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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  • We took the Pirate ship cruise to see the sights of the lake. It was beautiful seeing the the landscape, the shrines and all the smaller mountains of the area. You can use the Hakone Free pass to trav...  more »
  • Well worth a visit stunning autumn colour. Also some nice restaurants, coffee shops around the lake. There’s boat trips on the lake as well. There’s also a lovely art museum nearby as well that has be...  more »
  • A little morning 9:30, while driving in the fog visibility was very bad I'd arrive at the Lake have been open sight. I went to see the Lake and parked the car just after the Hakone checkpoint. Moya remained on the Lake, Mt. Fuji was looks nice on the other side.
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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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