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Hotels of Hakone
A hotel in Hakone is an establishment that provides lodging paid on a short-term basis. Facilities provided may range from a basic bed and storage for clothing, to luxury features like en-suite bathrooms. Larger in Hakone hotels may provide additional guest facilities such as a swimming pool, business centre, childcare, conference facilities and social function services. Hotel rooms in Hakone are usually numbered (or named in some smaller hotels and B&Bs) to allow guests to identify their room. Some Hakone hotels offer meals as part of a room and board arrangement. Hotel operations vary in size, function, and cost. Most Hakone hotels and major hospitality companies that operate hotels in Hakone have set widely accepted industry standards to classify hotel types. General categories include the following:
Upscale luxury hotels in Hakone
An upscale full service hotel facility in Hakone that offers luxury amenities, full service accommodations, on-site full service restaurant(s), and the highest level of personalized and professional service. Luxury Hakone hotels are normally classified with at least a Four Diamond or Five Diamond status or a Four or Five Star rating depending on classification standards.
Full service hotels in Hakone
Full service Hakone hotels often contain upscale full-service facilities with a large volume of full service accommodations, on-site full service restaurant(s), and a variety of on-site amenities such as swimming pools, a health club, children's activities, ballrooms, on-site conference facilities, etc.
Historic inns and boutique hotels in Hakone
Boutique hotels of Hakone are smaller independent non-branded hotels that often contain upscale facilities of varying size in unique or intimate settings with full service accommodations. Hakone boutique hotels are generally 100 rooms or less. Some historic inns and boutique hotels in Hakone may be classified as luxury hotels.
Focused or select service hotels in Hakone
Small to medium-sized hotel establishments that offer a limited amount of on-site amenities that only cater and market to a specific demographic of Hakone travelers, such as the single business traveler. Most Hakone focused or select service hotels may still offer full service accommodations but may lack leisure amenities such as an on-site restaurant or a swimming pool.
Economy and limited service hotels in Hakone
Small to medium-sized Hakone hotel establishments that offer a very limited amount of on-site amenities and often only offer basic accommodations with little to no services, these facilities normally only cater and market to a specific demographic of travelers, such as the budget-minded Hakone traveler seeking a "no frills" accommodation. Limited service Hakone hotels often lack an on-site restaurant but in return may offer a limited complimentary food and beverage amenity such as on-site continental breakfast service.
Guest houses and B&Bs in Hakone
A bed and breakfast in Hakone is a small lodging establishment that offers overnight accommodation and inclusive breakfast. Usually, Hakone bed and breakfasts are private homes or family homes offering accommodations. The typical Hakone B&B has between 4 and 11 rooms, with 6 being the average. Generally, guests are accommodated in private bedrooms with private bathrooms, or in a suite of rooms including an en suite bathroom. Some homes have private bedrooms with a bathroom which is shared with other guests. Breakfast is served in the bedroom, a dining room, or the host's kitchen. Often the owners of guest house themselves prepare the breakfast and clean the rooms.
Hostels in Hakone
Hakone hostels provide budget-oriented, sociable accommodation where guests can rent a bed, usually a bunk bed, in a dormitory and share a bathroom, lounge, and sometimes a kitchen. Rooms can be mixed or single-sex, although private rooms may also be available. Hostels are often cheaper for both the operator and occupants; many Hakone hostels have long-term residents whom they employ as desk agents or housekeeping staff in exchange for experience or discounted accommodation.
Apartment hotels, extended stay hotels in Hakone
Extended stay hotels are small to medium-sized Hakone hotels that offer longer term full service accommodations compared to a traditional hotel. Extended stay hotels may offer non-traditional pricing methods such as a weekly rate that cater towards travelers in need of short-term accommodations for an extended period of time. Similar to limited and select service hotels, on-site amenities are normally limited and most extended stay hotels in Hakone lack an on-site restaurant.
Timeshare and destination clubs in Hakone
Hakone timeshare and destination clubs are a form of property ownership also referred to as a vacation ownership involving the purchase and ownership of an individual unit of accommodation for seasonal usage during a specified period of time. Timeshare resorts in Hakone often offer amenities similar that of a Full service hotel with on-site restaurant(s), swimming pools, recreation grounds, and other leisure-oriented amenities. Destination clubs of Hakone on the other hand may offer more exclusive private accommodations such as private houses in a neighborhood-style setting.
Motels in Hakone
A Hakone motel is a small-sized low-rise lodging establishment similar to that of a limited service hotel, but with direct access to individual rooms from the car park. Common during the 1950s and 1960s, motels were often located adjacent to a major road, where they were built on inexpensive land at the edge of towns or along stretches of highways. They are still useful in less populated areas of Hakone for driving travelers, but the more populated an area becomes the more hotels fill the need. Many of Hakone motels which remain in operation have joined national franchise chains, rebranding themselves as hotels, inns or lodges.
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Mount Fuji from Mt. Kami in the Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park
Hakone(箱根町, Hakone-machi) is a town in Ashigarashimo District in Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan. As of June 2012, the town had an estimated population of 13,492 and a population density of 145 persons per km². The total area was 92.82 km². Hakone has been designated as a Geopark by UNESCO.
Hakone is located in the mountainous far west of the prefecture, on the eastern side of Hakone Pass. Most of the town is within the borders of the volcanically active Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park, centered on Lake Ashi.
Hakone: Surrounding municipalities
Hakone is the location of a noted Shinto shrine, the Hakone Gongen, which is mentioned in Heian period literature. During the Genpei War, Minamoto no Yoritomo prayed at this shrine for victory over his enemies, after his defeat at the Battle of Ishibashiyama, which was fought in neighboring Manazuru. As with the rest of Sagami Province, the area came under the control of the late Hōjō clan of Odawara during the Sengoku period. After the start of the Edo period, Hakone-juku was a post station on the Tōkaidō highway connecting Edo with Kyoto. It was also the site of a major barrier and official checkpoint on the route known as the Hakone Checkpoint (箱根関所, Hakone sekisho), which formed the border of the Kantō region. Under the Tokugawa shogunate, all travellers entering and leaving Edo along the Tōkaidō were stopped here by officials. Their travel permits and baggage were examined to enforce Tokugawa laws that restricted the travel of women and weapons.
After the start of the Meiji Restoration, Hakone became a part of the short-lived Ashigara Prefecture before becoming part of Ashigarashimo District in Kanagawa prefecture in August 1876. Hakone attained town status in 1889. The imperial household established the summer Hakone Imperial Villa close to the lake.
After merger with five neighboring towns and villages in September 1956, it reached its present boundaries.
Lake Ashi from Hakone Ropeway, a major tourist attraction in Hakone
The economy of Hakone is strongly dominated by the tourist industry. Hakone is noted for its onsen hot spring resorts, which attract both Japanese and international visitors due to its proximity to the greater Tokyo metropolis and to Mount Fuji. Sights include the volcanically active Ōwakudani geysers and Hakone Shrine 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 Miscanthus sinensis (susuki) are noted sights.
Hakone has a number of art museums, including the Hakone Open-Air Museum and Pola Museum of Art.
Major events include the annual Hakone Ekiden, a long distance collegiate foot race, held at the New Year, which runs from Tokyo to Hakone and back over two days, partly in commemoration of the couriers who ran the Tōkaidō road.
One famous hotel in Hakone is the historic Fujiya Hotel in Miyanoshita, which was patronized by noted literary figures, politicians and foreign dignitaries in the Meiji and Taishō and early Shōwa periods.
A noted local handicraft is parquetry.
Hakone Tozan Railway
Hakone Tozan Cable Car
Open the tcheka
Odawara and Mishima, the terminus of the Odakyū 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 Gōra, the terminus of Hakone Tozan Line, the Hakone Tozan Cable Car funicular goes to Sōunzan. Ōwakudani 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.
A popular "Hakone Free Pass", allowing unlimited use of most forms of transport for several days, is available. Hakone Free Pass can be bought at Shinjuku Station, Odawara Station, any other chief station along Odakyū Odawara Line, Hakone-Yumoto Station, Gōra Station, any other chief station along Hakone Tozan Line, Sōunzan Station, Tōgendai Station, Sengoku-Annaijo Bus Stop, Moto-Hakone Port, Hakone-Machi Port, and JR Gotemba Station Bus Information.
Japan National Route 1
Japan National Route 138
Hakone: Sister cities
- Tōyako, Hokkaidō, since July 4, 1964
- Jasper, Alberta, Canada from July 4, 1972
- Taupo, New Zealand, from October 7, 1987
Hakone, hand-colored print 1860–1900
Torii of the shrine in Hakone, at Lake Ashi
Yumoto Onsen, Meiji era
The summer festival in Hakone includes a bonfire in the shape of the kanji 大 (dai) and fireworks
Hakone: External links
Wikimedia Commons has media related to Hakone, Kanagawa.
Hakone travel guide from Wikivoyage
Official Hakone Tourism Site from Hakone Tourism Board
Hakone Free Pass from Odakyu Electric Railway
Hakone Open-Air Museum
Hakone Theme Park
Mass transit in the Odawara, Hakone, Izu Peninsula, Yamanashi, and Mount Fuji area
Odakyu Electric Railway Odawara Line
Hakone Tozan Line
Hakone Tozan Cable Car
Hakone Sightseeing Cruise
Hakone Komagatake Ropeway
Lake Ashi Excursion Ship
Jukkokutōge Cable Car
Tōkaidō Main Line
Tōkaidō Line (Tōkyō - Atami)
Chūō Main Line
Izu Kyūkō Line (Izukyu)
Fuji Kyuko Railway Corp
Fujikyuko Line (Fujikyu)
Gakunan Railway Line
Fujikyu Kawaguchiko Ropeway
Mt. Kachi Kachi Ropeway
Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park
Transport in Greater Tokyo
Rail transport in Japan
Japan transit: Tokyo
Hakone Fuji Izu
aerial lifts (list)
Wards of Yokohama
Wards of Kawasaki
Wards of Sagamihara
List of mergers in Kanagawa Prefecture
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