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Hakone

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Introduction

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.

Special offers in Hakone

Essential Japan

11-day tailor-made journey from £2,615 pp

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Flight offer – Save up to £125 pp
Book by: 14 October 2017

Get a taste of this multi-faceted country in private Tokyo tours, country inn stays, bullet train trips and world famous temples.

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Top itineraries in Hakone

Essential Japan

11-day tailor-made journey from £2,615 pp

Special
offer

Flight offer – Save up to £125 pp
Book by: 14 October 2017

Get a taste of this multi-faceted country in private Tokyo tours, country inn stays, bullet train trips and world famous temples.

Best of Japan

16-day tailor-made journey from £4,995 pp incl. flights

Experience the best Japan has to offer on this 16-day tour, meandering through the modern hi-tech, natural beauty, and the ancient and traditional. Start your tour off in one of the most modern, efficient and largest cities in the world - Tokyo.

Tokyo, Hakone and the Japanese Alps

17-day tailor-made journey from £5,395 pp incl. flights

Step out of Japan's capital and explore an alpine world of shrines and samurai frozen in time. Board the mighty bullet train, sleep in timber ryokan inns, stay in hot onsen springs and more on this tailor-made journey.

Japan Blossom Season

10-day tailor-made journey from £6,000 pp incl. flights

Japan's cherry blossom season typically hits its peak between the last week of March and first few weeks of April. The country comes alive with Hanami parties and groups of friends get together and sit under the trees to drink and eat together and admire the beautiful blossom at their finest.

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Top places to stay in Hakone

Hakone Ginyu, Hakone

Accommodation

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

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

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

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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