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Travel to Hakone from Tokyo

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Travel to Hakone from Tokyo

How to get to Hakone from Tokyo? Hakone is located in Kanagawa Prefecture, 90 kilometers away from Tokyo. It is the most popular sightseeing spot near Tokyo. There are natural lakes, hot springs, and geothermal resources, coupled with an excellent angle overlooking Mount Fuji and comprehensive tourist facilities, which have been popular with the Japanese and oversea tourists. The drive from Tokyo to Hakone is about 1.5 hours. If you need a private transfer service, it is recommended that you control the time as much as possible. From Tokyo to Hakone, a door to door car rental with driver service is the most convenient option. Our company's drivers are not only skilled and polite but if you book in advance, we can also provide you with drivers who can speak basic English for better communication. For the details of prices, please visit this page: Tokyo Chauffeur Services.

Tokyo to Hakone Private Chauffeurs 
As a reliable Limousine company, we provide safe and affordable Private Chauffeurs and Hakone Day Tours for foreign visitors. Whether you are going to Hakone from Narita Airport or a hotel in Tokyo, private transfer is the most convenient and affordable way. For more information, please contact our Japan limousine service specialists.

What To See in Hakone
Owaku-dani Valley: A major source of Hakone Onsen, also known as the Great Hell, is a crater remnant formed by a volcanic eruption more than three thousand years ago. Because the sulfur content is too high, the hot springs here cannot be soaked directly. You can enjoy the sulfur vapor and hot springs. When the weather is clear, you can see Mount Fuji.




Lake Ashi: Lake Ashi is a volcanic lake located in Mount Hakone. It was formed about three thousand years ago. It is the largest lake in Kanagawa Prefecture and it is also a famous place to look at Mount Fuji. Generally, during the colder season of the year, it is more visible than during the summer. There are cruises on Lake Ashi for tourists to take a boat tour and also go fishing. The main fish types in the lake are rainbow trout and black bass.

Hakone Shrine: Hakone Shrine is worshipped as a god of fortune that is very effective in traffic safety, wishes, and fortune. There are also cedar-lined shrines and treasure halls over 800 years. At the foot of Mount Hakone, along the shore of Lake Ashi. It is clearly visible when visiting Lake Ashi.

Hakone Sightseeing Cruise: Hakone Sightseeing Cruise is a must-see cruise for Hakone's Lake Ashi. In addition to enjoying the beautiful scenery of lakes and mountains on the boat, its appearance is also one of its characteristics. Most notable are Mount Fuji behind the mountains of Hakone and the vermilion torii on the lake.

The Little Prince Museum: The Little Prince Museum presents the streetscapes and buildings where The Little Prince author Antoine de Sant-Exupery lived, as well as the people and things you meet wherever you go, making you feel like you are in the south Provence is a must-see for fans of The Little Prince.

The Hakone Open-Air Museum: Japan's first outdoor art museum with the theme of sculpture. The Hakone Open-Air Museum displays works by Henry Moore and Rodin on a 70,000 square meter site. You can enjoy artworks in the mood of an outing; it is the first outdoor art museum in Japan.




Hakone Venetian Glass Museum: Japan's first museum dedicated to the exhibition of Venetian glass. About 100 works of Venice and modern Venice from the 15th and 19th centuries are on display here. They are Venetian glass art that once made European nobles crazy. One of the highlights is the Fontana fountain here; the glittering trees, springs, and waterfalls are made of glass balls. Different flowers are in full bloom in the four seasons of the museum, and different ornamental lights are turned on following the different seasons. There are different fun activities throughout the year.

Gora Park: Gora Park is the earliest French-style garden in Japan. There are three botanical gardens in the park. The Tropical Botanical Pavilion is a collection of exotic flowers and plants, themed on tropical plants such as rubber and banana trees. There is also a Tropical Vanilla Pavilion, which collects about 70 tropical herbs. Gora Park is famous not only for its sakura trees but also for their azaleas.

How To Get to Hakone from Tokyo
From Tokyo to Hakone, you can take the Odakyu Line to Odawara Station at Shinjuku Station West Entrance and get off at Hakone Mountain Railway to Hakone Yumoto Station. If you take the Odakyu Romance Car, you can go directly to Hakone Yumoto Station, or you can purchase the Hakone Free Pass (2nd or 3rd) and take the Odakyu Line, and the fare to and from Shinjuku is also included.

Most Frequently Asked Questions

  • How far is Tokyo from Hakone?
    Hakone is 90 kilometers away from Tokyo. It is the most popular sightseeing spot near Tokyo. There are natural lakes, hot springs, and geothermal resources, coupled with excellent angles overlooking Mount Fuji. There are comprehensive tourist facilities which have always been favored by the Japanese and oversea tourists. The journey from Tokyo to Hakone takes about 1.5 hours.
  • Does Japan Holiday have private transfer services if we want to travel from Tokyo to Hakone?
    From Tokyo to Hakone, we have a door to door service with our car rental with driver service, which is the most convenient. Our company's drivers are professional and courteous. If you book in advance, we can also provide drivers who can speak basic English for better communication. Our Tokyo car rental company can provide you with comfortable 7, 10, 14-seater vans, or a 20-seater Coaster bus.
  • What attractions can you visit in Hakone?
    There are many attractions to visit in Hakone. You can choose 1 to 3-day tours according to the length of your visit. Attractions include Owaku-dani Valley, Lake Ashi, Hakone Shrine, Hakone Komagatake Ropeway, The Little Prince Museum, Hakone Sightseeing Cruise, The Hakone Open-Air Museum, etc.
  • Where is the best place in Hakone to see Mount Fuji?
    Lake Ashi is a volcanic lake located in Mount Hakone. It was formed about three thousand years ago. it is the largest lake in Kanagawa Prefecture and is also a famous place to overlook Mount Fuji. Generally, during the colder season of the year, it is more visible than if you were to visit during the summer. Lake Ashi has cruises for tourist boat trips and fishing also.
  • Where can I see the cherry blossoms in Hakone in the spring?
    Hakone's Miyagino, Hayakawa River, is about 600 meters and there are about 150 Yoshino cherry trees. During the Sakura Festival held in early April, not only can you see the beauty of the cherry blossoms during the day, but also see the lights during the night. Unlike the daytime, you can enjoy a romantic night with cherry blossoms.
  • What is there to do in Hakone during the summer?
    You can take the Hakone Sightseeing Cruise, a must-see cruise on Lake Ashi. You can see Mount Fuji and the vermilion torii on the lake. You can also enjoy the flowers at Gora Park, the earliest Fresh-style garden in Japan; there are three botanical gardens in the garden. Not only are there cherry blossom trees, but there are also famous azaleas.
  • What museums can you recommend in Hakone?
    The Little Prince Museum is an attraction for The Little Prince fans. The Hakone Open-Air Museum is Japan's first outdoor art museum. The Hakone Venetian Glass Museum has different flowers that bloom in the four seasons. Different ornamental lights are turned on and have different fun activities all year round.
  • How do you get to Hakone from Tokyo by public transportation?
    From Tokyo to Hakone, you can take the Odakyu Line to Odawara Station at Shinjuku Station in the West Entrance. You then get off at Hakone Mountain Railway to Hakone Yumoto Station. If you take the Odakyu Romance Car, you can go directly to Hakone Yumoto Station or you can also purchase a Hakone Free Pass (2nd or 3rd) and take the Odakyu Line, and the fare to and from Shinjuku is also included.
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