Today I’m taking you on a short trip outside Tokyo to Hakone, Japan or Odawara for onsens (hot springs) where Hilton Grand Vacations recently opened new resorts!
Hakone is part of the Fuji Hakone Izu National Park and the area is actually home to seven hot spring towns! Start your day early and plan to stay at least 2 days in the Hakone area to truly experience it all.
Upon arriving at the Odawara Station, transfer to the Hakone Tozan Line. These red cable cars will zig-zag across the beautiful mountain scenery to Hakone-Yumoto Station.
- Sounzan (Ropeway)
- Togendai-ko (Boat across Lake Ashi)
- Odakyu Hotel De Yama / Hakone-machi
Where to Stay
Something Silly to Try:
We went in March 2015 before this became all-the-rage on social media but you can bathe in red wine, chocolate, sake and green tea at the Hakone Kowakien Yunessun spa theme park.