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Mt. Taikan Observatory

The view of Mt. Fuji over Lake Ashinoko is truly spectacular. This is a viewpoint at an elevation of about 1,000 meters.

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Observatory

Mt. Taikan is located at an altitude of 1,015 meters on the border between Hakone and Yugawara. The Mt. Taikan Observatory, located at the end of the “Anest Iwata Turnpike Hakone”, a driving course connecting Odawara and Mt. Taikan, is a perfect viewpoint. You can see the beautiful Mt. Fuji rising above Lake Ashinoko, central crater hills such as Mt. Komagatake, outer rim mountains such as Mt. Kintoki, the Southern Alps, Miura Peninsula, Boso Peninsula, and Oshima Island in the distance; because of these 360° views, it’s a popular destination for a drive or regular touring.

Right beside the observatory, there is the “Anest Iwata Sky Lounge” where you can take a rest, and the first floor is a food court where you can grab some light meals such as curry, hot dogs, and ramen.
The coffee shop on the second floor is available for 250 yen for adults and 100 yen for elementary school students, including one free drink. A variety of drinks are available, including freshly ground coffee made with natural Hakone water, and all-you-can-drink drinks are available for an additional 200 yen. You can also get sweets such as cakes starting from 350 yen. Cookies from the Fujiya Hotel in Hakone are also available for purchase, so be sure to take some as souvenirs.

Next to the Sky Lounge, there is a "Hakone no Buranko" that you can ride and take pictures of. The swing is made of Odawara cypress and wood from along the Anest Iwata Turnpike Hakone, so why not take a memorable picture with the magnificent scenery in the background?

Highlights

  • A great viewpoint at the end of the Anest Iwata Turnpike Hakone.
  • The view of Lake Ashinoko, Mount Fuji, and the outer rim of Hakone offers a spectacular 360° scenery.
  • The Sky Lounge is a great place to take a break and enjoy light meals and drinks.

Photos

  • Lake Ashinoko and Mt. Fuji can be seen from the observatory

    Lake Ashinoko and Mt. Fuji can be seen from the observatory

  • A scene around dawn in winter. The reddish sky is fantastic

    A scene around dawn in winter. The reddish sky is fantastic

  • Sagami Bay can be seen from the observatory

    Sagami Bay can be seen from the observatory

  • Next to the observatory, there is the "Anest Iwata Sky Lounge" with a large parking lot

    Next to the observatory, there is the "Anest Iwata Sky Lounge" with a large parking lot

  • “Tea Lounge” is a coffee shop space on the second floor of the Sky Lounge

    “Tea Lounge” is a coffee shop space on the second floor of the Sky Lounge

  • Every year, a rider couple selected from many applications holds a wedding ceremony at the "Hakone Buranko”.

    Every year, a rider couple selected from many applications holds a wedding ceremony at the "Hakone Buranko”.

Reviews

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  • Alex Lee

    從展望台可以同時看到富士山和蘆之湖絕美景色。

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Details

Name in Japanese
大観山展望台
Postal Code
250-0521
Address
Hakonemachi, Ashigarashimo-gun, Kanagawa
Tel
0460-83-6591 (Anest Iwata Sky Lounge)
Holidays
Free to visit (Anest Iwata Sky Lounge is open all year round, but closed when the road is closed).
Hours
Free to visit, Anest Iwata Sky Lounge is open from 9:30am to 4:00pm (8:00am to 5:00pm on weekends and holidays)
※Subject to change depending on weather conditions, such as typhoons and snow.
Admission
Free
Access
(1) About 30 minutes by car from Odawara-Atsugi Road Odawara-Nishi IC, via Anest Iwata Turnpike Hakone.
(2) About 6 minutes by car from the Ashinoko Taikan IC on the Hakone Shindo Road.
Credit Cards
Not accepted
Official Website
Official Website (Japanese)