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Hakone Ropeway

1251 Sengokubara, Hakone-machi, Ashigarashimo-gun, Kanagawa Prefecture 250-0521, Japan
+81 465-32-2205
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Ranked #3 of 58 Attractions in Hakone-machi
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Type: Lookouts
Description: Glide through the skies in the world’s second-longest cable car, whose 13-passenger gondolas offer breathtaking panoramic views.
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Danville, California
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106 reviews 106 reviews
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99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

If you find yourself with time in Hakone this is probably the best option for sightseeing. The ropeway is fast and provides great views. The highlight of our visit to this region. Highly recommend.

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Victoria, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Having been to Hakone previously, I knew I wanted to get back on the ropeway. Sadly at this time, most of it was under works, so we could only go from Gora to the main stop Owakudani. I was not happy as we were not told this when we were purchasing our Freepass the day before. We had to catch... More

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Denver, Colorado
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Before our trip to Japan, I did a lot of studies and asked my friends who lived in Japan for a long time. They told me that Hakone will be a fun place for a quick trip. We love all the transportations around Hakone, only the bus was a little bit challenge for us. Ropeway is one of fun things... More

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Armidale, Australia
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20 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

From the 'top' of Japan, the Ropeway and cable car (type of light railway) combine to encircle Mt Fuji. The area boasts a lot of natural timbered scenery - very green, almost lush, and similar, in a stretch, to our rainforest scenery. Great views of Mt Fuji and there are half a dozen little places to hop-on/hop-off along the way.... More

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Columbus, Georgia
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83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Super modern facilities, you feel 100% secure and comfortable. Pretty impressive operation. If you have the time, especially if you have children, put this on your agenda. Take your camera; you'll enjoy the view.

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Far Eastern District, Russia
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51 reviews 51 reviews
34 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

A nice part of the Hakone route. Grab a rain coat or umbrella for September. It really rained. On the top of the mountain we experienced some oxygen deficit, it made us sleepy. The restaurant on the top has good choices of Ramen soup. Black ice cream and black volcano eggs are must to try. Get down to the lake... More

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

I'm not the type of person who enjoy height very much, and I almost cancel this agenda because I don't believe that I and my family will enjoy the ride.. Surprisingly I was proven completely wrong on this one.. The ride is really enjoy, you will get "surprise" in the middle of the journey where you will feel a strong... More

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Riga, Latvia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
22 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Ropeway is really nice. i suggest getting the Hakone free day pass and doing the whole cycle with the boat cable car ropeway, but hope for a clear day,w e had fog and clouds obstructing view of mount Fuji

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Sydney, Australia
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81 reviews 81 reviews
42 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Really heavy fog and although the cable car to the top would have had amazing views because of the dense fog one was lucky to see anything.But the lack of maintenance of the equipment made be question myself as to why we allow ourselves to be transported in such badly maintained equipment.It remined me of a B rated movie set.... More

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Singapore
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Took the Ropeway in July 2014. I was hoping to see Mt Fuji but it was way too cloudy. I guess I will have to make another trip there. Perhaps in the Sakura season in March or April.

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