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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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Pretty Even In the Rain

. Right as the bus pulled in, the boat was docking so we made it on really quick. It was a short trip from Hakone Machi to Moto Hakone. We got the water view of the Torii and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

. Right as the bus pulled in, the boat was docking so we made it on really quick. It was a short trip from Hakone Machi to Moto Hakone. We got the water view of the Torii and the boat has good narration in Japanese/ English. The pirate theme is really fun with kids. Unfortunately for us, it was driving... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

A nice lake with some great views from the "shore" line. Apparently you can Mt. Fuji from here on a super super clear day.

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Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 NEW

We took the catamaran across Lake Ashi to Hakone-En as part of a day trip tour to Mt Fuji. Beautiful views across the lake though unfortunately it was still too cloudy to see Mt Fuji. Very sedate trip with helpful English Audio descriptions of sights along lake side.

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Lagos, Nigeria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

The scenery here is so beautiful. A tour of the lake is taken by ferry during which you learn the history behind the lake. You get a good view of the surrounding mountains and beautiful vegetation and interesting species of fish. during the tour. You are guaranteed really nice pictures.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Worth a cruise around the lake on the pirate ship ferries, but little else to do as the ropeway to the vocano was closed due to volcanic activity and Mt Fuji obscured by cloud. If you want to see Mt Fuji the chances are significantly better outside of the summer months.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

It is a lake. we did not see anything of mount Fuji and the pirot boat trip is average. For spoiled Europeans this is not a spectacular place to go.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

One od the best spots to see Mt. Fuji. Still when we came she was behind the clouds but soon started unveil. The lake itself looks great so that I can recommend. If you are in Hakone area anyway it is must see. Restaurants and shops in the area are quite expensive and the food selection was not great.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

We took the 'pirate boat' cruise. It was very crowded, but the views were amazing! Luckily it was a clear day, so we could see Mt Fuji.We went in spring and it got quite chilly on the deck, so take an extra jacket.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Such a beautiful and peaceful place that you cannot believe it exist. Calm, breezy and relaxing 15mins ride on the Catamaran. Thankful for all that mother nature has for us.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Beautiful lake Ashi. The lake is claim and surrounding is beautiful. Although it is raining when I'm there, but I enjoy the cruise ride. You will be able to view mount Fuji from this lake when the sky is clear.

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