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Hakone Onsen

Hakone Onsen

The Hakone city provides hundreds of onsen baths at the hotels as well as at the public onsen but having said that most of the international travelers tend to prefer some time to skip onsen. However, the Japanese could not think of staying in Hakone without going to an onsen. It looks similar to going to Paris and not treating your food buds with some awesome food items.

Lake Ashinoko

Lake Ashinoko

This lake is a volcanic hollow lake that knows for its attractive views of Mt.Fuji and Hakone Shrine. Two companies provide boat tour for the lake. Numerous tour boats look similar to Edo-era warships. The lake can be even seen from locations such as Onshi Hakone Park and Moto Hakone.

Old Tokaido Road

Old Tokaido Road

Tokaido was the Japans foremost police road. Before Tokaido was built the route is more dangerous. This is a road that greatly changed Japan acquiring tourism and commerce available for all. The checkpoint of the Tokaido road has been reformed with prison and lookout tower. This is one of the famous tourist attractions, and the most attractive is the old Tokaido road. The walk between old cedar forests will be charming of 60-90 minutes. The Hakone checkpoint is the good commencing point for the walk.

Travelling to Hakone, Japan

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Hakone is a very delightful city of Japan. In fact, it is a place of wonderful sights along with museums. Not only that but the city is also admirably crowned by the peak of Mt.Fuji and in addition to that, the city is very adjacent to the capital city of Tokyo. The place provides a big thrill due to its eye-catching sights and its familiarity as a spa destination. The city is named as a Geopark by the UNESCO for its different fauna and flora. In the year of 1603, Hakone is named as the favorite spa destination which attracts a lot of visitors from all over Japan. The city is situated at the foot of the mountain Mt.Fuji. It even provides the general population as a very good destination to visit. The city is popular to experience the sight of the mountains along with the natural climate. Most of the town is located within the area of national park in Hakone. The park is the best tourist attraction well known for its hot springs and there are numerous tourist places to visit in Hakone. It will be a pleasure for all nature lovers who need to feel the adventure in Hakone and you can experience the scenery of the city when you are on the ropeway. There is a unique kind of grass that grows only in Hakone called Hakone grass. Hakone is a small town that covers 93 kilometers squares and has a large population of 14,000 people. A lake district in Hakone has the best reputation as the best holiday resorts in the world and has twenty different qualities. The city is enclosed with various museums with many visitors every time.

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Hakone Travel Tips & Guide

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How To Get Around?

In addition to Hakone you will be able to come across the fact that there are many mountain towns and all of these towns are accessible by all the means of transport. If it is a case that you want to live in the city for a few days then to visit all the attractions is the best choice that you can make. Or on the other hand, you can purchase the tickets individually and by pre-paying, it also forms the guesswork of the budget. The free pass can be purchased from Tokyo station and will make your journey from Tokyo to Hakone. Not only that but you can even view Hakone attractions on the way. Once you reach Hakone station you will be the main hub of the town. For sightseeing, there are numerous places to visit and two days will make you cover most of the places.

What Should I Wear?

Clothing can be according to your comfort and regarding the climate.

Hakone Tourism Facts

Best Time to Visit

The climate of Hakone will be with four seasons and every climate has its own importance in Hakone. The season of late spring starts from the month of March to May and the late autumn season begins from the month of September to November. These are the best times to visit this destination. At this time of the year, there will be low rainfall, skies are clear and the temperature is mild, therefore, these times can be generally preferred by the visitors. The colder months between December to February are low appealing to most of the visitors because of the reason that traveling will be cheaper at the time. Being less crowded and costing less most of the highlights of Hakone is also better in winter months.

Currency

Japanese Yen

Will I Need a Guide?

No Guide is needed as the transportation is easy and here you can find anything on this site.

How To Get There?

You can very effortlessly reach Hakone by train but having said that, on the off chance that you are planning to visit the place during the time of peak seasons, then in that case, you might face a huge amount of crowd. In the peak season, the trains will be filled with tourists as well as teenagers as the size of the trains are quite small. In addition to that, you can easily reach Hakone by Tokyo railways and Japan railways. The train of Romance Car takes about 85 minutes to reach your destination of Hakone. The tourists will get the direct buses on the highway which will be accessible for every 30 minutes between Tokyo station and the Lake Ashi in Hakone. The one-way journey by bus will take about 2 hours to reach the spot and this will cost nearly 2000 yen.

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