HAKONE

HAKONE

Enjoying a Japanese bath is one of the most unique experiences you can have in your life. Though it can be intimidating at first, it can also be very addictive, relaxing, and healing after a while. There are several bath guides, tips, and pointers which guests need to understand...

When I made the decision to move to Japan, naturally, I went to Pinterest to figure out all the things I wanted to see and do while I lived abroad. The picture below was one of the very first I Pinned. I thought that it was breathtaking and I...

When visiting Japan, there are two sides to the country that most visitors want to see. The vibrant, busy sights of Tokyo or the traditional, serene areas outside of the city. While the modern version of Japan is often associated with craziness and fun, the traditional customs of onsen,...

Hakone's natural beauty and cultural attractions make it an ideal destination for many travellers in Japan. One place that attracts many people is 'The Museum of the Little Prince' which is a tribute to the late Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, a French writer, aristocrat, poet, journalist, and pioneering aviator. It...

The Venetian Glass Museum in Hakone is a museum, shop, and cafe in one. It features Italian buildings in nature with a large strolling garden. It exhibits 100 antique Venetian glass and some modern art forms of making glass. The museum also offers classes on glass art as well...

Hakone Open Air Museum is an elaborate sculpture garden which opened in 1969. It stretches over an area of more than 70,000 square meters and is regarded as the first open-air art museum in Japan. It is located in Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park where it showcases a mixture of nature...

Lake Ashi or Ashinoko Lake is a crater lake lying along the southwest wall of the caldera of Mount Hakone. This is the reason why it is also called "Hakone Lake." The fact that it has great views of Mt. Fuji makes it a popular destination for a number...

Japan has over 100 active volcanoes around the country. It is the reason for the existence of several volcanic valleys. These valleys have become active tourist sites such as the one located in Hakone called Owakudani. Owakudani is known for its beautiful scenic view, volcanic activity, and most especially,...

Pola Museum of Art was opened in 2002 by the Pola cosmetics group, a cosmetics company specializing in products related to skincare and fragrances. The main objective of the museum is to showcase about 9,500 works of art acquired by the former head of the Pola cosmetics group. kehoe.com.au/ Features...

In the middle of June, when the hydrangeas are in full bloom, many people jump onto the trains of Hakone Tozan Railway, which runs between Hakone-Yumoto and Gora. This is the only mountain railway in Japan which can make you feel like you are in the middle of nature...

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