1 day itinerary

Travel plan for first timers in Hakone

Hakone is a hot spring resort rich in nature which can be accessed in only 85 minutes from Shinjuku by Romance Car train. Along with the superb view of rough active volcanoes, mountains and lakes, you can also visit historical sites in the historic town of Hakone. At the end of the day, relax in an onsen.

Day 1

Hakone Tozan Railway ( 09:00 AM ~ 10:00 AM )
Hakone Ropeway ( 10:00 AM ~ 10:10 AM )
Owakudani ( 10:10 AM ~ 11:00 AM )
Lake Ashi ( 11:30 AM ~ 12:30 PM )
Hakone Sightseeing Cruises ( 12:40 PM ~ 01:10 PM )
Hakone Sekisho ( 01:20 PM ~ 02:20 PM )
Kyukaido Suginamiki ( 02:30 PM ~ 03:00 PM )
Hakone Shrine ( 03:00 PM ~ 03:30 PM )
Yumoto Onsen ( 04:30 PM ~ 06:00 PM )

Day 1 - Hakone

09:00 AM 10:00 AM   -   Hakone Tozan Railway

Get on the Hakone Tozan Line and then the cable car before taking the Hakone Ropeway at Sounzan Station.

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Business Hours Everyday ( 06:00 AM ~ 10:30 PM )
Price Adults: 130 JPY
Child: 70 JPY
Address 707 Yumoto Hankone-machi Ashigarashimo-gun Kanagawa See map
Telephone 0465-32-6863
Website http://www.hakone-tozan.co.jp/en/

10:00 AM 10:10 AM   -   Hakone Ropeway

From the cable car, get onto the ropeway at the midway stop of Sounzan Station to head for Owakudani. While viewing Mt. Fuji, you can enjoy the scenery of Hakone from the air.

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Business Hours Everyday ( 09:30 AM ~ 04:00 PM )
Price Adults: 730 JPY
Child: 370 JPY
Address Sengokuhara Hakone-machi Ashigarashimo-gun Kanagawa See map
Telephone 0465-32-2205
Website http://www.hakoneropeway.co.jp/foreign/en/index.cgi

10:10 AM 11:00 AM   -   Owakudani

Take a walk through Owakudani which is a caldera formed from a volcanic eruption 3,000 years ago. A smoky and desolate landscape which has been called “The Valley of Hell” unfolds before you. Enjoy the famous black eggs that have been boiled in the onsen ponds. Take the ropeway again to Lake Ashi and get off at Togendai Station located by the lake.

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Business Hours Everyday ( 08:30 AM ~ 05:00 PM )
Price FREE
Address Owakudani Hot Spring, 1251 Sengokuhara, Hakone-machi Ashigarashimo-gun, Kanagawa See map
Telephone 0460-84-9605
Website http://www.owakudani.com/index_e

11:30 AM 12:30 PM   -   Lake Ashi

Get off at Togendai Station as Lake Ashi is right in front of you. There is a restaurant in the station so that it is ideal for lunch. Enjoy your meal while taking in the view of the lake. Afterwards, board an excursion boat for Hakone-machi Port.

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Address Ashinoko Hakone-Machi Ashigarashimo-Gun, Kanagawa See map
Website https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lake_Ashi

12:40 PM 01:10 PM   -   Hakone Sightseeing Cruises

Enjoy a 30-minute cruise while taking in the view of the lake surrounded by nature and Mt. Fuji. After getting off at Hakone-machi Port, tour the historical sites of Hakone.

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Business Hours Everyday ( 09:30 AM ~ 04:00 PM )
Price Adults: 360 JPY
Child: 180 JPY
Address Kanagawa-ken, Ashigarashimo-gun, Hakone-machi, Motohakone, 6−40箱根観光船 See map
Telephone 0460-83-7722
Website http://www.hakone-kankosen.co.jp/foreign/en/index.html

01:20 PM 02:20 PM   -   Hakone Sekisho

Hakone is known for an Edo Era checkpoint constructed along the main route known as a sekisho. It is here that you can tour the restored facility and see valuable historical information. Next to the sekisho is a store selling traditional handicrafts and wooden mosaic works of Hakone so it is recommended for getting those souvenirs.

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Business Hours Everyday ( 09:00 AM ~ 05:00 PM )

From December 1st to the last day in February, the hours go to 4:30pm
Price Adults: 500 YEN
Child: 250 YEN
※General Admission on weekends for Elementary and Junior High School students is free.
Address Hakone 1 Hakone-machi Ashigarashimo-gun Kanagawa See map
Telephone 0460-83-6635
Website http://www.hakonesekisyo.jp/english/index.html

02:30 PM 03:00 PM   -   Kyukaido Suginamiki

These ancient cedar trees are 400 years old. Take in the sight of these trees which grew along the main highway during the Edo Era while heading for Hakone Shrine. The walk will take about 20 minutes to reach the shrine.

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Price FREE
Address Hakone, Hakonemachi, Ashigara, Kanagawa See map
Telephone 0460-85-7601
Website https://www.hakone.or.jp/en/520

03:00 PM 03:30 PM   -   Hakone Shrine

Hakone Shrine is a place where many people visit since it is Hakone’s only power spot. There is an impressive red torii gate that can be seen from the lake. A god of good fortune in things such as traffic safety and the granting of wishes is enshrined here.
Following the tour of the shrine, get on the transit bus (H/Hakone-machi Line) at the nearby stop and return to Hakone Yumoto Station. The trip will take about 40-60 minutes.

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Price FREE
Address Hakone jinja, 80-1 Motohakone Hakone-machi Ashigarashimo-gun Kanagawa See map
Telephone 0460-83-7123
Website http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hakone_Shrine

04:30 PM 06:00 PM   -   Yumoto Onsen

After arriving at Hakone Yumoto Station, head for the onsen. There are many facilities which you can use for a day trip. Take your time to wash away that fatigue from your tour.

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Address 707 Yumoto,Hakonemachi, Ashigarashimo, Kanagawa See map
Telephone 0460-85-7751
Website https://www.jnto.go.jp/eng/spot/hotspri/hakoneyumoto.html

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By Midori