Activities in Hakone
This large, popular bath is 2km southwest of town; weekends and holidays can be busy. A free shuttle bus runs from the bridge near Hakone-Yumoto Station. After soaking in rotemburo of varying temperatures and designs (one is constructed to resemble a natural cave), the 20-minute walk back down the hill along the river is invigorating.
Just up the hill from Hakone-Yumoto Station, Kappa Tengoku is a nice rotemburo (outdoor bath) if it’s not crowded.