Lake Ashinoko

Sightseeing information about Lake Ashinoko in Japan.

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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.

Purposecouple,elderly,nature,kids,family,mountain climbing,Japanese resort,autumn foliage,sightseeing
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5.03 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

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.

5.03 months ago

Beautiful lake views from the pirate ship. Can't see Fuji from here but it was still a lovely view.

4.0a month ago

In a clear sky day, this place will be a great spot to view Mt.Fuji. But in a clouded day, this place will not be so much interested. Even it's cloudy and rainny, but it has a some of beautiful view hidden. A low cloud or fog that pasa the ropeway and upper the mountain have a shrine. Imaginate about when you're on those mountain to view a lake and fasten cloud is coming to you. It might be nice, who know.

5.03 months ago

As others have commented if you can do first class do. typical Japanese on time well organised clean with great service

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The contrast of Lake Ashi and Mt.Fuji is definitely worth seeing.

The contrast of Lake Ashi and Mt.Fuji is definitely worth seeing.

VisitedJun 2018

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