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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

With the daily pass, get a cruise on the pirate ship and enjoy the picturesque Lake Ashi. Too bad we couldn't get to see Mount Fuji as it was cloudy.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

We took the bullet train from Kyoto and stopped in Mishima. Took the bus till Hakonemachi. We bought the tickets for the pirate ferry (first class) to be in the front half. Lake is surrounded by a dense green forest, we liked the view, it was also cloudy and windy. Could not see mount Fuji from the lake, but we... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

i expected i could see Mt.Fiji there. unluckily, Mt.FUji was behind the clouds even the weather was great in Hakone that day. we were so disappointed. but the view is still nice. just dont expect you can see MT.FUJI.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Visited in Aug. 2014. Took a bus from Hakone Yumoto Onsen Station. Enjoyed scenic beauty of Hakone mountainous region during around 45min. bus ride. Arrived at the lake, located higher than the station, and felt cool air. Bus fare was 980 yen. Not that congested in spited of high season in summer. Took a walk a bit around the lake,... More

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Yeppoon, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

We really enjoyed staying around and travelling on this lake, it is so beautiful. The highlight was being on a boat watching the floating lanterns and fireworks at Hakone-Machi.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

I didn't take the ship ride but i chose to walk around it. It cozy still even on late May. The scenic is even better because you can enjoy it slowly when walking around.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

You get to ride a pirate ship to the other side, great if you have purchased the freepass No luck with seeing Mt Fuji today, it was just too cloudy!!

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Armidale, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

The Mt Fuji 'circle' finishes at Lake Ashi, with a 30-minute trip across the lake on a replica 'pirate' ship towards Hakone. An English commentary (much briefer than the Japanese version!) described some of a long history of the area. The ;lake is 'bottomless' and filled by springs - lots of legends associated with the Lake. We paid an extra... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Worth the visit even if you can't see Mount Fuji. Excellent transport connections and options to and from the area.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

If you've got kids, take a 30-minute pirate ship ride. Two great replica ships, both with friendly staffs. Keep your fingers crossed that you have good weather.

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