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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.
Hakone, Hakone-machi, Ashigarashimo-gun 250-0521, Kanagawa Prefecture
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

A lovely natural environment! You can visit and old cedar tree forest and a ancient temple in the hills. Afterwards just grab a ferry across the lake.

Thank Hristo L
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The lake has a nice view on Mt Fuji.Take the pirate boats and you will be pleasantly surprised by the experience, the views. It makes it more fun.

Thank Liaworld
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We had a lovely half hour cruise of Lake Ashi. The views from the boat are beautiful and it made for a lovely relaxing time in an otherwise busy day.

Thank CumbriaChevalier
Reviewed 1 week ago

We took the boat cruise on Lake Ashi and it was a beautiful lake surrounded by beautiful scenery (including Mount Fuji). There are also a couple of great small-town stops along the lakefront, with nice restaurants and shops to peruse. Very relaxing experience!

Thank kennylausg12
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The ride in the ship is quiet and serene as you are mesmerised by the beautiful "koyo" (autumn leaves) on either sides of the river. Lake Ashi is also beautiful during sunset. So would recommend one to be present at the Hakone-machi side during sunset....More

Thank shweta_pathak1
Reviewed 1 week ago

I went with my wife and mother in law on the ship, i thoroughly enjoyed the scenery and the whole adventure of being on the Lake and spent a bit extra going 1st class.great views, didnt Fuji san that day due to the cloud cover...More

Thank Marc T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We took the boat from one side to the cable car side. You're treated to a great view with mount fuji in the background.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The boat only sails at specific times and can get quite busy so it’s best to queue up early to be sure you can get on the boat you want Most people just wander around the top deck taking photos and there are some seats...More

Thank SGC60
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Is a nice place to stroll but too much tourist. Many shops and eatery. The pirate ships ride across the lake.

Thank Leslie3663
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Buy the Hakone Free Pass - worth every yen. So you can go on unlimited trips on the Pirate Ships, Ropeways and Cable cars.

Thank wildfirejc
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April 12, 2018|
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Response from rdyam0614 | Reviewed this property |
Hi, In addition, the Hakone Free Pass is around 4,000 JPY, that includes an unlimited pass to tozan train, hakone ropeway, hakone cable car, lake ashi cruise, odakyu buses, etc. If you are planning to do only 3 activities... More
October 17, 2017|
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Response from Andreiagoncalves | Reviewed this property |
Hello Nat. This I have no idea, as we did all the trip. So Sorry
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Response from EdeliciouS | Reviewed this property |
The Hakone Free Pass by Odakyu Railway is a discount pass for exploring Hakone, with unlimited use if Odakyu affiliated buses, trains, ferry, cable cars and ropeways. You can buy this pass at Shinjuku station, Odakyu... More