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Hakone Sightseeing Ship

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Description: Replicas of pirate ships cruise Lake Ashi, offering views of forests...
Replicas of pirate ships cruise Lake Ashi, offering views of forests, hotels and the striking red gateway to the Hakone Shrine.
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Where else but Japan can you cruise around a volcanic lake on a pirate ship?

These ferries modeled on pirate ships are a great way to get around the lake and are a hit with kids. It's included in the Hakone Freepass.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 20, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

These ferries modeled on pirate ships are a great way to get around the lake and are a hit with kids. It's included in the Hakone Freepass.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

The ship was a great way to cross the lake, although the pirate theme is a bit kitsch, but probably fun for kids.

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

Free and nice pirates ship ride if you grabbed "Hakone Pass" before starting your trip :) You can get great view outside deck but do remember to bring a jacket and hold-on your stuff else staying indoor also not that bad. Ashi lake is so beautiful, pray for a less crowded ship for better enjoyment and great for couples =P

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Athens, Greece
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

You can use Hakone free pass for unlimited access. On a (very) clear day you can see mount fuji. Try free food samples at the port.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

It was interesting to ride a prirate ship to get to the other side of the lake. The view looking out was very nice. You could either sit inside or outside and there were 2 levels. Fun to ride!

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Bend, Oregon
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

There is no getting around how touristy this idea is of having pirate boats go back and forth. However, it is a good way to get from one side of the lake to the other. Also if you purchase the "Free Hakone" pass for about $40 it is included. I do recommend that, since you can use it on all... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

We went on the Hakone Pirate Ship as part of the Mt Fuji day tour with Sunrise Tours. My daughter loved it. Just like Jake the Neverland Pirate. The scenery on the cruise is good from the outside decks. Bring a jacket as it gets very windy outside. You might get blown overboard.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

This boat sucks because we couldn't get on it. Of all the pamphlets given to us, nowhere does it mention in either Japanese or English that the last boat leaves the pier at 5 PM, which means that you have to be physically at the dock at 4:55 PM. I really respect Japanese punctuality, but closing the cruise a full... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

The trip to the lake was stunning scenery and then I wasn't exited at the fake Pirate ship but forget that the 30min cruise was a highlight of the trip the lake is so beautiful. And if your in the area or going on this then dont miss it its a sight seeing trip you will love , this is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

Hakone Sightseeing Ship traverses over Ashinoko, between Hakone-machi and the bottom of Mt. Hakone, and it is a very pleasant ride. You can walk around the whole ship to search for the best viewing spot, and the surroundings around Ashinoko are absolutely beautiful.

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