Travel with Us and Find Authentic Japan

Famous for hot springs, natural beauty and the incredible view across Lake Ashinoko of nearby Mount Fuji, Hakone is one of the most popular destinations among Japanese and international tourists looking for a break from Tokyo. The area’s incredible surroundings have been treasured over centuries:  a picturesque rural countryside, ancient shrines and temples and stunning shimmering lakes. 
Hakone consists of seven villages — each having its own distinct history, natural surroundings and culture. Special area activities to experience include riding a rickshaw, visiting old teahouses, learning about Zen in a temple and so much more.


Shin Kaneko


Shin was born and raised in Hakone. He spent six years in France and five years in America during his youth. Shin returned to his hometown when he was 30 and started Explore Hakone to further introduce its authentic beauty of nature, rich culture and history of Japan to international travelers.

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