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箱根ロープウエイ Hakone Ropeway

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Around Hakone
Hakone-machi Ashigarashimo-gun, Kanagawa, 250-0500, Japan
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[March-April, September-November] 8:45-17:15, [August] 8:45-17:30, [December-February] 9:15-16:15
Date of post:2015/06/16

Amazing view of Mt Fuji and Lake Ashi from the gondola

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<Important Notice>
The entry to the Owakudani area is prohibited due to volcanic activity at the Mount Hakone.
Attention: The Hakone Ropeway is not operating currently.

Hakone is a wonderful place to spend leisure time in the nature because it is not far from Tokyo and you can appreciate the nature in various ways. There are many different means of transportation in the area such as mountain train, cable car and lake cruise ship. Hakone Ropeway (you may call it cable car or gondola) is one of the highlight among them. It connects between Togendai, the lakeside and Sounzan via Owakudani.

The view from the ropeway is magnificent. If you start from Togendai, you will gradually see Lake Ashi with pirates ships down below surrounded by the mountains. Then, Mt. Fuji, 3776m, the highest mountain in Japan, will appear on your left hand side. It will change the direction at the mid-station called Ubako where some people get off to go hiking or to the hotels. When you get closer to Owakudani, you may see smoke from the ground. It is hydrogen sulfide gas. You have to change the ropeway at Owakudani, where it is worthwhile to walk around. If you continue to Sounzan, you will see a deep valley under the cable and you will enjoy thrilling moment.

By the way, this ropeway is recorded in the Guinness Book of World Records by the number of the passengers who used it in a year. 2,064,241 passengers in 2009!

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