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Created 3,000 years ago by a volcanic eruption, this lake is cruised by boats year round and, from its southern edge, offers the view of Mt. Fuji often seen in tourist brochures.
Hakone, Hakone-machi, Ashigarashimo-gun 250-0521, Kanagawa Prefecture
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

You can approach the lake via a bus or the funicular, but don’t miss the boat ride across. The floating prayer gate is beautiful, though currently under construction/ repair.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank leahw1979
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice a round allot of mountain and its an amazing view and their a coffee and restaurants you can spend a good time

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank alneebari
Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice lake with your typical type of lake tour to get a decent view of Mt. Fuji. There are many restaurants, shops and galleries nearby.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Tony C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a lovely cruise on a gorgeous day - the views of Mt Fuji were spectacular. The water was such a deep blue and very calm. Would definitely recommend this excursion. The area is very peaceful.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank MaddyLibby
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited the lake, have a lunch there and then take the rope way. It is a beautiful place but in winter, there isn't much to see.

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

This is our second time visiting the lake during our trip to Hakone. Pretty and unique pirate boats , Japanese land mark Mt Fuji at the background. Must visit place if you are around in Hakone. If you have hakone pass - you can use...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank ATGoldcoast
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

we rode the classic looking ship going to another site before taking the cable car. during the boat ride you will see mt. fuji and the famous tori.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank macariosakay
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The lake is nothing spectacular but unique in the settings of Hakone. Most travelers cross the lake to go into the ropeway.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank KrishC_12
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A tourist trap unfortunately. Not much to see and if you have been on boats and lakes before, this would be quite underwhelming. If you do it from owakudani then mt fuji is behind you at the very end and is far away so it's...More

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

Not a very big lake. Went on the pirate ship. Weather was pretty cold though the sun was out. To be honest, nothing much to see except you can see Mount Fuji on one part of the cruise. If you continue with the next leg,...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 438khc
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12 April 2018|
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Response from rdyam0614 | Reviewed this property |
Hi, In addition, the Hakone Free Pass is around 4,000 JPY, that includes an unlimited pass to tozan train, hakone ropeway, hakone cable car, lake ashi cruise, odakyu buses, etc. If you are planning to do only 3 activities... More
17 October 2017|
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Response from Andreiagoncalves | Reviewed this property |
Hello Nat. This I have no idea, as we did all the trip. So Sorry
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Response from kmkrnn | Reviewed this property |
We had a Hakone free pass it covered buses, boats, every thing. Easy to navigate the system with a map.