Above: View of Lake Ashi and Mount Fuji from Moto-Hakone Port

An easy trip by car or train fromTokyo, Hakone plays the same role for Tokyoites that the East End of Long Island does for New Yorkers. A refreshing and stylish weekend getaway, it offers fresh air and beautiful scenery, including, on clear days, a view of Mount Fuji on the horizon. A car is unnecessary, since the various villages of the Hakone area are linked together by frequent boat, bus and train services.

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Above: View of Lake Ashi and Mount Fuji from Moto-Hakone Port

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