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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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Victoria, Australia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

If you want to get from the main station in Hakone to Gora or anywhere in between then this is the nice way to do it!! Free if you have the Hakone Freepass, but tickets can be purchased anywhere along the line. It is a lovely scenic journey up the mountain, and gets you to the start of the Cable... More

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Singapore
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27 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

If you are taking the Hakone Tozan Railway from Odawara station to Gora Station (to catch the Hakone Cable Car), please make sure you change trains at Hakone Yumoto station. The does not go all the way to Gora. I made the mistake of staying in the train, when it reached Hakone Yumoto station and ended up going in the... More

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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63 reviews 63 reviews
45 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

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
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

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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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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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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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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9 helpful votes 9 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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52 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
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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