Lake Ashinoko, the crater lake formed by the eruption some 3,000 years ago, is the primary attraction of the Hakone region. The fine views of the lake, in combination with the distant Mount Fuji, can be enjoyed from cruise boats, camping grounds, and motorways. There are also cafes, restaurants and hiking trails that provide a great vista.
Take the pirate ship cruise that links the two ends of the narrow lake for 30 minutes. One end, Togendai, has a 4km-long ropeway that connects with Hakone Tozan Line, Japan's first mountain railway. You can rent a swan boat to paddle around in, or sit at the jetty to fish rainbow trouts. Visibility tends to be better during the colder seasons than in summer.
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Airport/Sta.Tokyo International Airport (about 80.4km) Google Transit
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3.06 months ago
Amazing few, dont go on end year seasson. Very2 crowded
5.0a month ago
Great view and relaxing boat ride.
4.09 months ago
A calm and beautiful lake. You can take the Hakone Ropeway or Komagatake Ropeway to the mountain top, to have the wonderful view of the whole lake area. If you take the Komagatake Ropeway, don't forget to visit the Hakonejinja Mototsumiya shrine. The lake itself also has Pirate Ship cruise, quite interesting.
4.03 months ago
Fantastic view of the surrounding mountains.
4.0a year ago
Very beautiful, calm water and cool breeze. We took the "pirate ship" sight seeing tour (available for free with the Hakone Free Pass) and had a good time.