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The crossroads of history, culture, and nature
Short trip from Tokyo to Hakone

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Jeffrey Garrish / I'm from San Diego, USA / I have lived in Japan for 14 years.

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I was born in Japan and raised in the United States. Japan always had a special allure and I was drawn to this beautiful country for a number of reasons. I decided that I wanted to make this country my home for a few years and spent time working in Hiroshima, Shizuoka, and Tokyo. I fell in love with the western part of Kanagawa. Kanagawa has many wonderful places to experience: Odawara, Manazuru, Kamakura, Ashigara, and wonderful Hakone.

Hakone lies at the historical and geological crossroads of Japan. The mountains of Hakone are close to Tokyo and have greeted and hosted travelers in its ryokan (Japanese style inn), hotels, and hot springs for centuries. Hakone lies within the weathered walls of a dormant volcano and the abundant nature and deep valleys of the beautiful area are a gorgeous backdrop to hot springs, museums, shrines, historic ryokan, and hotels. The highlights of the Hakone area include world-class art museums, historic shrines, and the opportunity to experience famed Japanese hospitality. Hakone has wonderful places to explore and experience. It is the perfect counter to the bright neon lights of Tokyo. It is a place to see, feel, and find a special part of Japan for yourself.

  • Day Trip

Shinjuku Station

Odakyu limited express Romancecar (1hr 40min)
¥2,080

Odakyu limited express Romancecar

Hakone-Yumoto Station(Odakyu limited express Romancecar)

Transfer (5min)

Hakone-Yumoto Station(Hakone Tozan Train)

Hakone Tozan Train (46min)
¥400

Hakone Tozan Train

Gora Station(Hakone Tozan Train)

Transfer (3min)

Gora Station(Hakone Tozan Cable Car)

Hakone Tozan Cable Car (3min)
¥170

Koen-Kami Station

Walk (1min)

Hakone Museum of Art

  • Estimated time:1hr
  • Estimated cost:¥900

Hakone Museum of Art

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Walk (1min)

Hakone Bijutsukan Stop

Hakone Tozan Bus (18min)
¥330

Hakone Tozan Bus

Sengoku Annaijo-mae Stop

Walk (7min)

Hakone Mononofu-no-Sato Museum

  • Estimated time:1hr
  • Estimated cost:¥800

See, learn, and try on authentic samurai armor

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Walk (7min)

Sengoku Annaijo-mae Stop

Hakone Tozan Bus (14min)
¥440

Miyanoshita Stop

Transfer (4min)

Miyanoshita Stop

Hakone Tozan Bus (20min)
¥670

Motohakone-ko Stop

Walk (10min)

Hakone Shrine

  • Estimated time:1hr 30min
  • Estimated cost:Free

Visit the serene and historic lakeside shrine

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Walk (20min)

Old Tokaido Road

  • Estimated time:10min

Walk a portion of the historic road connecting Tokyo and Kyoto

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Walk (10min)

Hakone Sekisho Checkpoint

  • Estimated time:30min
  • Estimated cost:¥500

An insight to travel during the time of the samurai

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Walk (1min)

Hakone Sekisho-ato Stop

Hakone Tozan Bus (37min)
¥960

Hakone-Yumoto Station Stop

Transfer (30min)

Hakone-Yumoto Station

Odakyu limited express Romancecar (1hr 40min)
¥2,080

Shinjuku Station

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