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Hakone Tozan Railway

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Address: Ashigarashimo-gun, Hakone-machi, Kanagawa Prefecture
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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We had bought a two day pass Hakone rail pass that allows use of this train, ropeways, cable cars, cruise, etc. Beautiful clean train, great scenic journey. The ride can be... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 31, 2015
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Pune
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98 reviews 98 reviews
75 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

We had bought a two day pass Hakone rail pass that allows use of this train, ropeways, cable cars, cruise, etc. Beautiful clean train, great scenic journey. The ride can be enjoyed by people of all ages.

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

It's the most convinient transportation, if you want to from Odawara to Shinjuku, or the other way around. It serves also several area in Hakone also. Though I prefer to use Hakone Tozan Bus fro traveling around Hakone. Nothing special, but it's handy.

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Yokosuka, Japan
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127 reviews 127 reviews
53 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

It is a slow moving train going up the mountain with some switchbacks. It was a unique experience in the way they do the switchbacks and offered some scenic views. Definitely worth a ride up.

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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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 Railway. I basically planned my route so that I get to try out all of them. This is nothing fancy, but still it's fun to try out everything.

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Vienna, Austria
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64 reviews 64 reviews
7 attraction reviews
123 helpful votes 123 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

This train is a nice period piece, but that is about it. The ride is quite slow due to lots of switchbacks and the changing of direction mentioned by other reviewers. As this train is used by lots of tourists, it can also be quite crowded. Since we're not train buffs, and there is little to see in terms of... More 

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Caloundra, Australia
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113 helpful votes 113 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014 via mobile

i was looking forward to enjoying the scenery whilst moving through the forest area. There were so many people on the train it made it impossible to enjoy anything. I fear this is used as a mode of transport rather than a sight seeing train. It would be better in slower periods, but we could only go on a Sunday.

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Kajang, Malaysia
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45 reviews 45 reviews
16 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

The train brings me to Gora station on around 40 minutes train ride. At certain points of the ride, the train driver will change his position from the front to the back of the train, and continue to manoeuvre the coaches throughout the mountains. This unique ride also allows its passengers to appreciate nature and it is indeed a memorable... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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24 reviews 24 reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014 via mobile

This is a mountain rail that starts from Hakone-Yumoto station and ends at Gora station - a 40 minute ride. The interesting thing is that the train reverses direction in the middle of the journey. For a moment we thought we were going the wrong way but that is the interesting feature of this train. Along the way we enjoyed... More 

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Plano
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37 reviews 37 reviews
7 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

This is a fun ride to take from Gori at the bottom to the rope gondola at the top. Its a steep climb but exciting and fun. Efficient and cheap.

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New Delhi
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36 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

This station and its red colored train reminded me of hill station trains in various parts of the world.

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