The town of Hakone is situated in the
southwestern part of Kanagawa, and is part
of Fuji Hakone Izu National Park. Hakone
is an internationally well-known holiday
resort that includes many renowned hot
springs. They have about 20 different
qualities, nicknamed "Hakone Seventeen
A view of Mt. Fuji is not the only view that you can enjoy in Hakone. There are a number of spots to visit, including O- waku-dani (where volcanic fumes still bear a trace of the Hakone Volcano), Lake Ashi- no-ko (created in the crater of the Hakone Volcano), Susuki-sogen (silver grass field) of Sengokuhara, a stone Buddha and stone towers situated in Moto-Hakone, and cedar trees along Kyu-Kaido Street. Various methods of transportation, such as mountain railway, cable car, ropeway, and cruising boat, are available to bring you to these spots.
In addition, Hakone is also home to various museums. The Hakone Open Air Museum, the Narukawa Art Museum for modern Japanese paintings, the Pola Museum of Art featuring Western paintings, and the Venetian Glass Museum are only a few to mention among many that attract a number of visitors.