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

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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

The cruise on Lake Ashi is kind of a must to go if you visit the lake. The cruise allow you to travel from one end to another, and the lake itself is so calm, quiet, chill, which you can totally enjoy the time by yourself.

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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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Singapore, Singapore
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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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Hong Kong, China
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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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川崎市
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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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penang
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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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