Japan's Hakone Freepass - An In-Depth Guide

The Hakone area is quite vast, making it easy for visitors to enjoy many modes of transportation such as trains, sightseeing ferries, and ropeways. Odakyu Railway has made travel in Hakone all the more convenient with their "Hakone Freepass". In this article, we will cover all aspects of the Hakone Freepass: how much it costs, where to buy it, and more!

About the Hakone Freepass

Visitors can utilize 8 (※) different transportation networks including, the Hakone Tozan Train, Hakone Tozan Cable Car, Hakone Ropeway, and Hakone Sightseeing Cruise. The pass also includes a discount round-trip ticket on the Odakyu Line (from station of departure to Odawara) and perks and discounts to use at museums, restaurants, and other various sightseeing spots. 2-day and 3-day passes are available, with fares depending on pass duration and station of departure. Please see the pricing list below for more details.

From Shinjuku Station

  • 2-Day Pass: Adults 5,700 yen, Children 1,500 yen
  • 3-Day Pass: Adults 6,100 yen, Children 1,750 yen

From Odawara, Gotemba, or Mishima Stations

  • 2-Day Pass: Adults 4,600 yen, Children 1,000 yen
  • 3-Day Pass: Adults 5,000 yen, Children 1,250 yen
  • ※ A surcharge is necessary to ride the Romancecar Limited Express
  • ※ Prices may change with the tax increase effective October 1st, 2019

(※) 8 Transportation Networks

  • Hakone Tozan Train
  • Hakone Tozan Cable Car
  • Hakone Ropeway
  • Hakone Sightseeing Cruise
  • Hakone Tozan Bus (designated areas)
  • Hakone Shisetsu-Meguri Bus (Hakone Tozan Bus)
  • Odakyu Hakone Highway Bus (designated areas)
  • Tokai Bus Orange Shuttle (designated areas)

Check the Area Map

How to Purchase the Hakone Freepass

Note: To ride the Romancecar Limited Express, passengers will require the Freepass as well as a limited express train ticket.

The Hakone Freepass may be purchased at the Odakyu Sightseeing Service Center in Shinjuku and Odawara Stations, as well as the ticket machines at all Odakyu Line stations (from Shinjuku to Odawara). Tickets purchased at station ticket machines must be used the day they are purchased. Passes may also be purchased at various Odakyu travel kiosks.

Odakyu Sightseeing Service Center, Shinjuku West

  • Address: Shinjuku Station Odakyu Line's Nishi-Shinjuku Concourse, Nishi-Shinjuku 1-chome 1-3, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 160-0023 Japan
  • Hours of Operation: 8:00 am – 7:00 pm
  • Language accommodations: English, Chinese, etc.

Odakyu Sightseeing Service Center, Shinjuku South

  • Address: Shinjuku Station Odakyu Line's Minami-Shinjuku Concourse, Nishi-Shinjuku 1-chome 1-3, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 160-0023 Japan
  • Hours of Operation: 8:00 am – 6:00 pm

  • Language accommodations: English, Chinese, etc.

Discount/Perks of the Hakone Freepass

The Hakone Freepass provides discounts and perks to over 70 different hot springs, museums, restaurants, and other sightseeing facilities. Look for this mark to find establishments that accept the Freepass.

Main Perks, Pricing List, and Discounts

Hot Springs and Spas

  • Hakone Kowakien Yunessun/Mori no Yu
  • Ryuguden (beautiful view of Mt. Fuji and Lake Ashi), etc.


  • Hakone Open-Air Museum
  • Hakone Venetian Glass Museum
  • Museum of The Little Prince in Hakone, etc.

Popular Historic Spots

  • Hakone Shrine Treasure Hall
  • Hakone Checkpoint / Hakone Checkpoint Museum, etc.

Gardens and Parks

  • Hakone Gora Park (free entry with pass)
  • Hakone Botanical Garden of Wetlands, etc.

Restaurants and Shopping

  • Owakudani Station Food Court
  • Togendai View Restaurant
  • Odakyu Yamano Hotel (lunch service)
  • Gotemba Premium Outlets, etc.