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Hakone Tozan Railway

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Address: Ashigarashimo-gun, Hakone-machi 0465-32-6821, Kanagawa Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 465-32-6821
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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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Very convenient!

You can get to many places by this train. Very convenient, on time and you will get to see some nice views too. Some of the trains were newer, but all are very comfortable.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Hong Kong, China

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Bristol, UK
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115 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We used the railway to get to our hotel. The views were good, the train is cute but it's terribly small for the amount of people who wanted to go up the mountain side! It's best to get a Hakone Free Pass if you are planning to visit the area as they save you a lot of Yen!

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Oakland, California
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16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The 2-car train travels up a steep ravine. At times, one can see the river far below through trees. There is a single track: the engineer walks back & forth between ends of the train, as the direction the train travels changes for the switchbacks. There are also some tight curves. For the train in the opposite direction to pass,... More 

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Doylestown, Pennsylvania
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72 reviews
44 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Ten of us traveling through Japan this summer rode the train from Tokyo to Hakone. The ride is about 85 minutes and the views of the countryside as you travel are great. We were staying at one of the ryokans' in Hakone. While in Hakone, we took advantage of the 3 day Hakone Freepass which allows you to unlimited use... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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22 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You can get to many places by this train. Very convenient, on time and you will get to see some nice views too. Some of the trains were newer, but all are very comfortable.

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Thank PrincessYeda
New Zealand
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107 reviews
53 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I used the local rail link as it was included in the Hakone pass, and as the cruise boats were not going it was a quick transfer from Kowakidani to Gora. It made a change from the local buses (which were efficient, and I was interested in the number of tourists and their luggage filling the train - I suppose... More 

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sydney
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269 reviews
164 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

About a 12 minute journey on a funicular narrow-gauge railway. Some good views and an essential part of your journey to the ropeway and/or Lake Ashi.

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New York, New York, United States
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64 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you are going to Hakone by rail, you'll probably take this train at least part of the way. It is slow and scenic, and for rail buffs, and interesting ride as there are multiple switchbacks along the way.

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7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Took this exciting train on a short 12 minute ride from Odawara, a city famous for the Samurai Odawara Castle and Hakone Yumoto where I took off from this wonderful train. Punctual, reliable, uncrowded during weekdays. The fare is reasonable - around $3 one way. If you want to get on to Hakone there are several ways you can do... More 

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Thank Mtambaaji
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8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We ride Hakone Tozan Railway as part of our journey to Lake Ashi and our hotel at Togendai. Its fun and our kids love it

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Hong Kong
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106 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This is a necessary transport link so that you can get to the Hakone Ropeway (for Mt Fuji views on good days) and the Ferry across the lake. The best seats are at the front behind the driver. There are 2 parts of the journey - 1 from the main Hakone train station, and the 2nd steeper part by a... More 

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