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Hakone, Japan
Buses - Warning sign on the bus - hold on tight!
Buses - On the bus
Buses - Sign on the bus - you can see the fare if alighting at the next stop, depending on where you boarded
Buses - Bus stop sign
Buses - Bus stop sign (not, despite appearances, a sedan chair stop!)
Buses - Boarding a bus

Buses Hakone Reviews

Toonsarah Toonsarah
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Buses in the Hakone area Oct 07, 2013
We took quite a few buses while staying in this area. The most useful services seemed to be the T, which we took from and to Odewara (and in the evening when going out for dinner at Daichi, just a few stops away), and the S which we caught to Gora (for the funicular) and to the Open Air Museum.

Buses run relatively frequently for a rural area - I don't think we ever waited longer than 15 minutes. The S stops running quite early (around tea time) but the T runs in the evening. Fares looked reasonable to me, but you will probably want to buy and use a Hakone Freepass if spending any time in the area.

If you do have a pass just show it to the driver when you board and when you get off. If you don’t have one and need to pay a fare, note that in Japan it’s usual to pay when you get off. You take a ticket on boarding, and as you travel the sign above the front windscreen shows the fare for the distance you’ve travelled. When you get off, show the driver the ticket, which indicates which stop you got on at, and pay the amount specified – you’ll need the correct change. The website (http://www.hakonenavi.jp/english/traffic/transportation/tozanbus/) explains this very clearly. It also has a good map of all the routes in the area.
Boarding a bus
Bus stop sign (not, despite appear…
Bus stop sign
Sign on the bus - you can see the …
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