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“hakone tozan”(46 reviews)
“cable car”(77 reviews)
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Railroad buffs in particular will enjoy a ride on this small train, which includes two stretches, the more scenic of which is Hakone Yumoto to Gora.
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
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Hakone-machi, Ashigarashimo-gun, Kanagawa Prefecture
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+81 465-32-6821
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from USD 1,443.00
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All reviews hakone tozan cable car train runs zig zag switch backs single track steep mountain mountain side full bloom mode of transport opposite direction enjoyable ride beautiful scenery nice ride romance car day pass free pass
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We took the railway done the very steep mountain. Frequently the train had to stop and reverse direction as it went down, in order to let the train in the reverse direction get by and to minimize the steep decline. It was an experience!

Thank Wayne D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Set up to be convenient for tourists and covered by the cost of the hakone freepass, this is a valuable tool if you are seeing it from Shinjuku or Odawara to explore Hakone

Thank mobetrotter
Reviewed 1 week ago

A very well used train which we took to the Open Air Museum. It was always on time almost to the second. So Japanese! Comfortable, clean and good for train buffs.

1  Thank Steve F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is always a nice ride with many good views across the valley. But, sometimes it is very crowded, so id you can go at an off time it is better.

Thank Yuko-Stu
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We tied this in to a whole day exploring. We started with a cruise on Lake Ashi then the hakone ropeway where we got off to explore Owakudani-the sulphur valley and black eggs; then on to the Hakone Tozan Railway so we could get to...More

Thank Angelba
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you are going to Hakone, there's no other option. Traveling on the train was a very good experience. It was good to learn about the history of the Railway and the area. Very interesting.

Thank William G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We learned what local do and had a great time! Kids will love it and make sure you travel till the end of railway from hakone open air museum to hakone Yumoto, we spend half a day seeing, experience the culture and eating a lot!

1  Thank Ben T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You can take a bus to go to Gora and then lake Ashi, but I suggest taking that train. It's an unique experience even if it's a bit longer. The hill is so steep that the train have to go zin-zaging to clim!

Thank Jean-François T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The views of the mountains are incredible and has access through the Hakone Free Pass! IT will also take you directly to the cable cars!

Thank ChaseforA
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We discovered this by accident when we walked to Gora Station. The stations are small and quaint. Very nice and has a nostalgic vibe of a countryside to it. The trains were also unique, almost felt like a theme park ride. Great views of Hakone,...More

Thank Fabianmardi
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CCDownunder72
6 September 2018|
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Response from TassieTripping | Reviewed this property |
Can't comment on the trip from Shinjuku as only joined the railway at Odawara but found the Hakone area to be well worth the visit. As others have said go during the week. Particularly enjoyed the Ropeway and the train... More
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Regina D
3 February 2018|
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Response from kesgris | Reviewed this property |
Hi Not sure of all opening hours but we managed to get train from tokyo to hakone then train to gora then cablecar to lake and boat across lake and public bus back to gora to stay overnight in one day with no great hurry and... More
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HVHiew
27 July 2017|
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Response from lisatan188 | Reviewed this property |
1. No point driving to Yumoto; not just about parking but it is more difficult to get there than train. Park at Odawara or any other major train stations where parking is ample. Yumoto is a bustling place with lots of... More
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