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Hakone Tozan Railway

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Address: Ashigarashimo-gun, Hakone-machi, Kanagawa Prefecture
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Description: Railroad buffs in particular will enjoy a ride on this small train, which...
Railroad buffs in particular will enjoy a ride on this small train, which includes two stretches, the more scenic of which is Hakone Yumoto to Gora.
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Hydrangea ride during June

This is a pleasant way to get to Gora from Hakone-Yumoto. It is Japan's oldest mountain railway and travels slowly through great scenery. The highlight for me, however, was the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 28, 2015
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Ebina, Japan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

This railway is a photographers dream. This railway has three switch backs on it. You can hike a few trails that run along the railway. Best areas for photos will be near the tunnels. Some areas of the trail will cross the railway. Now, be careful to not interrupt the railway. You will be fined and must pay the fare... More 

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Hayling Island, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

This is a pleasant way to get to Gora from Hakone-Yumoto. It is Japan's oldest mountain railway and travels slowly through great scenery. The highlight for me, however, was the beautiful collection of hydrangeas in bloom along the side of the track. There are a wide range of colours and varieties.

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Hong Kong, China
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

By chance we may a quick trip to Hakone and found ourselves on the train dubbed the Hydrangea Express given the bountiful numbers and varieties of these flowers along either side of the tracks. So Abundant there were even ice cream kiosks selling Hydrangea flavoured soft serve!

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Hong Kong Region, China
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28 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

The whole journey takes around 40 mins, and the train "switches back" 3 times during the journey. As the train goes up the slope, it switches back to the rail that goes upwards and in order to do that, the driver changes to the other end of the train to drive from there.A must experience especially if you are going... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

Very crowded during golden week. Did not even get a seat. The train was packed. So could not enjoy the view. Also felt that view seat should be available with prior reservation for proper enjoying.

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Iceland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

If you are ever in Hakone, experiencing the Hakone Tozan (箱根登山) is the way to go! It can get very crowded during the tourist season, so if the train greeting me looked a bit too crowded I would wait for the next one (approx. 15 min interval between trains). The Japanese people have very strict protocol in many things, and... More 

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Krakow, Poland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

It's just a old, well mantained cable car, going uphill through a forest. It's just a way of transport, and nothing to get excited about.

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

We stayed at the Hyatt Hakone so getting into Gora Station every day was via the Tozan Railway. The journey cost was 330JPY from where we boarded, Kami-Gora but I think it's pretty much the same anyway. It takes about 10-15 min but it's fun watching the driver do his routine at every stop, so professional and dedicated that it... More 

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Singapore River, Singapore
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

It is very interesting to know that the train is going up the hill. I am so surprised that it can be created! You must watch how the driver works. It is really beautiful when you go pass the plants.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Amazing japanese performance. Watch the drivers carefully. Their protocol is so strict it nearly is a theater performance

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Address: Ashigarashimo-gun, Hakone-machi, Kanagawa Prefecture
Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Kanto  >  Kanagawa Prefecture  >  Ashigarashimo-gun  >  Hakone-machi

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