There are many tourist attracions for foreign visitors in Hakone, but I’m sure many of you with children will want somewhere your kids can enjoy too. Let us introduce some places that parents can bring their children to.
Hakone Aquarium showcases seals with their tiny eyes and cute actions in the Baikal Seal show, and a huge water tank with divers feeding the fishes.
Access: 1h 20mins from Odawara station by the Izu Hakone Bus OR 1h 5mins from hakone Yumoto station
Address: Kanagawa, Ashigara, Shimogun, Hakonemachi Moto-hakone 139
Tel No: 0460-82-1151 (Regarding inside Hakone-en)
Operating Hours: 09：00～17：00 (Last entry 40mins before closure) *Changes according to the season
Hakone Pirate Ship
Sail across Lake Ashi to the 3 ports, Togendai, Hakone-machi and Moto-hakone on the pirate ships Vasa, Victory and Royal II. Catch the breathtaking sight of Lake Ashi as you take a leisurely sail.
Address: Ashigara, Shimogun, Hakonemachi Moto-hakone 164
Tel No: 0460-83-8618
Address: Ashigara, Shimogun, Hakonemachi, Hakone 161
Tel No: 0460-83-7550
Address: Ashigara, Shimogun, Hakonemachi Moto-hakone 6-40
Tel No: 0460-83-6022
The Little Prince Museum
One of the many museums that opened across the world in conjunction with the 100th anniversary of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry. Check out the dainty streets and objects designed after The Little Prince.
Access: 30 mins by Hakone Tozan Bus from Hakone-yumoto station towards Togenday OR 18mins from Gora via the sightseeing bus bound for Sengoku Annaisho Mae/Gotemba Premium Outlet. Alight at the Kawamukai Hoshi no Oji-sama Museum Mae bus stop.
Address: Kanagawa, Ashigara, Shimogun, Hakonemachi, Sengokuhara 909
Tel No: 0460-86-3700
Hakone Kitahara Toy Museum
Showcases the toy collection for over 40 years of famous toy collector, Teruhisa Kitahara, with toys from all over the world.
Access: 5 mins walk from Hakone-yumoto station on the Hakone Tozan Railway *Free shuttle buses from Hakone-yumoto are available
Address: Kanagawa, Ashigara, Shimogun, Hakonemachi, Yumoto 740
Tel No: 0460-85-6880
Operating Hours: 09:00~17:00 (Changes according to the season)