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Please check with your local Japanese Embassy or Consulate for visa requirements.  


Winter (Dec – Feb): -3.9ºC to 7ºC; Spring (Mar – May): 9ºC to 19ºC; Summer (Jun – Aug): 17ºC to 25ºC; Autumn (Sep – Nov): 4ºC to 14ºC.


Points of Interest

Gora Park

Japan’s first French-style park. Located inside the park are the Bougainvillea House, Tropical Herb House, Tropical Rosebay House and Haku-undo Tea House. Only a five-minute walk from Gora Station.

Lake Ashi (Ashinoko)
20km in circumference, Lake Ashi was formed in the caldera of Mount Hakone after the volcano’s last eruption 3000 years ago. On a clear day, Mount Fuji can be seen. The lake is also a good fishing spot where many people enjoy fishing for pond smelt, trout, black bass and other kinds of fish. Guests can also enjoy a leisurely boat cruise.


Owakudani valley is a volcanic area around a crater created in the last eruption of Mount Hakone 3000 years ago. Sulfurous fumes, bubbling mud, hot springs and hot rivers can be experienced on a walk around the area.

Hakone Open Air Museum

Japan’s first open air museum, in a 70,000-sq m garden setting and displaying over 100 masterpieces from world-renowned modern and contemporary artists. Sculptures by masters including Rodin, Bourdelle, Miro and Moore are on display.

Hakone Pola Museum

A forty-year collection by the late owner of the Pola Group, Suzuki Tsuneshi (1930-2000), this houses a diverse collection of over 9,500 art treasures, featuring 400 European paintings by nineteenth-century French Impressionists and Ecole de Paris artists, and a collection of modern Japanese Western-style and Japanese-style paintings, Oriental and modern Japanese ceramics, glass works and cosmetic utensils.

Hakone Art Museum

The museum houses a collection of Japanese porcelain ware dating back to the middle ages, set in a garden surrounding with beautiful autumn leaves.

Hakone Tozan Railway Ride from Hakone Yumoto to Gora

A magnificent 35-minute train ride up the mountain along the narrow, dense forest surrounding the bridges and tunnels. It is most spectacular during June and July when the ajisai (hydrangea) flowers are in full bloom along the tracks, and it is illuminated in the evenings.

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1320 Gora, Hakone-Machi, Ashigarashimogun, Kanagawa, Japan, 250-0408

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