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Address: 1251 Sengokuhara, Ashigarashimo-gun, Hakone-machi 250-0631, Kanagawa Prefecture
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Mt Fuji, Lake Ashi and Bullet Train Day Trip from Tokyo

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Geothermal stopover on the Hakone route

If travelling between Sounzan and Togendai stations on the Hakone Ropeway, there is no avoiding stopping over at the Owakudani station. And it is worth spending some time here to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If travelling between Sounzan and Togendai stations on the Hakone Ropeway, there is no avoiding stopping over at the Owakudani station. And it is worth spending some time here to observe how the geothermal activity is used to promote tourism in this region. Geographically, the Owakudani valley was created after volcanic Mount Hakone blew about 3000 years ago. What's left... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It's a spectacular scenery even if I might not fully understand the extraordinary with the black egg. We were lucky to find the ropeway station just re-opened after being closed for half a year due to toxic gases. Did I enjoy going there: Totally! Would I go there again: Maybe. Would I recommend others to go: Absolutely!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Getting to see the alien landscape with sulphur venting and dead vegetation was the coolest thing along the rope way. Get the black eggs (5 for 500¥). The geo museum was free when we were there.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice cable car ride and interesting view of weird sulpherous steam vents. They seem to have some kind of construction or facilities down near the vents -- not sure why.

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Hampshire, UK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a great spot of amazing nature and geology. The smell of sulphur is strong in the air, but as a bonus you can get a naturally cooked egg which is said to prolong your life by 7 years!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I knew that I was not going to see Mt. Fuji as the weather forecast indicated cloudy days and chance of rain from Owakidani, However, on that particular day I went the cable car from Souzan to Owakidani was closed. Still it was nice riding the bus around the area and I recommend buying the Hakone Pass it will save... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It would be a nice area to explore. But still up to now such site cannot be access. You ride the cable car up to the Owakudani station. But you can just step out the cable car, walk for 10steps maybe within the station not even at the exit and just look what can be seen from the station. Good... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016

Nature has it's own mind and when we visited, we weren't allowed to access the Owakudani area on foot, or travel above it. We could get the ropeway to the station, but that was all we could do sue to the dangerous gasses. I'm sure it would be spectacular to see!

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Adelaide, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2016

It was originally called “Jigoku-dani (Hell-valley)” or “Dai-jigoku (Great Hell).” But it was renamed as “Owaku-dani (Great Boiling Valley)” in 1876. By the overpowering smell of sulphur I lost my appetite to try a black boiled egg.

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Hua Hin, Thailand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2016

Owakudani is an active volcanic valley. With many steam vents dotted around and on a clear day a magnificent view of Mt. Fuji, As we were on a tour we only had a short time and we stopped at the site that sells black eggs which are cooked at 80 degrees C. for 60 minutes in natural spring water. Then... More 

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