Hakone Ropeway

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250-0631 Kanagawa Hakone-machi, Hakone, Japan

Hakone Ropeway Reviews

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Beautiful Getaway Aug 14, 2014
I was looking to forward to travelling to Hakone and taking the ropeway and cable car and thankfully I wasn't disappointed.

The day trip from Ginza to Hakone took around two and a half hours in total. It involes getting the shinkansen to odawara station and then a train to hakoneyumoto station, then a train to gora station at which point you get a cable car and then get on the ropeway/gondola.

It seems like a lot of effort to get there but its really not.

The train rides themselves are quite interesting. Because of the mountain, the trains can't travel upward on the tracks, so instead they zig-zag back and forth up the mountain until they reach the top.

The views from the ropeway itself was quite breathtaking. Going from the busyness of Tokyo to the quiet mountains of Hakone was really cool.

The ropeway has several stops and you can buy a round trip ticket (which I did and recommend, even though its quite expensive) that takes you down to lake ashinoko where you can get on a pirate ship and take a trip around the lake (separate ticket). If you don't want the round trip ticket then the mid-stop at Owakudani is also great value. Owakudani has the best views and photo opportunities and you can also buy the famous 'black eggs' at the mountain store.

I'd highly recommend visiting the Hakone ropeway. Its a great getaway, it's relaxing and on a clear day the views are beautiful.
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