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Close from Kanto Area! Let’s Feel Japanese Autumn at a Famous Spot for Silver Grass in Hakone, “Sengokuhara Pampas Grass Fields”.


Hello! I’m a writer of KARAKURIJAPAN, Yonosuke!

It has got cold recently. I cannot believe it was hot just a few weeks ago.


I think autumn nature remind many people of autumn leaves, but silver grass is also a very fascination of autumn nature.

So this time I’ll introduce a famous spot of silver grass in Hakone, Kanagawa, “Sengokuhara Pampas Grass Fields”. It’s not so far from Kanto area, so please check it out!


What is “Sengokuhara Pampas Grass Fields” in Hakone, Kanagawa?





Sengokuhara is in Hakone city, Kanagawa.

Sengokuhara is designated as a national park, and you can see a fine natural view there. And Sengokuhara is also famous for hot springs. There are some art museums such as “THE HAKONE OPEN-AIR MUSEUM”, so it’s famous as one of the best sightseeing areas in Japan.





Sengokuhara has got a plain because of natural phenomenons such as magma and pyroclastic flows.

It is said that people had difficulty to get grains in the past, but now it lets us see beautiful view as a famous spot for silver grass.





The best time to see silver grass is around November, in autumn to late in autumn.

The shining appearance reflecting sunlight is the unique view to autumn.


The Famous Spot for Silver Grass, “Sengokuhara Pampas Grass Fields” is also Beautiful in Other Seasons than Autumn!


It’s not only in autumn that you can be fascinated with Sengokuhara Pampas Grass Fields. You can see beautiful view of silver grass in spring or summer.



Silver grass fields are burned to avoid shrubs and keep great view in Sengokuhara in every March. Many people visit there every year to see the burning.





In summer, you can see powerful fresh silver grass. It’s a different beautiful sight from that in autumn. It’s also fascinating that the view changes as the seasons go in Sengokuhara Pampas Grass Fields.




When it has become autumn, finally you can see golden silver grass.


Let’s See Silver Grass in Sengokuhara in this Autumn!


The best time to see silver grass in Sengokuhara is around November depending on year. It’s almost there.

Besides the best time, you can see great view in Sengokuhara Pampas Grass Fields as I introduced earlier.

You can feel different beauty with burning fields or summer silver grass.


For those who live in Kanto or Kansai area, it should be a good distance to have a drive. From October 1st to November 3rd, only on weekends, “Sengoku Susuki Bus” runs from “Gora” station on Hakone Tozan Tetsudo-Line. It’s easy for people living in Kanto area to go there by public transportations.

There are some art museums such as “THE HAKONE OPEN-AIR MUSEUM” in Sengokuhara, and you can enjoy hot springs as well. It will be great to enjoy hot springs after you see silver grass!


Japan is a rare country which has especially definite four seasons in the world. Why don’t you feel autumn in Japan with silver grass in Sengokuhara?

>>Detailed Information of Sengokuhara Pampas Fields

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