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Hakone-en is a tourist area with aquariums, a traditional craft “yosegi zaiku” corner, a restaurant, among other facilities. The aquariums are especially popular for their exhibits of thousands of fish. You can go really close to seals at Baikal Seal Square. Mt. Fuji, the highest mountain in Japan can be seen from Hakone-en. You can also enjoy riding a ropeway to go up to the mountain from Hakone-en, or take a pleasure boat gliding on the lake, or ride a motor boat.
- 139 Motohakone, Hakone, Ashigarashimo-gun, Kanagawa
- Contact No.
- About 80 minutes by a bus bound for Hakone-en from Odawara station on JR, Odakyu Line. Get off at Hakone-en bus stop.
- Opening Hours / Holidays
- 9:00-17:00 (Hakone-en aquarium)
Open all year round (Hakone-en aquarium)
*The opening hours for the rides, the restaurant and the craft facility are set separately. See the official website for details.
- Official Website
- Time Required
- Half a day
- Admission fee
- Adults 1500 yen, child 750 yen (Hakone-en aquarium) *The fare for the rides are set separately. See the official website for details.
※ Some information is displayed in Japanese and machine-translated English, which may not be accurate.
For the latest information, please check the official website for each spot.
Hakone-en has three aquariums: a fresh-water aquarium, a salt water aquarium, and Baikal Seal Square. With thousands of fish on display, you can see divers dive into the tank and feed fish, and seals mimicking people as if they are enjoying hot springs.
At Hakone-en, you have access to a ropeway, motor boats, and pleasure boats. Pleasure boats are popular because it runs at a relaxed speed so that passengers can enjoy the beautiful scenery.
Yosegi zaiku is a traditional craft to make boxes or coasters comprised of various wooden chips often seen in Hakone, where Hakone-en is located. Hakone-en has a facility to sell the handiwork of yosegi zaiku and exhibits how to make them along with the raw materials. It is a great place to learn this traditional culture of Hakone.