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Experience Japan this Summer! Nature Meets Tradition at Hakone Kowaki-en

Between July 16th and August 31st, Hakone Hotel Kowaki-en will be hosting a special series of summer activities and events featuring traditional Japanese summer rituals, from dressing up in yukata to […]

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Firefly dancing in the Garden

Pure air and water creates the perfect spots for the play of fireflies in the Hakone Hotel Kowaki-en Garden. You can enjoy firefly from middle of June till middle of July. Place: Hotel Garden (3F) Per […]

Sakura (Cherry Blossoms)

Sakura (Cherry Blossoms)

The gardens of hotel are about 32,000 square meters and are decorated with cherry blossom trees, our ambassadors of Japanese spring.

Tsurushibina (Hanging Hina Dolls)

Tsurushibina (Hanging Hina Dolls)

In Hakone Hotel Kowakien, we display tsurushibina (hanging hina dolls) in the lobby.

Hinamatsuri (Doll Festival)

Hinamatsuri (Doll Festival)

Hinamatsuri is a Japanese yearly event, in which we wish girls happiness and good health for the future.

Sake Buro (The Sake Bath)

Sake Buro (The Sake Bath)

Nihonshu, also known as sake, is Japanese liquor, which is made from fermented rice.

Setsubun. Hakone Shrine Setsubun Festival. Setsubun Fireworks

Setsubun. Hakone Shrine Setsubun Festival. Setsubun Fireworks

The 3rd of February is Setsubun in Japan. Setsubun symbols a division of seasons and the last day of winter.

Omotenashi Lounge

Our Japanese culture room – the “Omotenashi Lounge”

In Hakone Hotel Kowakien, we have the Omotenashi lounge where you will experience traditional Japanese culture.

Visiting Hakone Shichifukujin (The Seven Lucky Gods)

Visiting Hakone Shichifukujin (The Seven Lucky Gods)

Shichifukujin (The Seven Lucky Gods) are gods in Japanese mythology and folklore.

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Going “HATSUMODE” to Hakone Shrine

In Japan, it is our custom to visit a Shinto shrine at the beginning of the year to make wishes for that coming year. This custom is called Hatsumode (the first visiting) and Hakone Shrine is full of […]