Hakone visitor center is a nature information center located at the north side of Lake Ashi in Hakone by the Minister of the Environment, Japan.

You can stop by here for national park information, hiking maps, trails conditions, wild flower and birding information for your enjoyable visit in Hakone.

Hours: 9:00am ~ 17:00pm (last admission at 16:30)

■Close: 2nd and 4th Monday of each month (or the following Tuesday if the Monday is a public holiday), December 28 – January 3

Admission: Free

E-mail: hakone-vc@kanagawa.email.ne.jp

■Phone : (+81) 460-84-9981

Address: Moto-Hakone 164, Hakone-machi, Ashigarashimo-gun , Kanagawa-pref,250-0522,Japan


・By public bus : Stop at No.261 bus stop of Hakone tozan bus or Odakyu highway bus

・By car : 40 free parking spaces

 1. drive 40min. from Odawara-Atsugi road, Hakone-guchi I.C. exit

 2. drive 25min. from Tomei Expressway, Gotemba I.C. exit


Hiking map, Sightseeing maps, Flowers & Bird infomation, English park video, topographical diorama, Free Wi-Fi, Vending machine, Accessible restroom, Wheelchairs free rental, First Aid Kit available, Gifts/Souvenirs/Books.

Food service – No

■Hiking Map Download PDF

closed: Due to the volcanic gases, hiking trails leading to Owakudani are closed since 2015 as shown in the following map. © 2023 hakone tourist association.

Sorry Japanese.