Hakone is best visited during autumn as the region rich with nature experiences fall foliage. The colors of autumn are a joy to experience. The winters are also enjoyable. Taking a dip in the various hot springs in the chilly weather is an experience that cannot be competed against. Summers are lull but it brings with it a very bright perspective of the surrounding region. Hakone is accessible throughout the year. It is one of those few places which have something to offer with every change in the season. When the weather is cloudy, some of the famous hiking trails are inaccessible. Hakone can be avoided during the short monsoon it experiences as it leaves the region mist.