17 Restaurants Featuring Unique Dishes and Sceneries in Hakone

Publish-date: May 28 2019 Update-date: Aug 06 2019
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17 Restaurants Featuring Unique Dishes and Sceneries in Hakone

Hakone attracts tourists from all over the world as a place brimming with history, hot springs, and superb natural sceneries. Although you can try dishes at various restaurants while enjoying the streets and sceneries of the town, it is also recommended to relish on Hakone's one-of-a-kind dishes in comfort. This article will introduce 17 popular restaurants that you must go to Hakone. On the list are widely popular restaurants for your consideration.

1. Kinosuke

1. Kinosuke
Kinosuke is a 2-minute walk from Hakone-Yumoto Station. This is a Japanese restaurant boasting culinary techniques that draw out the best out of carefully selected, fresh, and high-quality ingredients. The [Kinosuke Set Meal], which features the overflowing umami (Japanese savory flavor) of dried fish grilled using binchotan (high-grade charcoal), and the [Sashimi Assortment], selected every day by the chef himself at the market, are one-of-a-kind Japanese dishes made with thorough preparation and cooking methods! Savor the flavors of Japan in comfort as you bask in the warmth of the restaurant's wooden interior. They recommend the counter seats for drinking alone or dates, and the wide table and the tatami room for families.

Kinosuke

Open: [Weekdays] Lunch 11:30 am - 2:30 pm (L.O. 2:00 pm) / Dinner 5:30 pm - 10:30 pm (L.O. 10:00 pm)
[Saturday, Sunday, National Holidays] 11:30 am - 10:30 pm (L.O. 10:00 pm)
Closed: Irregular
Average price: [Dinner] 2,500 JPY / [Lunch] 1,300 JPY
Access: 2 minutes walk from Hakone-Yumoto Station on Hakone Tozan Line. Go towards the direction of Tonosawa on the Tokaido Road, then on the right
Address: 703-19, Yumoto, Hakone-machi, Ashigarashimo-gun, Kanagawa (Map)
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2. Mitsuki

2. Mitsuki
Mitsuki is highly accessible as it is directly connected to the Hakone-Yumoto Station. This restaurant allows you to enjoy a wide selection of dishes made from local ingredients while gazing at nature. They are well-known for their open terrace seats surrounded by river streams and seasonal views! Aside from enjoying the extensive menu in the interior of this spacious restaurant, you can also take out their freshly cooked dishes and enjoy them inside the train. If you are in Hakone, try their [Minced Cutlet Burger], a sizeable burger made from Hakone Sanroku Pork, and their original [Raw Tofu Shake].

Mitsuki

Open: 11:00 am - 8:00 pm (L.O. 7:30 pm)
Closed: Irregular
Average price: [Dinner] 1,000 JPY
Access: 3F Mitsuki Building directly connected to the Hakone-Yumoto Station Crossing Deck Onsengai Gate South Exit
Address: 702, Yumoto, Hakone-machi, Ashigarashimo-gun, Kanagawa (Map)
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3. Garden Restaurant Himeshara

3. Garden Restaurant Himeshara
Garden Restaurant Himeshara is a 3-minute walk from Hakone-Yumoto Station and is located inside Yumoto Fujiya Hotel. This restaurant serves a lavish lunch buffet even for non-hotel clients at 2,800 JPY for adults, 1,400 JPY for elementary school students, and 700 JPY for children above 3 years old. They have an abundant lineup of freshly cooked dishes that draw out the best qualities of seasonal ingredients! You can enjoy to your heart's content their profound cuisine that exudes the tradition of Fujiya Hotel. They have high-quality dishes that you wouldn't believe are served in a buffet, such as [Crab-Stuffed Omelet with Cream Sauce] prepared in front of you by a chef, and [Tempura Soba] (buckwheat noodles).

Garden Restaurant Himeshara

Open: Lunch 11:30 am - 2:30 pm (80 minute time limit)
Closed: None
Average price: [Lunch] 2,900 JPY for adults, 1,450 for elementary school students, 700 JPY for children above 3 years old, and free for children below 3 years old
Access: 3-minute walk from Hakone-Yumoto Station. The hotel is located upon crossing the Ajisai Bridge. For cars, please pass through the Yumoto Bridge.
Address: 256-1, Yumoto, Hakone-machi, Ashigarashimo-gun, Kanagawa (Map)
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4. Yamasoba

Yamasoba is a 2-minute walk from the Hakone-Yumoto Station. This well-established restaurant takes pride in its rich-flavored soba made from carefully selected ingredients. They make superb soba known for its flavor and springy texture by adding Hakone's water and local Japanese yam with the finest locally produced soba flour. Their popular dishes include the [Tenzaru], which is soba served with crunchy tempura, and the [Mountain Mushroom Soba] made with a lavish helping of local mountain vegetables! You can have a quiet time in comfort on their raised tatami seats inside their Japanese-style interior filled with the warmth of wood. Why don't you try the restaurant's authentic taste made using fine craftsmanship?

Yamasoba

Open: [Monday - Wednesday, Friday - Sunday, National Holidays, Day Before National Holidays] Lunch 11:00 am - 2:15 pm
[Monday - Wednesday, Friday - Sunday, National Holidays, Day Before National Holidays] Dinner 2:15 pm - 7:00 pm
Closed: Thursday
Average price: 750 JPY
Access: 2-minute walk from Hakone-Yumoto Station
Address: 704, Yumoto, Hakone-machi, Ashigarashimo-gun, Kanagawa (Map)
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5. Yubadon Naokichi

5. Yubadon Naokichi
Yubason Naokichi is along the Hayakawa River near the Hakone-Yumoto Station. This restaurant boasts superb dishes such as yuba (tofu skin) made using "Hime no Mizu," spring water found in the historical Mt. Hakone. Of course, their most famous specialty is [Yubadon] (rice bowl dish with tofu skin)! [Yubadon] is a light-tasting dish made by boiling in dashi (broth) the yuba which is made with spring water and high-quality soymilk. It is then bound by a fluffy egg before it is placed on top of the rice. Aside from its healthy food, this restaurant features an interior renovated from a wooden ryokan (Japanese inn), a free footbath at the entrance, and a view of the majestic mountain and river. You will certainly heal your mind and body in the nostalgic warmth of this restaurant.

Yubadon Naokichi

Open: 11:00 am - 7:00 pm L.O. 6:00 pm
Closed: Tuesday
Average price: [Dinner] 1,520 JPY (2,000 JPY for a meal, umeshu (plum wine), yuba sashimi, hime tofu, and dessert set) / [Lunch] 980 JPY (No specific lunch time)
Access: 3-minute walk from the Odakyu Romancecar in Hakone-Yumoto Station or in front of the Hakone Tozan Railway in Hakone-Yumoto Station. The restaurant is located along the Hayakawa River.
Address: 696, Yumoto, Hakone-machi, Ashigarashimo-gun, Kanagawa (Map)
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6. Chinese Restaurant Tokaro

6. Chinese Restaurant Tokaro
Located inside the Yumoto Fujiya Hotel, Tokaro serves authentic Chinese cuisine. This restaurant serves historical Cantonese cuisine made with the freshest seafood with a hint of European influence among its numerous Chinese dishes. If you're not sure what to order from their extensive menu, you can select a main dish such as [Shiba Shrimp w/ Chili Sauce], [Sweet-and-Sour pork], or [Stir-fried Seafood w/ Salt], which comes with rice, soup, tsukemono (pickled vegetables), and dessert! Here, you can savor the finest Chinese cuisine at an affordable price. This gorgeous restaurant also has lavish private rooms perfect for banquets and events.

Chinese Restaurant Tokaro

Open: [Weekdays] Lunch 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
[Saturday, Sunday, National Holiday] Lunch 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Closed: None
Average price: [Lunch] 2,000 JPY From single dishes to course dishes
Access: 3-minute walk from Hakone-Yumoto Station. You can find the hotel after crossing the Ajisai Bridge. For cars, please pass through the Yumoto Bridge.
Address: Yumoto Fujiya Hotel, 256-1, Yumoto, Hakone-machi, Ashigarashimo-gun, Kanagawa (Map)
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7. Nisshintei

7. Nisshintei
Nisshintei is an original Hakone-Yumoto handmade ramen restaurant near Hakone-Yumoto Station. Their [Handmade Ramen] is popular among its extensive menu loved by people of all ages! These somewhat thin and flat handmade noodles are repeatedly kneaded, folded, and evenly spread for over 3 hours. This is a highly unique dish with a simple soup that best accentuates the noodles. Once you eat this, you won't get enough of the springy noodles and light-tasting soup. Exuding a welcoming atmosphere, this restaurant is perfect for families, dates, and even when you're alone! Here, you can taste authentic flavors at a reasonable price.

Nisshintei

Open: [Monday, Wednesday - Sunday, National Holidays, Day before National Holidays] 11:00 am - 9:30 pm (L.O. 9:00 pm)
Closed: Tuesday
*The following day if Tuesday is a national holiday
Average price: 1,000 JPY
Access: 3-minute walk towards Hakone passing through Sakura-dori along the tracks from Hakone-Yumoto Station.
Address: 703, Yumoto, Hakone-machi, Ashigarashimo-gun, Kanagawa (Map)
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8. Hatsuhana Soba Main Branch

8. Hatsuhana Soba Main Branch
Hatsuhana Main Branch serves their original [Yamakake Soba]. This restaurant is best-known for Hakone Soba made with soba flour, Japanese yam, and eggs without using water. They recommend having the [Teijo Soba] (cold soba topped with grated yam and raw egg), the rare [Yamakake Soba] served hot, and the [Seiro Soba] (soba served in bamboo strainer) among another soba with grated yam. All soba dishes are made with the utmost in care and commitment by the staff! You can enjoy these dishes while gazing at the clear stream of Hayakawa River inside this well-established charming restaurant. They have spacious tables to accommodate various situations, such as family gatherings and dates.

Hatsuhana Soba Main Branch

Open: [Monday, Tuesday, Thursday - Sunday, National Holiday, Day Before National Holiday] 10:00 am - 7:00 pm (L.O. 6:30 pm)
Closed: Wednesday (closed on Tuesday and Wednesday on the last week of the month)
Average price: 980 JPY
Access: 4-minute walk from Hakone-Yumoto Station, 1 minute drive from Kazamatsu Interchange facing Hakone.
Address: 635, Yumoto, Hakone-machi, Ashigarashimo-gun, Kanagawa (Map)
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9. Kinopi House

Kinopi House serves authentic Western food at reasonable prices in Hakone-Yumoto. This well-hidden mom-and-pop restaurant is only known by a handful of people and is open for lunch aside from dinner. Other than the [Daily Lunch], which is a meal set featuring a salad, soup, and drink, and the voluminous and widely popular [Jumbo Hamburger], this restaurant also has a wide variety of dishes such as seafood dishes, spaghetti, and sandwiches! This cozy restaurant is run by the owner-chef, who used to work as a head chef in one of Hakone's well-established hotels, and his wife. This place is frequented by people who love spots where they can relax in peace.

Kinopi House

Open: Lunch 11:30 am - 2:30 pm (L.O. 2:00 pm), Dinner 7:00 pm - 10:00 am (L.O. 9:30 am) Lunch menu will end once all dishes have been served
Closed: Monday
Average price: [Dinner] 800 JPY, Reservation is required for recommended course for 3,500 JPY (plus tax) / [Lunch] 800 JPY
Access: Get off at Hakone-Yumoto Station, cross the Sanmaibashi Bridge, turn left at the 50-meter away sign of Yumoto Country Club, and go straight for about 250 meters. 1F Ogawa Building
Address: 206, Yumoto, Hakone-machi, Ashigarashimo-gun, Kanagawa (Map)
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10. Kamako

Situated next to the Hakone-Yumoto Station, Kamako is a restaurant that takes pride in Japanese meals such as soba, udon (thick noodles), and rice bowl dishes. The first floor of the restaurant is a souvenir shop so you can enjoy their meals once you go up to the second floor. Among their extensive menu, popular dishes include the [Zaru Soba Set], which includes zaru soba (soba served on a bamboo strainer) and a tempura rice bowl dish, and the [Curry Nanban] (soba noodles in curry soup), which has a nostalgic taste! This restaurant has a large window through which you can gaze at the nature of Hakone, such as the clear stream of Hayakawa River and the verdant mountains. Since this is a popular restaurant located at an elevated area filled with tourist spots, you may want to wait for a little before visiting it if you're someone who hates lines.

Kamako

Open: 8:30 am - 6:00 pm
Closed: Friday (Open on National Holidays)
Address: 706, Yumoto, Hakone-machi, Ashigarashimo-gun, Kanagawa (Map)
Source: hitosara (Japanese)

11. Hatsuhana Shinkan

Hatsuhana Shinkan is a branch of a popular well-known soba restaurant in Hakone. Similar to the main branch, which has people lining up for days, Hatsuhana Shinkan also serves Japanese yam soba made from soba flour, Japanese yam, and eggs. Although their specialty is their superb dish made with Japanese yam, their [Tempura] fried in the fragrant sesame oil and shirashimeyu (refined oil) is also recommended. They also serve [Solo Tempura], which features a fluffy shrimp and crunchy breading, and the lavish [Tempura Soba], which can be combined with their specialty Japanese yam soba. This tranquil restaurant by the river also has an excellent atmosphere! They have a different closing day from the main branch, so feel free to visit them.

Hatsuhana Shinkan

Open: 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Closed: Thursday
Average price: 1,001 JPY - 1,500 JPY
Address: 474-2, Yumoto, Hakone-machi, Ashigarashimo-gun, Kanagawa (Map)
Source: hitosara (Japanese)

12. Chikuzen

Located at a highly accessible place from Hakone-Yumoto Station, Chikuzen is an udon restaurant that prides itself in noodles and dashi made with uncompromising quality. The smooth noodles, which are matured overnight using mineral-rich sea salt, and the dashi made using carefully selected konbu (kelp), and niboshi (small dried sardines) are a perfect match! Aside from solo dishes, they have a wide assortment of hefty set meals such as the [Udon and Mini Tendon Set] (udon and mini tempura rice bowl dish) and the [Curry Set]. This spacious two-story restaurant has table seats and tatami seats, perfect for families, dates and short breaks.

Chikuzen

Open: 11:00 am - 7:00 pm (L.O. 7:00 pm)
*Restaurant will close once it is out of udon.
Closed: Tuesday
*Closed the following day if Tuesday is a national holiday
Address: 699, Yumoto, Hakone-machi, Ashigarashimo-gun, Kanagawa (Map)
Source: hitosara (Japanese)

13. Scott

Scott is an authentic Western restaurant with a statue of a chubby chef. Despite being only open for lunch, people still keep coming back to this restaurant for its wide selection of simple, yet well-made dishes! Making use of the umami of the ingredients, this restaurant offers hefty servings of Western food such as the popular [Mix Fry] and the [Seafood Omelet Rice], which includes many ingredients. The [Steak Set] allows you to choose the main dish among beef, pork, and chicken. This set also comes with rice and salad, which makes it very affordable at 1,800 JPY! The restaurant also exudes a nice retro atmosphere where you can eat to your heart's content.

Scott

Open: 11:00 am - 2:30 pm (L.O.)
Closed: Wednesday (open if it's a national holiday)
Address: 684-20 Yumoto, Hakone-machi, Ashigarashimo-gun, Kanagawa (Map)
Source: hitosara (Japanese)

14. Shikajaya

The name Shikajaya means "knowing the customer's wishes". This is a Japanese restaurant specializing in tofu and Japanese yam dishes. Their specialty [Soun Tofu] combines fragrant kombu dashi (kelp broth) with Hakone-Yumoto's momen-dofu (firm tofu), known throughout the land of famous springs. This unique dish is topped with tororo (grated yam) that was prepared with the rich-tasting inaka-miso (barley miso) of Hida Takayama. The restaurant's atmosphere overflowing with a tranquil feeling which evokes history, the stream of Hayakawa River, and the superb view of the fading of seasons will further draw out the deliciousness of the dish. You can casually visit their first floor without any reservation and savor on their warm creative cuisine.

Shikajaya

Open: [Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday - Saturday] Lunch 11:00 pm - 2:15 pm (L.O.), Dinner 4:30 pm - 6:45 pm (L.O.)
Closed: Thursday (Open if National Holiday is on a Thursday) Wednesday evening
Average price: 2,001 JPY - 2,500 JPY
Address: 640, Yumoto, Hakone-machi, Ashigarashimo-gun, Kanagwa (Map)
Source: hitosara (Japanese)

15. Yoshiike Ryokan

Yoshiike Ryokan is a well-established hot spring ryokan boasting a natural hot spring and a 33,000-square-meter Japanese stroll garden. Do you know that you can enjoy a lavish meal in this historical ryokan? Among their extensive plans, they have a casual day-trip plan which includes garden-strolling, a lunch, and a hot spring bath. Fully savor Japanese meals made with plenty of carefully selected seasonal ingredients in their dining room where you can view nature through a large window. Time flies in this soothing space, which features hospitality unique to Japan. This facility is packed with all of Hakone's charm, making it ideal for tourists!

Yoshiike Ryokan

Address: 597, Yumoto, Hakone-machi, Ashigarashimo-gun, Kanagawa (Map)
Source: hitosara (Japanese)

16. Aura Tachibana

Aura Tachibana has been around for more than half-a-century. This resort ryokan, which can be casually visited, sports guest rooms with varying concepts, a rooftop rotenburo (open-air bath), and first-class cuisine. Exceptional in both appearance and quality, their creative cuisine is made with plenty of seasonal and local ingredients and can be enjoyed in the dining rooms of either of the two accommodation buildings. Their dishes are thoroughly prepared by the chef and have nice and simple flavors that are enjoyable only during the current season. This ryokan will surely make you unconsciously say "I'm home!" as it allows people of all ages to enjoy a refreshing time.

Aura Tachibana

Closed: None
Average price: 20,001 JPY - 30,000 JPY
Address: 574, Yumoto, Hakone-machi, Ashigarashimo-gun, Kanagawa (Map)
Source: hitosara (Japanese)

17. Cocoro

Cocoro is a restaurant from Hakone which proposes a new kind of curry. Aiming to serve piping-hot curry until the end, they offer original curry separately served with black rice. Their curry is made using life-prolonging spring water, a bouillon prepared for more than 5 hours, and 17 spices without using any chemical seasoning. The black rice, which matches the curry featuring the original taste of the ingredients, is healthy rice packed with several nutrients from anthocyanins! This easily accessible and homey restaurant is perfect for families, couples, and even when you're alone.

Cocoro

Open: Lunch 11:30 am - 2:00 pm (L.O. 2:00 pm), Dinner 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm (L.O. 9:00 pm)
Closed: Monday (open on national holidays)
Average price: 1,001 JPY - 1,500 JPY
Address: B1F, 475-8, Yumoto, Hakone-machi, Ashigarashimo-gun, Kanagawa (Map)
Source: hitosara (Japanese)
Disclaimer: All information is accurate at time of publication.
Publish-date: May 10 2019 Update-date: Aug 06 2019
Author: SAVOR JAPAN

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