Fuji-Q Highland. Photo: All Over Press
Fuji-Q Highland. Photo: All Over Press


Things to do in Hakone, Japan

There is more to Hakone than hot spring bathing, and visitors without cars can see a lot by rail, cable car, and bus. The Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park is the most-visited national park in Japan. Its mountains, lakes, and hot springs make it a good choice for a weekend escape all year round.

Hakone Museum of Art

Museum founded by Mokichi Okada to house his collection of around 3,500 Japanese and Asian artworks comprising paintings, calli­graphy, crafts, and sculpture, including several Japanese National Treasures.

26-2 Momoyama-cho, Atami, Shizuoka

Hakone Open-Air Museum

Sculpture park featuring works by artists including Auguste Rodin, Henry Moore, and Carl Milles, and a rotating selection of more than 300 works by Picasso.

Ashigarashimo Hakone-machi, Kanagawa

Pola Museum of Art

Houses a collection of over 9,500 artworks, including paintings by Monet, Renoir, and Picasso.

1285 Kozukayama, Sengokuhara, Hakone Kanagawa

Fuji-Q Highland

Amusement park featuring what used to be the world’s tallest (79m) and fastest roller­coasters.

5-6-1 Shin-Nishihara, Fujiyoshida, Yamanashi

Yunessun Spa Resort

Family-oriented resort with water slides and a range of unusual spas, including a coffee spa, green tea spa, red wine spa, and sake spa.

1297 Ninotaira, Hakone-machi Ashigarashimo-gun, Kanagawa-ken

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