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Lake Ashi (Ashinoko)

Address: Hakone, Ashigarashimo-gun, Hakone-machi 250-0521, Kanagawa Prefecture
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Type: Bodies of water, Nature & Parks
Owner description: Created 3,000 years ago by a volcanic eruption, this lake is cruised...
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Type: Bodies of water, Nature & Parks
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.
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77 reviews 77 reviews
38 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The scenery is first class. The facilities are first rate. The staff are great. The noisy tour groups... Far from desirable. But I still enjoyed the cruise. It's really beautiful. And nice way to enjoy the sights of the lake. Make stops at the different points of the lake and wonder around. Quite interesting small towns. With the HAKONE Free... More 

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Makati, Philippines
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

It has to be one of the most beautiful places I've seen in my life. I vow to return. We stayed in The Prince Hotel and began our walk there. Although the walk around the lake is a clean 26kms, we were only able to walk 4kms away from the hotel and walk back. I really want to return one... More 

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Madurai, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

Mainlining "pirate ships' for the tourists is the best possible idea of the organizers.The lake is clean with the background of green hill tops. Had they arranged for fishing for the travelers ,they will be pleased to stay for more time and restaurants area inadequate for the convenience of the public. I do not know weather cycling is permitted and... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

We took a long stroll along Hakone National Park which gave us a scenic view of Lake Ashi and some peeks of Mt Fuji.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

The lake is quite large and very still. The views all around it are lovely. The torii gates in the water and on the shore look serene and beautiful. The small swan boats (possible pedalos) look like they would be fun to take on the lake in summer. On a good day the views of Fuji can be stunning although... More 

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Port Vila, Vanuatu
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

Our day tour with Sunshine Tours went to Lake Ashinoko after leaving the Mt Fuji base station. The drive from Fuji was very scenic with intermittent glimpses of Mt Fuji. On arrival we went on the ferry for a 15 min boat ride to the rope way. The boat was a standard tourist ferry but with plenty of inside and... More 

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Tokyo, Japan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

Using the Hakone Freepass, we caught the Hakone Tozan Bus from Hakone-Yumoto station. The bus stops are located across the street from the train station. Since it was Saturday, we caught the Hakone Tozan Bus from bus stop #2. While there was an attendant available to assist us, the bus stop sign had the Hakone Freepass bird mascot on it.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

We had bought a two day Hakone pass that allows use of this also. The cruise over the scenic lake is beautiful and so is the small ship. The ship gets crowded so if you want a good viewing place on the deck or wish to sit inside you need to get ahead in long ques.

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Phila
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

We visited mt Fuji this January. We were lucky because the skies were clear and actually saw how majestic this volcano is. We didn't get passed the 1st station. The road was closed due to slippery conditions and snow . I wished I was able to climb it. I recommend to visit when the weather is warmer. We joined the... More 

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

One word for describing it: BEAUTIFUL ! We enjoyed Lake Anshi beautifull landscape using a 'pirate ship' from Hakone Sightseeing Cruise. The cruise lasts around 30 minutes, from Togendai to Hakone Machi Ko, or the other way around. At the end of Hakone Machi Ko, there's a Hokan Bus station, where you can continue your journey in Hakone area. It's... More 

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