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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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A lovely spot for a cruise actoss the lake - On clear days see Mount Fuji, on misty days enjoy the lakeside scenery! 

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 17, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

A lovely spot for a cruise actoss the lake - On clear days see Mount Fuji, on misty days enjoy the lakeside scenery! 

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Long Island, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

Unless you can see Fuji...this (and the cruise) are just average and can be skipped. The boat cruise is crowded and nothing special otherwise.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW

The lake is spectacular (reminded me of a Scottish loch, strangely). It is great to watch the pirate ship set sail from the restaurant at the ropeway station. The ship itself gets pretty busy so the view isn't fantastic, unless you can brave the elements, however!

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Dublin, Ireland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW

I'm sure the lake and surrounding hills are picturesque, but on a bad day like we got (low cloud, heavy rain) the visibility doesn't allow you see much further than a few hundred meters, and most certainly wont allow for a view of Mt Fuji. The majority of attractions in and around the lake are also open-air so it's definitely... More 

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Sydney
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 NEW

very nice lake - you can spot boats and fisherman around it. also the Hakone Shrine. We went across the lake on the pirate ship and past of the Hakone free pass. Worth doing.

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Taipei, Taipei, Taiwan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

beautiful lake but surprisingly not very friendly for running or biking around the area. The boat cruise is ok but weekends can be really crowded so if cold it's hard to find a seat with roof above.....

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Chennai (Madras), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

the travel in the Pirate ship was one to remember. Made some nice friends in the ship and it was a pleasant ride in the morning

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Hong Kong, China
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Lake Aishi is a lovely place - suggest taking a cruise down from Togendai to Moto-Hakone or Hakone-Machi where you can see the famous Shrine. However, the place varies by weather. It's best to visit in a clear and sunny day to maximize your chance to see Mt Fuji!

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

We had beautiful weather the day we went to Lake Ashi. The water looked pristine and we could see the beautiful sceneries in the area. We took the pirate ship to take us to Togendai to catch the Ropeway. It would be better to buy the Hakone "Freepass" as it covers the cost of the pirate ship. The pirate ship... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

I have done this boat trip on 2 occasions, in different seasons. Both times have been beautiful. The boat is very comfortable with good viewing from both inside & out.

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