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Lake Ashi (Ashinoko)

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Address: Hakone, Ashigarashimo-gun, Hakone-machi 250-0521, Kanagawa Prefecture
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Description: Created 3,000 years ago by a volcanic eruption, this lake is cruised by...
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.
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It's a lovely lake, we had the Pirate ship experience, which was nice and relaxing cruising across the lake. We were only there as park of a tour from Tokyo, but it seems a nice... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

It's a lovely lake, we had the Pirate ship experience, which was nice and relaxing cruising across the lake. We were only there as park of a tour from Tokyo, but it seems a nice quiet place to stay.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

This is our second time here, first was about 4 years ago with our 3 kids and we yook a ride in the pirate ship. This time, it was only my wifey and I. After checking in to our hotel, we went back into "town" and bought 2 all day Hakone pass and took the bus the the lake. We... More 

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Denver
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

We took the cruise a few times around Lake Ashi since we had multi-day pass. It was nice relaxing experience. If you are lucky, you could see Mount Fuji from the boat but the chance is slim since they only open the cruise after 9 am and most likely it will be cloudy.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

There is a walking trail along the lake that extends up onto the mountainside where you can get amazing views of the lake, surrounding mountains and, if you are lucky, Mt. Fuji. We sat up at the observation decks (there are several). It's an easy walk on a paved walkway, with a few stairs. We watched the clouds move across... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Such a pleasant cruise. We used our 1-day Hakone Pass worth 5000 yen for all transport access at Hakone. Bought at Odakyu Sightseeing Service Center at Shinjuku Station. The cruise is uses Pirate them, it will depart from a port near ancient cedar avenue to another port, whereby you can take next ride (cable car) to owakudani.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

I couldn't find the pirate ship tour we took, but I recommend seeing the Lake using this type of transportation http://www.gojapango.com/travel/hakone_pirate_ship.htm. You will see breathtaking views of mountains and houses. You can pay extra for "first class", but you can get the same from by paying regular price.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Take the Pirate ship across the lake. Great views and fresh air. Pay the extra $4 when you board for the first class section. . You get a better seating area and access to the front of the ship. It is worth it.

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Paris, France
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

I enjoyed Hakone shrine,historical place,you can enjoy boat trip and Japanese traditional shrine.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

After a lovely lunch at a local hotel our party boarded one of the huge excursion boats which looked like something out of the Pirates of the Caribbean! It had grown a bit colder by then so we sat inside. The boats get quite crowded as it seems a very popular activity. We passed another similar shop so we had... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Lovely sail on the lake to the quay for the cable car. Beautiful setting, mount Fuji even made an appearance, which was amazing. Lake clean and the sun was shining.....Great scenery.

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Address: Hakone, Ashigarashimo-gun, Hakone-machi 250-0521, Kanagawa Prefecture
Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Kanto  >  Kanagawa Prefecture  >  Ashigarashimo-gun  >  Hakone-machi

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