• Hakone-yumoto area
  • Moto-hakone area
  • Gora area
  • Miyanoshita area
  • Kowakudani area
  • Sengokuhara area

Kowakudani Area

"Kowakudani", which is the place known for "Hakone Kowakien Yunessun" that enjoyable for a whole day with more than 100 kinds of baths, beauty salon and shopping facilities, is also acknowledged as a place to admire the beautiful flowers, like azaleas and wild cherry blossoms. There is also cutting edge facilities in addition to seasonal beauty of nature in Kowakudai. Therefore, the old and new fascinations of Hakone are marvelously harmonized and coexisted.

Access information

• From Hakone-Yumoto Station
Hakone-Yumoto Station
Hakone Tozan Line
Approx. 30 minutes / 360yen
Kowakidani Station

Accommodations list

"Hakone Kowakien Yunessun" is one of the major spots located in the Kowakudani Area. There are more than 100 kinds of baths, in addition to a beauty salon and shopping facilities. You can spend a whole day there.
It takes about 30 minutes from Hakone-Yumoto Station by Hakone Tozan Train.

Hotel Kowaki-en / 箱根ホテル小涌園

Hotel Kowaki-en

Hakone Hotel Kowakien is adjacent to Hakone Kowakien Yunessun. It is a classic resort hotel with an extensive garden, and a restaurant that you can enjoy Japanese, western and Chinese buffet. There are a various range of facilities, such as restaurants, conference rooms, banquet rooms, large public bathroom with open-air bathroom, beauty salons and massage facilities.
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B&B Pension Hakone / B&Bパンシオン箱根

Hotel Kowaki-en

B&B Pension Hakone is a B&B style resort hotel best suited from single use to family use. It is very popular among tourists who are looking for reasonable hotels. The main public bath is surely natural hot-spring. Enjoy a relaxing moment in a spacious hot-spring bath under the bright lights.
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Hakone Mizunoto / 箱根小涌谷温泉水の音

Hakone Mizunoto

It takes approximately 15 minute walk from Kowakudani Station of Hakone Tozan Railways. (There is also a free shuttle.) And it is a resort ryokan that you can spend luxurious time in woods with comfortably listening to the sounds of water flowing. You can enjoy 2 types of natural hot springs, and there are totally 7 hot springs in one ryokan. They offer grill of local and seasonable vegetables, grill kaiseki (traditional Japanese multi-course haute cuisine), and local cuisine kaiseki for dinner.
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Mikawaya Ryokan / 三河屋旅館

Mikawaya Ryokan

It is a typical traditional Japanese ryokan with more than 100 years of history. Since the establishment, they welcomed a number of guests with beautiful garden with seasonal flowers, majestic scenery of somma, generous onsen and delectable meals. They have been receiving favorable reputations on their open-air onsen with kakenagashi from the spring (water direct from the spring without boiling and adding water), unique guestrooms, such as the guestrooms with private open-air bathroom and annex guestrooms.
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Hakone Suishoen / 翠松園

Hakone Suishoen

Hakone-Suishoen is a luxurious ryokan in Hakone Kowakudani. In all the 23 guestrooms, there is an open-air bathroom with directly flowing onsen from the spring. Each guestroom has a different taste and atmosphere. Indulge yourself by relaxing with the hearty hospitality of butlers.
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Hakone Yunohana Prince Hotel / 箱根湯の花プリンスホテル

Yunohana Onsen Hotel

Hakone Yunohana Onsen Hotel is a ryokan, the highest elevation hotel in Hakone, with open-air turbid onsen from a sulfurous spring. In their traditional Japanese style guestroom, there is a horigotatsu (a cavity in the floor with a table covering it) that allows you to sit on the floor with their legs relax. Also, you can enjoy the open-air turbid onsen under the stadium of stars. At the traditional ryokan stands on highland overviewing Sagami Bay in distance, leisurely relax and soak in onsen while you look up star-filled night sky.
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Sightseeing spots


It is 66,000 square meter of vast garden owned by historic Mikawaya Ryokan. You can enjoy walking in the nature to admire seasonal beauty of nature, especially azaleas in spring and autumnal leaf coloration.

Access : From Hakone-Yumoto Station on Hakone Tozan Railway, take Izu Hakone Bus bound for Hakonemachi via Kowakudani Onsen, and get off at Hosaien. It takes about 20 minutes from Hakone-Yumoto Station, and a few minute walk from the bus stop.

Yunohana Onsen Hotel

Hakone Kowakien Yunessun

Day-time Onsen, "Yunessun" is a popular sight in Kowakudani with various types of bath that you can enjoy with swimsuits.

Address 1297 Ninotaira, Hakone-machi, Ashigarasimo-gun, Kanagawa
TEL 0460-82-4126 (International: +81-460-82-4126)
Opening Hours Yunessun (swimsuits bathing) : 9:00am - 7:00pm
Mori no Yu (naked bathing) : 11:00am - 9:00pm
*Final admission is allowed one hour before the closing hour.
Regular holiday Open 7 days a week (Irregularly close for maintenance)
Admission Fee
(tax included)
Yunessun (swimsuits bathing) : Adults 2,900yen, Children 1,600yen
Mori no Yu (naked bathing) : Adults 1,900yen, Children 1,200yen
Passport (Yunessun & Mori no Yu) : Adults 4,100yen, Children 2,100yen
Access From Hakone-Yumoto Station of Hakone Tozan Train,
take Hakone Tozan Bus bound for Moto-Hakone-ko/Hakonemachi,
and get off at "Kowakien".
It takes about 20 minutes to Kowakien, and a few minute walk from the bus stop.
Official website http://www.yunessun.com

Hakone Open-Air Museum

Hakone Open-Air Museum

It is the first open-air museum in Japan, established in 1969. There are approximately 100 masterpieces by world famous masters of modern and contemporary art.
Playground, chapel, footbath, and café are also annexed to it.

Address 1121 Ninotaira, Hakone-machi, Ashigarasimo-gun, Kanagawa
TEL 0460-82-1161 (International: +81-460-82-1161)
Opening Hours 9:00am - 5:00pm
*Admission is allowed until 30 minutes before the closing hour.
Regular holiday Open 7 days a week
Fee Adults 1,600yen,
High school/ College students 1,200yen,
Elementary / Junior high school students 800yen
Access A few minute walk from [Chokoku-no-Mori station]
of Hakone Tozan Railway.
Official website http://www.hakone-oam.or.jp