Owaku-dani (Great Boiling Valley)

Travel Guide - Owaku-dani (Great Boiling Valley)


Owaku-dani lies in the 3,000-year-old ancient crater of Mt. Kamiyama. The entire gorge reeks of sulfurous fumes. Clouds of steam rise from crevasses, hot springs bubble out, and in some cases, hot water has been tapped and piped to distant places.
You can buy black-colored eggs boiled in the hot sulphur springs here. It is believed that eating the eggs prolongs your life.

Opening HoursOpening Hours

  • 8:00 - 17:30
  • 8:00 - 17:00 (December 1 - March 20)


  • No closing days

Price / Entrance FeePrice / Entrance Fee

  • Admission Free

Access / Public TransportAccess / Public Transport

  • 35 minutes from Hakone-Yumoto Station on the Hakone Tozan Line or Odakyu Line by the bus bound for Kojiri / Hakone-en. Get off at Owakudani Bus stop.
  • 10 minutes from Gora Station on the Hakone Tozan Line by Hakone Tozan Cablecar, and get off at Soun-zan Station. Then transfer to Hakone Ropeway and get off at Owakudani Station (8 minutes ride).

Address / LocationAddress / Location

  • 1251, Sengokuhara, Hakone-machi Ashigarashimo-gun, Kanagawa, 250-0631


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