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How To Use the ‘Hakone Free Pass’ To Get the Most Out of Hakone’s Hot Spring Paradise

Filled with hot springs, museums, and other attractions, the Hakone area is an attractive tourist area just 90 minutes from Tokyo.
To get around the Hakone Area, you can use eight different transportation systems, including the Hakone Pirate Ship, the Hakone Tozan Bus, the Hakone Tozan Cable Car, and the Hakone Ropeway. But if you’re planning to move a lot, you can use the “Hakone Free Pass,” a discount ticket that allows for unlimited rides.
Here we will talk about the best sightseeing route in Hakone, using the Hakone Free Pass, which is valid for two days, to maximize your stay in the area.

What is the Hakone Free Pass?

The Hakone Free Pass includes the Hakone Tozan Train, the Hakone Tozan Bus (designated sections), the sightseeing tour bus of Hakone Tozan Bus, the Odakyu Hakone Express Bus (designated sections), the Hakone Tozan Cable Car, the Hakone Ropeway, and the Tokai Bus Orange Shuttle (designated sections), as well as a discount for the Hakone Pirate Ship.
You can ride freely on any vehicle marked with the above logo. Also, you can receive discounts and special offers in stores and facilities where the same logo is displayed, only by showing your pass (there’s a total of about 70 of these places in Hakone).
The Hakone Free Pass, which is valid for two days and includes a round-trip discount for the Odakyu Line (departing from Shinjuku), is 6,100 yen for adults, and 1,100 yen for children.
There is also one valid for three days for 6,500 yen for adults and 1,350 yen for children departing from Shinjuku Station. The more you ride, the more you save!

More About Hakone Free Pass (Official Website)

Buy Online ▶ Hakone Freepass (2 or 3 Days)

Buy Online (Odakyu’s Digital Ticket) ▶ Hakone Freepass (2 or 3 Days)

Let’s start at Hakone Yumoto Station!

Our recommended itinerary begins at Hakone Yumoto station, the gateway to Hakone. If you want to take a break after arriving, we recommend the Hakone Café at the station.
Here you can enjoy over 40 different kinds of baked goods and other products prepared by the Odakyu Group's hotel chef, in addition to many kinds of drinks. You can see the Romancecar coming and going from the seating area and a large model of the Hakone Tozan train on display. Why not start your visit to Hakone by relaxing here?
If you have the Hakone Free Pass, coffee and tea (both hot and cold) will be discounted from 410 yen to 380 yen.

Hakone Cafe
707 Yumoto, Hakone-machi, Ashigarashimo-gun, Kanagawa Prefecture
Open: 08:00am-07:00pm
Opening hours may change depending on the season. Please check in advance
Closed: always open (maintenance on different days)

If you want to enjoy hot springs in Hakone Yumoto, we recommend “Hakone Yuryo,” about 3 minutes away from the station, via a free shuttle bus. You can have a relaxing time at the Satoyama Onsen, surrounded by lush nature. The large bath has various hot springs, ranging from open-air to indoor ones, inc…

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