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  • Address: Hakone National Park, Tokyo, Japan 250-0521
  • Hours: Open Daily
  • Admission: Free

Located within Hakone National Park with the mighty Mt Fuji as its backdrop, Lake Ashi, also known as Lake Ashinoko, is a scenic spot to take a boat ride and take in the lush mountain views. Considered sacred by the Japanese, Lake Ashi features the famous Hakone Shinto shrine, easily seen from the trails around the water frequented by nature lovers and avid walkers.

Many travelers opt to visit the lake on a day trip via bullet train from Tokyo, although coach tours and overnight options are also available from the city. Tours often combine a Lake Ashi boat cruise and a ride on the Komagatake Ropeway with a visit to Mt Fuji’s 5th Station. Families can take a lake cruise on the popular Hakone pirate ship replica.

Insider’s Tip: The best views of Lake Ashi with Mt Fuji in the background can be seen from Moto-Hakone (just south of the sightseeing boat pier) and from the Hakone Detached Palace Garden. Visibility tends to be better in the early mornings and late afternoons, especially during the colder winter months.

Practical Info

Lake Ashi is located within Hakone National Park, about 60 miles (100 km) from Tokyo. The site is accessible from the city by train and bus.

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Mt Fuji, Lake Ashi and Bullet Train Day Trip from Tokyo, Tokyo, null
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Mt Fuji, Lake Ashi and Bullet Train Day Trip from Tokyo

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Discover some of Japan’s most famous highlights on a full-day guided tour from Tokyo. Travel to Mt Fuji’s bustling 5th Station and learn about the revered ...  Read more

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

From USD $140.18
Mt Fuji Day Trip including Lake Ashi Sightseeing Cruise from Tokyo, Tokyo, Day Trips
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Mt Fuji Day Trip including Lake Ashi Sightseeing Cruise from Tokyo

4 star rating: Recommended 779 Reviews

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.)

From USD $113.05
Mt Fuji Day Trip with Lake Ashi Cruise, Crab Lunch and Odawara Castle from Tokyo, Tokyo, Day Trips
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Mt Fuji Day Trip with Lake Ashi Cruise, Crab Lunch and Odawara Castle from Tokyo

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Escape Tokyo for a day of admiring some of Japan’s most scenic sights on this 10-hour tour. with a guide. You’ll visit Odawara Castle, Mt Fuji Juku no Mori, ...  Read more

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

From USD $89.53
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 farm and shop for ...  Read more

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

From USD $89.53
Mt Fuji Day Trip: Pirate Ship of Lake Ashi, Sledding Experience and Gotemba Premium Outlets ... 
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Mt Fuji Day Trip: Pirate Ship of Lake Ashi, Sledding Experience and Gotemba Premium Outlets including Buffet Lunch

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Going to multiple famous must-visit Japan attractions within a day! To ride on the Hakone sightseeing cruise "Pirate Ship" and visit Mt. Fuji 2nd ...  Read more

Location: Shinjuku, Japan
Duration: 11 hours (approx.)

From USD $99.48
Day Trip to Grinpa's Snow Field at Mt. Fuji with Pirate Cruise, Tokyo, Day Trips
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Day Trip to Grinpa's Snow Field at Mt. Fuji with Pirate Cruise

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Embark on this one-day tour to Mt. Fuji's second station to play in the snow at Grinpa's small snow field. Feast on a delicious chankonabe (Japanese-style ...  Read more

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

From USD $85.91
Private Custom Day Trip to Hakone with a Panoramic View of Mt Fuji, Tokyo, Seasonal Events
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Private Custom Day Trip to Hakone with a Panoramic View of Mt Fuji

On this one day Hakone tour, you can enjoy a panoramic view of Mt Fuji with the wilderness and breathtaking landscape. Hakone, located near Mt Fuji and ...  Read more

Location: Ashigarashimo District, Japan
Duration: 12 hours (approx.)

From USD $343.66
Private Chartered Taxi Tour to Hakone from Tokyo, Tokyo, Custom Private Tours
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Private Chartered Taxi Tour to Hakone from Tokyo

This is a private tour with a taxi and a guide. With a local driver and a licensed tour guide, your travel experience in Hakone area will be a breeze!

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

From USD $1,284.20
Private Day Trip to Scenic Mt Fuji and Lake Ashi, Tokyo, Private Day Trips
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Private Day Trip to Scenic Mt Fuji and Lake Ashi

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This is a private day trip to Mt Fuji, Lake Ashi, Oshino Hakkai and other striking locations around this World Heritage Site. Your multilingual guide will ...  Read more

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

From USD $705.40
Custom Private Tour in Hakone with Optional Hot Springs Experience, Hakone, Private Day Trips
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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: 6 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $226.09

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