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About Hakone

Hakone is located in Kanagawa Prefecture. It is a Japanese hot spring town and health resort. Once upon a time this was a volcano. Now it is a beautiful crater surrounded by jade peaks and flowing with streams and hot springs. The scenery is magnificent beyond compare. You can take the cable car up the mountain or the electric railway. Either will give you a unique and different view of the area's beauty. Boat trips on Ashinoko Lake are a prime choice for most tourists. You not only can enjoy the beautiful scenery along the way, you can also see Mount Fuji when the weather is clear. The Ōwakudani Valley, which is full of white mists from the active sulfur vents, is also one of Hakone's landmarks. While here, make sure to have a taste of the unique Onsen Tamago black eggs.

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Owaku-dani Valley
578 Reviews
Hot Spring
A famous tourist attraction in Hakone, Owaku-dani Valley is the remains of a volcanic crater formed over 3,000 years ago from a volcanic eruption. It is also a major source of hot springs in Hakone. The geothermal landscape proves to be a spectacular sight, with mountain rocks laying bare against the green trees of Hakone and spewing out hot steam from between their cracks. Visitors can overlook the remains of the crater that is shrouded in a white mist, from which it is also possible to see the beautiful scenery of Mount Fuji and the mountains of Hakone. You can also try the regional specialty of black eggs.
The Little Prince Museum
133 Reviews
The Little Prince Museum reproduces the streetscape and architecture that the author of the Little Prince, St. Boss, lived in. He showed a concrete representation of the things that he encountered, and the scenes depicted in the book will be displayed in front of you. In the small town of South Provence, the characters in the book are also presented in the park, which is a must-see for the little prince.
Lake Ashi (Ashinoko)
488 Reviews
Boat Tour
Lake Ashi (Ashinoko) is situated on the Western side of Hakone at the southern foothills of Mount Komagata. A volcanic lake formed over 4,000 years ago by volcanic activity, it is a popular tourist attraction in Hakone. The lake itself is set off against the backdrop of Mount Fuji, with the scenery changing with each season. Trails around the lake are surrounded by beautiful, green cedar trees, while a boat cruise on the lake is an essential pleasure for many visitors. The lake is home to many black bass and trout, and a large number of Japanese often come here to go boating, fishing, and swimming.
Lake Ashi Cruise
123 Reviews
Boat Tour

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