Not far from Tokyo, a National Park under the perpetual shadow of Mt Fuji, with hot springs, beautiful scenery and welcoming ryokans.
Hakone is a wonderful region in which to relax, explore and experience the 'real' Japan - all within easy striking distance from Tokyo. Indeed, it is possible as a day trip form the capital, but far better to stay overnight and enjoy the hospitality of a traditional inn, known as a ryokan.
Hakone is the gateway to Mount Fuji and the delights of the Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park, where you'll find an eclectic mix of different attractions. Whether you wish to ride scenic railways, cable-cars and funicular railways, or admire views of Mt. Fuji, eat eggs boiled in sulphurous springs, visit world class art museums, or simply relax in the onsen waters, Hakone has it all.