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Just west of bustling Tokyo, the serene mountain town of Hakone is best known for its hot springs resorts (onsen) and its iconic views of volcanic Mount Fuji. The city is situated around scenic Lake Ashi, offering visitors ample recreational activities year round. The famous Hakone Shinto Shrine rests on the shore of the lake, and with Mount Fuji as its backdrop, presents some of the most amazing photo opportunities in all of Japan.