What to Expect
Hakone was registered as Japan Geopark in 2012. Hakone is rich of nature, such as a lake, forests, hot springs and even a volcano vent. The beauty of Hakone changes from season to season. Mt. Fuji can be seen clearly especially during Autumn and Winter.
Hakone also has many historical touring spots. Hakone shrine, which stands by Ashinoko lake, has been worshiped since ancient times. One of the Main highways in Edo era, called Tokaido, ran through Hakone moutains. So it was a good place to set a check point in order to stop suspicious persons entering Edo area. That's why we can enjoy experiencing an old atmosphere of Edo culture here.