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Located on the Island of Honshu, Lake Ashi, also known as Lake Ashinoko, is located inside of Japan's Hakone National Park. A crater lake with Mt. Fuji as its backdrop, it is a dazzling view on the water. It is considered sacred by the Japanese and has a Shinto shrine at its base.

Take a boat ride on the lake, and enjoy views of Mt. Komagatake and the lush greenery of the other surrounding mountains, or catch a spectacular view of Lake Ashi on one of the trails in Hakone National Park. One trail even leads from the summer palace of the former Imperial Family!

Or choose to soak up the natural healing powers of the local hot springs and stay at one of the relaxing traditional ryokans.

And if its amazing views you're looking for, take the Hakone Ropeway, an aerial tram, that passes above the lake and surrounding valleys across Hakone.

Practical Info

Lake Ashi is located in the Kanagawa Prefacture in Hakone on the Island of Honshu, which is 62 miles (100 kilometers) from Tokyo. Once there, you can hike a trail to sit at its banks or up a mountain and catch an impressive vista of the lake. Other popular ways to explore Lake Ashi are by riding on the lake in a boat or even a pirate ship.

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Custom Private Tour in Hakone with Optional Hot Springs Experience, Hakone, null
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Custom Private Tour in Hakone with Optional Hot Springs Experience

Hakone is one of the most popular destinations in Japan. This tour is led by a professional local guide licensed by Japan National Tourism Organization (JNTO) ...  Read more

Location: Ashigarashimo District, Japan
Duration: Flexible

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Mt Fuji Day Trip including Lake Ashi Sightseeing Cruise from Tokyo, Tokyo, Private Sightseeing Tours
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Mt Fuji Day Trip including Lake Ashi Sightseeing Cruise from Tokyo

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Visit Japan's iconic Mt Fuji, cruise Lake Ashi and ride the Mt Komagatake Ropeway on this popular day trip by deluxe coach from Tokyo. Enjoy sweeping views of ...  Read more

Location: Tokyo, Japan
Duration: 11 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

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2-Day Mt Fuji and Kyoto Rail Tour by Bullet Train from Tokyo, Tokyo, Day Trips
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2-Day Mt Fuji and Kyoto Rail Tour by Bullet Train from Tokyo

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Location: Tokyo, Japan
Duration: 2 days (approx.)

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2-Day Mt Fuji, Hakone and Bullet Train Tour from Tokyo, Tokyo, Multi-day Rail Tours
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2-Day Mt Fuji, Hakone and Bullet Train Tour from Tokyo

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Location: Tokyo, Japan
Duration: 2 days (approx.)

From USD $302.84
Mt Fuji Day Trip with Lake Ashi Cruise, Crab Lunch and Odawara Castle from Tokyo, Tokyo, Multi-day ... 
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Mt Fuji Day Trip with Lake Ashi Cruise, Crab Lunch and Odawara Castle from Tokyo

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Location: Tokyo, Japan
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

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Overnight Mt Fuji and Onsen Experience from Tokyo, Tokyo, Day Trips
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Overnight Mt Fuji and Onsen Experience from Tokyo

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Get a true glimpse into Japanese culture, tradition and natural beauty on an overnight tour from Tokyo to Mt Fuji and the hot spring baths, known as ...  Read more

Location: Tokyo, Japan
Duration: 2 days (approx.)

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Day Trip to the Odawara Castle Park Including Pirate Ship Cruise and Visit to Strawberry Farm, ... 
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Day Trip to the Odawara Castle Park Including Pirate Ship Cruise and Visit to Strawberry Farm

Enjoy this day trip and visit the Odawara Castle Park, take a Hakone pirate ship cruise at Lake Ashi, pick some strawberries at the Izu market and shop for ...  Read more

Location: Shinjuku, Japan
Duration: 1 day (approx.)

From USD $103.26

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