What to Expect
Would you like to enjoy the beauty of nature, a short hike, art museums, Japanese history, and relaxing in a hot spring?
Then Hakone is the right place for you!
Hakone is located about 90 km southwest of Tokyo. Hakone was designated as a national park in 1938. Its scenic beauty owes much to the volcanic activities in the past. We can see the volcanic activity only in Owakudani now. You'll be amazed by the sulfurous fumes coming out from rock crevices. A beautiful lake called Lake Ashi was also created by volcanic activities about 3,000 years ago.
Hakone is famous for its many hot springs. I recommend you to stay at Japanese inn in Hakone. Soak in the hot spring especially the open air bath and forget about the stress of your daily life. You'll sleep in a futon on a Tatami mat and eat delicious Japanese food. I'm sure staying at a Japanese inn in Hakone will be a great and unforgettable experience.
I'll be happy to give you information and advice about Japanese inns in Hakone.
There are a lot of art museums in Hakone. You can enjoy unique sculptures in the garden of Open Air Museum. If you'd like to see Japanese paintings, Narukawa Museum is the right choice for you. You enjoy the beautiful Japanese garden and medieval art works(ceramics ) of Japan & China at the Hakone Museum of Art. Other great choices are the Hakone Glass Forest (Venetian Glass Museum), Pola Museum of Art, and Hakone Lalique Museum(Rene Lalique).
I've been guiding in Hakone for many years and I know great spots where you can take beautiful pictures.
I'll customize your itinerary upon your request and I'll make your trip in Hakone a memorable one!