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Hakone Tozan Railway

Hakone-machi, Ashigarashimo-gun, Kanagawa Prefecture
+81 465-32-6821
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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.
  • Excellent32%
  • Very good47%
  • Average19%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“hakone tozan” (44 reviews)
“cable car” (77 reviews)
“train runs” (8 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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Hakone-machi, Ashigarashimo-gun, Kanagawa Prefecture
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+81 465-32-6821
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

New trains much more comfortable than the old when it’s warm. Amazing journey winding its way up the steep and winding hill side. The switchbacks a very unique experience on a train. All run with typical Japanese efficiency and care

Thank Jezblanc
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Halone tozam railway is kind of metro for the mountains and I was awestruck by the construction and connectivity offered. It turns up and down the mountain connection lowlands valleys with the mountain tops through a winch kind of arrangement, truly an experience.

Thank AmitChanda29
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Hakone Tozan Railway was a great experience. The train takes you way up the mountain with some spectacular views along the way we were hoping to travel to the rope way and get a glimpse of Mt Fuji but torrential rain the night before closed...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A great contrast to your average high speed Japanese train, offered a leisurely and very scenic journey up into the hills from Hakone to Gora. The English commentary mentioned that it is the 7th steepest railway line in the world, and in parts has a...More

Thank Sharon H
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There are a few cool "switch backs" where the train changes directions down the steep slope. July is really beautiful with all the hydrangea along the tracks.

Thank Danny S
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We spent a day taking these trains to the ropeway and the top of a mountain where sulphur mines operate non-stop and give an unearthly impression. Definitely worthwhile.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The Tozan Railway was a great way to see the views of the Mountains of Hakone! We spent about $50 AUD for the Tozan Railway, cable car, ropeway and sightseeing cruise which we thought was very reasonable. We would recommend this railway experience!

Thank cjeff166
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The Hakone Tozan Railway offers a special railway experience as you ascend (if you board the train from Hakone-Yumoto station) the mountain thanks to the switchbacks half-way through the line. The trip provides great views of the mountain. If you are planning on trying out...More

Thank Chris C
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Reviewed July 9, 2018

Loved this slow romantic climb, despite the heat. Retro cars are wonderful as are the gorgeous hydrangea lining the route.

Thank R T
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Reviewed July 8, 2018

This train zig zags up the mountain, first going in one direction, then it goes in the opposite direction. You see the train conductor(?) get out and switch with the person who is at the back of the train. The ride is slow, but the...More

Thank Kerri N
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Regina D
February 2, 2018|
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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
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HVHiew
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
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Aloysius C
December 4, 2016|
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Response from Jim S | Reviewed this property |
You may want to consider the Hakone Free pass. See my review on this and there are a lot more details on planning and the pass as well journey time/details from Tokyo.
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