Hakone Shrine

Up Your Instagram Game! Visit This Area Near Tokyo and Take Lots of Superb Photos!

Nowadays, a lot of people base their travel destination choice on whether or not it would look good on social networking sites (SNS) such as Instagram. For example, in Japan, tourists flock to “Instagrammable” spots like the Shibuya Crossing in Tokyo, the famed Glico Running Man sign in Osaka, and the path with thousands of…

Visit the Stunning Area of Hakone, Where Diversity and Beauty Await!

One of the greatest images of Japan would have to be that of Mount Fuji after the snowfall. Famous in print and art, “Fuji-san” around 3,776 meters high, is considered one of the most sacred mountains in the country, and the best place to see it is in Hakone. However, Hakone, a convenient 90-minute train…

Cruise Around Lake Ashinoko and Embrace the Beauty of Mt Fuji

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 of pleasure boats and ferries. It…