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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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It is convenient for going everywhere like hakone yumoto, gora, but it takes time to change the rail.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 8, 2015
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Yokohama, Japan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

A nice and comfortable way to get around Hakone, with sometimes great views. Comfortable cars, not that crowded when we visited.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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40 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Cute sightseeing train up the mountain to Gora in the Hakone area. The trip takes about 30 minutes. There are tunnels, mountain passes, and beautiful scenery as you wind your way up or down. The hydrangeas are blooming in June and make the view even more stunning!

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Bangkok, Thailand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

It is convenient for going everywhere like hakone yumoto, gora, but it takes time to change the rail.

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Tokyo, Japan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

During the "tsuyu" or rainy season, it's a lovely ride on the zig-zag Tozan railway in Hakone. You can view numerous colors of full "ajisai" or hydrangia all along the way.

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Ebina, Japan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

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 62 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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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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Address: Ashigarashimo-gun, Hakone-machi 0465-32-6821, Kanagawa Prefecture
Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Kanto  >  Kanagawa Prefecture  >  Ashigarashimo-gun  >  Hakone-machi

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