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Odakyu Limited Express Romancecar

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A quicker, smoother ride from Hakone-Yumoto to Shinjuku

Nice train with large windows. The scenery I hoped to see was not to be. The food/snack/drinks... read more

Reviewed July 14, 2018
Romance Car !

We booked 1 way from Shinjuku Station to Hakone. Collection of our tickets was easy at Shinjuku... read more

Reviewed July 1, 2018
Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed January 12, 2019 via mobile

Came to Hakone with the family for the weekend from Tokyo. We have 2 small kids - so wanted to ensure we could reserve seats, especially considering it was a long weekend and very crowded. On the return journey we wanted to book the Romancecar...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed December 22, 2018 via mobile

The seats are comfortable. Plenty of leg room. The train is clean and spacious. All are reserved seats if I am not wrong. The wide window provide stunning view. Most importantly, it is a shorter ride as compared to the normal train and saves you...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed November 20, 2018 via mobile

We were so lucky to be able to book one of the rear panoramic seats on the Fuji side and really lucky that we had such a clear day to see the spectacular mountain for a substantial amount of time leaving Hakone. Really worth the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
2  Thank DesAnd26
Reviewed October 20, 2018 via mobile

A comfortable ride on the journey to Hakone. I would recommend this to all travellers. Get the Hakone free pass it makes everything super easy when you get into town. We followed their 'day loop' itinerary and it worked a treat. Be aware you will...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Aleks L
Reviewed October 11, 2018

We are a family of 5, 2 adults and 3 kids under 10. We had 10 days in Tokyo and wanted to visit Hakone. I had read reviews and decided to purchase the tickets the day before we wanted to travel. The booking center is...More

Date of experience: October 2018
8  Thank CCDownunder72
Reviewed September 1, 2018 via mobile

We were unable to book one of the TripAdvisor mentioned packages to view Mount Fuji because it was the weekend and vey busy. Fortunately we called in to the Odakyu Dept store at Shinjuku station and dropped into the Odakyu travel information centre. A young...More

Date of experience: September 2018
3  Thank johnjulieanne
Reviewed July 14, 2018

Nice train with large windows. The scenery I hoped to see was not to be. The food/snack/drinks service was very good. Nice smooth ride with minimal stops so it seems it's a faster way from Hakone-Yumoto back to Shinjuku.

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank DYA717
Reviewed July 1, 2018

We booked 1 way from Shinjuku Station to Hakone. Collection of our tickets was easy at Shinjuku West Station and we picked up the tickets few days earlier. There is no much space to put big luggage in the train. So we travelled with light...More

Date of experience: May 2018
2  Thank KLene
Reviewed June 22, 2018

I took it a few weeks ago, not impressive, just save a bit traveling time. Do not have high expectation.

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank Jun Y
Reviewed June 21, 2018

We took the Romancecar from Shinjuku to Hakone. We purchase our tickets together with Hakone free pass from the staff (they speak good English) at the ticketing counters and provided us with brochures of attractions in Hakone. The ride is spacious and comfortable. There are...More

Date of experience: May 2018
2  Thank Johnstanno
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January 26, 2019|
Response from DesAnd26 | Reviewed this property |
Hi there, Romancecar is not included in the Hakone Free Pass - the difference is minimal given the experience we felt as we had amazing seats. Hope this helps.
Aleks L
October 15, 2018|
Response from CCDownunder72 | Reviewed this property |
I would be very surprised if every seat on the train is booked. The panorama seats in the first and last carriage are always booked quickly but the rest of the 8 or 10 carriages should have seats available. Go to the Odakyu... More
March 28, 2018|
Response from Tan8888 | Reviewed this property |
All seats on the train are forward facing. The workers will electronically turn the seats 180 degrees after the full completion of each journey so that the seats will always be forward facing.