A Mini Trip to Tokyo’s Suburb
Discover the Still Unknown Places of Hakone

What is Hakone?

Situated on the southwestern side of Kanagawa Prefecture, Hakone developed as a mountain town surrounded by abundant nature around Lake Ashinoko known as a caldera lake. It is a popular onsen resort area in the suburbs of Tokyo. Its excellent location offers one of the best views of Mt. Fuji in Japan.

Access

From Odawara

●Izuhakone Bus
From Bus Stop No. 5 at East Exit of Odawara Sta., get on the Z route bus headed to Hakone Sekisho-ato or Hakone-machi, or the U route bus headed to Hakone-en. Approx. 50 minutes to the “Motohakone” bus stop.
●Hakone Tozan Bus
From Bus Stop No. 3 at East Exit of Odawara Sta., get on the H route bus headed to Motohakone-ko(Port) or Hakone-machi-ko(Port). Approx. 50 minutes to the “Motohakone-ko(Port)” bus stop.
* Buses of both routes stop at Hakone-Yumoto Sta.

From Atami

●Izuhakone Bus
From Bus Stop No. 2 of Atami Sta., get on the Atami Hakone route bus headed to either Hakone Sekisho-ato, Motohakone, or Hakone-en. Approx. 1 hour to the “Hakone Sekisho-ato” bus stop.

From Gotemba

●Odakyu Hakone Highway Bus
From Otomeguchi Exit of Gotemba Sta., get on the Hakone route bus. Approx. 2 hours and 35 minutes to the “Hakone-en” bus stop.

From Tokyo (Ikebukuro & Shinagawa)

●Seibu Bus
Ride the Prince Express Hakone Lake Ashinoko from Sunshine City Prince Hotel in Ikebukuro. Approx. 3.5-hour ride to The Prince Hakone Lake Ashinoko.
* Transit stops: Ikebukuro Sta., Shinagawa Sta., Hakone-Yumoto Sta., and Motohakone.

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One-way fare for the Prince Express Hakone Lake Ashinoko discounted to ¥1,000.

Convenient Hakone Transportation Pass

The transportation pass is convenient for getting around Hakone. Foreign visitors can purchase a cute ticket made of wood (a paper ticket can also be purchased). It is a two-day, all-you-can-ride ticket for the Hakone Komagatake Ropeway, Hakone Ashinoko (Lake Ashi) Boat Cruise, Izuhakone Bus on designated sections between Hakone Station and Odawara, Atami, Yugawara, and Manazuru Stations, and more. It also offers benefits, such as one-time free admission for Hakone-en Aquarium and discounts at partner facilities.

Recommended Hotel

The unique architecture on the lakeshore is stunning. All rooms have a spacious balcony.

The Prince Hakone Lake Ashinoko

Hakone-en
Perfect lodging for a trip to Hakone

The Prince Hakone Lake Ashinoko located on the Lake Ashinoko shore is close to Hakone-en Port, offering easy access to different destinations. It is the perfect lodging for sightseeing in Hakone. The building designed by architect Togo Murano was given a round shape to enable guests to enjoy the beautiful Hakone scenery. The full renovation of West Wing completed in March 2018 ensures an even more comfortable stay for guests.

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Beautiful views of Lake Ashinoko and Mt. Fuji can be seen from the guest room window.

Ryuguden (Ryokan)

Hakone-en
The finest Japanese-style onsen lodging

Ryuguden (Ryokan), a lodging facility, is adjacent to the onsen spa facility Ryuguden Honkan. From its Japanese-style guest rooms to its onsen, the ryokan offers hospitable services to meet the needs of guests. Overnight guests are also free to use the onsen at Ryuguden Honkan.

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Spend a relaxing time away from the stresses of daily life in this unique building resembling a European castle.

Hakone Sengokuhara Prince Hotel

Sengokuhara
Luxurious resort hotel in the mountains

Guests can enjoy vast natural beauty at Hakone Sengokuhara Prince Hotel that resembles a European castle and is surrounded by mountains. The hotel has rooms with a balcony, outdoor baths with views of Hakone’s mountain range, and a high ceiling restaurant serving splendid cuisine—facilities and services to ensure a relaxing and luxuriant stay.

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All guest rooms have a different style and color scheme.

Hakone Yunohana Prince Hotel

Ashinoyu
An ultimate onsen lodging that will take one on a spiritual retreat

A peaceful onsen lodging with four stunning low-rise wings. All buildings were renovated in 2017, which have added a modern touch to the Japanese-style onsen lodging. Visitors can stay overnight or simply spend the day at the onsen spa facility.

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Experiences in Hakone by travelers from overseas

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