Best Things To Do in Hakone, Japan

Whether you're visiting Hakone for a few days or are a localite, Hakone is sure to have something new for you. Explore our guide that tells you about the best tourist places to visit and things to do in Hakone. This guide will give you an idea about the popular attractions, upcoming tourist spots, and off-beat things to do in Hakone. This makes it easy to plan weekends or long vacations in Hakone. We have compiled this cool stuff to do in Hakone keeping in mind the points of interest for families, groups, and romantic couples. Looking at the activities for adventure junkies in Hakone listed here will get the blood rushing and adrenaline pumping through your veins.

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Tourist Attractions in Hakone

Take a look at these famous tourist attractions in Hakone that are a must-visit!

  1. #1 of 73 Things To Do in Hakone
    - Used in 1414 itineraries
    Hakone Open Air Museum

    Tags: Art Museum, Outdoors

    Address: Ninotaira 1121, Hakone-machi, Ashigarashimo-gun, Kanagawa Prefecture 250-0493

    Timings: 09:00 am - 05:00 pm Details

    Japan's first outdoor art museum against the backdrop of the picturesque Hakone mountains, is indeed a treat for your eyes. Spread over 70,000 square metres of lushness, this museum believes in promot...Read more

  2. #2 of 73 Things To Do in Hakone
    - Used in 1215 itineraries
    Pola Museum Of Art

    Tags: Art Museum

    Address: 1285 Kozukayama, Sengokuhara, Hakone-machi, Ashigarashimo-gun, Kanagawa, 250-0631 Japan

    Timings: 09:00 am - 05:00 pm Details

    Amidst thickets of beech trees in Senghokura Forest, lies this beautiful art museum displaying works of famous Japanese and European artists. In order to not disrupt the natural beauty of the surround...Read more

  3. #3 of 73 Things To Do in Hakone
    - Used in 1100 itineraries
    Hakone Ropeway

    Tags: View Point, Ropeways

    Address: 〒250-0631 Kanagawa-ken, Ashigarashimo-gun, Hakone-machi, Sengokuhara

    Timings: 08:45 am - 05:30 pm Details

    Starting from Sounzan station, all the way to Togendai, with Mount Fuji in the backdrop, this ride is nothing short of spectacular. The view from the top has a sheet of sparkling water in Lake Ashi an...Read more

  4. #4 of 73 Things To Do in Hakone
    - Used in 1273 itineraries
    Lake Ashi

    Tags: Outdoors, Lake, Boating

    Address: Motohakone, Hakone, Ashigarashimo District, Kanagawa Prefecture 250-0522

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    A popular tourist spot, Lake Ashi is a picturesque crater lake, formed in the caldera of Mount Hakone. With the backdrop of Mount Fuji, this lake is a symbol of the city of Hakone. There are ferries a...Read more

  5. #5 of 73 Things To Do in Hakone
    - Used in 1321 itineraries
    Hakone Shrine

    Tags: Outdoors, Historical Site

    Address: 80-1 Motohakone, Hakone, Ashigarashimo District, Kanagawa Prefecture 250-0522, Japan

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    Along the shores of Lake Ashi, at the foot of Mount Hakone is the serene Hakone Shrine. Legend says that the Priest Mangan, who is responsible for establising this shrine, calmed down the nine-headed ...Read more

  6. #6 of 73 Things To Do in Hakone
    - Used in 912 itineraries
    Hakone Tozan Railway

    Tags: Train Ride

    Address: 1-15-1 Shiriyoma, Odawara City, Kanagawa Pref. 250-8550

    The only mountain railway in Japan, the Hakone Tozan Railway ride will definitely be one you won't forget in a lifetime. At 108 metres above sea level, the scenic ride is 40 minutes long, starting fro...Read more

  7. #7 of 73 Things To Do in Hakone
    - Used in 921 itineraries
    Venetian Glass Museum

    Tags: Specialty Museum

    Address: Japan, 〒250-0631 Kanagawa Prefecture, Ashigarashimo District, Hakone, Sengokuhara, 940−48

    Timings: 09:00 am - 05:30 pm Details

    You will be welcomed to this museum that looks like a European villa, by a forest of glass trees. And if that did not leave you awestruck yet, the inside of the museum will surely have the desired eff...Read more

  8. #8 of 73 Things To Do in Hakone
    - Used in 884 itineraries
    The Museum Of The Little Prince

    Tags: Museum, Statue

    Address: 909 Sengokuhara, Hakone, Ashigarashimo District, Kanagawa Prefecture 250-0631, Japan

    Timings: 09:00 am - 06:00 pm Details

    Dedicated to Antoine de Saint-Exupéry's acclaimed book 'The Little Prince', this museum is a wonderful place to visit with family. Designed to look like a small village in France, this museum g...Read more

  9. #9 of 73 Things To Do in Hakone
    - Used in 1276 itineraries
    Sengokuhara

    Tags: Museum, Outdoors, Botanical Garden, Golf Course

    Address: Hakone, Ashigarashimo District, Kanagawa Prefecture 250-0631

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    One of the most popular spots for natural beauty in the whole of Hakone, Senghokura Onsen is a hot springs resort area. The plains are about 700 meters above sea level and are covered by lush green gr...Read more

  10. #10 of 73 Things To Do in Hakone
    - Used in 1421 itineraries
    Hakone Tozan Cable Car

    Tags: Cable Car

    Address: Ashigarashimo-gun, Kanagawa Prefecture Hakone-machi Gora 1300, 250-0408, Japan

    Climbing up a distance of 1.2 kilometres from Gora station to Sounzan station, is the Hakone Cable Car. The climb is almost a straight line and you can actually see the degree of inclination from your...Read more

  11. #11 of 73 Things To Do in Hakone
    - Used in 842 itineraries
    Lalique Museum Hakone

    Tags: Art Museum, Architecture

    Address: 186-1 Sengokuhara, Hakone, Ashigarashimo District, Kanagawa Prefecture 250-0631, Japan

    Timings: 09:00 am - 05:00 pm Details

    Exhibiting selected 230 artworks out of the 1500 marvellous creations by renowned French artist René Jules Lalique, the Lalique Museum pays homage to the extraordinary craftsmaship of the artis...Read more

  12. #12 of 73 Things To Do in Hakone
    - Used in 1129 itineraries
    Gora Park

    Tags: Garden

    Address: 1300, Ashigarashimo District, Kanagawa Prefecture 250-0408, Japan

    Timings: 09:00 am - 05:00 pm Details

    Japan's first French-style garden, Gora Park dates all the way back to 1914. The design of the garden mainly centers on symmetry and geometric patterns. The garden is divided into seven main areas: Ro...Read more

  13. #13 of 73 Things To Do in Hakone
    - Used in 874 itineraries
    Hakone Museum Of Art

    Tags: Art And Culture, Art Museum, Garden

    Address: 1300 Gora, Hakone-machi, Kanagawa-prefecture 250-0408

    Timings: 09:30 am - 04:30 pm Details

    Founded by Okada Mokichi is 1952, the Hakone Museum of Art displays Japanese ceramics all the way from pre-historic times to the Edo Period. There are many earthernware and ceramic vessels depicting t...Read more

  14. #14 of 73 Things To Do in Hakone
    - Used in 618 itineraries
    Narukawa Art Museum

    Tags: Art Museum

    Address: 570 Motohakone, Hakone, Ashigarashimo District, Kanagawa Prefecture 250-0522, Japan

    Timings: 09:00 am - 05:00 pm Details

    At the shores of Lake Ashi, lies the beautiful Narukawa Art Museum, which specialises in displaying artworks of modern nihonga, or Japanese-style paintings of our age. The museum showcases the private...Read more

  15. #15 of 73 Things To Do in Hakone
    - Used in 538 itineraries
    Hakone Sekisho

    Tags: Outdoors

    Address: 1 Hakone, Ashigarashimo District, Kanagawa Prefecture 250-0521, Japan

    Timings: 09:00 am - 05:00 pm Details

    During Edo Period, Hakone used to be an important checkpoint along the highway connecting Tokyo and Kyoto. The Hakone Sekisho or Hakone Checkpoint is now a reflection of that feudal era and the beauti...Read more

Activities And Tours

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