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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5.011 months ago
A beautiful get away from the urban sprawl of Tokyo. Would visit again as its a serene location tucked away in the surrounding mountains and forests. Definitely take a ferry or one those pirate ships as its worth the ticket. There is a ropeway and I think 2 cable cars that can take up some of these mountains for a better view and one does give a an excellent view of Mount Fuji if conditions are right or as the locals say when the mountain isn't "shy". Would imagine the place is on another level during the fall when the leaves change color judging from the trees. A definite stop for anyone visiting Japan.
4.08 months ago
A worthwhile cruise to have as one will enjoy the most amazing scenery.
5.0a year ago
An amazing lake with Mt Fuji in the distance. Very picturesque.
4.07 months ago
You can see the Mt.Fuji.
4.06 months ago
Dock on the shores of Lake Ashi (芦ノ湖 Ashi-no-ko). Located about 90 minutes from Tokyo by car, the lake formed in a volcanic crater that last erupted in 1170 creating Mt. Hakone, which has been a popular resort destination for an abundance of hot springs.
Two catamaran (double-hulled) cruise ships on Ashinko Lake. The Hakone-maru (left) and Jyukoku-maru (right) have been in operation since the 1960s. Have never taken a cruise on the lake, but looks like it would fun since I only recently learned that dogs are allowed on the upper decks.