Things to do in Hakone

Our most recommended things to do in Hakone

Hakone Fuji Day Tour: Cruise, Cable Car, and Volcano

1. Hakone Fuji Day Tour: Cruise, Cable Car, and Volcano

Depart from Shinjuku in Tokyo to the scenic areas of Hakone near Mount Fuji. First, cruise on a well-decorated pirate boat to enjoy breathtaking views of Mount Fuji around the green on Lake Ashinoko. After viewing the mountain from the water, view it in the air by taking the Hakone Ropeway up to Mount Hakone, where you can see a clear view of Mount Fuji from another mountain.  The Ohwakudani, Great Boiling Valley, is another famous volcano, which erupted 4,000 years ago with live white sulfur escaping. Try the local Black Boiled Egg, Kuro Tamago, to see whether the legend is true and that it extends your life for seven years. In the afternoon choose to visit Gotemba Premium Outlet for around 2 hours. Gotemba premium outlet is one of the largest outlets in Japan, you can see Mount Fuji from inside the outlet.  The other choice is to experience the famous hot spring from which you can enjoy a view of Mount Fuji view. Hot springs are one of the most famous cultures of Japan and many tourists like to experience it when they visit. Return to Shinjuku by 6:00 PM. 

From Tokyo: Full-Day Mount Fuji and Hakone Tour with Sightseeing Cruise

2. From Tokyo: Full-Day Mount Fuji and Hakone Tour with Sightseeing Cruise

Leave the hustle and bustle of Tokyo behind and head out to Hakone's peaceful nature by bus. See Mount Fuji's serene presence from a boat cruise across Lake Ashi's calm waters. Enjoy a higher perspective from your cable car ride on the Hakone Ropeway to Owakudani Valley. Depart by bus from Tokyo to see the scenic landscape and areas of Hakone near Mount Fuji. Once there, board the ornately decorated pirate ship for a cruise on Lake Ashi, formed by a volcanic eruption thousands of years ago. From your boat, gaze out at the surrounding greenery and the idyllic views of Mount Fuji looming in the background. Enjoy the contrast of colors from the leaves and shrubs depending on which season you're in. Then, see the landscape from another perspective on a cable car ride on the Hakone Ropeway to Owakudani Valley - the area around a crater created during the last eruption of Mount Hakone around 3,000 years ago. Take in the sweeping panoramic views of Hakone from above. Learn more about the region's nature and traditions from your guide throughout your day. If you're feeling adventurous, try the local delicacy, Kuro Tamago, a black boiled egg, which, according to local legend, will extend your life for seven years.

From Tokyo: Private Full-Day Mount Fuji and Hakone Trip with Transfer

3. From Tokyo: Private Full-Day Mount Fuji and Hakone Trip with Transfer

Depart from Shinjuku in Tokyo to the scenic areas of Hakone near Mount Fuji. First, cruise on a well-decorated pirate boat to enjoy breathtaking views of Mount Fuji around the green on Lake Ashinoko. After viewing the mountain from the water, view it in the air by taking the Hakone Ropeway up to Mount Hakone, where you can see a clear view of Mount Fuji from another mountain.  The Ohwakudani, Great Boiling Valley, is another famous volcano, which erupted 4,000 years ago with live white sulfur escaping. Try the local Black Boiled Egg, Kuro Tamago, to see whether the legend is true and that it extends your life for seven years. In the afternoon choose to visit Gotemba Premium Outlet for around 2 hours. Gotemba premium outlet is one of the largest outlets in Japan, you can see Mount Fuji from inside the outlet.  The other choice is to experience the famous hot spring from which you can enjoy a view of Mount Fuji view. Hot springs are one of the most famous cultures of Japan and many tourists like to experience them when they visit. Then teturn to Shinjuku in the early evening.

From Tokyo: Hakone and Owakudani Private Day Trip

4. From Tokyo: Hakone and Owakudani Private Day Trip

If you want to move around with your family or friends in private comfort, then my luxury car service will be the best choice for you. Compared with using public transportation, you can save physical strength and improve efficiency. For a better sightseeing experience. The mountain region of Hakone is known for its hot springs, incredible scenery, and views of Mt. Fuji. Escape the busy city of Tokyo and spend a day exploring Japanese countryside highlights such as Owakudani, and Lake Ashi. In Hakone, you can also experience a pirate ship and cable car tour You can customize the itinerary of your tour or we can provide you with reference according to your preferences

Mount Fuji: Full-Day Tour with Private Van

5. Mount Fuji: Full-Day Tour with Private Van

After being picked up, head 1.5 hours to the Fuji Visitor Center. From there, take some photos of Mount Fuji and capture its beauty. Enjoy the scenery before heading to Oshinohakkai, which is 8 ponds near Mount Fuji. Stop by Gotenba for a lunch break. In the afternoon, visit Hakone area, famous for its nature and hot springs. Stop by the Hakone Ashinoko Lake, and then go to Owakutani, the volcano valley. At the end of the day, head back to Tokyo, arriving at 6:00 PM.

Hakone: Train Pass with Unlimited Rides & Activity Discounts

6. Hakone: Train Pass with Unlimited Rides & Activity Discounts

Book your Hakone train pass and get unlimited rides on most public transportation needed to explore Hakone. Easily access nearby popular sightseeing destinations such as the Owakudani Volcano, Ashinoko Lake, and Hakone Open-air Museum, and get exclusive discounts. With your pass, get round-trip train fare between Shinjuku Station and Odawara Station and rides on the following list of Hakone transportation systems: • Hakone Tozan Train• Hakone Tozan Cable Car• Hakone Ropeway• Hakone Sightseeing Cruise• Hakone Tozan Bus (designated areas only)• Odakyu Hakone Highway Bus (designated areas only)• Tokai Bus (designated areas only)• “KANKO SHISETSU-MEGURI” Bus (Tourist Attraction Sightseeing Bus) To get started, simply book your chosen pass duration and exchange your confirmation voucher for your pass at Shinjuku Station (detailed exchange directions given after booking).

Hakone and Kamakura: 3-day Rail Pass

7. Hakone and Kamakura: 3-day Rail Pass

Use the train service in the Hakone and Kamakura regions of Japan with this 36-hour pass. Enjoy unlimited trips to popular local sightseeing destinations when you book.Enjoy access to Owakudani Volcano, Lake Ashinoko, and Hakone Open-air Museum. See Kamakura, an old samurai capital with bay views and old temples. Take unlimited rides on designated local transportation. Use your valid ticket on all Odakyu lines, most Hakone local transportation, and all Enoden Lines.

From Tokyo: Helicopter Flight over Mt. Fuji

8. From Tokyo: Helicopter Flight over Mt. Fuji

Fly over Mt. Fuji on a panoramic helicopter flight from Tokyo and get amazing views of the city and snow-capped peak of the mountain from the aircraft's large windows. Benefit from a full commentary every step of the way. Take off from Tokyo Heliport and fly over Rainbow Bridge as it crosses Tokyo Bay between Shibaura Pier and the Odaiba waterfront development in Minato. Continue over the landscaped gardens of Hamarikyu Onshi-teien and see the Tokyo Tower from above. Get aerial views of the industrial city of Kawasaki and the port city of Yokohama. Make your way over Enoshima Island and the historic city of Odawara. Fly over the hot springs area of Hakone and the scenic lake of Ashinoko-lake before getting bird's eye views of Mt. Fuji on Honshu Island. Fly back to Tokyo Heliport for more views of the city's dramatic skyline before landing. This tour cannot guarantee that you can see Mt. Fuji. as it depends on the weather conditions, it is possible it may be changed to a short tour. In that case, you will be refunded the difference in the flight time, but please note that you won't be refunded due to not being able to see Mt. Fuji as it cannot be guaranteed. 【weight limit】 Up to 3 people Weight limit 130 kg/seat up to 200 kg/total

Hakone: Narukawa Art Museum Admission Ticket

9. Hakone: Narukawa Art Museum Admission Ticket

Visit the Narukawa Art Museum located by the beautiful Lake Ashi and discover more than 4000 works of art by various Japanese painters. The private museum possesses See various masterpieces of nihonga, traditional Japanese-style paintings, collected by the museum owner over the course of 20 years. See over 200 pieces by Kyujin Yamamoto, recipient of the Order of Cultural Merit. On clear days, make your way to the panoramic lounge terrace. Enjoy beautiful views of Mt. Fuji and Lake Ashi.

From Tokyo: Private Scenic Day Trip to Hakone

10. From Tokyo: Private Scenic Day Trip to Hakone

Enjoy a private and personalized walking experience of the beautiful mountain town of Hakone just 2 hours away from the city. You'll be paired with guides that are passionate about the place they call home and who choose to spend their free time sharing it with like-minded travelers matched to them. Meet your host in Tokyo, board the luxurious and express Romancecar train and enjoy the scenic trip to the peaceful hamlet of Hakone, where your pilgrimage begins. Discover why Mount Fuji has a special place in Japanese culture and experience one of three sacred mountains, which is beautiful from all angles.  Get a chance to see the mountain from across the shimmering waters of Lake Ashinoko, and from remote locations only accessible via the enchanting Hakone Ropeway.  The foothills of the iconic and active volcano are home to a part of the Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park. Wander along the many walking trails and see a collection of protected areas that encompass lakes, islands, and a remarkable breadth of natural beauty.  The region’s lush greenery will give you all the tranquility you crave, granting you some much-needed rest from the constant motion of Tokyo.

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What people are saying about Hakone

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An excellent day

This was a really good day trip and totally enjoyable. We were able to see the 3 things we set out to see/do (Mt. Fuji, Hot Spa Bath, Hakone Ropeway). Our driver was very helpful and pleasant, drove very well and though he had very limited English (and our Japanese is non-existent) we were able to converse with the use of a translator app and signs. I'd recommend doing this, although it is expensive for small parties like ours.

It was an almost perfect day for the tour. We had an informative guide who was very pleasant and accommodating. At our request he brought us to a restaurant that served a delicious lunch. And he brought us to a few vantage points from where we had the best views of the majestic mountain.

Such a best deal for a short stay in Hakone, I bought a 2 days pass, and it was perfect! You get to use all of the transportation around Hakone with that pass. I will definitely use it again whenever I am back to Hakone!

Like a private taxi

It's a pity that the driver wasn't a real guide able to speak English. Anyway he was really gentle and helpful. A very flexible way to maximize the time invested in the tour.

We had an enjoyable day tour.

My family enjoyed the tour. The driver was so nice and he drove carefully. We liked the places we visited.