, natural beauty and the view of nearby Mt. Fuji, Hakone is one of the most popular destinations among Japanese and international tourists looking for a break from Tokyo.

Attractions
 1  Hakone Hot Springs
Found in large numbers across Hakone.
User rating: 88/100 (463 votes)
Visited by: 983 users
 2  Open Air Museum
Exhibiting sculptures and paintings.
User rating: 84/100 (155 votes)
Visited by: 321 users
 3  Owakudani
Sulfurous vapors and warm rivers.
User rating: 83/100 (367 votes)
Visited by: 740 users
 4  Lake Ashinoko
Pretty caldera lake with views of Mount Fuji.
User rating: 81/100 (611 votes)
Visited by: 1169 users
 5  Hakone Shrine
Hakone's most famous Shinto shrine.
User rating: 79/100 (242 votes)
Visited by: 517 users
 6  Pola Museum
Art museum by the cosmetics company.
User rating: 76/100 (27 votes)
Visited by: 80 users
 7  Hakone Tozan Railway
Spectacular mountain railway line.
User rating: 78/100 (433 votes)
Visited by: 849 users
 8  Botanical Garden
Exhibiting various marsh and alpine plants.
User rating: 76/100 (73 votes)
Visited by: 198 users
 9  Hakone Art Museum
Art museum with beautiful moss garden.
User rating: 75/100 (106 votes)
Visited by: 262 users
 10  Hakone Glass no Mori
Small theme park about Venetian glass.
User rating: 75/100 (68 votes)
Visited by: 190 users
 11  Hakone Checkpoint
Remains of the old highway with checkpoint.
User rating: 71/100 (245 votes)
Visited by: 497 users
 12  Detached Palace
Public park with views of Mount Fuji.
User rating: 71/100 (64 votes)
Visited by: 143 users
 13  Gotemba Outlet Mall
Popular outlet mall in Gotemba, near Hakone.
User rating: 69/100 (99 votes)
Visited by: 274 users
 14  Gora Park
Attractive western style landscape park.
User rating: 68/100 (116 votes)
Visited by: 294 users
 

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Access and Orientation
Access and Orientation
How to get to and around Hakone.

Hakone Free Pass
Pass for getting to and around Hakone.

Hakone Round Course
An attractive way of visiting Hakone.

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Fujiya Hotel View Annex, a resort hotel by Lake Ashi with views of the peak of Mt. Fuji.

Tours and Packages
Mount Fuji and Hakone Tours
Various tours and travel packages for Mount Fuji and surroundings.

User Ratings
Ratings for Hakone:
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User Rating (by 1105 users):
86/100
  recommended

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English Links
Hakone Tourism
Official English website.
Odawara Hakone Systematized Goodwill Guide Club
Odawara and Hakone volunteer guide services in English.

Japanese Links
Hakone Town
Official website.

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News and Reports
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November 14, 2012
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