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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.
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
Hakone-machi, Ashigarashimo-gun, Kanagawa Prefecture
+81 465-32-6821
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Other than being very overcrowded, the train itself was ok, however the service at Hakone Yumoto station was incredibly bad and the worst service we experienced in our whole 3 week stay in Japan. The lady at tourist info was watch a drama on her...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Kahikiturtle
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We took the Tozan train - well maintained classic looking train from hakone Yumoto station to Gora. There are modern looking train as well as we used that on our way back. It is slow train ride with many stops as this is the steepest...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank ATGoldcoast
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nothing to see along the way. Get in early and line up to get a seat. The train zigzags up the mountain for 40 mins but besides vegetation the views and very poor. Maybe if it was snowing it would be more interesting I suppose...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank travelfreaks4lyfe
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful views from the railway and you can access a number of tourist destinations from the railway. Really helpful staff and trains run on time.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank chloej2017
Reviewed December 11, 2018

The old Hakone train still works. I am really amazed that they are well maintained. Love the train that brought us to the Open Air Museum.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank eatee2018
Reviewed December 10, 2018

This is the public transportations to take you from odawara to Gora stations, and this train come in 2 different car. 1 car i see all seat is facing forward and the other one is like standard train facing left and right. the uniqueness from...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank iduy_04
Reviewed December 10, 2018

This railway is interesting. Basically, there is only one track but the trains goes in both direction. There is not much views there but you need to take this if you are going to the mountain top

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank JemnJo
Reviewed December 3, 2018

The Hakone Tozan Railway is quite an old line and quite a slow way to get to Hakone (although probably one of the only ways to get there). It is quite clean but moves relatively slowly.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank kennylausg12
Reviewed November 30, 2018 via mobile

This a cool old fashioned railway that had “switch backs” going up the mountain. So different having left Tokyo in the morning. Left our bags at the station that were sent to our hotel. You’ll enjoy this experience in great mountains

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank GrahamR888
Reviewed November 28, 2018 via mobile

Suggest come early as crowd could be quite terrible if you depart late. Good experience to ride with steep path car, good scene thought, children very happy with the ride.

Date of experience: November 2018
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September 6, 2018|
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Response from TassieTripping | Reviewed this property |
Can't comment on the trip from Shinjuku as only joined the railway at Odawara but found the Hakone area to be well worth the visit. As others have said go during the week. Particularly enjoyed the Ropeway and the train... More
Regina D
February 2, 2018|
Response from kesgris | Reviewed this property |
Hi Not sure of all opening hours but we managed to get train from tokyo to hakone then train to gora then cablecar to lake and boat across lake and public bus back to gora to stay overnight in one day with no great hurry and... More
July 26, 2017|
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Response from lisatan188 | Reviewed this property |
1. No point driving to Yumoto; not just about parking but it is more difficult to get there than train. Park at Odawara or any other major train stations where parking is ample. Yumoto is a bustling place with lots of... More