Hakone Ropeway, Hakone-machi

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Enjoy a view of Mt. Fuji and the surrounding countryside by riding Hakone Ropeway, a sightseeing gondola linking Sounzan with Togendai. Zip along the 4 km (2.5 mi) route to marvel at the volcanic hills rising beneath you. At the terminus, admire the blue waters of nearby Lake Ashi, and see if you can spot occasional fumes rising from the neighboring Owakudani volcanic valley. Be sure to check the website for the ropeway's status, as some stations may temporarily close due to volcanic activity. To visit Hakone Ropeway and get the most from your holiday in Hakone-machi, create itinerary details personal to you using our Hakone-machi vacation planner.
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  • August 17, 2017
    We were lucky in that the weather allowed us to see Mt Fuji while on this Ropeway. However, I would skip the Ropeway if the weather is overcast since it is very difficult to see Mt Fuji otherwise. The...  more »
  • August 14, 2017
    It is essential to take this means of transportation if you want to go to the vicinity of Mount Fuji, the views are spectacular.
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  • August 13, 2017
    Is seen from the ground, but we rode for the first time. Wow to see the crater, good views, very clean. From Taoyuan to Hakone is headed from the opposition and other patrons take is correct. Stay near the Taoyuan, but many of our customers comes from the Hakone hot spring day, headed for Hakone, so free and slow food was also good.
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A getaway close to the capital, Hakone-machi offers a good range of accommodations, with a particular emphasis on luxury and upmarket hotels. Spa resort-style hotels, often with extensive views of the iconic volcano, sit in the main tourist areas, with their spa facilities using naturally warmed waters from the hot springs around the area. The more densely populated areas to the east house a good number of simple guesthouses and hostels. Staying in Tokyo and taking day trips remains an option for many visitors.
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