How to Reach Hakone, Japan

The Easiest Way to Reach Hakone


By Air: The closest international airports from Hakone are Haneda Airport and Narita International airports in Tokyo, which are connected to major cities across the world like London, New York and Paris.

By Train:

  • The Tokaido Shinkansen train line is the fastest way to reach Hakone from Tokyo. The train goes from Tokyo to Odawara, and then a transfer from Odawara to the Hakone-Tozan Line will take you to Hakone-Yumoto.
  • The affordable way to reach Hakone from Tokyo is to take the Odakyu Odawara Line from Shinjuku station. The Hakone Limited Express is the fastest train on this line.
  • "Romancecar" is Odakyu's limited express train that links Shinjuku to Hakone.
  • There are also rail connections from Odawara to Nagoya, Kyoto and other locations throughout Japan.

By Bus: The Odakyu Hakone Highway Bus runds from Shinjuku to Gotemba and Hakone.


  • By Train: The Hakone-Tozan Line connects from Odawara to Gora, via Hakone-Yumoto.
  • By Bus: Hakone Tozan Bus services from Odawara and Hakone-Yumoto, cover a wide Hakone area and are very handy for famous sightseeing spots.
  • By Cable Car: The Hakone Tozan Cable Car connects from Gora to Souzan.
  • By Ropeway: The Hakone Ropeway takes you from Sounzan to Togendai on Lake Ashinoko.
  • By Cruise: The Hakone Sightseeing Cruise runs between Moto-Hakone Port, Hakone-machi Port and Togendai Port.

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