Hakone travel guide

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You're Going to Love Hakone

With a population of 13 339, Hakone is a must-see destination in Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan. It is one of the most popular cities to visit in the country.

When to visit Hakone

Hakone in March
Estimated hotel price
1 night at 3-star hotel
Hakone in March
Estimated hotel price
1 night at 3-star hotel

How to Get to Hakone


Although Hakone doesn’t have its own airport, you can fly to Tokyo All airports (TYO), which is located 86 km from Hakone. The shortest flight to Hakone from New Zealand departs from Auckland and takes around 11h.


JR is the most popular train carrier serving Hakone, followed by AccesRail. The train journey from Hakone to Nagoya takes 1h 27m and costs around $145 for a one-way ticket. When coming by train from Osaka, expect to pay about $191 for a 2h 19m trip.


Another option to get to Hakone is to pick up a car hire from Tokyo, which is about 87 km from Hakone. You’ll find branches of Avis and Europcar, among others, in Tokyo.

Airports near Hakone

Airlines serving Hakone

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British Airways
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Turkish Airlines
Good (1,737 reviews)
Air France
Good (638 reviews)
United Airlines
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Qatar Airways
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Austrian Airlines
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Air Canada
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Singapore Airlines
Excellent (589 reviews)
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Etihad Airways
Good (445 reviews)
Alaska Airlines
Excellent (3,461 reviews)
Ethiopian Air
Good (220 reviews)
Cathay Pacific
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Where to stay in Hakone

Average rates range from around $353 per night for a double room in a 3-star hotel to $574 and up for a 5-star experience. If you’re on a budget, well-reviewed accommodations include K's House Hostels - Hakone Yumoto Onsen and Onsen Guesthouse Hakone Tent.

Where to stay in popular areas of Hakone

Most booked hotels in Hakone

Mizu No To
Excellent (9, Excellent reviews)
Hakone Kowakien Tenyu
Excellent (8.9, Excellent reviews)
Hakone Ashinoko Hanaori
Excellent (8.8, Excellent reviews)
Laforet Club Hakone Gora Yunosumika
Excellent (8.3, Excellent reviews)
Hotel Micuras
Excellent (8.3, Excellent reviews)
Hakone Pax Yoshino
Good (7.8, Good reviews)

Hiring a car in Hakone

Expect to pay $1.98 per litre in Hakone (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your car hire, filling up the tank will cost between $23.76 and $31.67. Economy (Mazda Mazda2 or similar) is the most popular car type to hire in Hakone, while also 52% cheaper than other types, on average.