Explore Hakone & Mount Fuji with Elegant Resorts
Characterised by spectacular mountain scenery, volcanic peaks and thick alpine forest, Hakone wonderfully contrasts the skyrises and energy of Tokyo. Located on the Shinkansen (bullet train) route between Tokyo and Kyoto, it is the perfect place to include in your luxury Japan itinerary. Expect an authentic experience here, with traditional ryokans and onsen (hot spring baths), supplied by the region’s thermal water.
The shimmering Ashino-ko lake is overlooked by the jewel in the area’s crown: Mount Fuji, an active volcano and Japan’s highest peak. Though notorious for hiding behind the clouds, this striking mountain has been worshipped as sacred throughout history, and is endlessly portrayed in art and literature. As well as the iconic peak, glorious hiking routes and scenic lakes, Hakone is home to exceptional art galleries and museums.