[2018 Edition] A Brief Guide to 30 Things to Do in Hakone
Hakone is a scenic mountain resort in Kanagawa Prefecture, right next to Tokyo, and one of the most visited vacation destinations in Japan. The bountiful natural environment consists of the pristine Lake Ashinoko and its surrounding highland forests with a view of Mt. Fuji in the distance. The area offers multi-sensory experiences from photogenic landscapes and artsy museums to heavenly onsen (hot springs) and local delicacies. This article offers a brief overview of some of the best things to see and do in Hakone. Make sure to check out the more detailed articles linked at the end of each section if any of these spots piques your interest!