Hakone, Mount Fuji & Around
Hakone National Park, created by nearby Mt Fuji’s repetitive volcanic activity, is renowned for its hot springs and spas. Gaze across Lake Ashinoko for photographic views of Japan’s iconic, snow-capped cone, Mt Fuji.
Hakone National Park’s natural beauty has been attracting visitors for years, with a fascinating assortment of quintessentially Japanese experiences. Visit the Open Air Sculpture Museum, which is a collection of more than 100 statues, and enjoy the Komagatake Ropeway, traveling above Hakone’s most thermally active area. Lake Ashinoko (Ashi) gives you an upside down view of Mt Fuji reflected in its waters, while seeing the awe-inspiring peak from Lake Kawaguchiko during cherry blossom season is to be remembered. A stay in a Ryokan (traditional Japanese Inn) is an exclusive and unique experience.
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Lake Kawaguchi (Mount Fuji), Japan
Best for: Off the beaten track, Adventure, Eco/ethical tourism
Perched next to Lake Kawaguchi at the base of Mt Fuji, Hoshinoya Fuji is Japan's most breathtaking 'glamping' experience. This wonderful escape sits deep in a red pine forests and on a clear day the views of Mt Fuji are spectacular.
Best for: Couples, Short Break, Spa & health
Surrounded by bamboo trees and hills, Yoshimatsu is a traditional ryokan with beautiful outdoor hot spring baths and a traditional Japanese garden. Rooms come with private hot spring baths and the stunning kaiskei cuisine is some of the best in Hakone.