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. Consider staying at least one whole day in Hakone to see all of its attractions.

Where to Eat in Hakone

If you’re looking for affordable options, 懐石料理 花壇 (箱根町強羅1300 強羅花壇) and Itoh Dining by NOBU (箱根町強羅1300-64) are great picks.

When to visit Hakone

Hakone in June
Estimated hotel price
$510
1 night at 3-star hotel
Hakone in June
Estimated hotel price
$510
1 night at 3-star hotel

How to Get to Hakone

Plane

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 Wellington and takes around 20h 35m.

Car

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 Relax Rent A Car and Europcar, among others, in Tokyo.

Plane

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 Wellington and takes around 20h 35m.

Car

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 Relax Rent A Car and Europcar, among others, in Tokyo.

Airports near Hakone

Airlines serving Hakone

KLM
Good (849 reviews)
SWISS
Good (947 reviews)
British Airways
Good (4,560 reviews)
Delta
Good (4,608 reviews)
Turkish Airlines
Good (2,288 reviews)
Air France
Good (980 reviews)
Austrian Airlines
Good (487 reviews)
Iberia
Good (1,593 reviews)
United Airlines
Good (4,952 reviews)
Emirates
Excellent (2,123 reviews)
Qatar Airways
Good (2,450 reviews)
Air Canada
Good (5,899 reviews)
Finnair
Good (868 reviews)
Singapore Airlines
Excellent (923 reviews)
LOT
Good (684 reviews)
Alaska Airlines
Excellent (5,688 reviews)
Etihad Airways
Good (834 reviews)
Ethiopian Air
Good (406 reviews)
Cathay Pacific
Good (510 reviews)
Egypt Air
Good (196 reviews)
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Where to stay in Hakone

From 5-star hotels such as the Fujiya Hotel to great affordable options like the Hakone Retreat Före, Hakone offers a range of accommodations for every taste. Average rates range from around $395 per night for a double room in a 3-star hotel to $505 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

Hakone Kowakien Tenyu
5 stars
Excellent (9, Excellent reviews)
$577+
Hakone Ashinoko Hanaori
3 stars
Excellent (8.9, Excellent reviews)
$475+
Mizunoto
3 stars
Excellent (8.9, Excellent reviews)
$299+
Hakone Kowakien Mikawaya Ryokan
3 stars
Excellent (8.7, Excellent reviews)
$430+
Hotel Okada
4 stars
Excellent (8.2, Excellent reviews)
$251+
Hotel Resorpia Atami
3 stars
Good (7.5, Good reviews)
$164+

Hiring a car in Hakone

Expect to pay $1.84 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 $21.99 and $29.32. Mini (Class Mini Car or similar) is the most popular car type to hire in Hakone, while also 38% cheaper than other types, on average.

Expect to pay $1.84 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 $21.99 and $29.32. Mini (Class Mini Car or similar) is the most popular car type to hire in Hakone, while also 38% cheaper than other types, on average.