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Admire many paintings and sculptures at The Hakone Open-Air Museum, home to masterpieces by the likes of Picasso, Rodin, and Morie Ogiwara. T
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Water Body
Lake Ashinoko , Hakone-machi
Filling an ancient volcanic crater, Lake Ashinoko lures visitors with a selection of historic sites, geothermal vents, and striking views of
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World heritage site · Volcano
Mount Fuji , Chubu
A widely recognized symbol of Japan, Mount Fuji boasts the nation's highest peak, an inspiration to artists for many centuries. At 3,776 m (1
Owaku-dani Valley , Hakone-machi
Formed by an ancient eruption, Owaku-dani Valley features active steam vents and hot water pools. From the local ropeway stop, you can naviga
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Hakone Ropeway , Hakone-machi
Enjoy a view of Mt. Fuji and the surrounding countryside by riding Hakone Ropeway, a sightseeing gondola linking Sounzan with Togendai. Zip a
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Art Museums · Bodies of Water · Lookouts
Sitting at the foot of Mount Fuji, Hakone-machi has become a popular retreat from Tokyo for locals and tourists alike. The mountain town developed around hot springs, with a trip to the local "onsen" (traditional Japanese spas) a key feature of holidays in Hakone-machi. The iconic volcano sets the tone for the dramatic scenery and spiritualism that run through Hakone-machi, with a number of lakes, hills, and forests to explore, seemingly all marked by a hidden shrine or important temple. Add Hakone-machi and other Japan destinations to your travel plans using our Japan trip builder app.

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Where to stay in Hakone-machi

A getaway close to the capital, Hakone-machi offers a good range of accommodations, with a particular emphasis on luxury and upmarket hotels. Spa resort-style hotels, often with extensive views of the iconic volcano, sit in the main tourist areas, with their spa facilities using naturally warmed waters from the hot springs around the area. The more densely populated areas to the east house a good number of simple guesthouses and hostels. Staying in Tokyo and taking day trips remains an option for many visitors.
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