We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers: Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Lake Ashi is so beautiful with Mount Fuji located in the background. We stayed at Prince hotel, Hakone and had some of the best views if Lake ashi. Sunrise and sunset are just so perfect looking at mt Fuji and lake ashi.
We came on a not so clear day, but the lake was the most beautiful part of the round trip excursion in Hakone.
On a clear day, the views of Fuji must be spectacular and brilliant. On a not so clear day, the lake itself...More
We did a quick trip in the morning because stormy weather forecast early afternoon. Were still caught in passing showers and wind strong enough to blow away umbrella.
Hakone Shrine, Hakone Checkpoint and park are nice places to walk around. There are walking trails along...More
Great area, the gondola ride over the crater was wonderful, the sulfur smell is quite strong, then the gondola ride to the lake side was beautiful, then boarded the pirate ship to the other side of the lake
The journey was the point, antique train, then cable car, then gondola were all fun with amazing views. We went over a smoking volcanic area on the gondola and were graced by a brief view of "shy" Mt Fuji. Thrilling. Didn't take the boat across...More
Response from ardeeyambao | Reviewed this property |
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
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 half day is enough and i don’t think purchasing Hakone Free pass would be practical. Just bear in mind too that the first train from Shinjuku Tokyo to Hakone departs around 7 am and reach at around 9 am. I am not sure though the schedule of Romance Car, you can inquire about all these in advance at Odakyu Customer Service Center in Shinjuku Station. They have a number but I no longer have it.
Please note as well that each areas are quite far from each other, it’s a bit exhausting to do all for a half day based on my experience. Check too if there is a direct bus to Kawaguchiko as I believe you will have to take a bus to Gotemba and from there, there should be a bus to Kawaguchiko.
What we did a few months ago is the other way around, we’ve started from Mount Fuji area first as there is an early bus from Shinjuku that departs at 6 am (prior booking is required) — it is advisable to check where the bus station is prior to avoid missing it.
We’ve allocated 2 days for this trip as the travel time is really long and there were lots of places worth seeing. Recommended number of days for Hakone and Fuji is 3 days and buying yhe Fuji Hakone Pass would be practical. Please do let me know if you have any other questions. I hope this help.
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
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 counter, 2 days pass Yen5,140, 3 days pass Yen5,640. The train to Hakone has a luggage compartment so no problem with you. The station at Hakone - Yumoto station is not complicated at all. There are English speaking crew even at the bus stop. Have a gr8 time in Hakone.