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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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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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Houghton-le-Spring, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014 NEW

A very gusty day when we went up but this does not take away from the fantastic views, on this occasion we got lucky and got to see Mt Fuji which is often obscured by mist or cloud. The Ropeway takes you between the lake and the Sulphur mine where it is almost compulsory to try the black eggs cooked... More

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Stockholm, Sweden
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014 NEW

It was nice to see some of the beautiful views but personally I would have liked to be able to walk/hike the mountains instead of taking a ropeway.

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Singapore
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014 NEW

We took the ropeway as part of the hakone pass. There was practically no waiting time and scenery was gorgeous. We went past mt fuji and also above the owakudani hot springs.

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Welwyn, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

As we were told - it was installed by the Swiss so its very reliable! We used it in conjunction with the cable-car and the funicular railway as part of our journey from Lake Ashi back to Tokyo.

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East Midlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

The ropeway took us to the steam vents at Owaku-dani valley and then to Lake Ashi. I think it went further, but am not sure. Swinging out over the steam vents was quite an experience; it also gave you good views over the surrounding mountains.

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Germany
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

With the Ropeway from Lake Ashi up to Owakudani. Sightseeing of the hot springs with its sulfur smoking volcano activities At the View points you get a closer look at those springs where they get the hot water for all the spa facilities around Lake Ashi. Don't miss to get some of those black eggs, which have been boiled in... More

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

We got off at Owakudani station and walked the mountain trail up through the sulphurous steaming pits to the summit of Mount Kami, then on to the summit of Mount Komagatake, from where we got the cable car down to the lake, and a boat back to the Hakone ropeway. The walk took about 2 hours, the paths were obvious... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

This is a new cable car but weekend could be very busy. Brand new visitors centre is well done with volcano ice cream and black eggs. Choose clear day and good walk down to road.

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Auchterarder, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

We spent a very pleasant couple of hours taking the journey on the cable car and wandering around the top. We also took the second leg of the journey to the lake, boat across the lake then bus back via the outdoor museum. A terrific day. We did not try the sulphur eggs at the top but they were very... More

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Arlington, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014 via mobile

I left my JTB Sunrise tour of Hakone, which was just one long, horrible bus ride, and struck out on my own from the banks of Lake Ashi to head for my hotel in Gora. I decided to take the Ropeway, a modern gondola transport system linking Togendai-Ko with Sounzan, and I was really glad I did! As you leave... More

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