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  • Hakone-jinja Shrine
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    4.5
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    Kanagawa Pref. Ashigarashimogunhakonemachi Motohakone 80-1
    Since ancient times, this shrine has been patronized by generations of military commanders who came to pray for the earnest realization of their wishes during battle. This shrine is said to be one of the best power spots in the Kanto region where one can “conquer a state when Hakone has your back”. The deity of love, Kuzuryu’s newly constructed shrine is also next to Hakone Shrine. Get off the Izu Hakone bus at “Moto-Hakone” or otherwise get off the Hakone Tosan bus at “Moto-Hakone Port” and the temple is a 10- minute walk away.

    In the site of Hakone Shrine, this small museum is located. The museum exhibits not so many items, but their treasures are quite interesting with historical value. Ancient documents, swords, paints...

  • Lake Ashi
    Travel / Tourism
    Ashigarashimo-gun, Kanagawa Prefecture Hakone-machi
    This is a dammed lake of Mt. Hakone, and the largest lake in Kanagawa Prefecture, which has a view of Mt. Fuji. It is a mysteriously beautiful lake which has blue water to the extent that Ryotaro Shiba extolled it by writing “The colour of the clothing of the God that created Hakone”. Again, it is also famous as a fishing spot where you can enjoy rainbow trout and bass fishing such as black bass fishing and Japanese pond smelt fishing.
  • Hakone Kowakien Yunessun Inn
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    705 Reviews
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Kanagawa Pref. Ashigarashimogunhakonemachi Ninotaira 1297
    It is an all-weather hot spring theme park located in Hakone, Kanagawa Prefecture. In the amusement zone where you can have fun with your bathing suits on, there is a collection of unique baths which can be enjoyed by both adults and children such as the “Gods’ Aegean Sea” and the “Authentic Coffee bath”. In the open-air bath “Mori no Yu” which brims with Japanese style, you can melt into the magnificent nature of Hakone in the open-air baths and you can relax comfortably in the bath where the walls, floor and ceiling are clad in Hinoki cypress. Coming for a day trip is of course possible, but as there are also four official hotels it is also feasible to stay.

    We visited the swimsuit side of Yunessun, since our son wasnt comfortable with the traditional onsens. They loved it. We were there on a weekday and it was nearly empty. It meant we had lots of...

  • Soga Plum Grove
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    Kanagawa Pref. Odawarashi Sogabessho
    Soga Plum Grove is a collective name for the Bessho, Hara, and Nakagawara plum groves where visitors can take in various kinds of plum blossoms from about 35 thousand trees. It's crowded with tourists from February to early March for their annual Odawara Plum Festival. During that time, they hold events like horseback archery and performances of folk arts like Odawara lantern dancing.
  • Hakone Grasunomori Museum (Hakone Venetian Glass Museum)
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    862 Reviews
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    Kanagawa Pref. Ashigarashimogunhakonemachi Sengokuhara 940-48
    Located in Sengokuhara district, Hakone, the Hakone Grasunomori Museum (Hakone Venetian Glass Museum) is Japan’s first museum dedicated to Venetian glass. It actually comprises two museums: the Venetian Glass Museum itself, which has on display around 100 masterpieces of the delicate, finely-wrought Venetian glass for which there was a vogue among the noble families of Europe between the 15th and 18th centuries, and the Modern Glass Museum, which displays Venetian glass dating from the 19th century onwards. Particularly worth seeing is the approximately 10-meter-long crystal glass arch over the bridge between the garden and the Museums; the arch is made from around 160,000 pieces of crystal glass, which sparkle in the breeze. The Hakone Grasunomori Museum offers glassmaking experience activities (including sandblasting, etc.), with participants being able to make their own pieces to take home as a souvenir.

    A little piece of Italy in Japan. See in gardens their is a range of Venetian glass small and large on display. It was relaxing wandering through the gardens looking at pieces

  • Owakudani
    Travel / Tourism
    Kanagawa Pref. Ashigarashimogunhakonemachi Sengokuhara 1251
    Owakudani is valley that was created by a volcanic eruption of Mt. Kami around 3,000 years ago. Owakudani is situated at 1,044 meters above sea level, and experiences severe weather, so it is advisable to wear long-sleeved clothing even in summer. The area is still affected by volcanic activity; steam and volcanic gases such as hydrogen sulfide continue to rise up out of the ground. Kuro-tamago, the “Black Eggs” of Owakudani, which are made by exposing eggs to the geothermal heat and chemical reactions resulting from volcanic activity, are very popular with visitors.
  • The Hakone Open-Air Museum
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Kanagawa Pref. Ashigarashimogunhakonemachi Ninotaira 1121
    This was Japan’s first open-air Museum which was founded in 1969. Located on the grounds of a 70,000 meters squared premises with Hakone’s nature as a backdrop, the museum has a permanent display of approximately 120 masterpieces by modern and contemporary sculptors. Such large scale works of art couldn’t be displayed but for the outdoor space; there are also works of art which children can enter and play in, and you can touch the pieces of art as much as you want. At the Picasso Pavilion, there is the world’s top collection of 300 plus works which are open to the public. The hot spring foot bath which flows from the source is also popular. Alight at the Hakone Tozan Railway at Chokoku-no-Mori Station, from which it is a two-minute walk to the museum.
  • Pola Museum of Art
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    761 Reviews
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    Kanagawa Pref. Ashigarashimogunhakonemachi Sengokuhara Ozukayama 1285
    The museum exhibits approximately 9,500 works of art collected over a number of decades by Mr. Tsuneshi Suzuki, the owner of the Paula Orbis group known for Paula cosmetics. The collection of Impressionists’ work is also said to be the greatest in both quality and quantity in Japan. The architecture overflows with a translucent quality due to the abundant amount of glass used which is a feature of the museum, and art can be appreciated in the abundant greenery and light which shines in through the enormous picture windows. A promenade was opened in 2013 so you can stroll at your ease in the middle of nature while listening to the birds singing.

    The building itself is worth a visit. This is not meant to detract from the interesting, worthwhile exposition of modern art. You can actually walk to it from Gora train station. Don’t miss

  • The Little Prince Museum in Hakone
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    519 Reviews
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    Kanagawa Pref. Ashigarashimogunhakonemachi Sengokuhara 909
    A museum dedicated to the world-famous children’s story The Little Prince and the author Antoine de Saint-Exupéry located in the Sengokuhara area of Hakone Town, Kanagawa Prefecture. The museum’s central exhibition hall presents the life of Saint-Exupéry and the writing of The Little Prince. The museum grounds also feature a recreation of an early 20th century French townscape, a beautiful garden, a restaurant serving delicious Little Prince-inspired dishes, and a shop.

    Interesting small museum close to Hakone Highland hotel. Should be visited if you with kids in this area to introduce this famous book and get taste of French townscape and garden.

  • Anest Iwata Turnpike Hakone
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    49 Reviews
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    Kanagawa Pref. Odawarashi Hayakawa 2-22-1
    This toll road extends from Odawara City to Yugawara Town via Hakone City. It runs along mountain ridges and there are great views of Mt. Fuji on clear days. The Anest Iwata Sky Lounge is at the end of the Hakone Odawara Main Line on the summit of Mt. Daikan; relax there in comfort while taking in the scenery spreading 360 degrees around you.

    Great location especially when youre behind the wheel of a R34 GT-R which was hired from fun2drive Japan.

  • Odawara Flower Garden
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    54 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Kanagawa Pref. Odawarashi Kuno 3798-5
    This garden, located in Kuno, Odawara City, is brimming with seasonal flowers. One can enjoy the tropical plants in the domed conservatory as well as the abundant blooms in the rose garden. With over 200 varieties, the plum grove boasts the largest collection of plum trees in the Kanto region. The grove is barrier free disability accessible for all to enjoy a stroll through the beautiful blooms. Limited to summer only, the dancing fountain is available for children to dabble in the water on hot summer days.

    It was an amazing experience to see Japan with the help of a local tour operator Mr Rajesh Vaidya who can be reached on mobile +91 99696 82961 also on whatsapp on this same number. He conducts a...

  • Suzuhiro Kamaboko no Sato
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    275 Reviews
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    Kanagawa Pref. Odawarashi Kazamatsuri 245
    A theme park dedicated to kamaboko steamed fish paste operated by Suzuhiro, a kamaboko shop of long-standing located in Odawara. The park is filled with things to see and do. There’s a museum which introduces the history of kamaboko; classes which teach how to make kamaboko by hand (advance reservation required); a market where souvenirs such as kamaboko, dried foods, and fried delicacies are sold; and a bar where visitors can eat and compare kamaboko made according to different methods. The restaurant and all-you-can-eat buffet, serving the unique delights of Odawara, are also popular.

    The main building for the Suzuhiro is made up of a number of great restaurants, cafes, and a place where they let you make your own Kamaboko. Kamaboko is a Japanese food made from fish with a long...

  • Anest Iwata Sky Lounge
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    Kanagawa Pref. Ashigarashimogunyugawaramachi Kajiya 955
    An observation deck located on Mt. Daikan in Yugawara Town, Ashigarashimo County, Kanagawa Prefecture and the terminus of the Mazda Turnpike Hakone Odawara Main Line driving course which starts in the city of Odawara. Visitors can enjoy a sweeping view of Mt. Fuji and Lake Ashi from the parking area and lounge. The seaward side offers a superb view of Hatsushima, Oshima, the Miura Peninsula, and the Boso Peninsula. There’s also a restaurant and tea lounge serving local dishes, as well as a souvenir shop, making the Mt. Daikan Sky Lounge a great place to stop for a rest or a meal while on a drive or touring.
  • Hakone Lake Ashi pleasure cruises
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    Kanagawa Pref. Ashigarashimogunhakonemachi Motohakone 45-3
    Board a pleasure cruise traveling Lake Ashi in Hakone Town, Ashigarashimo County, Kanagawa Prefecture. There’s a scheduled route which connects the four harbors of Hakone Sekisho-ato Port, Motohakone Port, Hakone-en Port, and Kojiri Port, as well as a round trip routes which leave from and return to each of the four. The round trip routes take anywhere from 30 to 70 minutes depending on the harbor. A 70 minute tour route circling Lake Ashi departs only from Kojiri Port. Cruise-goers can enjoy traveling across the lake’s waters while gazing at the mountains of Hakone and Mt. Fuji. Together with a trip on the Hakone Pirate Ship, which also sets sail on Lake Ashi, taking one of these pleasure cruises is a staple of any visit to Hakone.
  • Kuzuryu-jinja Hongu Shrine
    Travel / Tourism
    Kanagawa Pref. Ashigarashimogunhakonemachi Motohakone In the forest of Hakone Kurotaku dragon
    A Shinto shrine located on the east bank of Lake Ashi in Hakone Town, Ashigarashimo County, Kanagawa Prefecture dedicated to a dragon god believed to provide luck with money, business prosperity, and aid in love and marriage. The crimson lacquered inner sanctuary, surrounded by greenery near the lakeshore, exudes a solemn air, and in recent years it has become a popular destination as a mystical “power spot.” A small red torii gate stands in the lake nearby, and during the shrine festival held each month on the 13th, visitors can pay a small fee to ride a motorboat out and back to an adjoining jetty from Motohakone Port. There is also a walking trail which can be used to reach the jetty from Hakone-en in around 30 minutes.
  • Hakone Gora Park
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    3.5
    550 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Kanagawa Pref. Ashigarashimogunhakonemachi Goura 1300
    Located near Gora Station, the last stop on the Hakone Tozan Railway, Hakone Gora Park was Japan’s first French-style garden. The Park, which was opened in 1914, is a National Registered Monument. With wide-open spaces open to the sky and surrounded by mountains, the Park features a symmetrical design centered round a fountain. A wide variety of plants are grown in the Park, which is renowned for its flowers; the Park’s appearance changes with the seasons. A tropical plants house, tearoom and experiential activities center are situated within the Park, making it possible to engage in a range of different activities in the same visit.

    The Autumn leaves is beautiful. We had a nice and relaxing lunch in the cafe in the park. Truely enjoyed the experience.

  • Hakone-en
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    6 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Kanagawa Pref. Ashigarashimogunhakonemachi Motohakone 139
    An entertainment complex and resort facility located in Hakone Town, Ashigarashimo County, Kanagawa Prefecture operated by Prince Hotels and Resorts. The resort boasts spacious 660 thousand square meter grounds situated on the east bank of Lake Ashi, and host such facilities as an aquarium, a mini zoo, shopping plaza, camping cottages for lodging, golf swing practice space, and green spaces. The aquarium is famous for its comical “hot spring seal” seal show in which a seal wears a folded wash rag on its head in impersonation of a person enjoying a hot spring bath. There’s a ropeway which travels to the top of Mt. Komagatake, where visitors can enjoy a spectacular view of Lake Ashi and Mt. Fuji; and Lake Ashi pleasure cruises also leave from this key Hakone tourist destination.

    2019年8月24日土曜日に、3歳子ども、私(母)、じじちゃんばばちゃんの4人で車で訪問しました。駐車場が分かりづらいのが難点ですが、誘導員に従い有料駐車場1日1000円の、1番店舗に近い場所に停められました。10時前に着いたのでラッキーでした。早速駒ケ岳に行く為ロープウェイに。かなり並んでいましたが、1回目で乗車できスムーズに登れました。乗車前に富士山のパネル前で自動的に写真撮影があります。購入...

  • Mt. Daikan
    Travel / Tourism
    Kanagawa Prefecture Ashigarashimo-gun Yugawara-cho/Hakone cho
    Named after the artist Daikan Yokoyama, who loved to paint Mt. Fuji, this area is can be accessed through the Anest Iwata Turnpike Hakone. Located in the southwesterly area of the mountains surrounding Hakone, it is known as an ideal spot for viewing Mt. Fuji. A view of Izuoshima and Lake Ashinoko can also be enjoyed. Selected as one of the top 50 views in Kanagawa, it is also popular for those who enjoy auto touring.
  • Owakudani Kurotamago Kan
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    64 Reviews
    Shopping
    Kanagawa Pref. Ashigarashimogunhakonemachi Sengokuhara 1251
    A tourism facility located in the Owakudani valley, a popular sightseeing spot in Hakone Town, Ashigarashimo County, Kanagawa Prefecture. The facility’s famed “kurotamago” (“black eggs”) boiled eggs are cooked using the local geothermal heat and turn black from the influence of volcanic gasses; it is said one’s life is extended by seven years eating just one. You can enjoy a kurotamago in the facility or take some home as a souvenir. In addition to a souvenir shop, there’s a hiking trail where visitors can see the smoking grounds of Owakudani, Mt. Fuji, and the natural beauty of Hakone; an all-you-can-eat buffet restaurant; and the Hakone GeoMuseum, where visitors can learn about volcanic Mt. Hakone.

    This is a nice (and only) gift shop in Owakudani in the same vicinity as the geo museum and probably the best place to get Hakone related souvenirs for keepsake or for others who are unfortunate to...

  • Kanagawa Prefectural Museum of Natural History
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    156 Reviews
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    Kanagawa Pref. Odawarashi Iryuda 499
    First opened in 1995, here visitors can learn about the 4.6 billion year history of the Earth and the diversity of life found on her. The museum’s standing exhibition is divided into four themes—the Earth, life, Kanagawa, and symbiosis. The exhibition includes over 10 thousand real specimens, including a meteorite in the shape of a globe, ancient dinosaur fossils, mammals, plants, and inspects. One of the highlights of the museum is its showroom filled with 27 of 3.2 meter tall giant encyclopedias containing various exhibits. The museum’s theater, showing nature documentaries and science-based quizzes, is also a popular attraction. A restaurant and museum shop can also be found inside. The closest station is Iriuda Station.

    We went with our young kids and really enjoyed a couple of hours here. Adults are 510 yen and kids under 4 are free. There are a couple of food options but also places to have a picnic if you bring...

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Kanagawa prefecture acts as an extension of the Tokyo metropolis that spills over into coastal towns, most notably Yokohama city, heavily populated and known for its Chinatown and seaside attractions. Just the right distance for a day trip out of Tokyo, Kanagawa is home to some of Tokyo’s most accessible beaches, including around Kamakura, best known for its Big Buddha. Visitors can also travel a little farther afield for a weekend at Hakone onsen town.

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