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An Autumn Day Trip To Hakone: Art, Gardens, And Foliage

An Autumn Day Trip To Hakone: Art, Gardens, And Foliage

Translated by Jasmine Nishino

Written by Miho Moriya

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The best time to see the autumn foliage in Hakone is from the end of October to late November. This time, we would like to suggest a sample day trip plan to great spots in Hakone during the autumn.

Journey Out to See Autumn Leaves

When one thinks of autumn in Japan, many would think of the colorful leaves. As the weather gets cooler, there are plenty of tourists that visit spots with the iconic red maple leaves.

From Tokyo, you can reach Hakone in about two hours. This time, we would like to introduce you to a day trip in Hakone to see the autumn scenery. The prime time to see the maple leaves in Hakone is from the end of October to late November. Why not trip out of the busy metropolis to enjoy the seasonal beauty in Japan?

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8:00 Depart from Shinjuku Station to Hakone

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If you were to depart to Hakone from Tokyo, leaving from Shinjuku Station is very convenient. You can take the Odakyu Romance Car directly or take the standard trains or buses.

The duration of your trip may vary according to your transportation method, but it will take approximately one hour and a half to two-hours. For more information about transportation between Tokyo and Hakone, please read 3 Easy Ways To Get From Shinjuku To Hakone.

In addition to that, you may also enjoy the panoramic view of the autumn foliage from the Hakone Tozan Railway that departs from Hakone Yumoto Station, bound for the Hakone Open-Air Museum.

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Autumn leaves start changing from the north, beginning in the middle of September in Hokkaido. From mid-October to mid-December you can enjoy the scenery throughout the country. In this special feature, we introduce details on the fall foliage for each area in Japan, from famous spots to areas that are lesser known. With MATCHA’s articles as your guide, please enjoy Japan's gorgeous fall foliage!

The information presented in this article is based on the time it was written. Note that there may be changes in the merchandise, services, and prices that have occurred after this article was published. Please contact the facility or facilities in this article directly before visiting.

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