Hakone Trip – Best of Itinerary @ Japan

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Hakone Japan Kamakura / Enoshima

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Hakone (箱根) is a great place for an easy day trip from Tokyo, being just an hour 40 minutes away.   Hakone has a lot to offer – onsen, lakes, forests, unique museums and the vicinity to Mount Fuji makes it a popular place among the Japanese and foreigners.   We did a 3 days 2 night trip in Hakone,  and also made en-route stops in sea-side towns of Kamakura and Enoshima.    

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Day 1
Travel Tokyo –> Kamakura.  Day Trip in Kamakura.
Visit ancient temples & shrines like Hasedera (Hase Temple), Tokukuin housing the Great Buddha and Tsurogaoka Hachimangu.
Check in Tokyo Inn Shonan Kamakura Fujisawa-eki Kita Kuchi.   The hotel is extremely close, within 5 minutes walking distance from the Fujisawa Station.

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Day 2
Travel Kamakura –> Enoshima.  1/2 Day Trip in Enoshima.

Travel Enoshima –> Hakone.
Check in Fuji Hakone Guest House.  Be sure to enjoy the onsen there.

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Day 3
Visit Owakudani via Hakone Ropeway.
Do the Lake Ashi Cruise.
Both will allow you to see the beautiful Mount Fuji.

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Day 4
Visit Hakone Open Air Museum.
Visit Venetian Glass Museum.
Visit The Little Prince Museum.
Travel back to Tokyo.

Day 5 (Optional)
If you have time for some outlet shopping, Gotemba Premium Outlet is about an hour from Hakone.  The outlet is also easily reached from Tokyo, about 1.5 hours away.




    1. KJ @ alwaystravelicious.com

      Hi Tommy. Thanks for dropping by my blog. Your blog looks professional, and I want to go to Alaska too!

      1. Tommy (via Discover . Book . Travel)

        Hi KJ,

        Yeah..Alaska is beautiful!
        Its the season to Alaska now (May to Sep each year).

        Its normally cheaper at the end of the season (Sep or early May) though there are lots of bargains in Sep as the shops tried to clear their stock before the season ends! 🙂

  1. Ian

    Hi KJ! Just wanted to ask, did you take a tour of Lake Ashi and Owakudani? If so, do you have the link to the tour? Thanks! Nice blog!

    1. KJ @ alwaystravelicious.com

      Hi Ian. Thanks for visiting. I didn’t take any tour. All you have to do is, get to Hakone via the Odakyu line by train, once you are there, you can easily reach lake ashi and owakudani (or anywhere in Hakone in fact) via their efficient public buses. The hotel you are staying should be able to furnish wit Hakone map and transportation info. Very easy to get around 🙂

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