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Lake Ashi (Ashi-no-ko)
In the shadow of Mount Fuji, Lake Ashi (Ashi-no-ko), is a scenic spot in Hakone National Park. Considered sacred by the Japanese, it is home to the famous Hakone Shinto shrine. Visitors come to see the shrine, take a boat out on the lake, or enjoy the many hiking trails in the area.
 
The Basics
Lake Ashi sits in the volcanic crater of Mount Hakone’s volcanic crater. Aside from the natural beauty and holy Hakone shrine, the lake and surrounding area are known for its many hot springs (onsen). Japanese inns with spa bathhouses (ryokan) can be found in the area surrounding the lake, and many visitors take the opportunity to try traditional Japanese spa rituals here.
 
A popular tourist destination that's often part of day trips from Tokyo, Lake Ashi is also home to the Narukawa Museum of Art, plus restaurants and historic sites, such as the 400-year-young Old Tokaido Road lined with Japanese cedars, and the well-preserved Hakone Shrine. Traveling to Mount Fuji 5th Station on the Hakone Komagatake Ropeway cable car is one of the top activities to try in the area.
 
Things to Know Before You Go
  • Receive discounted access to multiple attractions and regional transport, including buses, trains, cable cars, and boat trips, with a combined pass.
  • Some areas of the lake are wheelchair accessible.
  • For the best photo ops of Lake Ashi with Mount Fuji in the background, head to Moto-Hakone, south of the sightseeing boat pier, or hop on a sightseeing cruise.
  • Views of Mount Fuji tend to be clearer in the mornings and late afternoons.
  • Families enjoy a lake cruise on the Hakone pirate ship replica.
 
How to Get There
Many opt to visit Lake Ashi, in the Hakone area in Kanagawa Prefecture in Honshu, via bullet train from Tokyo, which stops at Odawara Station (followed by bus transfer), or as part of a guided tour with round-trip transport provided, usually by car, or a combination of coach and bullet train.
 
When to Get There
Warm and often-sunny spring (March–May) is the most popular time to visit Lake Ashi. Summer is quite hot and humid, fall can be very pleasant with unpredictable weather, and winter often sees snowfall around the lake and its surroundings.
 
Hakone Shrine
Many Japanese consider Hakone Shrine a holy place. They’ve worshiped the hills around it for thousands of years as a place where souls of the dead travel onward to the next world. The shrine’s current incarnation is more than a hundred years old, and visitors can tour the buildings and enjoy the peaceful surroundings.
Address: Hakone National Park, Tokyo 250-0521, Japan
Admission: Free
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Hakone Private Two Day Tour from Tokyo with Overnight Stay in Ryokan

Hakone Private Two Day Tour from Tokyo with Overnight Stay in Ryokan

Go on a magical adventure to Hakone without feeling rushed by spreading the sightseeing over two days. No need to search for accommodation—an overnight stay in a traditional Japanese ryokan inn with breakfast is included. Highlights include Lake Ashi, Hakone Ropeway, Hakone Open-Air Museum, Hakone Ropeway, Odawara Castle Park, Hakone Museum of Photography, and much more.
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  • 2 days
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Mt Fuji and Hakone 1-Day Bus Tour return by Bullet Train (Shinkansen)

Mt Fuji and Hakone 1-Day Bus Tour return by Bullet Train (Shinkansen)

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Experience Japan’s tallest peak and beautiful Hakone National Park on this all-day excursion. After a convenient hotel pickup, catch amazing views of Mt. Fuji and learn about the region’s grand scenery from an informative multilingual guide. Enjoy an optional lunch and cruise Lake Ashi, visit the volcanic Owakudani valley and admire panoramic vistas from the Hakone ropeway, or cable car. Your return trip is aboard a bullet train.
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  • 9 hours 30 minutes
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9-hour Mt. Fuji & Hakone Tour, with Private Car from Tokyo up-to Hakone Area

9-hour Mt. Fuji & Hakone Tour, with Private Car from Tokyo up-to Hakone Area

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Enjoy some of the best views of Mt. Fuji on this convenient private tour to Fuji and the Hakone area. You and your party will be driven to the 5th station of Mt. Fuji, from where there are sweeping views. Continue to scenic Lake Ashi, volcanic Owakudani Valley, and charming Oshino-Hakkai Village. This is a relaxing day out that fits in many beautiful locations.
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  • 8 to 9 hours
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10-hour Mt.Fuji & Hakone tour with Private Car to/from Tokyo

10-hour Mt.Fuji & Hakone tour with Private Car to/from Tokyo

Skip the crowds and hassle typical of many group tours and explore Mount Fuji and Hakone at your own pace with this private guided tour. Discover Lake Saiko, the town of Oshino Hakkai, Owaku-dani Valley, Lake Ashi, and more as your guide provides enlightening information about the region.
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  • 11 hours
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2Days 1Night, Kamakura~Hakone~Mt.Fuji to/from Tokyo with Private Car

2Days 1Night, Kamakura~Hakone~Mt.Fuji to/from Tokyo with Private Car

Visit Kamakura, Hakone, and Mt.Fuji on a private 2-day tour from Tokyo that is customized to your interests. See important temples such as Hokokuji Temple and Kotoku-in Temple, explore the Hakone Open Air Museum, and get great views of Lake Ashinoko and Mount Fuji. Your tour includes a private guide and vehicle; simply book your own accommodation in Hakone, which is known for its hot springs resorts.
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  • 2 days
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[70 Minutes] Tokyo-Mt.Fuji Tour: Mt. Fuji Helicopter Tour

[70 Minutes] Tokyo-Mt.Fuji Tour: Mt. Fuji Helicopter Tour

This tour does not promise you to see Mt. Fuji. If it is cloudy and you cannot see Mt. Fuji, change the course. Any difference that occurs will be refunded. Even if you couldn't see Mt. Fuji, accommodation and transportation costs will not be refunded to you. This 70 minute flight allows passengers to experience the beauty of both urban and rural Japan with the Tokyo-Hakone, Mt. Fuji Experience Tour Package. The scenic helicopter tour takes passengers across key locations of West Tokyo, such as the Rainbow Bridge, Tokyo Bay, and Yokohama. The highlight of the tour will be the iconic view of Mt. Fuji and Lake Hakone. This luxurious tour departs off of Tokyo Heliport.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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[90 Minutes] Tokaido Tour: Tokyo to Mt. Fuji Helicopter Tour

[90 Minutes] Tokaido Tour: Tokyo to Mt. Fuji Helicopter Tour

This tour does not promise you to see Mt. Fuji. If it is cloudy and you cannot see Mt. Fuji, change the course. Any difference that occurs will be refunded. Even if you couldn't see Mt. Fuji, accommodation and transportation costs will not be refunded to you. The 90 minute Cross-Country flight to Mt. Fuji takes around 90 minutes for the full length of the trip. The long cruise by the shoreline is often a favourite by many of our clientele.
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  • 2 hours
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Private Charter to Mt.Fuji 5th Station, Oshino Hakkai& Lake Ashi! All Included!

Private Charter to Mt.Fuji 5th Station, Oshino Hakkai& Lake Ashi! All Included!

• This charter plan suits for group tour of families and friends. We offer hotel pick up and drop off ( for hotel within Tokyo and Chiba area) as per guests' requirement. • To visit iconic sightseeings in Mt. Fuji area, including Fuji Subaru Line, Mt. Fuji 5th Station (with the power spot Mt. Fuji Komitake Shrine), Oshino Hakkai and Lake Ashi. • Make a breezy experience by taking the lavishly decorated Pirate Ship and tour on glistening Lake Ashi with greenery around. Here an inverted image of Mt. Fuji could be viewed which is one of the most stunning angles of Mt. Fuji! • Enjoy Yamanashi Prefecture local cuisine "hoto noodles" meal set as Lunch. Mt. Fuji can also be overlooked in the restaurant while having lunch. • All fees are included in this tour price.
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  • 10 hours
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Private Charter to Mt.Fuji, Gotemba Outlets and Riding Pirate Ship of Hakone!

Private Charter to Mt.Fuji, Gotemba Outlets and Riding Pirate Ship of Hakone!

Everyone will have fun on this varied day out in the Fuji area. On a private tour just for you and your group, avoid the hassle of waiting for strangers, and go at your own pace. Visit the highlights of spectacular Mt. Fuji, including the 5th Station (from where climbers ascend the mountain), and a pirate ship cruise on Lake Ashi. Also grab some bargains with discount tickets for the Gotemba Premium Outlet, a mall at the foot of one of the world’s most recognizable mountains.
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  • 11 hours
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Hakone Full-Day Private Tour(Tokyo departure) with Nationally-Licensed Guide

Hakone Full-Day Private Tour(Tokyo departure) with Nationally-Licensed Guide

This value-packed trip with a nationally-licensed and experienced multilingual tour guide is a fantastic and efficient way to explore Hakone! For travelers looking for a blissful escape from Tokyo, Hakone offers everything from serene hot springs, world-class art museums, traditional inns, and spectacular mountain scenerey, capped by the perfection of Mt. Fuji. Ashino-ko is the lake at the center of most excursions to the area, but be prepared for the crowds, especially on weekends and holidays. Let us know what you would like to experience and we will customize a eight-hours tour that's best for you! Note*1: Please select your must-see spots from a list in the tour information to create your customized itinerary. Note*2: The Nationally-licensed Tour Guide-Interpreter certification is issued by the Japanese government requires a good knowledge and understanding of Japanese culture and history.
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  • 8 hours
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