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Hakone Yumoto Onsen 箱根湯本温泉

Hakone Yumoto-onsen Hot Spring
Hakone Yumoto-onsen Hot Spring

A must-visit hot spring resort town close to Tokyo

The Yumoto area of Hakone , located in the center of the Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park, is one of the most popular hot spring towns in Japan. It is an easy day trip from Tokyo, and has plenty of accommodation options for longer stays.

How to Get Here

The Hakone-Yumoto Onsen is accessible by train.

Take the Odakyu Line from Shinjuku Station to Hakone-Yumoto Station (90 minutes)

Take the JR Tokaido Shinkansen from Tokyo to Odawara Station, and then take the Hakone Tozan Line from Odawara Station to Hakone-Yumoto Station (55 minutes)

The Yumoto area of Hakone

Located in the center of the Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park, Yumoto is one of the most popular hot spring towns in Japan. The area was a key rest stop along the Tokaido Highway during the Edo period (1603-1867). It goes without saying that there are a great many hot springs to enjoy in Yumoto, each with different spring qualities.

Stunning mountain and lake views

Hot springs are not all Yumoto has to offer. The area is surrounded by mountains, including Mt. Kamiyama and Mt. Komagatake, which has a ropeway offering stunning area views, featuring the iconic Mt Fuji. Nearby Lake Ashinoko is a relaxing spot for sightseeing due to its stunning scenery and cruises.

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