Hakone Hiking Guide

There are plenty of hiking courses in Hakone for good walkers and beginners. If you want to spend one day for a hiking during your stay in Hakone, our guide will consult you to select the best fit route to your request.

Hiking courses are classified in the following 4 groups.

(1) Hakone outer rim mountains

This hiking route starts from Sengoku-hara or Miyagino, around 600m, then climbs up to the summit of the outer rim mountains, such as Mt. Kintoki-san (1,212m), Mt. Myojin-ga-take (1,169m), or Mt. Myojyo-ga-take (924m).

(2) Hakone central caldera mountains

There are many hiking courses around three mountains in the central caldera, Mt. Kanmuri-ga-take (1,409m), Mt. Kami-yama (1,438m), and Mt. Koma-ga-take (1,356m).

Using Hakone ropeway or Koma-ga-take ropeway, you can reach to the shoulder of these mountains.

(Note: As of May 2016, most of routes are closed due to the volcanic activity in Owaku-dani valley.)

(3) Along the Old Tokaido road

This hiking route, one of the most popular hiking route in Hakone, traces the old Tokaido road that was used during Samurai era (Edo period: 1603~1867) and even before. Stone pavements, cedar trees, and mile stones are still well preserved as they were at some portion of this route.

(4) Flat hiking routes along Lake Ashi-no-ko shore and Sengoku-hara highland

These hiking routes are relatively flat running through Sengoku-hara and Lake Ashi-no-ko shore.

Links to hiking information

One Day Hiking Courses in Hakone

Hakone Hiking Trails

A nice hike around Hakone

Hakone Hiking Route Map (Japanese)

(1) Mt. Kintoki-san and Mt. Fuji from Mt. Myojin-ga-take

(2) Three mountains in the central caldera from Kojiri pass.

(3) Stone pavements at Old Tokaido road