Top choice teahouse in Hakone-machi & Moto-Hakone

This wonderful thatched-roofed teahouse has been serving naturally sweet amazake (a thick sweet drink made from the rice used to make sake; ¥400) and seasoned mochi (sticky rice cakes, ¥250 to ¥750) for more than 360 years. If you happen to visit in winter, you can warm yourself around the irori (traditional fireplace).

Amazake-chaya is about 550m up the Old Hakone Highway from Moto-Hakone, or take a Hakone-Yumoto bound bus from Moto-Hakone and get off at the Amazake-chaya stop.