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Replicas of pirate ships cruise Lake Ashi, offering views of forests, hotels and the striking red gateway to the Hakone Shrine.
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
Hakone-machi, Ashigarashimo-gun 250-0522, Kanagawa Prefecture
+81 460-83-7722
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All reviews first class pirate ship lake ashi top deck cross lake relaxing cruise fun trip open deck paid yen boat trip pleasant trip beautiful view of the lake enjoy the view free pass great for kids enjoyable ride cable car
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Reviewed 4 days ago

If you are looking at scenery, take the deck. In the hold, you will not be able to see much scenery and the boat ride becomes a chore. So if you want to take some cool pictures, go up to the deck.

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

Suggest start your day early so avoid the crowd. Travel in between from rope rail stn to makamoto, follow the sightseeing path as suggested by local travel guide. Best viewing with normal ticket rather than vip seat for better viewing. You can see the mt...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank choonsengyap
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We took a round trip ride from Motohakone-ko. The boat was clean and provided a commentary of the sights shpping the route it took to the 2 other stops/towns on Lake Ashi. Unfortunately we were short of time else we would love to got off...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank TheSpecialOfficer
Reviewed November 7, 2018

Take this cruise from Togendai pier to Motohakone Pier take around 15 - 30 minute. the Scenery was great and you can see the Tori gate (temple gate) in the lakeside. i recommend you to buy the hakone free pass at Odakyu Mall Shinjuku for...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank iduy_04
Reviewed November 6, 2018 via mobile

This is a lovely way to cross Lake Ashi, included as part of the Hakone travel pass. It was too cloudy for us to see Mount Fuji but we still enjoyed views of the lake, mountains and famous tori. Plenty of seats inside or stand...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Wombling_Free_7548
Reviewed November 6, 2018 via mobile

If u intend to visit Hakone, then to Gotemba Premium outlets and do some sight seeing while u’re here. It is best to buy the Hakone Pass. U can take this sightseeing cruise free if u purchase the Hakone Pass. (Note there are 2 sightseeing...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Rosvki
Reviewed November 4, 2018

We had the free pass and this was included so it seemed a good way to see a bit more of the area. We caught a fairly late boat (about 3.40 I think) and it was getting dark by the time we reached the end....More

Date of experience: October 2018
Reviewed November 3, 2018

Lake Ahi is a beautiful lake nestled into a valley--it a skinny little lake that is surrounded with trees that go to the edge of the water. The mode of transportation is described as a "Viking Ship" in the brochures, but it is more like...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank 1234texas
Reviewed October 22, 2018 via mobile

You can see Mount Fuji for a short time from the Motohakone-Ko end but most of the trip is just of the lake itself. Means to an end to get from one end of the lake to the other more than anything.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank ptwanderer123
Reviewed October 12, 2018 via mobile

Covered by the cost of the Hakone Free pass, this is a European-looking ferry that has the function of transporting tourists across the lake. Very functional.

Date of experience: October 2018
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June 13, 2018|
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Response from John B | Reviewed this property |
Yes, there are.
July 24, 2017|
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Response from Tricia H | Reviewed this property |
I have only been to Motohakone - a good selection of shops and a great restaurant/cafe that overlooks the lake. The boat usually stops at both - so you can do both if you have the time.
August 18, 2015|
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Response from rajitha_wijekoon | Reviewed this property |
Hi As my memory, the pirate ship is good