Category: Hakone

Hakone – Gora Ichinoyu Ryokan

There is so much to see in Hakone that it’s recommended to stay at least one night to make sure you have enough time to see all the interesting spots. Gora Ichinoyu is a comfortable and cozy Ryokan (traditional Japanese inn), which will make your stay a pleasant experience. The...

Hakone – Lake Ashi and the Pirate Sightseeing Boat

One of Hakones major attractions is Lake Ashi. A huge lake which gives you an amazing view of the surrounding nature. One of the best ways to enjoy Lake Ashi is to use the Pirate Sightseeing Boat. There are several of them and they all have a different design. You...

Hakone – Hakone Shrine

Hakone Shrine, a beautiful Shinto shrine located along the shore of Lake Ashi. A must visit if you’re traveling around in Hakone. If you’re visiting during weekdays it’s not that crowded which makes it even more relaxing. If you’re using the Pirate Sightseeing Boat for a trip around Lake Ashi,...

Hakone – Ropeway and Owakudani

During your Hakone trip it’s highly recommended to use the Ropeway to enjoy an amazing view of Hakones landscape and in particular Owakudani Valley. Owakudani is an active Volcano Valley with sulfurous fumes and hot springs. One of the famous things you can buy in Owakudani are eggs whose shells...

Hakone – Gota Park

Gota Park is a stunning, Western Style Park close to Gora Station, which is definitely worth a visit during your stay in Hakone. Here you can find a rose garden, a huge fountain, a craft-house where you can try some pottery or glass blowing (costs of these activities range between...

Hakone – Odawara Castle and Onshi Hakone Park

Hakone is surrounded by beautiful nature. These photos were made during my school trip to Odawara Castle and Onshi Hakone Park. Unfortunately it was raining, otherwise we could have seen mount Fuji. Odawara Castle is a beautiful castle with a long history to it. Entry fee is 400 yen. The...