Lake Ashi (Ashinoko), Hakone-machi

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Filling an ancient volcanic crater, Lake Ashi (Ashinoko) lures visitors with a selection of historic sites, geothermal vents, and striking views of Mt. Fuji. Pay a visit to this 3,000-year old lake to explore densely forested hillsides dotted with villages and the occasional waterfront spa. Go for a hike on the trails of the surrounding national park or tread the path of the shoguns on the 400-year old road winding its way through thick vegetation. Alternatively, try to catch a view of snow-capped Mt. Fuji by going on a sightseeing boat tour. Before you head to Hakone-machi, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Hakone-machi sightseeing planner, to make sure you see all that Hakone-machi has to offer, including Lake Ashi (Ashinoko).
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  • Togendai is the Lake Ashi stop where you can use your Hakone Free Pass to ride the pirate ship to get to the other side of the lake. You can sit inside the ship's cabin or stay outside on deck (which ...  more »
  • It was sunny and cold on my visited day. Perfect weather to see Mount Fuji from the lake. Remember that all the activities stop before 4pm. Better to come here early.  more »
  • The pirate ship was so crowded with new year's. I think I was even upgrade one person 500 yen during the crowded.
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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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