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Lake Ashi (Ashinoko)

Hakone, Hakone-machi, Ashigarashimo-gun, Kanagawa Prefecture 250-0521, Japan
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Type: Bodies of Water
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Rehovot
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014 NEW

The lake cruise gives beautiful views of Hakone Shrine, the mountains, and of course Fuji-san. But there are trails along the lake and it's great just to sit and look around, anywhere around the lake.

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Surfers Paradise, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014 NEW

From a distance this lake appears to have some nice amenity. But we were surprised to see so much run down property and boating infrastructure at the main acces points. These access areas were also horribly congested and parking was always difficult.

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Houghton-le-Spring, United Kingdom
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59 reviews 59 reviews
25 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014 NEW

Crossed this lake in replica Pirate ship, no idea why they have two of these pirate ships including replica canon and pirates but they do. Lovely journey across the lake , Fuji was cloud covered but nice way to end a nice day. Ceiling in the ships is low, Im over 6 foot and had to stoop but stood outside... More

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Los Angeles, California
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23 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

So pure, so peaceful. Surrounded by the green forest covered mountain, and a few red shrine in the lake, and the possibility of seeing Mount Fiji, this lake is a place worth to stop.

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East Midlands
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

We didn't have time to visit all the facilities around Lake Ashi, but went on a boat ride. The boats are pirate boats, Disney style. They were very popular because they were crowded and noisy with people taking selfies. It could have done with a commentary to let you know about the places you were passing.

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Iligan City, Philippines
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

Taking a boat cruise is a must in order to appreciate more the beauty of Lake Ashi & its surroundings & is very popular among tourists & locals alike. On a clear day, the often shy Mt Fuji can be seen. I was just a little disappointed because I didn't expect to be taking the cruise on a fastcraft. I... More

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Ladysmith, BC
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

We crossed Lake Ashi after getting off the cable car. Hakone is well setup to handle a number of tourists. The Chinese holiday was quickly approaching and the tour groups were there but not yet in masses. Lake Ashi is a worthwhile ferry-like trip. There is no seating on board so you basically stand on a top deck and view... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

A truly packed place with so many things to do, from riding tourist boats to cycling! Just be careful you mind the holidays, there are so many people there that you might have to wait a while to do things. Go on a weekday, that's what we all try to do :)

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Lake Ashi 芦之湖 Hakone is a popular tourist destination, famous for the Hakone Pirate Ships and views of Mt Fuji. after visiting Owakudani Valley, we continued via the Hakone Ropeway from Owakudani Station, amazing natural beauty through the journey in the lake. go up the roof of the ship to enjoy the better view.

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Canberra
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

The area around the lake after you get off the ropeway is very scenic. We thought we would go on a cruise of the lakebut were very disappointed. It was great for the kids on the pirate ship (named “Victory”) but not very much to see

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