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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 6 days ago
DYA717
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Honolulu
Romance Car !

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

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
KLene
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Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed 6 days ago

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.

Thank DYA717
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Thank KLene
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Thank Jun Y
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Thank Johnstanno
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Reviewed June 14, 2018 via mobile

We went direction in the standard car and returned in the romance car. There is no comparison. Just spend the extra few dollars. You will appreciate it

Thank Kelly K
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Reviewed May 21, 2018

Very comfortable, rapid, easy to get on and off, free wifi, seats can be reserved, a few trains have an excellent view at the front. It was easy to book online. We rode EXE alpha.

Thank roobix
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Reviewed April 14, 2018

The premier train running on the Odakyu railway between Shinjuku and Hakone and also between Shinjuku and Enoshima. This is called the Odakyu romance car, limited express. There are different classes of the limited express trains and the service is available around every 20 minutes...More

Thank Joy_Sinha
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Reviewed March 11, 2018 via mobile

Nice ride into and out of Hakone area. I got front window seats on our way back but frankly views in this ride not really a highlight.

Thank flipsub
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Reviewed January 4, 2018

The old man at the counter was very rude. I needed to buy Hakone Pass. He wrote a price amount on the pamphlet and talked in Japanese. I said I didn't understand and he asked me to go to another counter with English-speaking staff behind...More

Thank gingerbrownie
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Reviewed December 19, 2017

The Romancecar train is basically a long distance train, nothing romantic about the setup. The ride from Shinjuku station to Hakone Yumoto is smooth, comfortable and takes about 1hour and 20 mins. You need 2 tickets for the Romancecar train ride - firstly the limited...More

10  Thank Tan8888
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whiterockdeb
March 28, 2018|
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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.
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iluvspree
November 27, 2017|
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Response from ECWorld | Reviewed this property |
November is high season for trips to Hakone, and you should try to book online if you are trying to travel on the weekends, particularly the more popular time slots. You can check availability on line; I thought of booking... More
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Gloria Y
November 2, 2017|
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Response from voyagelady |
Hello, I went to the Odakyu ticket office in Shinjuku a couple of days before my travel date and bought the Hakone pass and train tickets on the romance car. I did not buy the tickets online.
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