Less than 100km from Tokyo, Hakone is one of the most popular spots in Japan, with both Japanese and international tourists. Located in the Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park, Hakone is renowned for its magnificent local beauty and breath-taking views of Mt Fuji, Japan’s most renowned mountain. One of the best ways to Hakone’s splendid natural beauty is from one of the cruise boats that frequently cruise along Lake Ashinoko. If you’re lucky, and the visibility is good, you might even be able to see Mt Fuji from the boat!
In addition, Hakone has been one of Japan’s top hot spring destinations for centuries, and Yumoto, at the entrance to Hakone, is one of the most famous hot spring locations in Hakone, renowned for its water quality and long history.