Onshi Hakone Park

Sightseeing information about Onshi Hakone Park in Japan.


Onshi Hakone Park (Onshi Hakone Koen)4.0

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A park with a land area of approximately 160,000 square meters on the Togashima Peninsula in the Lake Ashi-no-ko, Hakone Town, Kanagawa prefecture. In 1886, a summer villa for the Imperial family and their foreign guests was constructed on this site and there were buildings including the western- and Japanese-style buildings, the official residence and barracks. They collapsed due to the Great Kanto Earthquake and the Northern Izu Earthquake and the reconstruction plan was called off by Japan's entry into the WW2. After the war, in 1946, this Imperial site was given to Kanagawa Prefecture and opened to the public as the Onshi Hakone-koen Park (Onshi means "an Imperial gift"). Today in the middle of the park there is the Lakeside Observation Building, which was build by imitating the original Western-style Building, and it exhibits plans and models of the Imperial villa on its 1st floor. On its 2nd floor, there is a tea room Ryokushi-an, a lounge and a balcony with a splendid view of Mt.Fuji, Lake Ashi-no-ko and green mountains.
http://www.kanagawa-park.or.jp/onsisite/english.html

PurposeSeasonal Flowers,cherry blossom viewing,History,autumn foliage,sightseeing
Airport/Sta.Tokyo International Airport (about 79.3km) Google Transit

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4.0in the last week

Somewhat hidden park. Somewhat because it does have its own parking lot, but even when we it was about 80% full, yet the park has lots of space. It is worth it to go to the lower lake trail as well as going to the high trail as well. Both have views that are worth seeing.

5.02 months ago

Nice place ! Must visit once !!!

5.03 weeks ago

This brought back childhood memories. So many trees. Don't forget to look up. The top cover is breadth taking.

5.010 months ago

Love this park. Very well maintained and clean. There is a view of Mount Fudji. I will highly recommend this mark as a must see!

5.010 months ago

Definitely come to this park if you want great views of Mt Fuji! The lookout from the gardens have the best panorama. A must for visitors to Hakone.

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