Hakone Stone‐paved Road

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Hakone Stone‐paved Road
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Mika M
Nishiazabu, Japan9 contributions
Excellent exercise
May 2021 • Couples
From Hakone Shrine parking, up and down the hill, until Amazake tea house. Balancing from stone to stone and enjoying both the scenery and the company of the spouse. Hard to imagine a better day off 🙃
Written May 4, 2021
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Merrowmum
Guildford, UK767 contributions
Damaged by the typhoon...
Oct 2019
We had intended to do a section of this walk, and it took a bit of finding (not really signposted from the Pirate ship landing at all). But sadly it was closed due to typhoon damage, so all we were able to do was take some photos of the section we could see. But it did look very beautiful and peaceful.
Written December 16, 2019
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Le Vuexre
Germany116 contributions
A nice get away
Nov 2019
I walked that way to get an idea of history and also do some nice trekking in nature. Be aware that at around 9 am tour buses will start to throw out hords of people, who will join your trip... So be social or get there early.
Written December 8, 2019
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Trendonz
New Zealand57 contributions
Refreshing
Jul 2019 • Couples
You need to be fairly fit for this. We did the 30 minutes from Motohakone to the tea house. In June it was pretty slippery so wear good shoes. A bit muddy in places as well but well worth the effort. The start is 400m up the side road from the Motohakone bus stop. Lonely Planet - that would have been a bit more helpful info 😀. The tea house is lovely and staff speak good English. The bus stops right outside so if you don’t want to walk back, it’s an easy return.
Written July 2, 2019
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alittlebitofskye
Sydney, Australia546 contributions
Nice walk
Feb 2019 • Couples
We completed this trail on our day trip to Hakone. We found the start of the trail difficult to find as it’s not signposted in English and we were having trouble with google translate. However we eventually found the start of the trail. It’s a pretty amazing part of the country with the tall trees surrounding the path. The path it’s self is quite rocky & it’s steep in some parts, so appropriate footwear is a must. The trail ends in moto hakone so it’s nice to finish the hike with a hot bowl of soba.
Written April 10, 2019
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Clay P
Tokyo, Japan182 contributions
Breathless
Nov 2018 • Couples
This was a pretty steep hike and the rocks make it a little difficult. I'm a bit out of shape so I needed to stop a few times to catch my breath. The feeling of samurai walking the same road in history made it worth the effort.
Written December 11, 2018
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Gal_Anonim_Wawa
Warsaw, Poland47 contributions
One of the highlights of our trip to Hakone
Aug 2018 • Family
We took the Stone-paved road from Motohakone to Hakoneyumoto. It was a really good hike with a nice break in the tea house that is located next to the trail. There were not so many people on the trail and it was not very difficult, even for our little kids (8, 10 and 12yo). I am planning to do this hike again, but this time the other way around + round the Ashi Lake
Written August 19, 2018
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Carla P
London, UK280 contributions
Truly wonderful hike!
Jul 2018
Wow! What a perfect day trip from Tokyo. I highly recommend doing this walk! Ok, so I found information really hard to find. So, here - have some tips:
- We thought we’d walk from Hakone to the lake (Motohakone) because we’d read it was 11km and that sounded like a great day hike. But, we found out the Old Tokaido highway only really goes from Motohakone to Hatajyuku (about 5km). It is possible to walk from Motohakone all the way to Hakone, approx 11km, but the 6km leg from Hatajyuku to Hakone is along a busy road - and not pretty at all. It’s better to just do the 5km walk, and if you want a bit of huffy puffy, just do it uphill. To do this, it’s is best to either catch the bus from Hakone train station to Hatajyuku (very easy and frequent bus service), and walk from here to Motohakone along the Old Tokaido Road - keeping in mind this is mostly uphill. For the downhill version, start in Motohakone (get there either via bus or by catching the ropeway, cable car and then a boat ride) and walk downhill towards Hatajyuku (and bus back to Hakone from there). We are quite fit and found that the uphill was actually fairly challenging - there are like
- Not sure about the slightly odd pirate ship? There is a plain ferry which takes you from one side of the lake to the other. It is much cheaper than the weird kitsch pirate ship. We did the simple ferry and it gives you information as you pass the sights. It was great.
- Getting to Hakone from Tokyo is fairly confusing, so here’s what we found out - there seems to be two different ways you can get there; either via bullet train (which leaves from Shinagawa station and arrives at Onagawa, and you then get a little old train from there to Hakone), or the ‘romance train’ - which is included in the ‘Hakone Free Pass’. The romance train is cheaper but takes over 3 hours, whereas the bullet train trip, while a little pricier, was only around 1 hour. If you’re doing a day trip, it’s worth the extra yen for a quicker trip.
- Regarding the Hakone Free Pass - you get a number of things included so it seems like great value, but we found that once we got to Hakone a) it was too cloudy to bother with the cable car, b) the pirate ship had a cheaper and less touristy ferry option, and c) the rope way was shut due to renovations. We were therefore glad we didn’t get the free pass and just bought things separately if we actually needed / wanted them.
Written July 22, 2018
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Harding2096
Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar76 contributions
Beautiful in the rain
Jun 2018 • Solo
My day in Hakone was filled with rain and fog, but this walk lifted my spirits from the disappointment that I wouldn’t get to see Mt.Fuji. Because it was raining, I felt like the path was mine. It was very peaceful and relaxing. Watch where you step in the rain- gets a bit muddy.
Written June 15, 2018
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Chelsea
Hiroshima, Japan19 contributions
Beautiful but tiring
May 2018 • Business
I walked from Hakone-Yumoto station all the way up, following roads and endless stone staircases and across this beautiful road and up to the shops. I walked for about 5 or 6 hours all up so I found it way too tiring. There is a bus around there that can take you up, so you don't have to walk the whole way. If you do a shorter hike, I think it would be much nicer. The trees and views are lovely and the stonework is amazing. There isn't much information about it up there as I wanted to know who made it, how long it took, where the stones are from etc, but there are a few tidbits of info along the way. Up at the stores there is a wonderful woodwork shop though that was my highlight. The craftsman showed us some of the amazing boxes he has made that change shape and have secret ways of opening.
Written May 13, 2018
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