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Hakone Autumn Leaves 箱根の紅葉
Experience the vibrant colors of fall in Hakone
One of the most popular tourist destinations for local and international tourists alike, Hakone is not only famous for its hot springs. Visited primarily by Tokyoites seeking an escape from the bustling city, the area is blessed with natural beauty and stunning scenery. During fall, Hakone's foliage turns spectacular orange and red hues.
The top places to catch the fall foliage in Hakone are Gora Park, Hakone Museum of Art, Lake Ashinoko, Choanji, and the Hakone Tozan Railway
Hakone is part of the Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park, and you can see Mt. Fuji from Hakone on a clear day
How to Get There
From Shinjuku Station, take the Odakyu Line to Hakone-Yumoto Station, about a 90-minute ride. Alternatively, you can take the Tokaido Shinkansen from Tokyo Station to Odawara Station, and then take the Hakone Tozan Line from Odawara Station to Hakone-Yumoto Station. This option takes 55 minutes.
While Hakone is beautiful throughout the year, it really shines in the fall. From October through November, the area becomes saturated with vibrant shades of yellow and red, giving already gorgeous views a dynamic pop of color. The sight of Fuji framed by red maple leaves has inspired thousands of postcards as an iconic image of Japan.