Hakone is located in Kanagawa prefecture near Ashigara. It is famous for its spa resort close to the metropolis. Not only people from the Kanto region but also people from outside of Japan visit here. In proximity of the town, there are the great nature, museums and galleries, and several temples and shrines so tourists would not lose interest even though they stay here for many days.
Gallery There are many galleries in Hakone such as the Forest of Hakone Glass Gallery is famous for the exquisite Venetian glass, the Pola Gallery has many pictures of the Western Europe, and the Forrest of Hakone Sculpture Gallery is a place where tourists can enjoy the nature of Hakone with the sculptures. There are many other galleries other than these ones, so tourists should come and visit.
Owakudani White smokes are rising up in the air from many places, and until the Edo period Owakudani was called as the hell valley. After looking down the view from the ropeway, tourists should check the black eggs and the hot spring.
Ashinoko Ashinoko is the largest lake in Kanagawa. From the lakeside, tourists can see the view of Mt. Fuji. Around the lake, there are many hotels, spas, and tourist resorts. Tourists could spend a great time feeling the nature and the history. They can also go to the Hakone Shrine which is famous for a place where people can feel mysterious powers. >