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Hakone Tozan Railway

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Address: , Ashigarashimo-gun, Hakone-machi 0465-32-6821, 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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Hakone looks more accessible than it is. The train is what makes it possible for non-Japanese visitors to enjoy. It is not as efficient as it Tokyo neighbor; however, it still... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Really enjoyed the Hakone Tozan railway up the very steep slopes to the rope way. Unfortunately the rope way was closed due to the volcano.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Hakone looks more accessible than it is. The train is what makes it possible for non-Japanese visitors to enjoy. It is not as efficient as it Tokyo neighbor; however, it still gets the job done. Our PASIMO pass worked on this line.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

• We took the Hokone Tozan Railway to Chokoku No Mori for Open Air Museum. (last station before Gora). The ride was not very scenic because of heavy cloud cover. However the hydrangeas were in full bloom all along the tracks in many different colors and made for some great pictures.

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

The ride in this mountain train provide many beautiful scenery views on the way up the mountain Especially when we were travelling up in the evening with the sun setting down

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

This is a quirky mountain railway that's twinned with the swiss mountain railway. It uses switchbacks to climb up the valley to Gora and the views are great.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

You really need to find a way to sit down especially since the railway runs through the mountain. At first I honesty was confused thinking "why are we going back and forth", it was actually just switching trails. A new experience and it is very convenient.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

Wow! Probably the best and unique way to get from JR Odawara to Gora. This is the only train allegedly to zig zag across a mountain. At first we thought there was a problem with the train when it appeared to be going back on itself... we were worried we would not get to the hotel! The views from here... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Train runs in the mountain, so it continues the "switchback". You can enjoy great view, mountains, little waterfalls, trees and flowers.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

So, your guide says we're going to take a local train up a mountain, the first thing you think probably isn't "journey of a lifetime". But actually... seriously wow. We arrived at peak hydrangea time and were treated to a journey in fabulous bright blue and pink technicolour. Also, still not quite sure how this train even manages to work,... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

If you enjoy a classic train ride, hakone-tozan railway is the answer. The railway is mountain railway, so please expect a steep climb and get ready to see some steep cliff right next to the railway. The railway is not scenic enough - since the railway is covered by alot of trees and other obstructions.

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