Tourist Attractions

Hakone Gourmet and Gifts

Recommended Cuisine

1Soba Noodles

Hakone is blessed with abundant amounts of spring water, majestic natural scenery and clean air. It is the perfect place to enjoy soba buckwheat noodles.

2Tofu Dishes

Hakone's delicious water is used to make tasty tofu dishes.


Although eating sushi in the mountains rather than by the sea may seem unusual to some, it only takes about 40 minutes to get from the shore of Lake Ashi to the Port of Odawara and Port of Numazu, and from Hakone-Yumoto it takes only about 10 minutes to get to the Port of Odawara. This means plenty of fresh fish and seafood can be brought in for a wide selection of tasty dishes.

4Museum Restaurants

After enjoying a variety of refined art, we recommend having a meal at one of the splendid museum restaurants. Experience elegant dining at restaurants in The Hakone Open Air Museum; Hakone Glass Forest Venetian Glass Museum; Lalique Museum, Hakone; Pola Museum of Art; Museum of Saint-Exupéry and The Little Prince in Hakone; and others.


All-you-can-eat buffets give you the chance to enjoy various types of cuisine all in one place. Restaurants at the Yumoto Fujiya Hotel in Yumoto, Hotel Green Plaza Hakone in Ubako, Hakone Hotel in Hakone-machi, and The Hakone Open Air Museum in Ninotaira are all very popular.

6Authentic Western Cuisine

The Hakone area is known for its genuine French, Italian and other Western cuisine, which can be enjoyed in historic buildings at Fujiya Hotel, Odakyu Hotel de Yama and other locations. Authentic Western cuisine is available not only at hotels, but also at numerous individually owned restaurants.

7Fried Pond Smelt

Fried pond smelt is a regular menu item at restaurants near Lake Ashi, and it is a dish that every visitor should try at least once. We recommend savoring the delicate taste of pond smelt raised in the pristine waters of Lake Ashi—it is so popular that even the Imperial Household Agency requests deliveries!

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