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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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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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Even though foggy it was serene and peaceful

The pirate ships were just too over the top for me, but I can see how this would be lots of fun for children. The lake seemed very peaceful and gentle.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2015
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Sedona, AZ
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

The pirate ships were just too over the top for me, but I can see how this would be lots of fun for children. The lake seemed very peaceful and gentle.

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Munich, Germany
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

...then this is the place for you to go! This reminded my of Disneyland of whch I am not a big fan - everything is fake and there are tons of people. BUT - the view of Mt Fuji (on a nice sunny day) compensates for all of that

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

This is a beautiful and tranquil lake, tucked away in the mountains, not too far from mount Fuji. Be sure to take a boat ride in the lake (an hour or so will do) and try aiming for a clear day, as the view is breathtaking.

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

A smooth & memorable boat ride with vey nice view, including Mt Fuji from certain parts. Highly recommended as an alternative to the bus ride surrounding the lake.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Paid 1840yen for a full round tour on this lake. Windy, clear blue sky, amazing landscape. Only 10 passengers on this 250 people capacity boat. Explanation in english, strict timing

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015 via mobile

Attractive surrounds and smooth sail. However, the queue involved standing for 30 mins if you missed the boat before.

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

If you get the chance to visit Hakone, a must is to see the beautiful Lake Ashi. Take a boat trip out to view and experience this wonderful place. Or take the cable car up to the top to see the most spectular views and even Mt Fuji on a clear day!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

The cruise makes up part of a great range of transport modes that includes the mountain train, cable car and ropeway. Unfortunately the ropeway closed the day we arrived (May 6th) due to volcanic activity and was still closed today May 8th when we left. Like other reviewers i found the style of watercraft quirky and thought that a traditional... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

I enjoyed the ride on the pirate boat ships though the top decks are chilly with the strong winds. On a clear day, you will only see a very little bit of Mt. Fuji so plan on photographing that either on the Hakone ropeway or at Owakudani where the view will be better on a clear day.

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Bremerton, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

My wife and I rode the ferry with Daiki, our friend, from one side of the lake to the other. We walked around the town and then rode back to return to the place where we were staying.

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