Hakone-en is a tourist area at the foot Mt Komagatake in the Hakone region. Hakone-en is on the edge of Lake Ashi.

Hakone-en is in the Hakone region of Kanto. Hakoneen is a side trip from the main part Hakone tourist circuit. Hakoneen still offers some interesting attractions. Hakone-en is on the eastern side is Lake Ashi and has a port where some of the tourist ferries stop. There is also station for the Hakone Komagatake Ropeway, an aerial lift that rises to the summit of Mt Komagatake.

Japanese Garden Hakone-en
Japanese garden Hakone-en

Hokone-en Aquarium

Hakone-en Aquarium is both a fresh-water and salt water aquarium. It is said to be the highest salt water aquarium in Japan. Hakone-en Aquarium displays over  2,000 rare fresh-water fish from 150 species including the so called 'living fossil',  protopterus, the African Lungfish. The saltwater section of the Hakone-en Aquarium features a massive tank measuring 17 m wide, 11m front to back and 7 m deep. This tank displays over 20,000 salt-water fish and some penguins. There is also the "Baikal Seal Square" attraction on the edge of Lake Ashi (outside of the aquarium) which is popular with the passing crowds.

Hakone-en Aquarium
Hakone-en Aquarium

Hakone-en also has many souvenir shops and food outlets.

Hakone-en Souvenir Shop
Hakone-en Souvenir Shop

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