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Address: Ashigarashimo-gun, Hakone-machi 250-0311, Kanagawa Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 465-32-6821
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Railroad buffs in particular will enjoy a ride on this small train, which...

Railroad buffs in particular will enjoy a ride on this small train, which includes two stretches, the more scenic of which is Hakone Yumoto to Gora.

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Scenic rail ride up a mountain

A beautiful old rail system that takes you up the mountain side zig zagging all the way up and then you can go even further with the near vertical tram. Good scenic ride as... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
Aaron P
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Seoul, South Korea
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We had a good time visiting all places in Hakone. Good nature and good onsen. We stayed in a hotel in Hakone Yumoto for two days. So, at train station, we bought all day pass tickets at an information desk. I highly recommend to purchase this one. We could use this for 2days. The ticket includes bus, rail, ropeway and... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

A beautiful old rail system that takes you up the mountain side zig zagging all the way up and then you can go even further with the near vertical tram. Good scenic ride as mentioned earlier.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great start on way to the ropeway. When busy with lot of people the train frequency increases and line moves quite fast. A short pleasant trip but easily looked over when compared to the ropeway. Also can be a useful way to get around Gora which is quite steep.

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Thank Shlomo K
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Below average scenic views. Very crowded train, waste of time. Take this train if you wanna try the ropeway. If not, stay away from this route. Taking a bus from hakone yumoto to Motohakone ko is way much better. More comfortable and much better views.

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A lovely way to go up the mountain, winding its way through the trees and tunnels. Very atmospheric.

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice old train, but so slow and could run more often. Crowded every time of the day. It seems strange that this region that has som many tourist doesn't work better with communications.

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Hong Kong, China
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The first part of the Railway journey from Hakone Yumoto to Gora is not really that exciting especially if you are on a crowded train with views outside the window all blocked. The second part of the journey from Gora to Sounzan is by cable car, which looks like a tram and can take on 93 passengers at one time.... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The tozan railway is easy for tourists to use, and has frequent trains. The switchback up the mountain was definitely unique.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

really enjoyed this train trip and glad we made the trip up to Hakone this way. Unlike previous review we had seats and it was not hot.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

TOOK THE train up and down. in both cases standing up and dying of heat. at first its great however the pleasure suddenly turns in to agony.

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