Notice: Due to the heightened volcanic alert level for Owakudani, the Hakone Sightseeing Cruise and Hakone Ropeway 1-day Ticket is not being sold at this time.
*The Hakone Sightseeing Cruise is still running on a normal schedule.
*This information is based on data collected by the Hakone Navi editorial staff. Please use it as an approximate guide to viewing the pampas grass.
Get off at Sengoku-kogen (252) bus stop and head to the entrance of the pampas fields.
*The picture shows Sengoku-kogen bus stop on the Togendai Line.
Entrance to the Pampas Fields. Commemorative Photo Spot.
walk straight ahead
Take a look at your left from uphill. The cool breeze is so pleasant up here!
Go back down the same road you came on.
Take in the view of beautiful pampas grass while relaxing at soba restaurant Hoshino An.
Pampas Grass Burning (Yamayaki)
Between mid and late-March, controlled fire is used to burn the grass fields to prevent the growth of invasive plants and maintain the areas appearance.
Pampas Grass Fields in the Summer
The vibrant green blades of grass stand out beautifully against the blue sky. This captivating scenery offers a different view from autumn.
Pampas Grass Fields in Early Fall
Exclusively visible during this season, the contrast of the golden and green-colored pampas grass is breathtaking, especially in the early mornings.
Pampas Grass Fields During Mid-to-Late Fall
The tips of the golden-hued pampas grass glisten in the sunlight.
Sengokuhara was a village known as Sengokuhara Mura until the early Edo period (1603 – 1700). In the past, the grassy plains spread out as far as one could see. The land was initially a candidate for growing grain. However, the volcanic ash soil and humidity made farming impossible. Instead, the village delivered pampas grass necessary for building traditional thatched roofs. Although Sengokuhara is presently known for its scenery, it used to play a vital role in the everyday lives of Japanese people.