Hakone and Mount Fuji

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The gateway to Mount Fuji and the closest link to the Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park, the town of Hakone is an easy two hour train ride from Tokyo. This small town is famous for its onsen natural hot springs and choice of traditional Ryokans. It has natural beauty in abundance, with a multitude of outdoor activities on offer. No trip to Hakone would be complete without dedicating time to enjoying the hot springs of this volcanic region - no bad way to spend a few hours. There are hundreds of onsen to choose from and to take a dip in, and A&K can recommend our favourite hot spring tips.

Being one of the closest areas of natural beauty to Tokyo, Hakone can become busy in peak season, but with a bit of careful planning the best of the sites can be seen without encountering too many of the crowds. Of course, one of Hakone's main draws for visitors is the hope of an opportunity to glimpse the iconic Mt Fuji. Japan's highest mountain, Mt Fuji majestically towers at 3776 m, and is commonly affectionately referred to by the locals as 'Fuji-san'. Throughout any day spent exploring Hakone and its environs, there may be the chance to glimpse of Mt Fuji, but is important to keep in mind that she is a notoriously shy mountain and it needs to be a clear day.


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Best time to be there

Spring (late March to April) for cherry blossom, early summer (May to early June) for warm sunshine, autumn (October to November) for sunny weather and spectacular colours.

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Osaka/ Tokyo Narita and Haneda (Japan Airlines, British Airways)

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12 hours 30 minutes from London

time difference

GMT +9 hours

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