Best Time to View the Pampas Grass Fields

Current Status of Sengokuhara Pampas Grass Fields

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  • Green
  • Slightly yellow
  • Golden yellow
  • Yellowish brown

*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.

Access to the Sengokuhara Pampas Grass Fields

  • Hakone-Yumoto Station (OH51): Take the Hakone Tozan Bus on the Togendai Line (T Line) for about 30 minutes and get off at Sengoku-kogen (252). The fields are near the bus stop.
  • Shinjuku Station: Take the Odakyu Hakone Highway Bus and get off at Sengoku-kogen (252). The fields are right near the bus stop.

Recommended Pampas Grass Viewing Route in Sengokuhara

Sengoku-kogen (252) bus stop

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

Entrance to the Pampas Fields. Commemorative Photo Spot.


a straight road

walk straight ahead



Take a look at your left from uphill. The cool breeze is so pleasant up here!


dead end

Go back down the same road you came on.


Soba Restaurant Hoshino An

Take in the view of beautiful pampas grass while relaxing at soba restaurant Hoshino An.

Attractions at Sengokuhara Pampas Grass Fields

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.

The History of the Pampas Grass Fields

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.