Do you wanna enjoy really typical beautiful Japan and Japanese things around Tokyo in one day? Then there is a very great place to go!
Located in the center of Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park, the town of Hakone is a popular sightseeing and hot spring resort destination that is easily accessible from central Tokyo (about 1hour and half with fast train). With beautiful natural scenery throughout the four seasons, art museums and other museums, a variety of leisure facilities, and numerous events and festivals including the Hakone Ekiden long-distance marathon, Hakone can be enjoyed year-round.
If you arrive at Hakone Yumoto station, you can easily take Hakone Tozan train which you can look over the magnificent mountains as it goes along. Be sure not to miss out the view from the window as it crosses the bridge!
You can also arrive to Chokoku no Mori station by this train where is famous open air museum, an outdoor art gallery that makes the most of nature and is just 3min to walk from the Station.
This is a chance to experience international masterpieces in Japan! Arrive to Gora station; you can drop in at souvenir shops in front of the station. There are a lot of restaurants and cafes, include famous Tamura Ginkatsu tei. Actually if you want enjoy even higher place, you can take cablecar from Gora station, and cablecar goes to Sounzan station where peaks of the mountain! The air is completely different from the heart of Tokyo. You will be definitely relaxed! Interesting? Please check it out!