Hakone, which is one of the most visited locations in Japan, has many restaurants that offer various genre of impressive dishes. In this article, we will introduce restaurants where you can taste the unique Hakone's cuisine.

Restaurants in Hakone's Museums

Many museums in Hakone are surrounded by rich nature and designed to blend in with the scenery. You can enjoy the beautiful view while eating delicious food in their restaurants.

LYS CAFE & RESTAURANT in Lalique Museum, Hakone

LYS is a French restaurant attached to the Lalique Museum, Hakone. There are large windows bringing in natural light and you can have a view of Sengokuhara while dining at the outdoor terrace seats. A variety of delicious dishes made with local food ingredients such as grilled Yamayuri-Beef and fresh Fish Carpaccio are offered.

Spot Information

  • Spot name: LYS CAFE & RESTAURANT
  • Street Address: 186-1 Sengokuhara, Hakone, Ashigarashimo-ku, Kanagawa Prefecture 250-0631
  • Access: About 30 minutes from Hakone-Yumoto Station by Hakone Tozan Bus. Get off at "Sengoku-annaijo-mae" Bus Stop
  • Language: Not listed
  • Credit cards: Can be used
  • Opening hours: Breakfast 9:00~10:00 (last order); Lunch 11:30~16:00 (last order)

French Restaurants Dined In by VIPs visiting Hakone

There are many authentic French restaurants in Hakone which have welcomed foreign VIPs. Hakone is also the area where Japan's first Auberge opened.

Auberge Au Mirador: Japan's First Restaurant Offering Lodging in Hakone!

Auberge Au Mirador is the first auberge (French inn associated with restaurant) to be opened in Japan. It also welcomes customers who want to have meals only. The dishes prepared by famous chefs and made with local ingredients are as exquisite as artworks. It is a restaurant where you can spend luxurious time in Hakone.

Spot Information

  • Spot name: Auberge Au Mirador
  • Street Address: 159-15 Motohakone, Hakone, Ashigarashimo-gun, Kanagawa 250-0522
  • Access: About 40 minutes from Hakone-Yumoto Station by Hakone Tozan Bus. Get off at Togendai Bus Stop and change to a taxi to arrive in about 3 minutes; About 40 minutes from Hakone-Yumoto Station by Izu Hakone bus. Get off at Kojiri Sansaro Bus Stop or Daiishige Bus Stop.
  • Language: Not listed
  • Credit cards: Can be used
  • Opening hours: Lunch 11:40~14:00(last order); Dinner 17:30 ~21:00 (last order)

Sushi Restaurants in Hakone 

Odawara near Hakone is a town facing the Sagami Bay. Therefore, in Hakone, you can eat sushi made with fresh seafood that are just caught in the morning.

Sushi Made With Fresh Seafood and Chef's Outstanding Skills! Hakone's 70-Years-Old Restaurant: Yamahiko Zushi

The main attraction of Yamahiko Zushi is the outstanding skills of chefs with over 40 years of experience and fresh fish from Sagami Bay. "Yamahiko Nigiri", which is made with fresh fish landed in the morning, and "Kaisendon"(seafood don), which is made with plenty of fish of various colors, are especially popular.

Spot Information

  • Spot name: Yamahiko Zushi
  • Street Address: 635 Miyagino, Hakone, Ashigarashimo-gun, Kanagawa Prefecture 250-0401
  • Access: About 17 minutes from Hakone-Yumoto Station by Hakone Tozan Bus. Get off at Miyagino Bus Stop and walk for about 1 minute 
  • Language: Not listed
  • Credit cards: Cannot be used at lunchtime
  • Opening hours: Lunch 11:30-13:30(last order) Dinner 17:00-20:30(last order)

Restaurants With View of Hakone's Nature Wonders

Hakone is surrounded by rich nature. There are many restaurants where you can dine while enjoying beautiful views. Lake Ashinoko, which overlooks Mt. Fuji, is one of the most popular areas.

Italian restaurant "La Terrazza Ashinoko" on the Shore of Lake Ashinoko, Hakone

"La Terrazza Ashinoko" is an Italian restaurant with a beautiful view of Lake Ashinoko. You can eat authentic pizza grilled in a large stone oven bought from Italy. In addition, you can taste Italian dishes such as Italian wine, cheese, and food made with local vegetables and fresh seafood procured from nearby port.

Spot Information

  • Spot name: La Terrazza Ashinoko
  • Street Address: 61 Motohakone, Hakone, Kanagawa Prefecture 250-0522
  • Access: About 40 minutes by Hakone Tozan bus from Hakone-Yumoto Station. Get off at "Hakone-jinja-iriguchi" and walk for 1 minute.
  • Language: Not listed
  • Credit cards: Can be used
  • Opening hours: Breakfast 8: 00~11: 00; Lunch 11: 00~15: 30; Cafe 15: 30~17: 00; Dinner 17: 00~20: 00

Recommended Restaurants in Hotel

Many hotels in Hakone have a restaurant attached. In addition, all the hotels have their chefs to do their best to prepare delicious food unique to Hakone.

Lake Side Grill: The Prince Hotel on the Shore of Lake Ashinoko, Hakone

Lake Side Grill is a restaurant located in The Prince Hakone Lake Ashinoko Annex Building. You can enjoy dishes that combine the characteristics of different food styles such as Western, Japanese and Chinese cuisine made with local food ingredients. It is a restaurant said to be serving foreign visitors in Hakone since Meiji and Taisho eras.

Spot Information

  • Spot name: Lake Side Grill
  • Street Address: The Prince Hakone Lake Ashinoko Annex Building 1st floor, 144 Motohakone, Hakone, Ashigarashimo-gun, Kanagawa Prefecture 250-0592
  • Access: Take the Izu Hakone bus at Hakone-Yumoto Station (1 hour 5 minutes) and get off at Hakone-en stop.
  • Language: Not listed
  • Credit cards: Can be used
  • Opening hours: Breakfast 07:00~10:00(last order at 09:30); Lunch 11:30~14:30(last order at 14:00); Dinner 17:30 / 19:30