Things to Do in Hakone-machi with Kids

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Things to Do in Hakone-machi with Kids

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  • Arne B
    Munich, Germany134 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    I arrived around noon in Gora and was looking for things to do. As the options were limited I decided to visit this museum. If I had had more time, I'd probably done something different. However, I was pleasantly surprised by the way the museum is laid out and the artworks positioned in the landscape. If the weather is right and you have a few hours, thus is definitely a good option for the whole family.
    Written 16 April 2024
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  • Raintree_Thailand
    Bangkok, Thailand3,910 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    We were lucky with the weather and had reasonably good views of Mt. Fuji after disembarking from the cable car. The ropeway ride itself is mildly exciting, and passes over steaming sulpher vents on the way to the top. If the weather is cloudy, however, I would strongly recommend to skip the cablecar to the top; you won't see anything to warrant the expense.
    Written 13 April 2024
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  • bcheong
    Shanghai, China26,727 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Wanted to see mt fuji and chose this lake (1 of 5 fuji lakes)

    Took a 30 min shinkansen ride from Tokyo station and then a 1 hr taxi ride (USD75 one way) from Odawara station

    Then took what looks like a pirate ship for a quick 25 min pitstop on the lake. A round trip is about 1.5 hrs which we didn’t choose. We took business class which has a sheltered cabin plus private deck area

    Wasn’t breathtaking and maybe not worth the cab ride here
    Written 11 February 2024
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  • Raintree_Thailand
    Bangkok, Thailand3,910 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Unfortunately, as our tour was running late, we were only able to see the shrine and the torii gate from the boat. The setting, with huge trees, looks beautiful though.
    Written 13 April 2024
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  • Della G
    Coquitlam, Canada808 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    A unique ride on a historic rail line. It seems to serve the locals very well. It was a slow smooth ride with an idyllic view of the mountain scenery, shops and houses so close to the rail line. It was a short steep ride to the stop where we had to disembark in order to catch the cable car. Short but sweet ride.
    Written 14 July 2020
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  • John and Deb K
    Karratha, Australia739 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    On approach via the cable car the dead forests are the first thing you notice, the smell of Sulfur. Once again this is a tourist hot spot so lots of people, but it is worth the view. It is stated not to stay longer than 15 minutes due to the Sulfur. Incredible to watch all the tourists eating the black eggs. Saying is that you extend you life by seven years if you consume one of these eggs - but no refund if it doesn't work!
    Written 4 April 2024
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  • MapleLeafGirl123
    Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia2,279 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    It was quite chilly and windy at the top; but a very peaceful walk. There were very few people, a quiet corner of Japan we very much enjoyed.

    The view of Mt Fuji san was clear and unobstructed. The trails were well marked with uneven steps. Good shoes needed. There were elderly travellers having a difficult time on the rocky paths. Air was fresh and crisp.
    Written 5 April 2024
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  • msa23_2000
    Chino Hills, CA1,510 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    It’s free with a Hakone pass. It’s quite small. There is a little greenhouse, a craft store, and a tea house. It is nicely laid out. Don’t need to spend more than 20 minutes here, it worth the short uphill walk to just be there and rest for a bit.
    Written 4 April 2024
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  • Harald Gracholski
    Cologne, Germany6,898 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    If you want to combine a visit to Lake Ashi with a little, easy hike on the lakeside then Onshi Hakone Park is your place to be. It is a serene and not to strenuous hike, maybe even walk, that I can also recommend to elderly visitors of the city. If the weather is fortitudinous you might even catch a glimpse of Mount Fuji and even if not the remains of traditional fishing villages and the calm nature will have been worth your time anyways.
    Written 30 November 2020
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  • boymomdfw
    Dallas, TX1,839 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    At the entrance you can buy your black eggs! Each one eaten gives you 7 more years to your life. We bought 5 together in a package. Inside you can peel and eat your eggs. They are selling tons of souvenirs. Towards the back there is some intricate wood working items. Very beautiful.
    Written 10 June 2018
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  • Considered Review
    Norwich, UK133 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Quite a little complex. A major transport hub in ancient time where travellers would pay a toll to cross. More museum areas than you'd think, with stable and living quarters etc. Quite interesting.
    Written 1 March 2024
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  • Corvus Connie
    Alaska36 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Hakone Craft House is a great stop on your visit to Hakone. Located in a garden just uphill of Gora Station, Craft House gives you an opportunity to receive great instruction from friendly teachers as you create something to take home. We chose glass bead making and had a blast creating necklaces and bracelets using gorgeous glass beads we made ourselves. We were total beginners and they came out great!
    Written 18 April 2024
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  • wireless_in_CA
    United States5,023 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    This small but interesting museum was quite the bargain for only 100 yen admission. Most of the exhibits were in both English and Japanese.

    Once inside there were a number of dioramas of the area as well as hands on models that represented how the hot springs water was processed and transported to the rest of Hakone for use in the onsens.

    Other displays included a history of the area, volcanic activities especially the newest crater that formed in 2015 and monitoring equipment.

    The yellow sulphur rocks were unusual in appearance but nice to see up close.

    Unfortunately there also was a very distinct smell of sulphur inside the museum that started to give me a headache so i had to leave the museum after only about 20 minutes inside.

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    Written 24 November 2023
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  • sr0llas0n
    Glasgow, UK32 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    There were a lot of animals and fish to view so it does feel good value for money, however, some of the enclosures could have been bigger. Our favourite but was the penguins and the seals. I would recommend it to family and couples.
    Written 11 April 2017
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  • Le Vuexre
    Germany116 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    I love cedars and these are quite impressive. But the cedar road is quite old and there is the paved street right next to it. Unfortunately no place for spirituality.
    Written 8 December 2019
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