Autumn in Hakone Is Straight Out of a Fairy Tale
There are many famous spots where you can enjoy autumn's colored leaves in Hakone. Here, we list down some of them.
Hakone Gora Park
At Hakone Gora Park, you can see colored leaves around the fountain and Japanese-style roofs. It is the first French-style park in Japan and has a history of more than 100 years.
Hakone Gora Park is located at 1300 Gora, Hakone Town, Ashigarashimo District, Kanagawa Prefecture and is open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The Hakone Museum has the longest history in Gora and is the best place to admire the autumn scenery. The moss garden with its colored leaves evokes the original and classic Japanese scenery. At the back, there is a Japanese tea room where you can have matcha for ¥700.
The Hakone Museum is located at 1300 Gora, Hakone Town, Ashigarashimo District, Kanagawa Prefecture and is open from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. from December to March. It's closed on Thursdays but open every day in November.
Lake Ashi is the perfect place to go on a hike or and is popular for a boat ride. You don't just get to see the colored maples and azaleas; from Onshi Hakone Park near the lake, you can also see the leaves of the caldera and Mt Fuji if it is sunny.
Lake Ashi is located at Moto Hakone, Hakone Town, Ashigarashimo District, Kanagawa Prefecture.
Hakone Yumoto is the oldest and most popular hot spring spot in Hakone. There are 20 hot spring spots in the area, each one with different qualities and effects. Kansuiro, a traditional Japanese hotel that was built 400 years ago, completes the scenery.
Hakone Yumoto is located at 211-1 Yumoto, Hakone Town, Ashigarashimo District, Kanagawa Prefecture.
Hakone Lake Hotel
If you like going on walks, a stay at Hakone Lake Hotel is ideal as the beautifully colored maples can be seen in Kojiri Enchi next to the hotel.
Hakone Lake Hotel is located at 164 Moto Hakone, Hakone Town, Ashigarashimo District, Kanagawa Prefecture.
Provided by Japan Walker™, Walkerplus™, and Tokyo Walker™ (29 August 2018)