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.
Enjoy flora year-round in nature-filled Hakone.
Find out the seasons and events for cherry blossoms and azaleas, hydrangeas, fall foliage, pampas grass, and more.
View videos of the four seasons and learn about the weather throughout the year.
Summer weather is ideal in Hakone and temperatures are lower than in Tokyo. Hydrangea season is in June. Japanese summer events are held between July and August.
|June||First Monday||Hakone Meijin Shogi Competition||Sengokuhara|
|13||Kuzuryu Shrine Festival||Kojiri|
|July||15||Miyagino Yudate-Shishimai Lion Dance||Miyagino Suwa Shrine|
|31||Lake Festival||Lake Ashi & Motohakone|
|August||2||Shinko Festival||Lake Ashi|
|2・3||Hakone-en Summer Night Festival||Lake Ashi & Motohakone|
|3||Taiko Hyotan Festival||Miyanoshita|
|4||Kojiri Kuzuryu Shrine Festival||Lake Ashi & Kojiri|
|5||Torii Yaki Festival & Ryuto Festival||Lake Ashi & Kojiri|
|11||Ohiradai Onsen Summer Festival||Ohiradai|
|mid-||Miyagino Summer Festival||Miyagino|
|25||Sengokuhara Susuki Festival||Sengokuhara|
Late July-Early August
Below are average temperatures in Hakone between June and August. Don’t forget to protect yourself against the heat. High-elevation regions will be cold. Bring long-sleeve shirts and a scarf.