The 30-minute journey on the Swiss-made cable cars stops at three stations along the way; for the best photo op of Mt Fiji in the distance, hop of at Owakudani Station. Pack a swim suit for a dip in one of Japan’s famous onsen, volcanic-heated sulfuric hot springs. The entire ropeway extends 2.5 miles (4 kilometers) and hangs 427 feet (130 meters) above a large crater at its highest point.
Besides scenic views and hot springs, Hakone is known for its many forms of transportation. If you plan to ride more than just the Hakone Ropeway, buy yourself a Hakone Free Pass that gives you unlimited access to the ropeway, switchback train, funicular, mountain boat and the oddly decorated pirate ships that ferry passengers across Lake Ashi. Hakone can get very busy on weekends, so plan to come midweek if possible.
Tours & Tickets
See the iconic highlights of Japan on a 3-day guided tour to Mt Fuji, Kyoto and Nara. Visit revered Mt Fuji, take a boat cruise on Lake Ashi and an aerial tram ... Read more
Duration: 3 days (approx.)
Combine a visit to Mt Fuji with a bullet train ride and Kyoto sightseeing on this activity-filled 2-day tour from Tokyo. Day 1 introduces you to Japan’s ... Read more
Duration: 2 days (approx.)
Breathe crisp mountain air from Mt Fuji’s 5th station and marvel at the sweeping vista on this deluxe day trip from Tokyo! You’ll travel to Hakone by coach and ... Read more
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)