Hakone is a popular day-trip from Tokyo or an interesting short stay option.
For visitors who want an onsen experience while in Japan but don’t have the time to travel further afield it’s easily accessible in Hakone and there’s so much more to see and do in the area.
The Odakyu Pass allows people to take in several of the highlights including the gorgeous views, cable cars, rope ways, the geothermal area at Owakudani, a cruise on the beautiful Lake Ashi and some glimpses into the areas history dating back to the Edo period.
It is possible to begin in either Tokyo at Shinjuku station or at Odawara station which is the nearest Shinkansen stop to Hakone.
The 2 day pass includes return transport to Tokyo. This Pass includes all the transport needed in the designated area. Also included are discounts in a number of attractions including museums, gardens, hot springs, shopping and dining establishments. A few attractions such as the Gora Park Botanic Gardens have free entry with the pass.
The transport covered by the Hakone FreePass is multiple use during the period covered by the pass. While most people complete the course as a loop it is possible to change direction and repeat sections. This might be useful when using the Pass across multiple days.