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Lake Ashi (Ashinoko)

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Address: Hakone, Ashigarashimo-gun, Hakone-machi 250-0521, Kanagawa Prefecture
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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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Nice cruise

Def a must go especially if you have your Hakone Pass, a short 30 minutes along the lake is beautiful

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

One of the "cannot-miss" at Hakone, cruise on Lake Ashi. Peaceful and picturesque! Can't really see Mount Fuji until Hakone Machi so enjoy the view of the lake and hills around it. Priate ship is gimmicky and does the job!

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Pasir Ris
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Def a must go especially if you have your Hakone Pass, a short 30 minutes along the lake is beautiful

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Oh dear! Why have the Japanese chosen a pirate ship to get visitors to the area around the lake . This felt like a Disney ride! Rather tacky.

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Port Sorell, Tasmania, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Spent the afternoon cruising Lake Ashi on the Pirate Ship, 1st class... a fantastic way to see this beautiful area. Took a stop off at both of the stops and walked to the Tori Gates etc, had something to eat at the eateries along the way and enjoyed being the only people in the first class section of the cruiser.... More 

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Quezon City, Quezon City, Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We were able to join the Lake Ashi tour, and I was able to enjoy just looking out of the ship and the surrounding areas. While there was light drizzle and it was quite cold, I really liked how the area was painted in autumnal colors. Would probably be nice if it was a sunny day.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Lake Ashi is in Hakone National Park and we had a short cruise on it and were supposed to see Mount Fuji from it and then have a ride on a cable car all as part of our organised tour . However as we ascended to the lake it started to rain and by the time we got to the... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had it not been for the cloudy weather we would have seen Mount Fuji in all its glory. We had to be satisfied with a glimpse of its blurry peak swimming on a bed of clouds. It is a beautiful lake in the autumn and a cruise on its ancient-like ships is quite an experience in the cool weather. To... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Loved this place, the people were friendly and the weather perfect. Could have stayed longer, it did not feel too touristy. The view of Mt Fuji was an added bonus.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Since the Hakone Ropeway was closed when we visited, a cruise around Lake Ashi was the only way to view beautiful Mount Fuji. Lake Ashi did not disappoint! Loved the selection of eateries along the waterfront where you can take your pick of what to eat, prices are reasonable too.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I took the bus and climbed a little way up and there it was, a fantastic view of Lake Ashi & Mount Fuji on a super clear, bright day.

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