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Hakone Free Pass

If you're into hot springs, we've got details on the hottest discount ticket to Hakone!

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!

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.

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!

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!

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.

Private Baths in Forest Groves

Wonderful for couples, savor a luxurious experience surrounded by nature at Kinnotake Tonosawa inn.

Crack the Mystery of the Black Eggs

Join Grace and Ryosuke as they travel to Hakone and learn where the mystical eggs come from!

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.

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.

Eating Their Way Through Hakone

The team at Texan in Tokyo took a trip to Hakone and they brought their appetites.

Yuko Oshima Wants You to Ride Her Train

Former AKB48 member Yuko Oshima finds romance on the Romance Car in this heartwarming 2016 film.

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!

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!

Mount Fuji Tour & Lake Ashi Cruise

Hop on a bus to see some incredible sights, including majestic Mount Fuji and the mountains of Hakone.

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.

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!

Top 10 Museums as Chosen by Overseas Tourists

These collections of samurai armor, ancient artifacts and futuristic technology are sure to pique your interest.

An Inside Look at Hakone Marquetry

See the incredible dedication required to produce the beautifully intricate designs of Hakone marquetry.

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