Tourist Attractions

Hakone Gourmet and Gifts

Recommended Gifts

1Traditional Crafts

Hakone wood mosaic work

This traditional craft of the Hakone area has been passed down since the Edo Period (1600–1868). Characterized by their geometric patterns, various gifts and souvenirs are available, including small cases, coasters, vessels and more.
A traditional technique known as zuku is utilized to shave down collected wood materials to ultra-thin 0.15 mm sheets and attach them to boxes and other items. Another technique thought up about 40 years ago, called muku, involves grinding the wood materials down using a spinning lathe.


2Food

Manju sweet buns

Various manju sweet buns unique to this hot spring area are available at shops in Hakone-Yumoto, Hakone checkpoint, and elsewhere. Each of these delicious treats is made with meticulous care given to ingredients, flavor and so forth.

Black eggs

Black eggs are a famous product of Owakudani, and it is said that each egg you eat extends your life by seven years. Eating these eggs while gazing at majestic natural scenery all around, complete with volcanic fumes rising up out of the earth, is quite an experience.
Pictured: black eggs, 500 yen
(black eggs can also be purchased at the egg steaming hut)
Owakudani Tourism Center
Open: 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. year-round (except during stormy weather)
Access: approx. 3 min. on foot from Owakudani Stn. on the Hakone Ropeway

Kamaboko fish-paste loaf

Odawara, the gateway to Hakone, is famous throughout Japan for its kamaboko fish-paste loaf, which comes in many different seasonal flavors. A wide range of kamaboko and other fish-paste products are available at Hakone-no-ichi inside Hakone-Yumoto Station.


3Nihonshu (Japanese Sake)

We recommend trying Hakone-yama, Kagyu, Hakone-ji, Hakone-kaido and other brands of Japanese sake (nihonshu).

Recommended Gift Shops

Hakone-no-ichi

Located inside Hakone-Yumoto Station, Hakone-no-ichi offers a diverse lineup of famous local items and gifts. And because they are open until 9:00 p.m., it is easy to drop by on your way back home.

Access: just outside of the ticket gates at Hakone-Yumoto Stn.
Tel: +81-460-85-7428 Address: 707 Yumoto (inside Hakone-Yumoto Stn.)
Hours: 8:30 a.m.–9:00 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.

Hakone Tozan Meisan-ten Yumoto-eki-mae shop ("Kaisen-ichiba")

This dried-fish specialty shop is situated in the shopping arcade adjacent to Yumoto-Hakone Station, and products can even be purchased in single-item quantities. Odawara kamaboko fish-paste loaf and other fish-paste foods, shiokara (fish and other marine animals in salted, fermented viscera), and many other famous products are available here.

Access: approx. 1 min. on foot from Hakone-Yumoto Stn.
Tel: +81-460-85-5893 Address: 706-1 Yumoto
Hours: 8:30 a.m.–7:00 p.m., closed on Jan. 1

Note: Hours and holidays may vary during certain times of the year at some shops. We recommend calling to confirm availability before visiting.

Hakone Tozan Meisan-ten (Gora branch and Gora SHOP)

Kamaboko fish-paste loaf, dried fish, famous confections, pickled vegetables and other well-known local Hakone products are available here.

Access: next to Gora Stn., which is approx. 40 min. from Hakone-Yumoto Stn. via Hakone Tozan Train
Tel: +81-460-86-1621 Address: 1300 Gora
Hours (Gora branch): 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m., closed on Jan. 1
Hours (Gora SHOP): 9:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.

Note: Hours and holidays may vary during certain times of the year at some shops. We recommend calling to confirm availability before visiting.

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