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Helpful information about Hakone

Transit and transportation
The distance from Tokyo to Hakone in Kanagawa is around 41 miles. The Hakoneguchi interchange is just a mere hour away from the Tokyo interchange. Enjoy the enchanting transformation from bustling metropolis to the tranquil haven of nature as you travel. When you exit the Hakoneguchi interchange, a three-minute drive will get you to Hakone-Yumoto Station, where many hot spring resorts are located. Alternatively, you may opt for a scenic train ride from Tokyo and rent a car at Hakone-Yumoto Station.
Sightseeing and activities
Hakone is a popular destination for international visitors. There are many open-air hot springs, including those found at Hotel Green Plaza Hakone and The Prince Hakone Lake Ashinoko. Treat yourself and enjoy the scenic beauty of Mount Fuji from the comfort of an open-air bath. There are also day trip-friendly hot spring facilities, so you can enjoy visiting two or three hot springs during your visit! Consider renting a car, as the distances may be too great to cover comfortably on foot. Embark on a journey to Owakudani, a volcanic spectacle teeming with geothermal wonders, located just a quick 20-minute drive from Hakone-Yumoto Station. A dedicated paid parking lot is also available for your convenience. Don’t miss the Hakone Open-Air Museum, the perfect opportunity to enjoy both nature and art. The museum is just a 10-minute drive away from Hakone-Yumoto Station by rental car. The sheer magnitude of the three-dimensional masterpieces on display will captivate even the most uninitiated art enthusiasts. Be sure to check out the Picasso Pavilion, which has been a permanent exhibit since the museum opened.
Seasonal information
Be prepared for potential snowy conditions in the areas around Lake Ashi during winter, especially in the higher altitudes. For those unfamiliar with the area, studless winter tires are advised for added safety. With the right tires equipped, you can experience the beautiful snowy landscape without any worries.