Top things to do

Top Choice Museum in Chōkoku-no-Mori & Gōra

Hakone Open-Air Museum

In a rolling, leafy hillside setting, this safari for art lovers includes an impressive selection of 19th- and 20th-century Japanese and Western sculptures (including works by Henry Moore, Rodin and Miró) as well as…
Japanese in Chōkoku-no-Mori & Gōra

Itoh Dining by Nobu

Savour some premium Japanese beef, cooked teppanyaki-style in front of you by the chef, at this elegant restaurant, a branch of the celeb chef Nobu's dining empire. It's just uphill from Koenshimo station on the fun…
Museum in Chōkoku-no-Mori & Gōra

Hakone Museum of Art

Sharing grounds with a lovely velvety moss garden and teahouse (¥700 matcha green tea and sweet), this museum has a collection of Japanese pottery dating from as far back as the Jōmon period (some 5000 years ago). …
Sushi in Chōkoku-no-Mori & Gōra

Kappeizushi

A few doors downhill from the Hakone Open-Air Museum, this friendly sushi place also does tasty chirashi-zushi (rice topped with assorted sashimi). Look for the small sign in the window.
Japanese in Chōkoku-no-Mori & Gōra

Gyōza Center

The humble gyōza (dumpling) stars at this cosy, long-running restaurant in a dozen different varieties. No vegetarian options though, unfortunately. It's between Gōra and Chōkoku-no-Mori Stations on a corner, with a…