Hakone is known as one of Japan’s leading tourist destinations. Access from central Tokyo is good, and it will arrive in about 2 hours. Hakone is famous for hot springs such as Hakone Yumoto and Gora, but of course there are many popular tourist destinations such as Lake Ashino, where you can board a sightseeing boat, and Owakudani, famous for black eggs. It is also famous for its many museums such as “The Little Prince Museum” (Musee Du Petit Prince De Saint Exupery a Hakone) and “THE HAKONE OPEN-AIR MUSEUM“.
If you are a Japanese and want to heal tiredness between trips and travel slowly, you can imagine a hot spring. If you are visiting Sengokuhara, you should definitely visit Sengokuhara Onsen.
The five hot springs Shimoyu, Kamiyu, Motoyuba, Hyosekikaku, and Sengoku are collectively called “Sengokuhara Onsen”. The spring quality is colorless and transparent and white and cloudy gypsum springs. It seems to be effective for muscle pain, coldness and recovery from fatigue.
Speaking of Hakone, there are many spas in the hot spring area, and there is an image that is crowded during the tourist season, but Sengokuhara Hot Spring Resort is a place where you can spend a relatively slow time because it is not so popular. This is a must-see spot for those who want to relax and enjoy the hot springs.
Since the hot spring is a sulfur spring, it is an irresistible hot spring for those who like the smell of sulfur. You can relax in the opaque hot spring and enjoy the hot spring while looking out at the mountains and river. It has a wide range of benefits, including chronic dermatitis and burns, and is particularly famous as a beauty hot spring. Let’s soak in the hot springs to relax and get smooth skin. It’s nice to be able to shop a little because the drugstore is nearby.
Introducing access to Sengokuhara Hot Spring Resort. From Hakone Yumoto Station on the Hakone Tozan Railway, you can take the Hakone Tozan Bus and access it in about 30 minutes. Get off at the bus stop called “Sengoku Information Center”.
Another way is to go to Gora Station from Hakone Yumoto Station by Hakone Tozan Railway, and get on the “Sightseeing Spot Tour Bus” from Gora Station for about 20 minutes to get to Sengoku Information Center.
There are many types of springs.
“Sengokuhara” is a highland resort located in the Hakone caldera, at an altitude of about 700 meters. In the vicinity of Sengokuhara there are golf courses, museums such as “Hakone Garasunomori Museum” (Venetian Glass Museum), “Pola Museum“, “Lalique Museum Hakone”, “The Little Prince Museum” (Musee Du Petit Prince De Saint Exupery a Hakone) scattered.
The majestic nature such as Kintoki Mountain is beautiful, and “Sengokuhara Japanese Pampas Plateau” spreading on the slope of Mt. Daigadake is particularly famous. Next to it is “Sengokuhara wetlands” which is a national designated natural treasure swamp, precious nature remains. Many hot-spring houses draw hot water from Ohwakudani Valley, etc., which is characterized by white turbid water.
Hakone Sengokuhara is a popular hot spring tourist resort with numerous hot spring inns. Every year many families, couple, and many other tourists are visiting.
Shimoyu, Kamiyu, Motoyuba, Hyosekikaku, Sengoku dotted in the area are collectively called Sengokuhara Hot Spring Resort. The quality of these fountains varies. The surrounding area developed as a villa ground from the early Showa era. Golf courses and art museums are also gathered and are still attracting popularity as Hakone’s most open and natural rich resort area.
Sengokuhara is a popular tourist resort where rich nature remains in Hakone. There are plenty of places of interest such as hot springs, which is a classic Hakone classic, as well as museums and botanical gardens.
One of the best art appreciation areas in Hakone
Sengokuhara spreading north of the Lake Ashi is a relatively new hot spring sightseeing spot opened in Hakone.
Developed as “Sengokuhara Hot Springs” by doing large-scale hot water from Ubako and Owakudani, it is now known as a high-class resort area. Due to such circumstances, the Sengokuhara neighborhood is home to several museums with a fashionable atmosphere, making it one of the best art appreciation areas in Hakone.
The Sengokuhara Plateau that has been wetland
Sengokuhara surrounded by mountains is said to have been the lake bottom of the Lake Ashi about 20,000 years ago. About 3 thousand years ago, Mt. Kamiyama of the central crater triggered a massive water vapor explosion. It is the Sengokuhara Plateau that has been wetland that the large amount of rocks flowed into the caldera floor of Sengokuhara and the river was dammed.
It is an area where you can spend your heart warmly
Hakone is said to be “the hot spring town closest to the city center.” Among them, Sengokuhara is a highland resort featuring nature such as Susuki steppe (Japanese pampas grasssilver), Mt. Kintoki, Hakone wetland garden. Popular sacred spots, cultural assets with plenty of history and plentiful art galleries are gathering, and it is an area where you can spend your heart warmly.
The important point for traffic
The place name of Sengokuhara is said to have named the farmer settled at the beginning of the Edo era, with the meaning of “a broad grassland where Sengoku rice (amount of yield from a rice crop) can be taken if it is cultivated”. In the Edo period, the Sengokuhara Barrier was established as the other barrier of the Hakone Barrier, which was the important point for traffic.
Let’s head for high quality hot springs after enjoying nature
“Sengokuhara moor plant community” is also designated as a national natural treasure, and in Japan the only wet-flower garden can appreciate about 200 types of mooring plants. In autumn, the Susuki plateau spreading on the slopes of the valley mountain is also famous. Let’s head for high quality hot springs after enjoying nature to your heart’s content.
Information(Access, Price/Charge, Tel, Address, Official site, etc.)
|Name:||Sengokuhara Hot Spring Resort|
|Address:||Sengokuhara Ashigarashimogun Hakonemachi, Kanagawa 250-0631 Japan|
|Access:||Hakone Tozan Railway Line “Gora-eki Station” (13 minutes by car)|
|Tel:||(+81) 460-84-9615 (Sengokuhara Hot Springs Hotel Union Information Center)|
|Price/Charge:||There are many day visit hot springs. The price is from 500 yen.|
Please refer the official web page.