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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 3 days ago via mobile

Gorgeous lake with plenty of attractions surrounding it. Hakone Shrine is the perfect place to snap good photos capturing the area’s beauty. It wasn’t terribly crowded when we were there, but it can get a bit chaotic at Motohakone - where the sightseeing cruise takes...More

Thank Jareena S
Reviewed 4 days ago

The boat ride across Lake Ashi is a lovely experience. We caught the second ferry of the morning (large pirate like ship) and it wasn't overly crowded. The water was calm and the scenery was beautiful. When you board make your way up to the...More

Thank _AliCar3_
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Great tour if you plan to do the cable car in hakone. The boat makes a few stops that allow you to get off and get back on. The best option if you plan to do the cable car the the lake ashi tour make...More

Thank marlymar32
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Lake Ashi cruise should not be missed if you have the 72 hour Hakone Free Pass. I definitely got more than what I paid for when I did the whole Hakone Tozan Train-Ropeway-Gondola-Pirate Ship Cruise (to and from Togendai). It was fun. (I love...More

Thank Louise A
Reviewed 1 week ago

We purchased the Hakone 72-hour pass which include the cable car, ropeway, and Pirate Boat around the Lake. It was well worth it and very unusual.

Thank Wayne D
Reviewed 1 week ago

We rode on "Pirates Boat" to enjoy this beautiful lake. The lake water was clear and clean. The air mountain also very fresh, and of course the scenery was amazing. If you like photography, then you must visit this place to take as much as...More

Thank Nuryono Herry W
Reviewed 1 week ago

Such a beautiful spot. We walked round the lake to the shrine, used the opportunity to take many wonderful photos. Almost impossible to take a bad one. The shops are close, plus food available from several outlets. Visit the historic Change Station and walk through...More

Thank Steve F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A large and beautiful inland lake assertions which many of Hakone's tourist attractions are dotted. The Hakone Checkpoint, Motohakone, the summer palace gardens, and too many restaurants, souvenir shops and hotels to count.

Thank mobetrotter
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I went with a tour group and it wasn't on your list but it was great to see a lake. It was a wonderful fine day and you can see it was clear blue water and no wind. I would go again as I like...More

1  Thank kelly11584
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice scenery, volcanic lake, big enough for a nice boat ride. It was a bit chilly to stay on deck and the visibility from the inside is limited. Disappointed in the boat but not the lake.

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12 April 2018|
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Response from ardeeyambao | 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 EdeliciouS | Reviewed this property |
The Hakone Free Pass by Odakyu Railway is a discount pass for exploring Hakone, with unlimited use if Odakyu affiliated buses, trains, ferry, cable cars and ropeways. You can buy this pass at Shinjuku station, Odakyu... More