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芦ノ湖Lake Ashi (Ashinoko)

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  • Around Hakone
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Around Hakone
Hakone-machi Ashigarashimo-gun, Kanagawa, 250-0500, Japan
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Date of post:2015/06/16

Let’s enjoy Lake Ashi riding on the Pirate’s Ship

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Lake Ashi is a crater lake made about 30 million years ago by the eruption of the mountain. It is located at 723m above sea level.

You can enjoy many wonderful views from and around the lake. On clear day, you will see Mt. Fuji from the southern end of the lake. You will also see the vermillion torii (entrance gate of the Hakone Shrine) on the water. This is very unique view. One of the best view points is Narukawa Museum. You can see both Mt. Fuji and torii gate at the same time and this is the symbolic landscape of Hakone.

It is fun to ride on the ship on the lake. There are two cruise companies. If you have kids, I recommend Kaizokusen (pirate’s ship) which has cannons and pirates figures on the deck. The view from the ship is also magnificent. You can ride on the small swan boat which you have to pedal by yourself, too. There are also fishing boats. There are fresh water fish such as sweet fish, rainbow trout and black bass. You can taste these fish in some of the restaurants standing on the lakeside.

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