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Hakone Tozan Railway

Hakone-machi, Ashigarashimo-gun, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan
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Ranked #8 of 59 Attractions in Hakone-machi
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Scenic Railroads, Landmarks
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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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Singapore, Singapore
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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014 NEW

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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28 reviews 28 reviews
6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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45 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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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5 helpful votes 5 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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Birmingham
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69 reviews 69 reviews
19 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Pleasant journey up mountain but very busy when we travelled and had to stand up. Still worth it as part of the Hakone Round Trip.

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Lennox Head, Australia
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68 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Up up up we go from the first moment to the last this little train defies gravity and pulls you steeply up the mountain. The front becomes the back as it zig zags efficiently onwards. The views are great but it always seems to be crowded and busy. A seat is worth its weight in gold. It takes 45 mins... More

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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49 reviews 49 reviews
10 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

The Hakone Tozan Railway is reliable and takes you where you wish to go comfortably. It's on very 20 mins so you don't have to wait too long.

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Klamath Falls, Oregon
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

We picked the wrong weekend to come. This is the three day weekend that a lot of Japanese family comes with children. Waiting time for each ride is long and we didn’t get to see all the places that we want. Hakone is highly recommended destination but don’t come on a weekend, or holiday. If you go clockwise, you can/might... More

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London, United Kingdom
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27 attraction reviews
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

From our hotel a brief stroll towards the lake to a car park on the left, taking the path ahead, leads to the lake. Go behind the cabke car start, and begin the well marked and scenic hike. Allow 2/3 hours. Well worth it.

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