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Address: Ashigarashimo-gun, Hakone-machi 250-0311, Kanagawa Prefecture
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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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Nice way to reach Gora

We rode this train at Odawara using the Hakone Free Pass. A piece of advice for tourists is to buy the Hakone Pass at Shinjuku previous day itself. Though we reached Odawara... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Mangalore, India

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Mangalore, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We rode this train at Odawara using the Hakone Free Pass. A piece of advice for tourists is to buy the Hakone Pass at Shinjuku previous day itself. Though we reached Odawara early, the Hakone Pass issuing customer centre opens only at 10am and hence we had to wait for an hour or so. However, the Tozan Rail is a... More 

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Castro Valley, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

These can get crowded and really packed depending on when you board. There are seats on these, but like any other train you can pack people in like sardines. The railways does this weird zigzag at some parts of the track, in which is changes directions and you could be riding backwards from the direction in which you were originally... More 

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Bandarawela, Sri Lanka
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went there with Hakone Free Pass..it is the first time I went there with Tozan Railway.This is slowly ride and it is very nice..this is going through many beautiful places.I enjoyed lot

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Tamworth, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was interesting to see how the rail line handles the steep climb. Yes it was slow, but a good opportunity to relax and enjoy it. We were there mid winter so it wasn't too crowded - reading other reviews I don't think I'd enjoy it so much in the tourist season! We purchased the Hakone free pass, which was... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was a long weekend when we visited Hakone so the entire area was very crowded. That said we only had to wait for less than 30 minutes or so to get on a tram. If you have a tight schedule plan accordingly. It was fun seeing the tram conductors switched control rooms during the ride as the tram had... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A fun ride with some lovely views. Worth doing it to arrive near Mount Fuji area.Some interesting statistics. Get leaflets in ticket office also available in several languages. The steepest gradient train in Japan.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 22, 2017 via mobile

Nice and slow ride on the Hakone Tozan Train back from Owakudani to Hakone Yumoto station. Free with Hakone Free Pass. The kids loved it.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 22, 2017

The train from Hakone main station to Gora station is a torture. It takes 40 minutes and its too expensive. Then you switch over to the cable car. Its well organised but too crowdy. The cable car runs only every 30 minutes. Thats nothing for the thousands of tourists.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 15, 2017 via mobile

Nice scenery, slow pace but abit bumpy. Overall its really nice train to take feels like going victoria peak in Hong Kong

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 15, 2017

At peak times in Hakone such as Peak Autumn Colour, be prepared for very lengthy queues which loop endlessly and at times extend outside most transportation terminals. Vehicle traffic becomes congested; Hakone Tozen bus services also get held up, visitors abandon buses in favour of getting around on the Hakone Ropeway which then worsens the lengthy queues. Tourist groups are... More 

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