Up the hill from the lakeside Moto-Hakone bus stop is the entrance to the stone-paved Old Hakone Highway, part of the Edo-era Tōkaidō Highway that connected the shogun’s capital with Kyoto. You can walk back to Hakone-Yumoto via the trail through the woods, which will take about 3½ hours.

About 30 minutes' walk from Moto-Hakone you'll pass wonderful Amazake-chaya and the small village of Hatajuku (畑宿), where you can visit the Hatajuku Yosegi Kaikan to find out more about the craft of marquetry practised in the area.