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KANAGAWA AREA HIGHLIGHT

Kanagawa Prefecture

Hakone Check Point

Hakone Check Point This check point was established in 1619 by the military government to prevent feudal lords from rebelling against the government, and for 250 years travel was strictly controlled. Currently, it is being restored to the Hakone Checkpoint of bygone days (set to be completed by 2007).

Hakone Checkpoint Management Office:Tel 0460-83-6635


Mori-no-Fureaikan-Hall

Mori-no-Fureaikan-Hall Visitors can understand the forest system with audio visual aids.

9a.m.~5:00p.m.(Mar.~Nov.)
9a.m.~4:30p.m.(Dec.~Feb.)
Adults ¥650 / Children ¥400

Tel 0460-83-6006

Hakone Detached Palace Garden

Hakone Detached Palace Garden This garden juts out into Lake Ashinoko and offers beautiful views of the lake and Mt. Fuji. On the site of the Hakone Imperial villa, it is a park full of natural beauty and has been selected as one of Kanagawa's best 50 scenic sights, one of the best 100 views of Mt. Fuji in the Kanto area, and one of Japan’s best 100 historical parks.

Lakeside Observation Building:
Tel 0460-83-7484


Hakone Jinja Shrine

Hakone Jinja Shrine This shrine was founded in 757 by Priest Mangan according to an oracle from the deity Hakone Omikami. As a general shrine for Kanto, this famous shrine has been patronized by many military commanders and travelers on the Tokaido route over the years. The spacious precincts are surrounded by abundant nature, including Lake Ashinoko down below, the shrine road lined with towering old Sugi trees, and monoculture stands of Tall Stewartia trees that are a designated monument of Kanagawa Prefecture. The Treasure Hall exhibits many Important Cultural Properties including a statue of Priest Mangan and artifacts that tell of Hakone Jinja Shrine’s over 1,253 years of history.

Tel 0460-83-7123


Hakone-en Aquarium

32,000 fish and animals of 450 species, such as penguin and strange fish from the Amazon, have been collected from oceans, lakes and rivers all over the world.

9a.m.~5p.m.(Enter by 4:30p.m.)
Adults ¥1,300 / Children ¥600

Tel 0460-83-1151

Moto-Hakone Stone Buddhas

Moto-Hakone Stone Buddhas At the foot of Mt.Futago, several stone Buddhas are carved in relief-form on the natural rock formations.

Tel 0460-85-7601

Hatajuku Yosegi-Kaikan

Hatajuku Yosegi-Kaikan Wooden works such as boxes and chests are made in the traditional mosaic or inlaid patterns Yosegi-zaiku. Demonstration of the manufacturing process, exhibition and sale.

9a.m.~4:30p.m.
(Closed: Around December 28th to January 3rd)
Admission Free.

Tel 0460-85-8170

Owakudani Valley

Owakudani Valley This valley is divided into 2 areas, Jikokuzawa and Enmadai, and lies in the ancient crater of Mt. Kamiyama, left after the last volcanic eruption. Here you can get a good view of Mt. Fuji and the Nagao Pass.

Hakone Town Tourist Association: Tel 0460-85-5700


Hakone Botanical Garden of Wetlands

Hakone Botanical Garden of Wetlands In this garden, you can see all sorts of plants from low lying areas to high lands from spots across Japan, including plants from marshy areas and alpine plants. The park is open from March 20 to November 30.

Tel 0460-84-7293


Museum of Saint-Exupery and Little Prince

A display of the French town in which Saint-Exupery lived his youth, which contains such features as a chapel and downtown. You'll be able to stroll around the town and feel the time in which he lived. Souvenir stores and a South France restaurant are also included.

9a.m.~6p.m.
Adults ¥1,500 / Students ¥1,100 / Children ¥700

Tel 0460-86-3700

Hakone Kowakien Yunessun

Hakone Kowakien Yunessun Hakone Kowakien Yunessun is a hot spring theme park that you can enjoy in all seasons. Visitors of all ages can enjoy the pool-like hot spring baths as well as the Japanese style rotenburo baths in the garden.

Tel 0460-82-4126


Old Highway Rows of Cedar Trees and Stone Pavement

Old Highway Rows of Cedar Trees and Stone Pavement It is said that the rows of cedar trees on the old road to Lake Ashinoko were planted in 1618, at the time when Hakone was established as a rest place for travelers. There are still 412 trees left standing. Also, the distance from Odawara to Ashinoko is said to be 4 "ri" (1ri = about 435m) and from there to Mishima, another 4 "ri" (8 "ri" in total) so this road was called Hakone Hachi (8) ri, and has been designated as a historical site.

Hakone Town Tourist Association: Tel 0460-85-5700


Sengokuhara and Pampas Grass fields

Sengokokuhara and Pampas Grass fields The marshy area of Sengokuhara used to be part of the lake, and now is designated as a national natural monument, with many rare species of plants, such as nohana iris and peat moss. In autumn, the area becomes a yellow meadow of Susuki pampas grass.

Hakone Town Tourist Association: Tel 0460-85-5700

Hakone 17 hot springs

Hakone 17 hot springs The seven hot springs of Yumoto, Tonosawa, Miyanoshita, Dogashima, Sokokura, Kiga, and Ashinoyu, used to be called "Hakone 7 Toh" (traditional 7 noted hot springs in Hakone), until the late 19th century. Recently ten other hot springs (namely Ohiradai, Kowakidani, Gora, Miyagino, Ninotaira, Sengokuhara, Ubako, Yunohanazawa, Takogawa and Ashinoko) were added to these 7 hot springs now called "Hakone 17 Toh."

Hakone Town Tourist Association: Tel 0460-85-5700

Hakone Transport System
(cable car, ropeway, Lake Ashinoko sightseeing ships, Tozan train, bus)

Hakone Transport System To get around Hakone, there are various modes of transport. Cable car, ropeway, Lake Ashinoko sightseeing ships, Tozan train, bus... you can enjoy many sides to Hakone by using these various ways to travel.

Hakone Tozan Cable car: Tel 0460-82-2049
Hakone Ropeway: Tel 0460-82-3052
Komagatake Ropeway: Tel 0460-83-6473
Hakone Sightseeing Boat: Tel 0460-83-6325
Lake Ashinoko Sightseeing
(Izu Hakone Shipping) Ship: Tel 0460-83-6351
Hakone Tozan Railway: Tel 0460-85-5033
Hakone Tozan Bus:Tel 0465-22-4145
Izu Hakone Bus: Tel 0465-34-0333
Odakyu Hakone Highway Express Bus: Tel 03-3428-3133