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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 (465 votes)
Visited by: 989 users
 2  Open Air Museum
Exhibiting sculptures and paintings.
User rating: 84/100 (155 votes)
Visited by: 322 users
 3  Owakudani
Sulfurous vapors and warm rivers.
User rating: 83/100 (369 votes)
Visited by: 743 users
 4  Lake Ashinoko
Pretty caldera lake with views of Mount Fuji.
User rating: 81/100 (617 votes)
Visited by: 1177 users
 5  Hakone Shrine
Hakone's most famous Shinto shrine.
User rating: 79/100 (243 votes)
Visited by: 518 users
 6  Pola Museum
Art museum by the cosmetics company.
User rating: 76/100 (27 votes)
Visited by: 81 users
 7  Hakone Tozan Railway
Spectacular mountain railway line.
User rating: 78/100 (436 votes)
Visited by: 856 users
 8  Botanical Garden
Exhibiting various marsh and alpine plants.
User rating: 76/100 (73 votes)
Visited by: 199 users
 9  Hakone Glass no Mori
Small theme park about Venetian glass.
User rating: 75/100 (69 votes)
Visited by: 192 users
 10  Hakone Art Museum
Art museum with beautiful moss garden.
User rating: 75/100 (106 votes)
Visited by: 264 users
 11  Hakone Checkpoint
Remains of the old highway with checkpoint.
User rating: 71/100 (247 votes)
Visited by: 499 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 (98 votes)
Visited by: 275 users
 14  Gora Park
Attractive western style landscape park.
User rating: 68/100 (116 votes)
Visited by: 295 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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Hotels and Ryokan
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Hakone Senkei
Choose from Japanese traditional ryokan, private guest residence and budget hotel. 10 min walk from Hakone Yumoto station.
Hakone Hotel
Fujiya Hotel View Annex, a resort hotel by Lake Ashi with views of the peak of Mt. Fuji.
Kinnotake Tonosawa
Each Japanese-style room has an open-air hot spring pool. 3 min from Hakone- Yumoto Stn., this high-class ryokan was built in 2013 and serves kaiseki meals.
Kinnotake in Hakone
Enjoy kaiseki cuisine for breakfast and dinner in your guest room in this luxury ryokan. All guest rooms are furnished with an open-air hot spring bath.

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 1113 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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