Explore Your Creative Side at Hakone’s Must-Visit Workshops


Hakone Gora Park Crafthouse

Inside Hakone Gora Park, there is a facility offering craft making workshops. Here, you can enjoy a wide range of activities including glassblowing, glass beads, ceramics, pottery painting, and Edo kiriko glass engraving.

Visitors can make their own unique art piece under the expert guidance of the crafthouse artists. We also recommend choosing a souvenir from the extensive collection of original goods on display at the souvenir shop and gallery.

*The glassblowing facility is sometimes closed for maintenance, so be sure to call ahead for available times.

Hakone Gora Park Crafthouse

Suzuhiro Kamaboko Village

Suzuhiro Kamaboko Village is a store specialized in the famous Odawara kamaboko (a processed seafood product made from pureed white fish). The facility offers a variety of places where visitors can shop, eat, and play.
At the Kamaboko Museum, you can watch skilled chefs make kamaboko behind glass kitchen walls.
If you join a workshop, you can even try your hand at making kamaboko and chikuwa (tubular-shaped fish meat that is mashed then molded and baked or steamed). You can even take up the challenge of crafting deep-fried kamaboko (reservation required).

There’s also a souvenir shop with an extensive selection of gifts and restaurants featuring locally grown ingredients. You can enjoy spending the whole day here!

Kamaboko and Chikuwa Workshop (every day except Wednesdays)
  • Workshops are offered five times a day. Make kamaboko and chikuwa under the guidance of a kamaboko chef.
  • Each class is limited to a total of 40 participants.

  • Chikuwa Class (Wednesdays only)
  • Each class is limited to 40 participants.
  • *Please inquire directly for details.

  • Fried Kamaboko Class
  • Select your ingredients of choice, mix them with the minced fish meat, then mold it into your desired shape. After deep-frying it, you’ll have your own personal fried kamaboko! Enjoy it on the premises while it’s still piping hot!
  • Time: approximately 30 minutes

  • Suzuhiro Kamaboko Village

    Forest Adventure Hakone

    Forest Adventure originates in France and is based on the theme “Outdoor Parks in Harmony with Nature.” Making full use of the Hakone forest, it offers the Canopy Course and the Adventure Course. If the minimum height requirements are met, both children and adults can go ahead and enjoy the experience.

    Participants are required to wear safety equipment before embarking on their chosen course.

    *Course requirements and prices may vary depending on the safety procedures being used at each park.

    Canopy Course
  • Open to participants over 110 cm tall. A total of 5 courses and 38 activities.
  • Children grades 3 and up may enjoy the park unsupervised by an adult.
  • *Parents and guardians should always supervise their children from the ground. Also, children grades 2 and under must be accompanied by an adult or someone trained in safety management.

    Adventure Course
  • Open to participants over 140 cm tall and children grades 4 and up. A total of 6 courses and 35 activities.
  • *Those under 18 years of age must be accompanied by an adult or someone trained in safety management.

    Cliff Challenge (Wall Climbing)
  • Participants will follow the rocks imbedded in the wall then scamper up this climbing wall that stands some seven meters in height.
  • This challenge requires about twenty minutes, so if you have some waiting time before your Forest Adventure course begins, why not give it a try?

  • Forest Adventure Hakone

    Kanazashi Woodcraft Specialty Shop - Try a Wood Handicraft Class

    Hatajuku, an area in the mountains along Hakone’s old Tokaido Road, flourished as a place where parquetry (yasegi zaiku) has been made since the 19th century. Parquetry is a wooden handicraft featuring designs and patterns created by using various kinds of wood combined together.

    Hakone parquetry features wood in various natural colors that have been combined into geometric designs. Join a hands-on class and create your own unique coaster by using 28 diamond-shaped wood pieces (4 different colors of 7 pieces each), or 12 triangular wood pieces (same color).
    This is a popular workshop where you can make a souvenir to remember your Hakone trip by.

    Hands-On Wood Handicraft Class
  • Class content: Making your own coaster
  • Class Time: 9:30-15:00
  • Class Limit: Can accommodate up to 100 participants (please consult for larger groups)
  • Time required: about 1 hour
  • Telephone: +81-460-85-8477 (Kanazashi Woodcraft Specialty Shop)
  • **Phone service in Japanese only.
    Suzuhiro Kamaboko Village

    From Hakone-Yumoto Station take a Hakone Tozan Bus (Route K) bound for Motohakone Port and get off at Hatajuku bus stop. The Kanazashi shop is right there. The bus ride will take about twenty minutes.