Hakone Freepass

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  • Hakone Togendai-Gora Ropeway Mt. Fuji

  • Hakone Togendai-Gora Ropeway

  • Hakone Togendai-Gora Ropeway

  • Hakone Togendai-Gora Ropeway

  • Hakone Togendai-Gora Ropeway

  • Hakone Lake Ashinoko Sightseeing Boat

  • Hakone Lake Ashinoko Sightseeing Boat

  • Hakone Lake Ashinoko Sightseeing Boat

  • Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park

  • Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park Cedar Trees

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Facts & Figures

The Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park is the most visited national park in Japan. The park covers an area of over 1,200 square kilometres. It is a great place for fishing, hiking and climbing. Mt. Fuji (3,776.24m) belongs to the park, more than 1000 volcanic islands, lakes and a very dense forest (called Aokigahara - sea of trees). The park is separated in 4 areas: Mount Fuji, Hakone, Izu Islands and Izu Peninsula. Best Ryokans in Hakone Explore Ryokans in Hakone >
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My tips for local activities

With the Hakone Freepass you get access to over 70 attractions in the Hakone area and you can use it for unlimited rides with ropeways, shipes, Hakone Tozan Line and much more. Check out this page > for more details.


The Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park was founded 1936 as one of the first in Japan. In the year 1950 Izu Islands were included too.


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The Hakone area, part of the Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park is located only 100km away from Tokyo.

How to get to Hakone?

  • 2hrs from Tokyo Shinjuku Station to Lake Ashi by Odakyu Hakone Highway Bus
  • 2hrs from Tokyo Shinjuku Station to Hakone Yumoto Station by Odakyu Railways

Sightseeing spots

Hakone area:

Lake Ashinoko - enjoy a great hiking tour with views to Mt. Fuji

Hakone Togendai-Gora Ropeway - offers spectecular view from Souzan to Togendai on Lake Ashi

Scenic boat tour - from Togendai to Hakonemachi or Moto-Hakone

Owakudani - crater area of an active volcanic zone

Hot springs - all over Hakone

Detached Palace - beautiful public park

Hakone Art Museum - including a beautiful japanese moss garden

Festival & Events (dates can change without notice)


Kosui Matsuri (31st)
Enjoy the Firework Festival and Floating Lanterns at this beautiful place.


Kojiri Ryujin God Festival (4th)
Display of Fireworks at Kojiri

Susuki Matsuri (25th)
Grand Singing Show

My 100 Best Moments in Japan

Yokohama Street Scene

I have visited Japan nearly every year since 2004. This is my collection of the 100 best moments in my favorite country. Enjoy the pictures and I hope you will start your own journey soon.
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Books about Japan

My recommended books about Japan

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