Two Drop-in Hakone Onsen

hakone onsen

Hi there, it’s Mr. Wada back on duty. Hakone is known for its onsen (hot spring) since there are many volcanoes like Owakudani in the area. This is one big reason we visited. There are many public onsen places and hotels as well and this time I would like to share two Hakone onsen places we visited during our stay.

 

Hakone Onsen Tenoyu

The first place is Tenoyu. It has both indoor and outdoor hot springs. If you prefer not such strong sulfur smell like Beppu Onsen in Kyushu, it may be good for you. I found it easy.

hakone onsen

 

Access

13-minute walk from Miyanoshita Hakone Tozan Train Station.

555 Sokokura, Hakone-machi, Ashigarashimo-gun, Kanagawa

Fee

Weekdays Adult: 1,300 yen (900 yen after 17:00), Child: 400 yen
Weekends and Holidays Adult: 1,700 yen (1,100 yen after 18:00), Child: 400 yen
Private room (120 minutes) Weekdays: 3,400 yen/person, Weekends and Holidays: 4,000 yen/person

 

Business Hours

Weekdays: 11:00 – 19:00  (admission until 19:00)
Weekends and holidays: 11:00 – 20:00  (admission until 19:00)

 

Contact

0460-86-1026

 

Good Restaurant Nearby

There is a nice restaurant very close to Tenoyu where it serves Japanese yam cuisine. It may not look like your favorite but give it a shot. It’s actually good and apparently it has so much health benefit like anti-aging, preventing cancer, etc.

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Nanpoen

I personally love the smell of sulfur, so I took a look at the map and found this place in Sengokuhara area where it is rather close to Mt. Kintoki. It has some mud at the bottom of the bathtub. I scrubbed my body with it, and turns out, my body smelled like boiled-egg after all! Not bad though. Hehe.

hakone onsen

 

Access

Catch a Hakone Tozan bus (to Kojiri or to Togendai) at Hakone Yumoto Station, get off at Senkyoro-mae.

934 Sengokuhara, Hakone-machi, Ashigarashimo-gun, Kanagawa

Fee

Adult: 1,000 yen, child: 500 yen (2 hours)
Adult: 1,600 yen, child: 800 yen (3 hours)

 

Business Hours

Weekdays: 12:00 – 19:00  (admission until 18:00)
Weekends and holidays: 10:00 – 18:00  (admission until 18:00)

Closed on Wednesdays (Wed- Fri in winter)

 

Contact

0460-84-8591

 

Lastly

How do you find it? I hope you enjoy Hakone Onsen as well.

See you around!

You may be interested in these as well.
Travel by Hakone Free Pass!
Active volcanoes in Owakudani
Pirate-ship ride on Lake Ashi
Hakone Sekisho
– Beautiful Views of Mt. Fuji from Otome Toge Fujimi-Chaya
– Hike on Mt. Kintoki in Hakone



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Hike on Mt. Kintoki in Hakone

hike on mount kintoki

Hi there, it’s Mr. Wada back on duty. I would like to share our hiking on Mt. Kintoki this time.

Mt. Kintoki was named after Kintaro (Kintaro was made based on a real person named Sakata no Kintoki). Well, Kintaro is a fairly tale like Momotaro. He grew up in the mountain and defeated all strong animals in the mountain by sumo…I think that’s what the story is about.

kintaro_sumo

This Mt. Kintoki lays near Fujimi-chaya that I’ve previously introduced. We weren’t in mountain gears though we tried to take a hike…..let’s see how it tunred.

 

Hike on Mt. Kintoki

There’s entrance to Mt. Kintoki across Fujimi-chaya. Watch out many cars pass this road (speeding).

 

Entrance of the hiking course.

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Full of energy and excitement! Here we come!!!!!

 

After several minutes. Drained….

 

Still long way to go….

 

It turned windy and cloudy….

 

 

At the Top of Mt. Kintoki

We made it to the top! It took us about an hour.

hike on mount kintoki

 

And the prize would be the beautiful….view? Damn can’t see anything!

hike on mount kintoki

 

It is supposed to be like this on a sunny day. Well, there’s nothing we can do with the weather right?

from Wikipedia

 

There are two places to eat on top. One is this Kintato-chaya.

hike on mount kintoki

 

Udon.

hike on mount kintoki

 

Konnyaku (with miso sauce).

hike on mount kintoki

 

On the Way Back

Now what? We gotta go back. We chose another route on the way back. It was still foggy but it kinda looked mysterious.

 

The Kintoki shrine is waiting at the end. I’m glad we made it back!

 

Lastly

How do you find it? It’s a little tough work but it feels quite something when we get to the top. I would still recommend it. However, make sure you are well-prepared for it. Get proper gears.

See you around!

You may be interested in these as well.
Travel by Hakone Free Pass!
Active volcanoes in Owakudani
Pirate-ship ride on Lake Ashi
Hakone Sekisho*
– Beautiful Views of Mt. Fuji from Otome Toge Fujimi-Chaya



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