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Lake Ashi (Ashinoko)

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Address: Hakone, Ashigarashimo-gun, Hakone-machi 250-0521, Kanagawa Prefecture
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Created 3,000 years ago by a volcanic eruption, this lake is cruised by...

Created 3,000 years ago by a volcanic eruption, this lake is cruised by boats year round and, from its southern edge, offers the view of Mt. Fuji often seen in tourist brochures.

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The only thing worth to do during Hakone trip

A lot of good reviews about visiting Hakone. We took a trip there and boy....so disappointed...nothing much to do and even the rope was closed. The beauty of lake Ashi cured a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Lake Ashi (Ashinoko) show me a great view. Very calm and peaceful. Loved to cruise the lake. You can see mount Hakone and if lucky Mount Fuji as well

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

A lot of good reviews about visiting Hakone. We took a trip there and boy....so disappointed...nothing much to do and even the rope was closed. The beauty of lake Ashi cured a little bit of our disappointment. So during our trip in Hakone....this is the only thing that is worth the time and money.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It's a bit touristy but you have to do it. We didn't get to see Mount Fuji as it was overcast but it must be spectacular.

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Gosford, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We hoped to catch a glimpse of Fuji while crossing the lake on a big old pirate ship-esque boat. Cloud cover on the mountain was near 100% so we missed out unfortunately. Being Winter, the temperature across the lake was freezing cold especially being outside. It was an amazing experience nonetheless!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We took a ferry across Lake Ashi and back after a ride on the rope way. The lake is stunning, with echoes of Switzerland or Italy but with glimpses of beautiful Japanese architecture to remind you where you are. The ferry itself is a version of an old tall ship and has ample space for everyone to take in the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Hakone region isn't too far from the sea, but Lake Ashi is the main body of water in this touristy corner of rural Japan. It's not really particularly spectacular but does look quite striking when viewed from local hiking trails or from the Hakone ropeway either on the way to or from Togendai station. Crossing the lake on the... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Don't come here, we tried to rent a boat in two different shops, and they told us they were closed, only to then rent them to locals. Shame

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Peel, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This lake is a surprise in Japan. Make sure you have a boat trip on the Disney style boats pirate ship is the best.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The boat that took us across was nice (looked like an old pirate ship). It basically took us across the lake, which was nothing spectacular.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It is a very beautiful lake. You can rent a boat for 30 minutes but it is either for 2 or 3 people. If you are 4, you need to rent two boats, no other way. It is next to the rope way but that is too expensive with too many useless stops.

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