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Hakone Tozan Railway

Hakone-machi, Ashigarashimo-gun, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan
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Ranked #9 of 58 attractions in Hakone-machi
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Scenic Railroads
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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Honolulu, Hawaii
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56 reviews 56 reviews
40 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

I read somewhere that this small 2-car train ride is possibly the slowest ride ever to go 10 miles in 40 minutes. If you're in a hurry, this is a not the ride for you. This ride is only part of the travel package Hakone Free Pass purchased at Odawara or Shinjuku Stations. The train is the first leg of... More

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Stockholm, Sweden
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51 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

It was nice to do but no "wow-factor". Some nice views and thousand of flowers plus the cosiness of old trains is what makes it worthwhile. Not a must but not a waste of time either, so I would recommend it if you stay there for a couple of days.

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16 reviews 16 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Great little local railway that is surrounded by hydrangea in bloom during June/July. Loved it. Worth getting the "free pass" to tour Hakone, take the train, ferry and rope way.

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Australia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

A lovely train ride up the mountains. The scenery was amazing and the flowers were very beautiful. The journey took us to parts that we would not have seen on the bus.

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Singapore
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Getting from Hakone Yumoto to Gora takes almost an hour. By bus from Tonosawa to Miyanoshita takes about 10 minutes. You can then transfer to the Hakone Tozan Railway to get to Gora (2 stops away). A pleasant train ride when it is not crowded.

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London
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53 reviews 53 reviews
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44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

A bit slow and not that interesting in itself - slowly down, slowly up - not a thrill seekers ride, but as part of the Hakone circuit it's worth doing and quite charming. You may as well see how many different modes of transport it's possible to fit into one day! Buy the Hakone pass and then it's good value.

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Beijing, China
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Really nice scenery... Lovely experience, especially for secret train geeks! Bit slow, but worth it to take in the scenery...

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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

We took advantage of the Hakone Free Pass and took the ride several times during our stay in Hakone. The train route is beautiful. We enjoyed our rides even it was raining.

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Shreveport, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

Mountains are quite beautiful and untouched. Boarding the train is simple and definitely should be a part of any Hakone trip

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Noida, Uttar Pradesh, India
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

We bought the Hakone pass so that we can move around freely for few days. Hakone Tozan railway is very well connected and a comfortable way to visit places in Hakone. You can also easily access various hotels from the stations.

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