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箱根ロープウエイ Hakone Ropeway

  • Activities (Cruises, Vehicles and Excursions)
  • Around Hakone
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District
Around Hakone
Address
1251 Sengokubara, Hakone-machi Ashigarashimo-gun, Kanagawa, 250-0521, Japan
Category
  • Activities (Cruises, Vehicles and Excursions)
Opening Hours
[March-April, September-November] 8:45-17:15, [August] 8:45-17:30, [December-February] 9:15-16:15
Website
http://www.hakoneropeway.co.jp/foreign/en/index.cgi
Tel.
+81-465-32-2205
Date of post:2015/06/16

Amazing view of Mt Fuji and Lake Ashi from the gondola

  • Nature Walks

Hakone is a wonderful place to relax 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 highlights among them. It connects 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 pirate 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 which may be a little bit scary too!

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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