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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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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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Barcelona, Spain
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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

The Hakone Ropeway ends at the Togendai Station, where you can board the sightseeing cruise to enjoy the view at Lake Ashi. The main purpose was also to see Mt Fuji. Unfortunately, it was very cloudy in July and I was not able to catch a glimpse of the mountain. Once you reach either the Hakone Machi port or Moto... More

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Riga, Latvia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Really beautiful ship, nice photos of the lake. do th whole circle with Hakone day pass cable car ropeway and the ship. the direction does not matter too much, but the sights are lovely.

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Leeds, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

I Visited hear as part of a tour that included Mt fuji and lunch and few other places, must admit this was not really on my list of things to get excited about on the tour but ill have to admit I really did enjoy the experience, just the peaceful surrounds and views were enough to bring a smile to... More

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Boston
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Lovely way to spend a few hours.... a boat ride on Lake Ashi. Pirate ship motif is a tad strange, but who cares....nice way to spend a morning.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

I didn't go out on the lake on one of the boats that people were flocking to. But instead just sat down and watched time pass, a very relaxing experience. On a clear day you can see Mt Fuji and there are plenty of cafes and bars nearby with a view of the lake.

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