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Address: 1251 Sengokuhara, Ashigarashimo-gun, Hakone-machi 250-0631, Kanagawa Prefecture
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Phone Number: +81 460-84-9605
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US$139.36*
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Mt Fuji, Lake Ashi and Bullet Train Day Trip from Tokyo
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VISIT EARLY IN THE MORNING IF YOU ARE DRIVING

second visit here 1) There is NO free parking. parking cost about 500 jpy for a standard car size, for 1 day. There is a grumpy car attendant that will shout at you if you... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Amelia M
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Singapore, Singapore

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Singapore River, Singapore
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

To be close to the steam vents and landslides was a bit disconcerting. But there was a raw beauty to that wild, alien landscape.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

second visit here 1) There is NO free parking. parking cost about 500 jpy for a standard car size, for 1 day. There is a grumpy car attendant that will shout at you if you attempt to park at the free parking lots meant for japanese people?? 2) Please visit early, there was no queue when we arrived around 10-11am.... More 

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poultney, vt
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Lots of activity but had adequate protection. Fun!! Scenic views and I took lots and lots of photos.

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Houston, Texas
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had travelled to Hakone to see the valley, but the ropeway was closed early, and not advertised on the website, or even at the end of the cable car to access the rpoeway. CHeck the schedule before going, as getting to it is pricey, and we were unable to see it.

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Hong Kong, China
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The fun lies perhaps on how to get here in the first place. I left Tokyo on a fast train, changed into a regular train, boarded a cable car, and queued up for the ropeway, which by the way holds 16 persons sitting down per car. Depending on your mood, the journey may be described as exhausting or interesting. Owakudani... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A nice view from the top of the mountain of the sulfur gas. There is also a shop that sells black eggs which are a unique experience. A nice ride on the ropeway and a photo opportunity is what you get from this stop.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

interesting place to visit. Sulfur smell was not too bad. Lots of tourist buses. Quite liked the black eggs, although one was enough for me.

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Taipei, Taiwan
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Honestly, I would not stop if I was in a rush. With time to spare, I think it's fun to just get off and smell the sulfur. It's not something you see everyday... steam/smoke coming out of the ground everywhere and pretty much bare with nothing around. I think the point of this attraction is the fact that there is... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you've been to geothermal regions like NZ , this is boring. A huge crowd at the top with some souvenir shops and a couple of eating places. Can see the majestic Mount Fuji . It's a must go if you are in Hakone because you get to take the rope way that brings you up to owakudani, and on... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It's a little like a cross between an industrial quarry and a James Bond scene. Very unusual, a small scar in an otherwise beautiful landscape.

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