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  • Paul d
    Perth, Australia2 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Three of us bought a two day pass to see the Kanagawa area (cable car and boat trip) on the first day and the Kamakura area on the second.
    Our hope of seeing Mt Fuji was not to be as on arrival at the cable car we were told high winds had caused the cancellation of the ropeway. We took the cable car to the terminus anyway but from there we had to take a crowded bus down a mountain road to the ferry terminal - which is the destination of the ropeway. We were then informed that due to the high winds the 1:30pm ferry would be the last. It took us to the bottom end of the lake where everyone disembarked and headed for the bus stop to take us back to the train station. No extra buses were put on - the authorities stuck to the schedule and packed everyone aboard. I'm sure some people had to wait for at least an hour before getting a ride.
    The second day was excellent. We could even see Fuji in the distance from the island of Enoshima.
    My advice is to try to find out ahead of your departure or purchase of the ticket whether the ropeway is running. Otherwise there's hardly any point in going. It may be affected by the time of the year. Our trip was in early April.
    Written 15 April 2018
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  • Judi L
    Denver, CO690 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    This visitor center has some interesting displays and things for children to do. There are toilets, food, and coffee. Views of Mt. Fuji are nice. Lots of good visitor information for day trips, sites, etc. There is a diorama of the area and a great explanation of the geography of the area. Be sure to watch the short video. I loved the post-office building across the street - it was a hoot.
    Written 17 June 2018
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  • Iree L
    152 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Simply follow the queue of people to get to the pirate ships. Check the time table for the next trip. If you want to upgrade your ticket to first class (the front deck of the ship) pay an extra ¥500 (approx). Pay at the ticket booth before you queue only if you prefer a ‘Titanic’ moment selfie picture. Hakone Pass which includes this ride is as good enough.
    Written 16 June 2018
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  • TravelTea
    Foster City, CA1,796 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    From Odawara, you alight to catch the cablecar in Gora. There is a swiss chalet-like building where you can buy souvenirs, snacks, use the restrooms. The queue to the cable car is a bit confusing you are supposed to line up in groups depending on which car you wish to ride. When there is a large crowd, the system isn't very orderly. For example, if you want to ride in the head car, you go to the 1st queue box, but there are spill overs into the queue box next to it (the 2nd car), etc. In any rate, eventually you will get on to a car. They pack the cars, that is, you may end up standing the whole ride.

    The ride is not smooth b/c the cablecar climbs hills and at some points in the route up the mountain, it goes in a zig-zag pattern. Next stop: Sounzan station.
    Written 14 January 2018
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  • Bobbie W
    Warwick, RI1,387 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    As a tourist from the USA, we felt the tourist information center very helpful. They were very patient and answered all our questions especially how to get where we wanted to go!
    Written 13 October 2023
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  • iluv2eatntravel
    San Diego, CA1,873 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    If you need to find the information center it’s located in the Owakudani Geomuseum building. A little easy to miss as it shares the same sign as the Geomuseum, just below it :).
    Written 23 April 2019
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