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HAKONE and KAMAKURA Page 1/7 Practical Travel Guide - 307 HAKONE and KAMAKURA BARAT B ICS (INTO) Pope Japan National Tourism Organization UNTO Website : http://www. jnto.go,jp &. Hakone (fit), about | hr. 30 min. by rail from Shinjuku and Tokyo stations, is one of the most popular inland tourist resorts in Japan. Wedged between Mc. Fuji and izu Peninsula, itis a large region encircled by several forested mountains and has a beauty ddramaticaly accented by deep glens and ravines. ln the feudal era, Hakone was a very important checkpoint that safeguarded the security of Edo (now Tokyo) as the seat of the Shogunate. Historieal relies and documents on display are well preserved, Several museums are open to the public. Sightseeing highlights are Lake Ashi, nestled in dense forest, ‘Owakudani (Great Boiling Valley) with its plumes of suifurous steam gushing upward, and numerous hot spring rest spots in attractive natural settings. Hakone's wide variety of travel dver- sions draws large numbers of holidaymakers year-round. Places of Interest: Hakone-Yumoto (#itii#4s), | hr. 30 min. by Odakyu Railways’ limited express from Shinjuku, is a main gateway to the Hakone Onsen District. Yumoto Onsen, the oldest in the district. sprang up at the confluence of the Sukumo River and the Hayakawa River, the outlet of Lake Ashi. Well-appointed inns are located in quiet settings along the picturesque gorge. Miyanoshita (27°F), 25 min. by rail from Hakone-Yumoto, is the most thriving spa town in Hakone, with many excellent hotels and inns as well a souvenir shops. This spa is very popu- lar with foreign travelers. It is a starting point for side tours to Lake Ashi, Gora Onsen and the Sengokuhara Plain. Delightful walks and drives can be enjoyed through the wooded hills and vales. Gora Park (3i8/Ai8), a S-min. walk from Gora Station, is the largest rock park in the Orient. Passing through the rose- draped archway, visitors enjoy a stroll along brick paths. The rmain attraction is a gigantic fountain pond. The park boasts a HAKONE. I natural museum, an alpine plane garden and a tropical botanical garden, Hours: 9:00-17:00 Admission: ¥550 Owakudani (if, Great Boling Valley), § min. by ropeway from Sounzan, lies in the ancient crater of Mt. Kamiyama, The entire gorge reeks of sulfurous fumes, Clouds of steam rise from erevasses, hot springs bubble out, and in some eases, hot ‘water has been tapped and piped to distant places. Lake Ashi (7 ii), 725 m (2,378 ft) above sea level, is a principal attraction of Hakone. Ie has a circumference of 21 km (I mi.) with an aquatic area of 680 ha. (27 sq, mi, The lake abounds in black bass and trout, which makes angling 2 main lei- sure activity, along with boating. It is also well known for the inverted reflection of Mt. Fuj seen on a clear day. Regular plea- sure boat service links Togendai or Kojiri on the north and Moto-Hakone or Hakone-Machi on the south, some with a stopover at Hakone-en Park en route, Sengokuhara ({l/BiH), 30 min. by bus from Hakone- ‘Yumoto, is another enjoyable spot. In autumn, Sengokuhara Heights (UE iRASIR) has a vast inclined plane covered with golden-colored Japanese pampas grass at the foot of Mt. Daigatake. Choanji Temple (8223), |-min. walk from Sengoku Bus Stop, builtin 1356 and rebuilt at the present location in 1655, is famous for its red leaves (especially in mid-Nov) in the backyard where 250 stone images of Buddha's disciples with fas- cinating expression. Some characteristic museums are situated in this area such as Hakone Botanical Garden of Wetlands (38 {R5EAETEBH) which displays 1700 species of marsh and alpine plants, Lalique Museum Hakone (35182143782), Museum of Saint-Exupéry and The Little Prince (BOEFME1—77-4), Pola Museum of Art (‘8 384iff) and Venetian Glass Museum (RURAFS OREM). ©~-@ correspond to those on the “Hakone Area Transportation” map on page 3/7 1. Access from Tokyo to Hakone (Fares below are for one way each) By JR Qapan Railways) Tokyo (HR) Sta.—-Odawara (SHIM) Sta, a main gateway to the Hakone district By Tokaido Shinkansen “Hikari” or "Kedar By Odakyu Railways "takes 35 min, ¥3,740 (reserved seat) Shinjuku (JSEBS8#fB) Sea. (in Tokyo) —* Odawara (JsBBI) Sta. or Hakone-Yumoto (HURIB) Sta @By Limied Express “Romance Car”, takes | hr. 5-15 min, (¥1,770 to Odawara), and | hr. 25 min. (42,080 to Hakone- ‘Yumoto). Seat reservation is compulsory. Tet: 03-5321-7887 (Odakyu Sightseeing Service Center) @By Express ¥880 to Odawara, takes | hr. 30 min, From Odawara, take Hakone Tozan Railway to Hakene-Yumoto (¥310), which takes 15 min, 3%On Express from Shinjuku, please take notice to ride on the right car, because destinations can be different by cars. By Odakyu Hakone Express Bus @Shinjuleu Bus Terminal (west ex of JR Shinjuku Sta) —* Gotemba Sta Bus Stop > Hakone-Togendai Bus Stop (Lake Ashi) via “Tomei Express Highway, takes | hr. 40 min, ¥1,680 (Shinjuku ~* Gotemba St; 2 hrs. 15 min, #2,010 (Shinjuku-+Togenda}). Bus leaves every 30-60 min. from Bus Stop No. 35 infront of Odalywu HALC Department Store, west exit of JR Shinju Sta When you use “Hakone Free Pass" (Pease see Page 4/7), a surcharge (eg, ¥870 from Shinjuku to Hakone-Togenda) is required. Reservation is recommended Pace 207 HAKONE and KAMAKURA 2. Access from Osaka, Kyoto or Nagoya to Hakone ®By JR Tokaido Shinkansen “Hikari" or "Kodama" to Odawara Sta, then by bus to Hakone. (See below for access from Odawara to Hakone) 3. Transportation within Hakone Bus Service ®Odaware - Togendai @DOdawara — Hakone-machi Hakone Tozan Bus takes | hr. between Odawara (East Hakone Tozan Bus takes | hr. between Odawara (East Exit, Exit, Bus Lane No 4) and Togendai Bus Lane No 3) and Hakone-machi we Yee Test | ree ‘Upper ue onthe chat inet tie required (niu). Railway Service Izu Hakone Bus company also operates @ route between ®Odawara~ Gora ‘Odawara and Hakone-machi. During the day, most buses termi- Hakone Tozan Railway takes 53 min, between Odawara nate at Hakone-sekishoato, which is a S-min. walk from and Gora, Hakone-machi bus stop. These buses run every 20-40 min, The fare isthe same as the above, Cable Car & Ropeway Service @Ccable ear between Gora and Sounzan by Hakone Tozan Railway runs every 15-30 min, takes 9 min. ¥420.* @Ropeway between Sounzan and Togendai (4,000 m) by Hakone Ropeway, runs about every minute, takes 25 min., ¥1,370 (ene way), 42,410 (round trip). [Note: Fares in the above® are covered by Hakone Free Pass. (See Page 47) DRopeway between Hakone-en and Komagatake (,800 m) by lauhakone Railway runs every 10-20 min, takes 7 min, ¥640 (one way) or ¥1,080 (round trip): Note: Fares in the above @ are covered by Hakone Tabidasuke. (See Page 4!7) Boat on Lake Ashi By Hakone Sightsecing Cruise; are is covered by Hakone Free Pass (min, ¥120) (ona, 18) Togendsi > Hakone-machi > Moto-Hakone; takes 40 min, runs every 30-50 min, ¥1,000 (2nd clas) for the entire one-way tip. ®By Ashinoko Boat Cruise; fare is covered by Hakone Tabidasuke. (Sein, 17) (Sia, 10) (oni, 1240 Koj "> Hakone-en > Hakone-sekishoato "> Moto-Hiakone; takes 40 min, runs every 20-50 min, ¥1,000 for the entre one-way trp, Some boats change courses andthe last boat stops at Hakone-sekishoato, For more information +Odakyu Railways: heepsiwwn.odakyujplenglsh'romancecar Hakone Tozan Bus: http:l/wwrwhakene-tozanbus.coplenglsh! Hakone Tozan Railway:,jplen! ‘Hakone Sightseeing Cruise: htep:/ jplforeign/en’ *Ashinoko Boat Cruise: htep:!/ jpibusfiles/yuransen_englsh_O2.pdf HAKONE and KAMAKURA Page 3/7 Mc OThe Hakone Open-Air Museum (Chokoku-no- mori-Museum) (3i#22A/0%3360f2) 2-min. walk from ‘Chokoku-no-mori Sta. on Hakone-Tozan Railway. A collection cof late 19th and 20th century sculpture by Western and Japanese artists. Hours: 9100-17200 (enter by 16:30) Admission: ¥1,600 hetp:! www.hakone-oam.orp @Hakone Museum of Art (ifIRZ*if) |-min. walk from Koen-kami Cable Car Stop. Cable car leaves from Gora Sta. on Hakone-Tozan Railway. A collection of pottery and porcelain from Japan. Bamboo and moss garden in the museum grounds. Hours: 9:30-16:30 (Apr.-Nov.), -16:00 (Dec—Mar.) enter by 30 min, before closing time. Closed: Thu. (except national holidays), lace Dec. & mid-Jan. Admission: ¥900 hepillwww.moaartor jp/hakone/envindexhem| @Narukawa Art Museum (if)!I3¢4ift) 40 min. by bus from Hakone-Yumoto Sta. to Moto-Hakone Bus Stop. Commanding 2 panoramic view of Lake Ashi and Mt. Fuji, Narukawa Art Museum is a unique museum showing only modern Japanese- style paintings. More than 100 paintings are displayed. Hours: 9:00-17:00 Admission: ¥1,200 jp OPola Museum of Art (72M) Pola is one of Japan's biggest cosmetics companies. The museum's collection consists cof more than 9,500 pieces which Polk's former owner collected lover a period of more than 40 years. It includes a wide range of fine works not only by Japanese artists but also European mas- ters such as Renoir, Picasso, Cezanne and Gallé, The museum in NE building i of architectural interest, blending into the surrounding nature and greenery. It houses a event hal, restaurant, and sunny café with expansive glass windows. Hours: 9:00-1700 (enter by 16:30), Occasionally closed to prepare exhibitions Admission: 11,800 hetpl/wwwpolamuseum.or jplenglish! @Venetian Glass Museum (181857 20MIN) Evoking an elegant European villa, the museum Is set in the verdantly for- ested Sengokuhara area, It showcases prominent glass arcworks both antique and contemporary. The adjoining shop sells a selec- tion of tempting glass items, The open-air café restaurant is the ideal place to take a rest. It has splendid views of a lush garden ‘with a pond in the center and the mountains of Hakone in the distance. Hours: 9:00-17.30 (enter by 17:00) Admission: ¥1,500 heep:!wwwcia03.comiinfolengishiindexhem! @Hakone Sekisho (Checkpoint) (ji#RNEFi) During the Edo period, a nationwide road network was developed in Japan; along the way many sekisho (checkpoints) were established for the purpose of inspecting travelers and loads. Located on the south side of the lake, Hakone Sekisho was one of the most important checkpoints. A historieally accurate restoration now stands on the site. A small museum displays artifacts of that era, such as travel certificates, ofcals’ diaries and samurai weaponry. A few minutes’ walk to the north along Route | is a remaining section the ancient trail that travelers of the Edo period passed along, It is flanked with imposing cedar trees said to be more ‘than 350 years old. 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