Hakone Japan

Travel Guide to Hakone

Hakone is a scenic destination with stunning views of Mount Fuji. It’s part of the Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park. Hakone has long been one of the most popular destination with day trippers from Tokyo.

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The area attracts visitors interested in hot springs and natural beauty. Hakone is home to many attractions, including the acclaimed Hakone Open Air Museum, the serene Lake Ashi, and the ancient Hakone Shrine.

Hakone’s climate is relatively mild, with cooler temperatures than Tokyo, making it an ideal place to visit, especially in the summer.

Prefecture: Kanagawa Prefecture
Region: Near Mount Fuji, within the Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park
Climate: Mild, with cooler temperatures and frequent mist
Major Festivals: Hakone Ekiden, Yumoto Onsen Matsuri
Local Food & Drinks: Boiled onsen black egg (kurotamago)

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