The Lake Ashi was originally formed as a crater lake about 400,000 years ago. Almost all hotels in this area insure views of Lake Ashi. There are also a lot of historical sites., namely Hakone Sekisho (Hakone Check Point), Hakone Jinja Shrine, the remains of an imperial detached places and Cedar Avenue.
Ashinoyu Onsen is a quiet hot spring area at the foot of Mt. Komagatake. It is located along Hakone Kyukaido Road. The area has many obvious traces of past history with various historical sites throughout.