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Hakone Tozan Railway

Address: Ashigarashimo-gun, Hakone-machi, Kanagawa Prefecture
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Ranked #2 of 24 Activities in Hakone-machi
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Scenic Railroads, Sightseeing Tours
Owner description: Railroad buffs in particular will enjoy a ride on this small train, which includes two stretches...
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Type: Scenic Railroads, Sightseeing Tours
Owner description: 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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Yokosuka, Japan
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127 reviews 127 reviews
53 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 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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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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
120 helpful votes 120 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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279 reviews 279 reviews
102 attraction reviews
108 helpful votes 108 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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32 reviews 32 reviews
12 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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
10 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

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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35 reviews 35 reviews
6 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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75 reviews 75 reviews
30 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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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Bermuda
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162 reviews 162 reviews
45 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

Well organised and very beautiful scenery. In spite of being nervous of heights felt very safe on this train as it sped along over bridges and rivers etc as we climbed up.

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Sydney, Australia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

Very interesting tourist attraction. The Hakone free pass allows you to travel on all the Cable car, and the Tozan railway, and the Odakyu rail lines. They have recently introduced a new train called the 3000 series on 1 Nov 2014. Rode on one today, very luxurious train.

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