Hakone is a well renowned Onsen area in Japan. The hotel we are staying at has its own Onsen and we were paying the additional tax the government levies for Onsen usage, so after overcoming some significant cultural and mental hurdles for most westerners about getting naked in public and bathing with your fellow man, I gave it a go.
Super happy I did as the water was amazing and it really does feel great once you get out. Another Japanese cultural experience I can tick off the list.
When we first arrived there was no one in the Onsen so I was able to snap a few pics of the room. Obviously not the best Onsen in Japan as this is a budget hotel but a good starting point.