Hakone Free Pass


A pass that allows you to get on and off freely throughout Hakone.

Hakone, one of Japan´s most famous hot spring (onsen) areas and rich in unspoiled nature, is within easy traveling distance of Tokyo. The Hakone Freepass is a discount excursion ticket offering full coverage of the popular sightseeing destinations in Hakone. You can also ride on 8 different types of transport in the area, such as the Hakone Tozan Line and the Hakone Ropeway, allowing you the freedom to thoroughly explore Hakone. It also includes discount admission to various attractions in the area, and return transportation on the Odakyu Line between Tokyo and Hakone. Validity is for 2 or 3 days.

Access to Hakone

The Hakone Freepass can be used on the following 8 transport facilities in the Hakone region.

Hakone Tozan Train: Over a leisurely 40 minutes, the train switches back three times as it climbs the steep mountain slopes to its final destination of Gora. The line was built fully taking into account the plant and animal life of Hakone, which is registered as a national park. The superb views from special points, especially from the Deyama Bridge, looking down 43m to the riverbed are breathtaking, and the scenery visible from the train windows is simply magnificent, with beautiful seasonal plants and flowers blooming right beside the track. Cherry blossoms in spring, and red and yellow leaves carpeting the mountains in autumn.

Hakone Tozan Cable Car: The Hakone Tozan Cable Car is a 9 minute ride giving a scenic panorama of the Hakone mountains and beyond including Mount Kami and Mt Myojyogatake which is known for its popular Daimonji-yaki bonfire. There are four stations between Gora and Souzan including Hakone Gora Park with its beautiful fountain,  Hakone Museum of Art, which specializes in pottery, and many other attractions.

Hakone Ropeway: The trip from Sounzan to Togendai on Lake Ashi only takes about 30 minutes, but the large windows of the Swiss-made cabins are designed to allow visitors to fully appreciate the sweeping panorama of Hakone’s unspoiled natural settings, such as the beautiful calm waters of Lake Ashi, magnificent Mount Fuji, and the volcanic clouds from Owakudani.

Hours of operation: Mar.1 to Nov.30:  9:00am to 5:00pm, Dec.1 to Feb.28: 9:00am to 4:15pm *During operating hours, the ropeway leaves one station after the other at the above mentioned intervals. However, ropeway service will either be suspended or unable to operate as scheduled  in the event of natural hazards such as snow or strong winds are forecast.

Hakone Sightseeing Cruise: (Download timetable) The Hakone Sightseeing Cruise links Togendai with Moto-Hakone-ko and Hakone-machi. With the Hakone Freepass, you can hop on and off anywhere along the way, so why not take time and visit such attractions as museums, hot springs (onsen) and historic sites located by the lake shore? On a fine day, passengers are treated to a breathtaking view of Mount Fuji, and can enjoy Hakone’s rich scenery lazily reflected in the lake’s calm surface.

Hakone Tozan Bus / “KANKO SHISETSU-MEGURI”Bus (Tourist-facilities Round Bus): (Download Route Map) Hakone Tozan Bus routes cover a wide area linking many access points in Hakone with Odawara, Hakone-Yumoto, Gotemba and Numazu, and are the main form of transport in the Hakone area.In addition, the Tourist-facilities Round Bus routes operating with retro themed cars call at museums and attractions in Sengokuhara and Gora, providing convenient access for sightseeing. The specially designed cars are equipped with a glass roof for even greater enjoyment of Hakone’s natural scenery.

Odakyu Hakone Highway Bus: (Download Timetable) The Odakyu Hakone Highway Bus runs on the Shinjuku-Hakone, and Haneda Airport-Yokohama-Hakone routes. All seats are reserved, and all buses are equipped with toilets. This route is highly recommended for those wishing to take a day-trip to Japan’s premier hot spring resort of Hakone in comfort.

Numazu Tozan Tokai Bus (Designated Areas)

Participating facilities offering discounts

Hot springs and spas

  • Kappa-Tengoku
  • Yunosato Okada
  • Tenzan Tohji-kyo
  • Hakone Kowaki-en Yunessus / Mori No Yu
  • The Prince Hakone Lake Ashinoko “Hakone Kohan no Yu” (hot spring bath/open-air hot spring bath)
  • Odakyu Hakone Lake Hotel: YUBO – MAYU NO MORI
  • Hakone Yuryo

Art museums and other museums

  • Kamaboko (steamed fishpaste) Museum of Suzuhiro Corp.
  • Honma Yosegi Museum
  • Kanagawa Prefectural Museum of Natural History
  • Hakone Kitahara Toys Wonderland
  • Hakone Local Museum
  • The Hakone Open Air Museum
  • Hakone Museum of Art
  • Hakone Geo Museum
  • Hakone Glass Forest Venetian Glass Museum
  • Museum of Saint-Exupéry and The Little Prince in Hakone
  • Hakone Mononofu-no-Sato Art Museum
  • Pola Museum of Art
  • Lalique Museum, HakoneNarukawa Art Museum
  • Hakone Ekiden Museum
  • Nakagawa Kazumasa Art Museum
  • Okada Museum of Art

Places of historic interest

  • Odawara Castle Donjon, Odawara Castle History Museum
  • Hakone-jinja Shrine and Treasure Museum
  • Hakone Sekisho checkpoint and Hakone Sekisho Museum
  • Mishima-taisha Treasure Museum

Botanical gardens and parks

  • Hakone Gora Park (show Freepass for free admission)
  • Hakone Botanical Garden of Wetlands
  • Chichibunomiya Memorial Park

Amusement and sports facilities

  • Hakone Gora Park Craft House (Handicrafts Studio)
  • Mori-no-Fureaikan Hall
  • Hakone-en Golf Course Golf Driving Range
  • Hakone Kuzuryu-no-mori Park
  • Hakone Aquarium
  • Hakone Pottery Studio
  • Hakone Sengokuhara Prince Hotel Tennis Courts
  • Forest Adventure Hakone

Restaurants and shops

  • Togendai View Restaurant
  • Owakudani Sky Restaurant
  • Ashinoko-chaya Tea House
  • Odakyu Hotel de Yama (lunch)
  • Odakyu Hakone Highland Hotel (shop)
  • Odakyu Hotel Hatsuhana (shop)
  • Gotemba Premium Outlets®
  • Otome Pass Fujimi-chaya Tea House
  • Hakone-no-Ichi (at Hakone-Yumoto Station)
  • Hakone Tozan Souvenirs Yumoto Station shop (seafood market)
  • Hakone Tozan Souvenirs Gora shop (Four Seasons)
  • Cafe. St. Moritz Gora
  • Gora Station Shop
  • Hakone Hotel Kowaki-en (lunch/buffet)
  • Hakone Cafe


  • Hakone Sightseeing Ship Special Cabin (Discount on special cabin surcharge [one way])
  • Komagatake Ropeway(No unlimited boarding. Discount fares available.)
  • Hakone Baggage Service (luggage delivery service)