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Hakone Tozan Railway

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Address: Ashigarashimo-gun, Hakone-machi, Kanagawa Prefecture
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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a great scenic, although slow way to get to Hakone. It was amazing to see how this was built- many switchbacks and tunnels, bridges etc.... used with the cable car and ropeway... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 17, 2015
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marietta GA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

a great scenic, although slow way to get to Hakone. It was amazing to see how this was built- many switchbacks and tunnels, bridges etc.... used with the cable car and ropeway its a great way to explore the area

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

A great way to get to see the Sulphur springs, tumaroles and rivers in a moonscape you can walk amongst if game.  Try the traditional black eggs cooked in the hot springs if brave when you get there - alleged to make you live longer!  The train changes direction a couple of times so choose to start off with your... More 

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Johor Bahru, Malaysia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

part of hakone round course...nothing much to see. it's a slow ride, so sit back and just relax remember to get your hakone travel pass. this is included inside

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Was pretty crowded and couldn't see much. I think even if it was less busy, there's not much to see - the main thing with this is getting up high to the ropeway. So don;t expect too much, but essential to get up high!

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Chennai (Madras), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

takes you around lots of places in Hakone with ease and with royality. Hill trains are not always a good experience, but this one was a exception.

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Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015 via mobile

this is generally the best use from transport and not necessarily an attraction. This railway makes it easy to get to stations like Gora station where most of the hotels and onsen are. If you plan to stay in hakone, grab a free pass while your at it because it ends up working out to be a little cheaper.

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Pune
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

We had bought a two day pass Hakone rail pass that allows use of this train, ropeways, cable cars, cruise, etc. Beautiful clean train, great scenic journey. The ride can be enjoyed by people of all ages.

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

It's the most convinient transportation, if you want to from Odawara to Shinjuku, or the other way around. It serves also several area in Hakone also. Though I prefer to use Hakone Tozan Bus fro traveling around Hakone. Nothing special, but it's handy.

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Yokosuka, Japan
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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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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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