Lake Ashi (Ashinoko), Hakone-machi
(3.9/5 based on 1,500+ reviews on the web)
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. Add Lake Ashi (Ashinoko) to your Hakone-machi travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Hakone-machi vacation builder.
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  • This is the place to go for post-card views of Hakone! On a clear day- Mt Fuji is clearly seen across the lake! 
  • It's nice, but only pick it if the sky is absolutely cloudless and you can 100% see Mt Fuji, or it will be a bit boring. 
  • Slow and easy ride across the lake. Scenic. Nothing much to do at most stops, except at the stop w the Hakone Jinja shrine. More walks. Boat ride is super slow. VIP seats cost an extra 500 yen. If wea...  more »