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Created 3,000 years ago by a volcanic eruption, this lake is cruised by boats year round and, from its southern edge, offers the view of Mt. Fuji often seen in tourist brochures.
Hakone, Hakone-machi, Ashigarashimo-gun 250-0521, Kanagawa Prefecture
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This is not an easy trip if you have limited mobility despite assurances. We went to Mount Fuji, the coach parked up a good 200 yards from the centre, so we didn’t get out of the coach. Then we went for “lunch”, which was not...More

Thank outbackcaz
Reviewed 2 days ago

We enjoyed our boat trip on a mock pirate ship as part of the cable/ropeway/rail trip in the Hakone region using the Hakone Free Pass. Nice views. We were there when clouds covered Mt. Fuji, but it was still an enjoyable visit and took us...More

Thank Jerry J
Reviewed 3 days ago

We were very lucky to be on the lake as sunset was approaching. The cloud cleared and we had a wonderful view of Mount Fuji.

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Although it was a Misty Moisty Cloudy day ,we did get to take some good photos of the Red Gate and Lake Ashi .....Not much to say. Caught a slight glimpse of Mt Fuji before the clouds got in to cover the whole mountain

Thank kenlongc
Reviewed 4 days ago

Like many places in Japan, the townships around the lake are tired and in need of tidyup. After arriving via the cable-car from Hakone we strolled around the port of Tokendai where the 'pirate' ships depart. By all means take the Cable Car it is...More

Thank Marg P
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

There was much more space with a 500yen upgrade (400 with the Hakone pass), with indoor seating and a separate open air top deck for viewing. The 'cruise' was short and unfortunately the clouds meant we didnt see anything of Fuju san but the views...More

Thank katiemcg83
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is part of the Hakone loop and is really beautiful. Too cloudy for Mount Fuji but still worth doing, as the scenery is lovely. Do the boat trip across then walk round the lake to the shrine.

Thank Wombling_Free_7548
Reviewed 1 week ago

Although distance from either Shinjuku or Tokyo Station by train is a bit far (Around 2.5 to 3 hours), where you have to change train twice and again change to Hakone Ropeway (Cable Car), the trip is worth going. Our family have reached Togendai Station...More

Thank ongkj
Reviewed 1 week ago

The bus service runs very regularly to Lake Ashi where the 'pirate ship' takes you across the lake to the ropeways which take you higher up the hillside. We were fortunate to get a glimpse of Mount Fuji during the crossing but were later rewarded...More

Thank Anthony G
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lake Ashi itself is lovely. A caldera lake (elevation 723metres above mean sea level), it is surrounded by steep mountains that are thickly wooded. The air is fresh and cool. The brochures say that Mt Fuji should be visible (in the northwest direction) from the...More

Thank Alex W
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12 April 2018|
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Response from ardeeyambao | Reviewed this property |
Hi, In addition, the Hakone Free Pass is around 4,000 JPY, that includes an unlimited pass to tozan train, hakone ropeway, hakone cable car, lake ashi cruise, odakyu buses, etc. If you are planning to do only 3 activities... More
17 October 2017|
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Response from Andreiagoncalves | Reviewed this property |
Hello Nat. This I have no idea, as we did all the trip. So Sorry
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Response from EdeliciouS | Reviewed this property |
The Hakone Free Pass by Odakyu Railway is a discount pass for exploring Hakone, with unlimited use if Odakyu affiliated buses, trains, ferry, cable cars and ropeways. You can buy this pass at Shinjuku station, Odakyu... More