Why get a Hakone Freepass?
Hakone is one of, if not THE most popular hot-spring resort town in all of Japan. The Japan Rail Pass is not valid in the Hakone area, which can make travelling complicated as each train and bus fare must be paid separately.
The 2-Day Odakyu Hakone Freepass gives visitors unlimited access to the majority of Hakone’s transport options. Just look out for this mark. These include…
• Hakone Tozan Railway
• Hakone Tozan Cable Car
• Hakone Ropeway
*Komagatake Ropeway not included
• Hakone Sightseeing Cruise
• Hakone Tozan Bus
• Odakyu Hakone Highway Bus
• Tokai Bus Orange Shuttle
• Hakone Tozan Bus
• Kanko Shisetsu Meguri Bus
And the best part is the Freepass doesn’t just work on transport, it gives you discounts to many of the Hakone area’s famous attractions and museums such as …
• Hakone Venetian Glass Museum
• The Hakone Checkpoint Exhibition Hall
• Hakone Gora Park (Free admission with pass)
• The Hakone Open Air Museum
• Lalique Museum
• Museum of The Little Prince & Saint-Exupery
• Narukawa Art Museum
• Odawara Castle
• Pola Museum of Art
How to Use
• Please present a printed voucher sent by post to your home address at the Odakyu Sightseeing Service Centre at Shinjuku Station in Tokyo.
• Once you receive your pass you have 2 choices to get to Hakone from Shinjuku.
1. Board a train on the Odakyu Odawara Line and alight at Odawara (73-min). At Odawara transfer onto the Hakone Tozan Railway for Hakone-Yumoto (15-min)
2. Take the direct Romancecar Express Train for Hakone-Yumoto (73-min) for an extra seat reservation fee of 1090 yen. The features of the Romancecar include reclining seats, wider sightseeing windows, observation deck seating (on request), private compartment seating (on request) and refreshment services.
• Once reaching Hakone-Yumoto Station you’ll have unlimited access to all of Hakone’s transport systems.
Odakyu Sightseeing Service Center - Exchange Office - Information
Odakyu Sightseeing Service Center is a Japan National Tourism Organization authoirzed information center specifically for foreign visitors. English-speaking staff are always on hand to provide information. Depending on day, Chinese, Korean and Thai speaking staff may also be available.
Opening Hours – 08:00 – 18:00 year round
Location – Ground Floor, Odakyu Railway Shinjuku Station, West Exit.