Best Activities for a Rainy Day in Hakone-machi

THE 10 BEST Indoor Things to Do in Hakone-machi on a Rainy Day

Best Activities for a Rainy Day in Hakone-machi

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  • Della G
    Coquitlam, Canada808 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    A unique ride on a historic rail line. It seems to serve the locals very well. It was a slow smooth ride with an idyllic view of the mountain scenery, shops and houses so close to the rail line. It was a short steep ride to the stop where we had to disembark in order to catch the cable car. Short but sweet ride.
    Written 14 July 2020
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  • LauraW
    5 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    One of the best museums I have ever been at. I really loved the contemporary pieces from the Japan artists. Many of those were about nature.
    Written 19 October 2023
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  • GDay1044
    Durban, South Africa1,213 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    – This is a wonderland of Venetian Glass exquisite and beautifully presented in a walk through museum full of colour and sparkle – the open air grounds feature a bridge, water mill a lake and an upmarket restaurant ( seperate no charge entrance fee) – we were here on a Sunday with lots of visitors who were predominately Japanese families – entrance was 1800 yen on the pricey side but to me well worth the value.
    Written 29 June 2023
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  • trfcnte
    Redondo Beach, CA297 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing place in the resort area of Hakone. You have to check in your phone, and you go through a metal detector. They do not want you photographing their collection. They have prime examples of traditional Japanese pottery all the way from Jomon to the present day. Superb gold screen exhibit. World class museum. Nice shop with high-quality museum merch. If you're in Hakone, and you enjoy smaller museums like the Norton Simon, the Thyssen-Bornemisza, or the d'Orsay, you'll love this place.
    Written 6 April 2024
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  • Cathg1g2
    Melbourne, Australia98 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful grounds and building. Exhibition was exquisite and the souvenir shop had many beautiful and whimsical gifts. If you have the time snd appetite, you could enjoy a light meal or tea in the adjacent cafe. A delightful surprise in Hakone
    Written 10 November 2023
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  • John and Deb K
    Karratha, Australia739 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    This was a lovely little museum with come really great local art. There is also a beautiful seating area that overlooks Mt Fuji and the lake. There is also a cafe with the same outlook. A great place to relax. Really easy to access via the Hakone bus or the Hakone Cruise ship.
    Written 4 April 2024
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  • Jessica M
    4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    My partner and I had a great time doing the glass blowing experience. It took about 30 minutes for both of us to make a mug and you didn't need any prior experience. A lovely thing to do on a rainy day and they will ship your finished items to your hotel about 4 or 5 days later.
    Written 8 April 2024
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  • Carolina Salazar
    Santiago, Chile4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This is the most beautiful onsen I've ever been in. Most of the pools are outside, with a waterfall, a cave, the tree and rocks as your scenery. The staff is really kind (one perdón even spoke spanish) and they offer different services, like reflexology and massages. There's a store inside the onsen and a café. All the facilites are tidy and beatifully decorated. Couldn't ask for more.
    Written 4 March 2024
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  • wireless_in_CA
    United States5,021 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    This small but interesting museum was quite the bargain for only 100 yen admission. Most of the exhibits were in both English and Japanese.

    Once inside there were a number of dioramas of the area as well as hands on models that represented how the hot springs water was processed and transported to the rest of Hakone for use in the onsens.

    Other displays included a history of the area, volcanic activities especially the newest crater that formed in 2015 and monitoring equipment.

    The yellow sulphur rocks were unusual in appearance but nice to see up close.

    Unfortunately there also was a very distinct smell of sulphur inside the museum that started to give me a headache so i had to leave the museum after only about 20 minutes inside.

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    Written 24 November 2023
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  • sr0llas0n
    Glasgow, UK32 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    There were a lot of animals and fish to view so it does feel good value for money, however, some of the enclosures could have been bigger. Our favourite but was the penguins and the seals. I would recommend it to family and couples.
    Written 11 April 2017
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  • ECWorld
    Hong Kong, China2,720 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Very small private museum, basically two rooms. Nice photo exhibition on 1st floor and display of photos of Mt Fuji and Hakone on the 2nd. Admission price is pretty stiff for something that can be finished with 30 min., though some of the photos are pretty. There are also photo albums which contain additional pictures of Mt Fuji. Unfortunately we did not have time to try the adjoining cafe or time to interact with the owner.
    Written 17 November 2017
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  • Andrew C
    Singapore, Singapore17 contributions
    1.0 of 5 bubbles
    Only if you are read Japanese. Ery small place, about 10 exhibits which can be covered under 20mins For Ekiden fans.
    Written 9 March 2019
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  • Considered Review
    Norwich, UK133 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A wonderful place. Charming shop and charismatic demonstration of the techniques used in making a beautiful puzzle box. We had a great time and - yes - I did buy one. It's with me now, 5,000 miles away from where I bought it in the lovely little shop. Best wishes all!
    Written 1 March 2024
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  • GIT
    Melbourne, Australia464 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    We took the Hakone day pass and made the rounds as suggested by Japan travel.com. We ended our day tour at around 5pm and decided to give Yuryo a try before heading back to Shinjuku. We spent about an hr here and was very relaxing. This is one of the bigger onsens here and they try to accommodate the crowds that frock here after a day of tireless travel around Hakone. The water is good and its well worth it. We even finished with dinner here. This place is highly recommended for day trippers before heading back to Tokyo.
    Written 1 November 2022
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  • Brett W
    London, UK32 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Really fun half day. The different pools with coffee and wine and sake were cool. Only one slide. Beautiful view from outside pool. Great for kids and teenagers. The onsen area was very peaceful and beautiful views while soaking in hot tubs.
    Written 3 April 2024
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