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The Hakone outdoor art museum must have one of the most striking settings in the world - a mountainside above a line of valleys that leads down to the sea.

The exhibits are just as impressive - works by Rodin, Moore, Miró, Gormley and Takamichi stud the surroundings, while a series of ceramics by Picasso can be viewed in a separate pavilion.

Hot springs

Visitors to Hakone often find themselves in hot water - in fact many come here specifically to enjoy it. There are hot springs, or onsen, around almost every corner, some with a faint hint of sulphur, others simply steaming away.

One way of enjoying them is to stay at a traditional Japanese ryokan (inn), where guests can enjoy a dip before dining, another before bedtime and yet another before breakfast if they so desire, and many do.

There are plenty of public baths to be found outdoors too, and these are particularly recommended for a soak beneath the stars. The mineral content of the springs varies, depending on their source, but all are believed to be deeply therapeutic and relaxing.


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Top itineraries in Hakone

Sensoji, Tokyo, Japan

Essential Japan

10-day tailor-made holiday from £3,805 pp incl. flights

Get a taste of all that this spectacular and multi-faceted country has to offer, with private tours of Tokyo, traditional ryokan stays, trips on Japan's 200mph bullet train and visits to world famous temples.

Mt Fuji, Japan

Best of Japan

14-day tailor-made holiday from £6,545 pp incl. flights

With a rail pass and a host of included tours and traditional ryokan stays, this is your chance to experience the best Japan has to offer as you explore the country's hi-tech cities, ancient temples and spectacular national parks.

Okinawa, Japan

Highlights of Japan & Okinawa

16-day tailor-made holiday from £6,945 pp incl. flights

Experience the best of Japan's culture and coast, with private tours, traditional ryokan stays, bullet train trips and even a stay on a pair of tropical island idylls.

Hakone, Japan

Tokyo, Hakone and the Japanese Alps

16-day tailor-made holiday from £6,695 pp incl. flights

Stepping out from Japan's capital, you'll explore an alpine world of ancient shrines and samurai, ride the mighty bullet train and stay in traditional ryokan inns surrounded by a sublime natural world.

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Top places to stay in Hakone

Hakone Ginyu, Hakone

Hakone Ginyu, Hakone


Spacious rooms with private baths and sweeping mountain views set the scene for this traditional Hakone ryokan

Gora Kadan, Hakone

Gora Kadan, Hakone

Traditional hotel

As a former imperial retreat, this is Japan’s most luxurious ryokan complete with fine dining and volcanically heated baths.

Hyatt Regency Hakone

Hyatt Regency, Hakone

Contemporary hotel

If you’re looking for a touch of the contemporary, this is the best hotel in Hakone. However, you’ll still find onsen soaks and Ryokan-inspired balconies that look out onto mountain views.

Yamanochaya, Hakone

Yamanochaya, Hakone

Traditional hotel

Between kaiseki degustation meals, hot spring waters and rice paper walls, enjoy the best in authentic ryokan inn stays.

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