There is a lovely scenic view as you ascend, with cottages and rolling hills appearing constantly. The train has a few stops along the way and do not be surprised as the train changes direction frequently at stops.
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If you paid ￥1880 (Round), you can go to the world of yellow steam ! It takes about 18 minutes from Ashinoko ( Togendai).
Exploring Hakone is an exercise in planes, trains and automobiles. It was nice to view the countryside from above and interesting when you were arriving above the Ōwakudani volcanic valley with its active sulphur vents. If you buy the Hakone free pass, this ride is...More
The views are great and they didn't pack too many people into the cars. Can get quite hot on the way up with no a/c. Views are fantastic and the sulphur activity looks huge from above. Not too smelly when we were there. Didn't take...More
Took this as part of the Hakone Free Pass that we bought for 4000 yen from Odawara station. This takes you from Gora to Odukawani where you can see the sulfur volcano and eat black eggs. Good views.
Twin cable car gondolas over the top of the mountain before going over the top of the steaming vents and the half way point where you change rope ways. Very good geo museum which explains what is happening. Used the venting steam to heat water...More
If you are doing a roundtrip of the Hakone valley and mountains then you should take this. You will see incredible views and it will get you up towards the go thermal area.