Hakone Kamakura Pass – Your ticket to a holiday within a holiday!
What if we told you that you don’t need to hop on a plane or a bullet train to enjoy a little time away from the hustle and bustle of Tokyo?
Within a fairly close distance from Tokyo, there are many gorgeous holiday destinat… Read More
One of my favourite places in Japan is Kamakura, a historic coastal town surrounded by nature, just one hour from Tokyo. The best way to explore is by foot - a stroll is a great way to soak up the relaxed atmosphere, and there are street vendors offering traditional snacks by the wayside.
You ca… Read More
Owakudani geothermal area, Mount Fuji, Lake Ashi and Tonosawa hot springs
At 1,050 metres above sea level, the Owakudani geothermal area offers one of Hakone's best views of Mount Fuji. This valley steams and hisses with vapour coming straight through the earth's crust, and… Read More
With spectacular views of Mount Fuji and abundant natural hot springs,
Hakone is a rewarding short trip close to Tokyo
Hakone has long been a favourite getaway spot for Tokyoites. An historic hot spring town located some 80 kilometres away from the city in Kanagawa Prefect… Read More
Hakone Sekisho checkpoint, Hakone Shrine, and the Hakone Open-Air Museum
As the tenth post town on the old Tōkaidō highway from Tokyo, Hakone was strategically important to the samurai government of Japan's Edo era (1603-1867). Its Hakone Sekisho building served as a checkp… Read More