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Owaku-dani Valley, Hakone-machi
(4.1/5 based on 1,200+ reviews on the web)
Formed by an ancient eruption, Owaku-dani Valley features active steam vents and hot water pools. From the local ropeway stop, you can navigate your way down to the active volcanic area and marvel at stream rising from many subterranean openings. Don't miss an opportunity to try a fresh onsen tama--these soft-boiled eggs, cooked by the sulphur waters, feature distinctive blackened shells. Inquire about the area's ropeway service status before you visit, as increased volcanic activity can lead to temporary closures. Use our Hakone-machi family vacation planner to visit Owaku-dani Valley on your trip to Hakone-machi, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • Honestly, I would not stop if I was in a rush. With time to spare, I think it's fun to just get off and smell the sulfur. It's not something you see everyday... steam/smoke coming out of the ground ev...  more »
  • If you've been to geothermal regions like NZ , this is boring. A huge crowd at the top with some souvenir shops and a couple of eating places. Can see the majestic Mount Fuji . It's a must go if you a...  more »
  • It's a little like a cross between an industrial quarry and a James Bond scene. Very unusual, a small scar in an otherwise beautiful landscape.