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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5.0a month ago
Beautiful ! On clear day u can see Mt Fuji. Come here at sunrise n sunset
5.09 months ago
Really nice ships and always on time. It definitely worth the upgrade to first class. You pretty much get a whole section to yourself on the way there and back. On the first trip we had the entire back area and on the way back we had the entire front area. It was a little hazy when we went, so we couldn't make out MT. FUJI....if that's your goal, it needs to be extra clear but you can always go up the trolley.
5.03 months ago
Beautiful lake with history. Ride on pirate ship are recommended, since not only they offer lake crossing tour, they also have guide on loudspeaker that provide guidance in japanese and english, making the ride worthwhile. The ship is part of Hakone Free Pass, along with the cable car that you can ride before or after the ship, depending on where you board the ship.
5.04 months ago
Beautiful area to go on a cruise in with amazing scenery and many things to do.
5.08 months ago
The lake is beautiful and a real treat for the eyes. It is easy to get there and ideal out stop for a day trip from Osaka or Tokyo.