Yuko Oshima Wants You to Ride Her Train
Former AKB48 member Yuko Oshima finds romance on the Romance Car in this heartwarming 2016 film.
Eating Their Way Through Hakone
The team at Texan in Tokyo took a trip to Hakone and they brought their appetites.
The Ryokan Designed After a Moon Princess
Recommended for couples, experience a mysterious, gorgeous stay at this first-rate inn, built to evoke the tale of Kaguya-hime, the princess found in a bamboo stalk who returned to the moon.
3 Definitive Accommodations in Hakone-Yumoto
Hakone Senkei offers three excitingly different hot spring inns at Hakone-Yumoto—including one with private, detached rooms like little thatch-roofed cottages!
Top 10 Museums as Chosen by Overseas Tourists
These collections of samurai armor, ancient artifacts and futuristic technology are sure to pique your interest.
Savor a Vegetarian Banquet in Hakone
Okudo Saryo Rikyu-an is a Hakone inn offering healthy, vegetarian 'kaiseki' cuisine—along with a classic hot spring bath right in your room!
An Inside Look at Hakone Marquetry
See the incredible dedication required to produce the beautifully intricate designs of Hakone marquetry.
Mount Fuji Tour & Lake Ashi Cruise
Hop on a bus to see some incredible sights, including majestic Mount Fuji and the mountains of Hakone.
Crack the Mystery of the Black Eggs
Join Grace and Ryosuke as they travel to Hakone and learn where the mystical eggs come from!
3 Wild 'Onsen' Theme Parks
Want a little more than just a soak in hot water? Try an 'onsen' theme park, where a whole world of water-related adventure awaits!
Hakone Free Pass
If you're into hot springs, we've got details on the hottest discount ticket to Hakone!
Private Baths in Forest Groves
Wonderful for couples, savor a luxurious experience surrounded by nature at Kinnotake Tonosawa inn.
Is Japan Boring Outside of Tokyo?
Tokyo certainly has charm and no one could doubt the convenience of living or staying in the major city. However, there’s so much more to see outside of Tokyo and I'm happy to give you a few examples... it’s literally my job to promote the entire country.
Hakone: A Checkpoint in History
Less than than two hours away from Tokyo, Hakone's hot springs and stunning views has been attracting visitors for more than 1,000 years.
5 Reasons to Stay at Hakone Ginyu
Known as one of Japan’s top 'ryokan,' Hakone Ginyu is the perfect combination of modern and traditional. Here are five reasons to hang your hat up here for a few nights!
Geisha & Handicraft Experiences in Hakone
Looking for things to do around Hakone? If you want to get into traditional Japanese culture, two popular activities are geisha performances and traditional local handicrafts.
Black Eggs in Owakudani
Why would Japanese people want to eat black eggs? And why are they black in the first place? Head to Owakudani in Hakone to find out!
Ichinoyu Ryokan: The Hot Choice for Hakone
The Ichinoyu Group's Japanese-style inns, or 'ryokan,' can be found throughout the Hakone area, offering half a dozen luxuriously different ways to experience this famed hot spring region. Find out why they're hot, and which one suits you best!
Be Dazzled at Hakone’s Glass Forest Museum
Take a glittering tour of one of Hakone’s classic museums.
Stunning Video Captures the Spirit of Hakone
Follow along with two intrepid adventurers as they record their two-day trip to Hakone in this delightful video.