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Hakone Ropeway

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Address: 1251 Sengokubara, Ashigarashimo-gun, Hakone-machi 250-0521, Kanagawa Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 465-32-2205
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Glide through the skies in the world’s second-longest cable car, whose...

Glide through the skies in the world’s second-longest cable car, whose 13-passenger gondolas offer breathtaking panoramic views.

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Chilly at the top.

This was a great trip up to see the lake and Mount Fuji, but it was freezing!!!! There is a chilly breeze that rips through you so wear thermals and gloves scarf and hat if you... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Due to volcanic activities, the entire ropeway was closed when I visited in August 2015. The warning was clearly available on the company's website so I knew this before coming here. However, Hakone turned out the place I enjoyed the most from my first trip to Japan ( I have been to Tokyo, Toyama, Kyoto) There was a bus from... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This was a great trip up to see the lake and Mount Fuji, but it was freezing!!!! There is a chilly breeze that rips through you so wear thermals and gloves scarf and hat if you are going in winter. There was also snow which meant to was advised not to walk up to the shrine at the top. Would... More 

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Cebu City, Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After disembarking from the Hakone Cruise ship ,you will enter the Hakone Ropeway building. There is a restaurant & souvernir shop. If you wanted to climb the mountain via the cable car you can skip the eating or souvenir searching.The climb to the first station takes about 20 minutes. Unfortunately duringboyr visit ,the concentration of sulfur from the semi-dormant volcano... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I would highly recommend a visit to Hakone. I had purchase my tickets/maps etc at Shinjuku station. There's a odakyu tourist centre which will be able to assist you. The train to Hakone took over 1 hour but it was a pleasant trip. On the map, there's a suggested route for visiting Hakone. Part of the ropeway is closed due... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A very nice experience. It's my second time on the ropeway already, but I still liked it a lot. However, when we were there this time, they stopped the service which was very close to the volcano as there was a warning at that time. Must try when you are in Hakone.

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Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a great ride from Hakone to the volcano with the the lava eggs! The views were fabulous! The gift shops at the top were a great place to shop. Would do it again.

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New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Some people like the ropeway because of the views of Fuji. On my visit, after riding the bus that replaces the closed sections, the best views were before I got onto the ropeway itself. Therefore, it was more of a simple A to B ride down the hill to catch a bus at the bottom. yes, there is a nice... More 

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sydney
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you have the Hakone Freepass, which is really essential whilst there, you should certainly use the Hakone Ropeway (ropeway means cablecar to most people). Very safe getting on and off, and great views for about 20 minutes. The ride over the sulphur mine is particularly interesting and pungent! There are views of the lake and 'pirate ships' as well,... More 

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New York, New York, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Only one section of the ropeway is open as of January, so they have a substitute bus that takes you from Sounzen station to the open section. It's OK, but the closed sections had the best views of Fuji-san.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Most parts of the ropeway were closed during our visit, but we managed to ride the last section to Togendai Station Nice view

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