|Most expensive month:||June|
|Average price in Hakone:||$330/night|
|Cheapest price found:||$26/night|
|Most expensive day:||Friday|
Best prices found by HotelsCombined users in the past 24 hours.
Part of Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park, Hakone is a serene mountain town known for its luxurious hot spring onsen" resorts and spectacular views of Mount Fuji. There are also world-class art museums, steaming volcanoes and plenty of fresh sushi to devour.
Set among rolling hillsides, the Hakone Open-Air Museum is one of Japan's top cultural attractions. From 19th-century Japanese sculptures and the cavernous Picasso Pavilion to the crochet playground designed especially for kids, you can spend the whole day exploring the museum.
For a bird's-eye view of Owakudani crater, visit the Hakone Ropeway. The 30-minute gondola ride spans for four kilometres from Togendai from Soun-zan and passes right over the crater. If you want to see the "Great Boiling Valley" up close, hike the hour-long Owakudani-Togendai Nature Trail.
One of the town's most iconic landmarks is Hakone-jinja, an ancient Shinto shrine. A scenic walking trail winds its way around Ashino-ko Lake to the shrine, which is hidden under towering cedar trees. Along the way you'll get fantastic views of the iconic red "torii" gate, which is built on the shores of the lake.
No trip is complete without sipping on sweet "amazake" at a local teahouse. In Hakone, the best place to try the local beverage is Amazake-chaya, one of Japan's oldest and most authentic teahouses. It's been serving amazake for over 360 years and offers a fascinating glimpse at life in ancient Japan.
Hakone is around 80 kilometres south-west of Tokyo, with the drive taking approximately one hour. The town is compact and easy to explore on foot, with a network of local buses running to Ashino-ko Lake, Hakone-jinja and other major attractions.
Setsugetsuka, rated with a score of 8.3 from 247 reviewers, is one of the most popular hotels in Hakone. Other top stays include Yumoto Fujiya Hotel, with an average rating of 8.2 from 507 reviewers, and Laforet Club Hakone Gora Yunosumika, with a score of 8.5 from 1,249 reviewers.
A good hotel close to Lake Ashi is Ryuguden (rated 8.9/10 from 173 reviews).
Setsugetsuka is the most recommended hotel near Hakone Open-Air Museum on HotelsCombined (scoring 8.3 over 247 reviews).
If you’re visiting Hakone Shrine then the nearby Odakyu Hotel de Yama is a popular hotel with HotelsCombined users (410 reviews scoring it at an average 8.6/10).
Hakone hotels have an average price of $263/night (based on searches on HotelsCombined in the last 3 days). For a 4-star hotel, the average price is $370/night, and if you are looking for a 5-star hotel in Hakone then the average price is around $601/night.
Over the last 3 days, Hakone hotels have been found for as cheap as $47/night in searches by HotelsCombined users.
Over the last 3 days, the starting price of a hotel in Hakone tonight has been as low as $47 and the average price has been $222. If you’d prefer 4-star accommodation, expect to pay at least $153 for this evening.