There are events and festivals in Hakone to enjoy throughout the year. Hakone has a long and interesting history reflected in the celebrations during the year. There are festivals and fireworks in summer, famous sporting events in the winter, and wonderful local festivals you can explore and enjoy. The local community is open and welcoming to have you visit, learn, and experience this special side of Japanese culture.
Hakone`s Kosui Festival starts soon! Hakone has a week of festivities centered around Lake Ashi and the historic Hakone Shrine. The Hakone Summer Festival Week will be held from 7/31 to 8/5. This is a week full of festivities, fireworks, food stalls, and live performances. Each evening there will be a fireworks event on the shores of Lake Ashi.
The Hakone Open Air Museum covers over 70,000 square feet and has one of the most impressive collection of sculptures and works of Pablo Picasso in the world with a beautiful backdrop of the Hakone mountains.
A Ryokan is a Japanese traditional inn. Sometimes modern and sometimes with a history of hundreds of years. A stay in a ryokan during your time in Japan is an amazing experience
Owakudani, the steaming vents of Hakone are a highlight of any visit to the area. See, feel, and experience the wonders of Japan
If you are inked there are still many wonderful opportunities to enjoy the Japanese hot spring in Hakone