Hakone Ropeway
Hakone Ropeway
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9:00 AM - 4:15 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 4:15 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 4:15 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 4:15 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 4:15 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 4:15 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 4:15 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 4:15 PM
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Glide through the skies in the world’s second-longest cable car, whose 13-passenger gondolas offer breathtaking panoramic views.
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  • JennyValdi
    Jacksonville, Florida53 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Good experience on a sunny day
    The ride up is really pretty, but that’s basically what it is. A ride to the top. Where everyone tries the black eggs. Lots of food and souvenirs to buy. We lucked out and had a clear day so it was a really good experience but I think if it were cloudy I’d pass.
    Visited April 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written April 27, 2023
  • Amit B
    20 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Mt Fuji and the ropeway
    Superb experience, going over the hills and a live volcanic crater with sulphur gas emitting. The ropeway takes you all the way to Ashi lake for a short cruise. We got magnificent views of Mt. Fuji from the ropeway. It was well worth the effort.
    Visited June 2023
    Written July 11, 2023
  • jjluke
    Calgary, Canada1,420 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The journey matters and it is an awesome one!
    The Hakone Ropeway is an experience unto itself. First you take an old school switchback train up the mountain. Then you take a unique cable car up, and finally the ropeway (gondola) where you go over Hakone, Mt. Fuji in the distance and some neat sulphur spots. Finally you take a pirate-style ship over back to the town area. A very cool experience but do note that the cost of this is separate from your JR Rail Pass, but we felt the entire package was totally worth it for the experience. Highly recommend checking it out for the sites and experiences. If you found this helpful, please indicate with thumbs up so I know where to focus my future review efforts!
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written August 21, 2023
  • NCAndBeyond
    41 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    As expected, superb views of the overall Hakone caldera
    Long ropeway transit - excellent views of the geothermal "hell". We got a small view of Mt. Fuji, but on the right day, it would be outstanding. Best way to get over to the Lake from the train stations... Well worth it. I would recommend getting the Hakone Pass as it make it much easier to take the cable car, ropeway, sightseeing tour, etc
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written November 13, 2023
  • wireless_in_CA
    United States5,016 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Views From All Stations
    We used our pass to take the ropeway up to the Okuwadani station. That was as far was we wanted to go on this trip since we previously visited Lake Ashii. Luckily we had good timing when we arrived so we only had to wait in the queue for about 15 minutes or so. Boarding was quick and efficient. We ended up sharing our gondola with three other people. As we lifted out of the station the ride was quite smooth. The panorama views were excellent on a mostly clear day. However as we got higher, the winds started picking up but the gondola was quite stable as it was supported on parallel cables. the whistling of wind was just a small indicator of what was to come when we got off at the station (got blown around). Sitting on the left side going up gave us an aerial view of all the steam venting going on in Owakudani. When it came time to ride back down our the queue was even shorter and we boarded immediately. At Souza Station we grabbed a snack and drink and enjoyed the views without the wind. It was so much nicer and modern versus the last time years ago.
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written November 25, 2023
  • pandora m
    Singapore, Singapore249 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Stunning Views; but beware of closure due to strong winds
    Amazing experience. We were very lucky. Out of the 3 days of our Hakone pass, the ropeway was down for 2.5 days due to strong winds - we managed to catch it at least once during one morning. The views were stunning, especially across Owakudani (volcanic activity) where one could smell the sulfur strongly. We could also see Mt Fuji clearly throughout that morning. We would have just use it everyday if we could (if it was not closed due to strong winds).
    Visited November 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written December 9, 2023
  • John and Deb K
    Karratha, Australia733 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Clear Day Adventure Only.
    The set up to get on and off with the Hakone Pass is very well done. the cars are clean and the staff are good at organizing people on and off the cars, On a good day it would be a great ride with plenty of views. Unfortunately for us the day we went it was not just over cast but the clouds were all around us so we just went through clouds with nothing to see at all.
    Visited April 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written April 3, 2024
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Raintree_Thailand
Bangkok, Thailand3,869 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
We were lucky with the weather and had reasonably good views of Mt. Fuji after disembarking from the cable car. The ropeway ride itself is mildly exciting, and passes over steaming sulpher vents on the way to the top. If the weather is cloudy, however, I would strongly recommend to skip the cablecar to the top; you won't see anything to warrant the expense.
Written April 13, 2024
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John and Deb K
Karratha, Australia733 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
The set up to get on and off with the Hakone Pass is very well done. the cars are clean and the staff are good at organizing people on and off the cars, On a good day it would be a great ride with plenty of views. Unfortunately for us the day we went it was not just over cast but the clouds were all around us so we just went through clouds with nothing to see at all.
Written April 3, 2024
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Dana B
2 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
Unfortunately I was shoved in to a Ropeway cable car by an employee at Owakudani station and it completely ruined the experience for me. It was a complete shock as it wasn’t a light push, it hurt my back through my backpack. When I tried to explain what happened to the staff at the ticket counter and they just justified the employees behaviour and gave an inauthentic apology. Very disappointing that I had my first viewing of Mount Fuji through tears. Overall the cable car was okay but you are in there with 15 other people and it costs $33 AUD for a round trip which is pricey for attractions in the area.
Written March 20, 2024
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Considered Review
Norwich, UK133 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Couples
Wonderful cable car ride down from Hakone Geonuseum to Owakudani Valley and Lake Ashi. Always a thrillingly precarious but ultimately safe ride.
Written March 1, 2024
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pandora m
Singapore, Singapore249 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Family
Amazing experience. We were very lucky. Out of the 3 days of our Hakone pass, the ropeway was down for 2.5 days due to strong winds - we managed to catch it at least once during one morning. The views were stunning, especially across Owakudani (volcanic activity) where one could smell the sulfur strongly. We could also see Mt Fuji clearly throughout that morning. We would have just use it everyday if we could (if it was not closed due to strong winds).
Written December 9, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

wireless_in_CA
United States5,016 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
We used our pass to take the ropeway up to the Okuwadani station. That was as far was we wanted to go on this trip since we previously visited Lake Ashii.

Luckily we had good timing when we arrived so we only had to wait in the queue for about 15 minutes or so. Boarding was quick and efficient. We ended up sharing our gondola with three other people.

As we lifted out of the station the ride was quite smooth. The panorama views were excellent on a mostly clear day. However as we got higher, the winds started picking up but the gondola was quite stable as it was supported on parallel cables. the whistling of wind was just a small indicator of what was to come when we got off at the station (got blown around).

Sitting on the left side going up gave us an aerial view of all the steam venting going on in Owakudani.

When it came time to ride back down our the queue was even shorter and we boarded immediately. At Souza Station we grabbed a snack and drink and enjoyed the views without the wind. It was so much nicer and modern versus the last time years ago.
Written November 25, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

NCAndBeyond
Nevada City41 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Family
Long ropeway transit - excellent views of the geothermal "hell". We got a small view of Mt. Fuji, but on the right day, it would be outstanding. Best way to get over to the Lake from the train stations... Well worth it. I would recommend getting the Hakone Pass as it make it much easier to take the cable car, ropeway, sightseeing tour, etc
Written November 13, 2023
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Angela
18 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Couples
Okay so Mt Fuji was hiding. Not anyones fault. Train and funicular up from Hakone was horrific, rammed with people literally. Massive queues, herded from station to station, first going down to Lake Ashi and then back up aftewards. Took hours just to get there and back. Awful. Waste of money. Don't bother at all. Nothing much at the Lake to see either. Wasted day trip for us I'm afraid all round.
Written November 8, 2023
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BaKr01
Malmö, Sweden126 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023
Well maintained, easy to use. Felt safe. Well signposted. However, can be closed down if the weather is bad.
Written September 20, 2023
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Lorraine L
Tarwin Lower, Australia3,032 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Couples
These were the biggest gondolas we have been in holding up to 18 people. It was a scenic trip that took us up to the active volcano.
Written August 26, 2023
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