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Encyclopedia > Hakone, Kanagawa
Mount Fuji from Mt. Kami in the Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park.

Hakone (箱根町 Hakone-chou?) is a town in Japan, in Kanagawa Prefecture, in Ashigarashimo District. Located on the eastern foot of Hakone Pass. Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 410 × 599 pixelsFull resolution‎ (1,140 × 1,665 pixels, file size: 133 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Mount Fuji seen looking north from Mount Kami; Hakone valley in the foreground. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 410 × 599 pixelsFull resolution‎ (1,140 × 1,665 pixels, file size: 133 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Mount Fuji seen looking north from Mount Kami; Hakone valley in the foreground. ... Mount Fuji Mount Fuji , IPA: )  , is the highest mountain in Japan at 3,776 m (12,388 ft). ... Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park (富士箱根伊豆国立公園) is a national park in Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan. ... A town (町 chō) is a local administrative unit in Japan. ... Kanagawa Prefecture ) is a prefecture located in the southern Kantō region of HonshÅ«, Japan. ... Ashigarashimo (足柄下郡; -gun) is a district located in Kanagawa, Japan. ...


As of 2003, the town has an estimated population of 14,872 and a density of 160.22 persons per km². The total area is 92.82 km². Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Population density per square kilometre by country, 2006 Population density map of the world in 1994. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ...

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The Ashigara Checkpoint at Hakone-juku on the historical Tōkaidō marks the beginning of Japan's Kantō region. Since the Edo period, Ashigara Checkpoint has been renamed Hakone Checkpoint. Hakone-juku ) was the tenth of the fifty-three stations of the Tōkaidō. It is located in the present-day town of Hakone in Ashigarashimo District, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan. ... Nissaka, the 25th station on the Tōkaidō, as illustrated by the Ukiyo-e master Hiroshige. ... Kantō region, Japan. ... The Edo period ), also called Tokugawa period, is a division of Japanese history running from 1603 to 1868. ...


The annual Hakone Ekiden at the New Year runs from Tokyo to Hakone and back over two days, partly in commemoration of the Tōkaidō road. Like its close neighbors Odawara and Mishima, Hakone has many onsen (hot spring) resort areas. The Tokyo-Hakone Come and Go College Ekiden Race ) is New year held in Tokyo-Hakone Japan, is one of the prominent college ekiden races of the year. ... Odawara Castle Odawara ) is a city located in Kanagawa, Japan. ... Mishima (三島市; -shi) is a city located in Shizuoka, Japan. ... Outdoor pool, Naruko, Miyagi Guidebook to Hakone from 1811 An onsen ) is a Japanese hot spring. ... Green Dragon Spring at Norris Geyser A hot spring is a place where warm or hot groundwater issues from the ground on a regular basis for at least a predictable part of the year, and is significantly above the ambient ground temperature (which is usually around 55~57 F or...


Sightseeing

Hakone hosts substantial tourist activity, and many, both Japanese and international visitors come to Hakone to relax, for treatment at the health resorts, or to visit the parks and mountains.

Lake Ashi from Hakone Ropeway, a major tourist attraction in Hakone

The volcanically active Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park, centered around Lake Ashi, is a popular tourist attraction well known for its onsen hot springs and its views of Mt. Fuji. Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 533 pixelsFull resolution‎ (3,456 × 2,304 pixels, file size: 352 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Lake Ashi in Hakone from ropeway on a cloudy day in autum I, the creator of this work, hereby grant the permission to... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 533 pixelsFull resolution‎ (3,456 × 2,304 pixels, file size: 352 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Lake Ashi in Hakone from ropeway on a cloudy day in autum I, the creator of this work, hereby grant the permission to... Hakone Ropeway, near ÅŒwakudani Station. ... Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park (富士箱根伊豆国立公園) is a national park in Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan. ... Lake Ashi ), or Hakone Lake, is a scenic lake in the Hakone area of Kanagawa Prefecture in HonshÅ«, Japan. ... Outdoor pool, Naruko, Miyagi Guidebook to Hakone from 1811 An onsen ) is a Japanese hot spring. ... Mount Fuji (富士山 Fuji-san, IPA: [ɸuʝisaɴ]) is the highest mountain on the island of Honshu and indeed in all of Japan. ...


Sights include the volcanically active Great Boiling Valley and Hakone Shrine nestled on the shore of the lake, as well as the Hakone Botanical Garden of Wetlands. In April the cherry blossoms (sakura) and in autumn the Chinese silvergrass (susuki, Miscanthus sinensis) are reportedly a very beautiful view in the parks. Great Boiling Valley seen from the aerial tram Aerial tram with Mt. ... The Hakone Botanical Garden of Wetlands (箱根湿性花園) is a botanical garden located within the Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park at 817 Sengokuhara, Hakone, Kanagawa, Japan. ... This article is about cherry blossoms and their cultural significance to the Japanese. ... Miscanthus sinensis is a grass native to Asia, but also cultivated in other parts of the world. ...


Transportation

Hakone is best accessed from Odawara and Mishima, the terminus of the Odakyu Odawara Line, 70 minutes from Shinjuku, Tokyo. From Odawara, the Hakone Tozan Line continues into various resort towns in Hakone. Odakyu also runs the Romancecar limited express between Shinjuku and Hakone-Yumoto. From Gora, the terminus of Hakone Tozan Line, the Hakone Tozan Cable Car funicular goes to Sounzan. Owakudani can be reached by Hakone Ropeway from Sounzan and the lake, while the lake is crisscrossed by cartoonishly decorated "pirate" ships for tourists. There is also Hakone Komagatake Ropeway, which goes to the top of Mount Komagatake. Categories: Cities in Kanagawa Prefecture | Japan geography stubs ... Mishima (三島市; -shi) is a city located in Shizuoka, Japan. ... The OdakyÅ« Odawara Line ) is the OdakyÅ« Electric Railways main section of railway line in Japan. ... Categories: Wards of Tokyo | Japan geography stubs ... For other uses, see Tokyo (disambiguation). ... The Hakone-Tozan Line , lit. ... The Odakyu Electric Railway (小田急電鉄 Odakyu Dentetsu) is a major private railway company in Tokyo, Japan, best known for its express trains from Tokyo to Odawara and Hakone. ... [Image:Odakyu Romance Car Series 50000-2. ... Hakone Tozan Cable Car The Hakone Tozan Cable Car ), officially the Cable Line ) is a funicular railway, in the town of Hakone, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan. ... Hakone Ropeway, near ÅŒwakudani Station. ... Komagatake Ropeway Line redirects here. ...


A popular "Hakone Free Pass", allowing unlimited use of most forms of transport for several days, is available. You can buy this free pass in Shinjuku, Odawara, and any other chief stations along Odakyu Odawara Line. Categories: Wards of Tokyo | Japan geography stubs ... Categories: Cities in Kanagawa Prefecture | Japan geography stubs ... The Odakyū Odawara Line ) is the Odakyū Electric Railways main section of railway line in Japan. ...


Hakone has a number of museums, including the Hakone Open-Air Museum.


In Fiction

A section of its mountain road became the only mountain stage for Wangan Midnight: Maximum Tune 2, and is prominently featured in the Kaidō Battle series.


In the anime Neon Genesis Evangelion, the city of Tokyo-3 is actually the town of Hakone, after a great deal of development. Hakone was renamed Tokyo-3 as it was originally intended to become the new capital of Japan. Original run October 4, 1995 – March 27, 1996 No. ...


The Hakone checkpoint is also seen in the anime Samurai Champloo in the ninth episode. Original run May 20, 2004 – March 19, 2005 No. ... Episode list Spoiler warning: ^ All Japanese titles consist of four-character idiomatic compounds. ...

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  • Hakone travel guide from Wikitravel
  • Hakone Area Highlights from Kanagawa Prefectural Tourist Association
  • Hakone Free Pass from Odakyu Electric Railway
  • Hakone Open-Air Museum
  • Hakone Theme Park

Coordinates: 35°11′N, 139°02′E Image File history File links Commons-logo. ... Image File history File links Commons-logo. ... Wikitravel is a project to create an open content, complete, up-to-date, and reliable world-wide travel guide. ... Near Higashi-Kitazawa Station The Odakyu Electric Railway Co. ... Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...


  Results from FactBites:
 
JNTO Website | Find a Location | Kanagawa | Hakone (392 words)
Hakone is the name that refers to the whole area, surrounding Mt. Hakone-yama that is situated in the southwestern part of Kanagawa, and is part of the Fuji Hakone Izu National Park.
The Hakone Barrier was built on the Tokaido Highway(The road from Edo to Kyoto) in 1619 in order to fortify the capital Edo (former name of Tokyo) against various foreign clans from the west and to maintain public peace.
For this reason, Hakone used to be called "the border between the east and the west".
Hakone, Ashigarashimo, Kanagawa. Who is Hakone, Ashigarashimo, Kanagawa? What is Hakone, Ashigarashimo, Kanagawa? ... (215 words)
Fuji from Hakone NP Hakone (箱根) is a mountainous area west of Tokyo in Japan.
The Hakone checkpoint on the historical Tokaido road marks the beginning of the Kanto region.
Administratively, the town of Hakone (箱根町 Hakone-machi) is a part of the Ashigarashimo district in Kanagawa prefecture.
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