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Lake Ashi (Ashinoko)

Address: Hakone, Ashigarashimo-gun, Hakone-machi 250-0521, Kanagawa Prefecture
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Ranked #7 of 63 Attractions in Hakone-machi
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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Santa Monica, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

OMG...this is really a fun thing to do. Can you spell KITSCH? Pirate boat. Japan. Lake. Also can you spell LOVELY? We were there when it was clear and cool. You reach Lake Ashi at the end of your HAKONE ROPEWAY journey and you can then get on the Boat and traverse the lake and you end up at a... More 

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Yokosuka, Japan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Took the ropeway over to the Lake for a visit to Hakone Jinja. This gave a nice view of Fuji and then coming down a good view of the lake. We took the ferry to the 2nd stop and walked to the Jinja. It was a cold and windy day but still worth the visit and views.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

I bought the Hakone free pass which allowed free access of Hakone area's transport including the ferry. I basically planned my route so that I get to try out all of them. Lake Ashi is beautiful. The ferry ride was fun!

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Preston, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

There are boats that take tourists up and down Lake Ashi - some of them in the shape of pirate ships. But we didn't bother with them. It's best just to walk along the tree-lined edges and admire the views of snow-capped Mount Fuji - at sunrise, at sunset and at any time in between. These are the iconic views... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

I know a lot of people won't visit mount fuji in winter in fear of 5th station being closed and yes i ran into that problem. However, the air was nice and clean, boat ride on lake ashi was cold! and it even snow a little when we go up to near by mountain.

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Well worth making the trip to Lake Ashi if for no other reason than to capture a picture postcard image of Mt Fuji. The view from the boat on the lake captures the mountain top in the background framed by the lush landscape around the lake and even a traditik al red gate in the foreground. A good days outing... More 

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Took a ride on the boat and while it was very cold and windy, we were very happy that we did! The views of Mt Fuji were spectacular!

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

but a great cruise. Very nice experience which is part of the Hakone Free pass. Make sure you see the Shrine and Owakudani on the same trip.

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Newcastle, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

We travelled across the lake by ferry as part of a guided tour. We were only on the ferry for around 15 minutes but the scenery was lovely. It was autumn so all the leaves were changing colours which made for some great photos.

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Bangkok, Thailand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

If you have time around 40 mins you should cruise on the lake Ashi with the decorating ship. The view is so stunning, you can see the Mt. Fuji from the lake ( if you're lucky enough with the clear sky).

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