Hakone, with a population of 11,000 inhabitants, attracts more than 20 million tourists from home and abroad every year. The number of tourists from overseas has been increasing year after year, and about 600,000 people were visiting in 2018.

The climate in Hakone is relatively mild compared to other regions in Japan. Even in the coldest winters, temperatures are around -2 ° C, and rarely exceed 28 ° C in summers. Since ancient times, Hakone was chosen as a summer resort by Japanese people.

The topography of Hakone has been formed by the Hakone volcano, which has a complex landscape and a variety of volcanic landforms, with over 400,000 years of activity. It developed great natural wonders with rivers, lakes and grasslands in the caldera.