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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 56 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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Richmond, Virginia
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40 reviews 40 reviews
14 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

Everything in Japan is clean and so well preserved. The rope way is no exception. It was not crowded and was very organized as we approached our way to the tram car. The view was astounding. Such beauty to behold. An amazing view and took a boat ride after.

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London, United Kingdom
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69 reviews 69 reviews
9 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW via mobile

We wanted desperately to get a glimpse of Mt Fuji, but alas the weather was a little too heavy. However the Ropeway allowed us to get a great view of the valleys and also the geothermal activity on the mountains. It was like looking at a lunar landscape! The ride is smooth and not scary at all, I have a... More

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Boulder, Colorado
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24 reviews 24 reviews
5 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

We may have timed our trip to Hakone poorly, but the crowds on the ropeway were unbelievable. It took FOREVER to get on the ropeway for a very short ride.

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Cleethorpes
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52 reviews 52 reviews
18 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 NEW

Modern ropeway with excellent views over volcanic crater.At top there is a fairly steep 10min walk up to the hot pools where eggs are boiled,but are only available for purchase in multiples of five

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tampa, florida
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22 reviews 22 reviews
4 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014 NEW

The fact that low clouds shrouded most of the distant sights, its a must do. The cable cars sailed smoothly through the roaring winds with nice sights of the volcanic fissures along the way. We did the round trip, ropeway to ship and back by ropeway. Get the Free Pass (which isnt free, go figure), it will save you a... More

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Warsaw, Poland
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73 reviews 73 reviews
31 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

What a wonderful world to ride the ropeway in Hakone machi. Highly recommended before the sunset or early in the evening. It is a tremendous experience Happy Sharing Happy Inside

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

Pretty ordinary....doesn't' compare with the best, but ok. Nice views of the lake and the sulphur springs. Tourist trap at the top.

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Melbourne, Australia
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

This seemed to be a very under-rated attraction in Hakone. The ropeway departs just near the Prince Hotel, where we stayed, and I think that for other tourists perhaps it's too hard to get to, because it wasn't nearly as busy as the other ropeway. The view from the top is amazing. We had spectacular views of Mt Fuji. There... More

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Houston, Texas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

It was interesting to travel up the mountainside this way, including being suspended above the hot springs with Mt Fuji looming in the distance. We went to the lake but I think it would have been better to stop at the peak of the ride, try a lucky egg, and then head back to Gora. The Lake was a bit... More

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Park City, Utah
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9 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

In sum, do it and bring a nice camera. Pros: Great views! Efficient and beautiful way to get around. Absolutely no lines in January

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