Translated by Lester Somera
Enjoy Your Time In Hakone With This One-Day Trip Itinerary!
Written by Jumpei Kawashima
Boasting wonderful nature scenery and great sightseeing spots, Hakone is one of the most popular destinations for a one-day trip from Tokyo. In this article we suggest a plan for a day spent in Hakone, focusing on the its best sightseeing attractions.
An Efficient Sightseeing Route in Hakone
It takes up to two hours to travel from Tokyo to the hot spring town of Hakone, which is blessed with abundant natural scenery, museums and more. Hakone’s accessibility makes it a popular one-day trip destination. This time, we’ll introduce to you a route you can take when visiting Hakone.
10:00 AM - Stroll around Hakone Yumoto Station and Get a Rental Car
First, head to Hakone from Tokyo by train. The Odakyu Romance Car travels directly from Shinjuku Station to Hakone Yumoto Station, and the journey takes up to an hour and a half.
First, stroll around the area around Hakone Yumoto Station! The downtown area is in front of the station, and shops sell souvenirs and regional specialty food items to eat as you walk around.
Head straight out of the station and the red Ajisaibashi Bridge will come into view, with the Hayakawa River flowing underneath. You can go down to the riverbed, and enjoy the view of Hakone’s natural scenery from there.
After going around Hakone Yumoto Station, let’s rent a car. This is the most efficient way to explore Hakone.