What to Expect
Hakone is one of the most famous sightseeing spots and hot spring resorts in Japan.
I will show you around the Hakone area. With " Hakone Freepass " I can take you to the all famous sightseeing places, such as Lake Ashi, Hakone Jinja Shrine, Hakone Checkpoint, Great Boiling Valley, Hakone Open Air Museum and Hakone Venetian Glass Museum.
If it is fine and you are lucky, you can see Mt Fuji over the Lake Ashi. Hakone is one of the most famous Mt Fuji viewing spots in Japan.
Lake Ashi is the symbol of Hakone. Along this lake there are many hot springs, historical sites, museums, Japanese gardens and Japanese-style inn called Ryokan.
Hakone Jinja Shrine was founded in 757. This shrine is where the Tokugawa and other famous samurai families worshipped. You can see the red torii gate of this shrine on the shore of Lake Ashi.
Hokone Checkpoint is an important site for the history of transport and communication during the Edo period ( 1603-1857 ). The Tokugawa Shogunate settled 53 Checkpoints along the Tokaido Road. Hakone Checkpoint is considered to have been the biggest and most important of them all.
Great Boiling Valley is a volcanic valley with active sulphur vents and hot springs in Hakone. Here you can try some famous " Black Egg " - a local specialty of eggs hard-boiled in the hot springs. It is said that eating one of these will add 7 years to your life.
Hakone Open Air Museum is Japan's first open-air museum, opened in 1969 in Hakone. It has collections of artworks made by Picasso, Henry Moore and many others. It features over a thousand sculptures and works of art. Also here you can enjoy " hot spring foot-bath " and relax.
Hakone Venetian Glass Museum features displays of about 100 pieces of Venetian glassware of the Middle Ages. Its museum shop is one of the top Japanese specialty shops in glass, that offers Venetian glass as well as glass collections worldwide.
Hakone Freepass - including
round-trip travel on the Odakyu Line,
Hakone Tozan Train, Hakone Tozan Cable Car, Hakone Ropeway, Hakone Tozan Bus, Hakone Sightseeing Cruise and so on.
The Pass from Shinjuku station will be
5,140 yen for adults and 1,500 yen for children ( under 12 years old ) valid for 2 days.
5,640 yen for adults and 1,750 yen for children ( under 12 years old ) valid for 3 days.
The Pass from Odawara station will be
4,000 yen for adults and 1,000 yen for children ( under 12 years old ) valid for 2 days.
4,500 yen for adults and 1,250 yen for children ( under 12 years old ) valid for 3 days.
Hakone Freepass - not including
Romancecar limited express surcharge. If you use Romancecar, please buy a limited express ticket.
Entrance Fee of Hakone Checkpoint will be 500 yen for adults and 250 yen for children ( under 12 years old ).
Entrance Fee of Hakone Open Air Museum will be 1,600 yen for adults, 1,200 yen for college and/or high school students, 800 yen for junior high school and/or elementary school children and free for pre-school children.
Entrance Fee of Hakone Venetian Glass Museum will be 1,500 yen for adults, 1,100 yen for college and/or high school students, 600 yen for junior high school and/or elementary school children and free for pre-school children.