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Where to stay in Hakone

There are 377 holiday homes available in Hakone in Japan, and we’re confident you’ll find a property that meets your needs and your budget. Affordable short term rentals in Hakone start at a nightly rate of $23, with 20% of properties priced under $79 per night. Whether you’re looking for a traditional Japanese house near Hakone Pirate Ship Tōgendai Port, a weekend house rental close to Chisuji Falls, or a place that also gives you close access to Hakone — our mission is to help you find exactly what you need. Our website lists a wide selection of vacation homes from top travel companies like Vrbo, HomeAway,, and many more. It doesn’t matter if you’re on a solo trip to Hakone, planning a romantic Japan honeymoon, or going on a family vacation for 8, we can match you with a rental accommodation that sleeps everyone comfortably. Time to make that Hakone vacation you’ve been dreaming about a reality.

Where Is Hakone in Japan?

Located in the southwest region of the Kanagawa Prefecture in the Kanto region of east-central Honshu in Japan, Hakone is situated approximately 90 kilometers southwest of Tokyo. The city lies on the southern bank of Lake Ashino, within a caldera of Mount Hakone. Nearby cities include Numazu approximately 18 kilometers away, while Hiratsuka lies 32 kilometers away, and Fuji is 35 kilometers away.

What Is Hakone, Japan Known For?

Offering tranquil Japanese hot springs of the highest quality, world-class art museums, traditional inns, and awe-inspiring mountain scenery crowned by Mt. Fuji, Hakone can be a blissful escape from Tokyo. Made both nationally and internationally famous as a stunningly serene resort area from the buzz and bustle of Tokyo, Hakone’s rich array of nature, rolling green spaces, and soaring alpine peaks surround a region dotted with quaint villages, powerful waterfalls, and rejuvenating spa retreats. Attracting both international tourists and locals alike, Hakone is famed for its offbeat gems that cannot be found anywhere else.

What to See in Hakone, Japan

  • Hakone Open-Air Museum: One of the most popular and highly acclaimed museums in Japan, the Hakone Open-Air Museum is aplenty with world-class structures and priceless pieces of art. Home to works by Rodin, Picasso, Calder, and many more, this particular art museum is a piece of art itself, with spacious grounds located within a natural setting, backed by the Hakone Mountains. The azure-hued skies and alpine mountains proffer a spacious and dramatic setting for visitors to leisurely enjoy the art of the world’s most famous sculptors.
  • Lake Ashinoko: Tucked away in the heart of Hakone is Ashinoko, a lake that formed in the caldera created after Mt. Hakone erupted 3,000 years ago. Providing one of the best viewpoints of Mt. Fuji, the stunning view of the rolling mountain, along with its reflection in the crystal-clear aquamarine waters, is truly a remarkable sight to behold. Whether you go for a stroll or tuck into a delicious serene picnic, indulge in the grandeur of nature at your own pace when you visit Lake Ashinoko.

Popular Destinations Near Hakone

  • Miyanoshita: Overlooking the Haya River valley, the district of Miyanoshita has been an awe-inspiring attraction for enthusiastic tourists and hedonistic pleasure-seekers for hundreds of years. Since the Edo period, Miyanoshita has been the center point of rejuvenating Japanese extravagance. Home of onsen hot springs offering outdoor bathing in scenic surroundings, laid-back ryokan inns, and low-key ramen eateries, Miyanoshita effortlessly combines oriental exoticism and cosmopolitan charm. A worthwhile first stop of the Hakone-Tōzan railway heading towards Gōra, Miyanoshita is worth a lot more than a place to simply pass through.

Best Neighborhoods in Hakone

  • Gora: One of the most beautiful places to stay in Hakone, Gora was specifically created to become an onsen town. Let your worries wash away in the hot springs and soothe your soul by marveling at the glorious scenery of stunning natural landscapes. Due to its serene nature, Gora occupies an oxymoronic status as hotels buzz with activity and restaurants fill with hungry diners. Perfect for city-dwellers looking for a slice of the authentic Japanese countryside, Gora is the place to be to delve into a slower, more relaxed pace of life.

Home-types in Hakone

Hakone has a variety of property types for you to consider when booking a trip. Here are the most popular property types in Hakone:

Points of interests in Hakone

Hakone has several popular points of interest for you to check out when visiting the area. Here are the most popular points of interest in Hakone:
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