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. 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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  • August 17, 2017
    I have no doubt that the experience is unforgettable when Mount Fuji is visible, otherwise the interest is more sociological than anything else and if you have little time and unlikely to see Mount (check the weather), it is not necessary to make a detour by the Lake Ashi. While the sanctuary of Moto-Hakone and its torii in the Lake is beautiful, certainly the false Padova Playmobil boat cruise (there is even a fake hacker on the lookout!) appeal to children and will smile big, but there are other much more lavish lakes in our mountains, no need to go so far...
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  • August 16, 2017
    ...ฮาโกเนะ (Hakone) ตั้งอยู่บนสุดฝั่งตะวันตกของจังหวัดคานากาว่า (Kanagawa) การเดินทางจากโยโกฮาม่า ,โตเกียว สามารถทำได้สะดวก สามารถท่องเที่ยวแบบไป-กลับในหนึ่งวันได้และยังมี - ฮาโกเนะฟรีพาส (Hakone Free...  more »
  • August 16, 2017
    Lake Ashi is close enough to Tokyo for a day trip but feels like a world away. You get out of the city and into the lush mountains of Japan! There is so much to see and do but if you stay overnight yo...  more »

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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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