Hakone travel guide

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You're Going to Love Hakone

With a population of 13,339, Hakone is a must-see destination in Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan. It is one of the most popular cities to visit in the country.

When to visit Hakone

Hakone in November
Estimated hotel price
C$ 188
1 night at 3-star hotel
Hakone in November
Estimated hotel price
C$ 188
1 night at 3-star hotel
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How to Get to Hakone


Although Hakone doesn’t have its own airport, you can fly to Tokyo All airports (TYO), which is located 86 km from Hakone. The shortest flight to Hakone from Canada departs from Vancouver and takes around 10h 05m.


JR is the only carrier operating train routes to Hakone. The train journey from Hakone to Osaka takes 2h 19m and costs around C$ 168 for a one-way ticket. When coming by train from Hiroshima, expect to pay about C$ 223 for a 3h 53m trip.


Another option to get to Hakone is to pick up a car rental from Tokyo, which is about 87 km from Hakone. You’ll find branches of Budget and Nissan Rent-A-Car, among others, in Tokyo.


Bus operates bus routes to Hakone.

Airports near Hakone

Airlines serving Hakone

Good (402 reviews)
British Airways
Good (1,746 reviews)
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Turkish Airlines
Good (1,510 reviews)
Good (1,039 reviews)
Air France
Good (498 reviews)
Austrian Airlines
Good (306 reviews)
United Airlines
Good (3,200 reviews)
Qatar Airways
Good (1,443 reviews)
Excellent (1,275 reviews)
Air Canada
Good (2,048 reviews)
Good (780 reviews)
Singapore Airlines
Excellent (479 reviews)
Good (401 reviews)
Etihad Airways
Good (398 reviews)
Ethiopian Air
Good (189 reviews)
Cathay Pacific
Good (133 reviews)
Korean Air
Excellent (360 reviews)
Excellent (229 reviews)
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Where to stay in Hakone

Average rates range from around C$ 362 per night for a double room in a 3-star hotel to C$ 544 and up for a 5-star experience. If you’re on a budget, well-reviewed accommodations include Onsen Hostel K's House Hakone and Onsen Guesthouse Hakone Tent.

Where to stay in popular areas of Hakone

Most booked hotels in Hakone

Hakone Kowakien Tenyu
Excellent (8.9, Excellent reviews)
C$ 548+
Excellent (8.9, Excellent reviews)
C$ 331+
Hakone Ashinoko Hanaori
Excellent (8.7, Excellent reviews)
C$ 457+
Laforet Club Hakone Gora Yunosumika
Excellent (8.3, Excellent reviews)
C$ 279+
Hotel Micuras
Excellent (8.3, Excellent reviews)
C$ 201+
Hakone Pax Yoshino
Good (7.7, Good reviews)
C$ 203+
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Renting a car in Hakone

Expect to pay C$ 1.66 per litre in Hakone (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your rental car, filling up the tank will cost between C$ 19.89 and C$ 26.51. The most frequently booked car type in Hakone is Full-size (Toyota Sienta or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Mini rental cars (Class Mini Car or similar) are, on average, 48% cheaper than other rental car types in the city.