“Great Boiling Valley” is a crater formed about 3,000 years ago from a volcanic explosion, famous for its bubbling pools and steam vents. Kuro-tamago (“black eggs”), which are boiled in the volcanic pools and sold to tourists, are said to increase life-expectancy by seven years. Mount Fuji can also be seen in the distance on clear days. Owakudani may be closed due to volcanic activity. Check with your ryokan or at one of the train stations for the latest information.
LocationŌwakudani (大涌谷), Hakone, Ashigarashimo District, Kanagawa 250-0631
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Access from Owakudani Station on the Hakone Ropeway