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Owaku-dani Valley

1251 Sengokuhara, Ashigarashimo-gun, Hakone-machi 250-0631, Kanagawa Prefecture
+81 460-84-9605
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“hot springs” (49 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
1251 Sengokuhara, Ashigarashimo-gun, Hakone-machi 250-0631, Kanagawa Prefecture
+81 460-84-9605
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Reviewed 5 days ago

This is the origin of the hot springs around Hakone. Suggest not to drive on weekends and holidays as it will be very crowded. Best way is to take the cable car and you can enjoy and view from the top to all the steam...More

Thank Anna T
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place makes this area Hakone, the king of hot springs. Try a steamed egg here. It is famous for its color. Black. No worries. It is not harmful even it looks like it is on surface.

Thank katz.ricefield
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited the sulphur mines, as our guide described them. That are basically loads of sulphur gas escaping from the volcano. People could walk amongst them and go to the hot springs but there was an eruption and some of the mountain broke apart so...More

Thank EllieandSherlock
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ōwakudani was an experience unlike anything I have ever had before. Hot springs I have heard of. But a volcanic valley that serves as nature's hot pot for boiling your eggs? Haha never. You heard me right. Tourists flock here because of its ever popular...More

Thank eugenia27
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Breathtaking views of volcanic gases. 1044m above sea level. Interesting experience but not good for those with respiratory issues.

Thank Radhdi
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Be prepared to have the smell of sulphur assault your senses. If the weather were better when I went you'd be able to see Mt Fuji from here so make sure you pick a clear day. Otherwise it was still a cool sight to see.

Thank Jessica B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lots of sulfur to smell and black eggs to eat. Even on a semi-clear day you might get to see Mt. Fuji (I visited in late June and got to see it).

Thank PortugaltotheWorld
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Owakudani, the active Japanese volcanic valley famous for black eggs and moody spews of sulphurous steam, is open again to Hakone area tourists. It was closed from 2015-2016 for dangerous volcanic activity. But now your can again see the (not quite so) active sulphur vents...More

Thank rossf976
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

One of tourist attraction in Hakone. The most practical way to get here is by the cable car. Make your stop at the station, from there you can see the valley. It's constantly emitting sulphuric gasses, very dangerous when exposed in a long duration. Cable...More

Thank fajaradiartha
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Owaku-dani Valley is regularly sold as part of a tour around the Mt. Fuji area which might include a ride on the rope-way and a short cruise on the lake. As part of a package, it is a decent stop for a good vintage...More

Thank captk2071
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20 July 2017|
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Response from Sophirat M | Reviewed this property |
I prefer Hakone day pass . More comfortable :)
19 July 2017|
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Response from sKinnyPig | Reviewed this property |
My bad. I Guess parking is chargeable based on the other reviewer. Anyways it is worth the charge!
Claire B
17 February 2017|
Response from ElElena__11 |
Claire, as of yesterday: NO, unfortunately (due to high gas concentration). I asked, and they've been closed for MONTHS, they told me What a pity!
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