Tourist Attractions

Famous Sights and Spots

Hakone Gora Park

Opened in 1914, this park was Japan's first French-style garden with a design focused on factors such as symmetry and geometric shapes. Visitors can enjoy cherry blossoms, azaleas, rhododendrons, hydrangeas and other plant life throughout the four seasons. The park's "craft house" offers hands-on activities such as pottery and glassblowing.

Access: Approx. 40 min. from Hakone-Yumoto Stn. via Hakone Tozan Train to Gora Stn., then approx. 2 min. via Hakone Tozan Cable Car to Koen-Shimo Stn. or approx. 4 min. to Koen-Kami Stn., from which it is approx. 1 min. on foot
Tel: +81-460-82-2825 Address: 1300 Gora
Hours: 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. (reception closes at 4:30 p.m.), Open year-round
Note: Hours and holidays may vary during certain times of the year at some shops. We recommend calling to confirm availability before visiting.

Onshi-Hakone-Koen Park

The remains of the Hakone-area imperial country villa are located in this park, which is surrounded with Fuji cherry trees, golden-rayed lilies, and other plants and trees of the meticulously-cared-for garden. The park is famous for its stunning views of Lake Ashi and Mount Fuji.

Access: Approx. 40 min. from Hakone-Yumoto Stn. via Hakone Tozan Bus (H Route), near Onshi-Koen-mae bus stop
Tel: +81-460-83-7484 Address: 171 Moto-Hakone
Hours: Open at all times (observation bldg.: 9:00 a.m.–4:30 p.m.; "Ryokushi-an" matcha green tea corner inside observatory: 9:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m.), (Observation bldg. is closed during the New Year holiday period, and the "Ryokushi-an" matcha green tea corner inside observatory is closed on Tue. and Wed. (and sometimes other days, depending on the season))
Note: Hours and holidays may vary during certain times of the year at some shops. We recommend calling to confirm availability before visiting.

Hakone Museum of Art

With a central focus on pottery, this art museum exhibits ancient Jomon pottery as well as famous pottery from Sanage, Bizen, Tamba, Shigaraki and other regions around Japan. The massive moss garden, approximately 2,315 m2 (24,900 sq. ft.) in size, is worth seeing.

Access: Approx. 40 min. from Hakone-Yumoto Stn. via Hakone Tozan Train (transfer at Gora Stn.), then approx. 4 min. via Hakone Tozan Cable Car to Koen-Kami Stn., from which it is approx. 1 min. on foot
Tel: +81-460-82-2623 Address: 1300 Gora
Hours: 9:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m. (Dec.–Mar.: 9:30 a.m.–4:00 p.m.), Closed on Thu. (unless it is a national holiday)
Note: Hours and holidays may vary during certain times of the year at some shops. We recommend calling to confirm availability before visiting.

Hakone Yasuragi-no-mori

This natural area is located on the south shore of Lake Ashi, on the way from Hakone-machi Port to Mishima. Its expansive 44.4-hectare grounds are filled with an array of trees and vegetation and host an observation point, seven leisure spaces and more, offering views of Mount Fuji and Lake Ashi and providing the perfect venue for picnics, strolls, and simply observing nature.

Access: Take the Hakone Tozan Bus (H Route) for approx. 41 min. from Hakone-Yumoto Stn. to Hakone-machi bus stop, transfer at Numazu Stn. to a bus bound for Mishima Stn. and then ride for approx. 3 min. to Hakone Yasuragi-no-mori bus stop, which is near Yasuragi-no-mori
Tel: Address: 381-4 Hakone
Hours: 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. (4:30 p.m. during winter), Open year-round
Note: Hours and holidays may vary during certain times of the year at some shops. We recommend calling to confirm availability before visiting.

Horaien Garden

This 66,115 m2 (711,655 sq. ft.) garden was built at the start of the Taisho Period (1912–1926) by the founder of Kowaki Hot Springs' Mikawaya Ryokan, Kyozo Enomoto. Visitors are free to walk around the grounds.

Access: Approx. 19 min. from Hakone-Yumoto Stn. via Hakone Tozan Bus (H Route), near Horaien bus stop
Tel: Address: 503 Kowakidani
Hours: Open at all times
Note: Hours and holidays may vary during certain times of the year at some shops. We recommend calling to confirm availability before visiting.