Hakone Ropeway, Hakone-machi

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. Plan to visit Hakone Ropeway and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Hakone-machi attractions using our Hakone-machi trip itinerary builder site .
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  • Efficient and only very short queue to board but that might be because there was 39 in our tour group. Great views over mountains. Worth a trip.  more »
  • Free with you Hakone Free Pass. Efficient transport to take you over the volcanic mountains and down to the lake. Seeing all the autumn colours of the trees and the sulphate coming out the ground it w...  more »
  • Hakone sightseeing when I'll come again. ASHI-so you can enjoy, such as Mount Fuji from Lake and Sengoku-Hara area. Is here with a bunch of the two thick wires caught on both sides are to enjoy less shaking.
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Where to stay in Hakone-machi

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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