Attraction Japan, 〒250-0522 Kanagawa Prefecture, Ashigarashimo District, 箱根町元箱根１３８ Published on: 25-02-2016
|3 hours 30 mins|
|09:00 AM - 05:00 PM|
Hakone Komagatake Ropeway is good for
- Highly recommended by fellow travellers.
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Why Hakone Komagatake Ropeway is special ?
The Hakone Komagatake Ropeway, officially the Komagatake Ropeway Line, is Japanese aerial lift line in Hakone, Kanagawa, operated by Izu Hakone Railway. The line, opened in 1963, climbs Mount Komagatake from the Lake Ashi lakeside. The ropeway carries passengers 950 meters (3,116 feet), making it the highest vertical aerial tramway in the country. The ride soars through the clouds to provide views of Japan's highest mountain - Mt. Fuji, as well as the seven Izu Islands, Lake Ashinoko, and expansive coastline. At Mt. Komogatake's summit, passengers off-load to a woodland area with a small shrine and numerous hiking trails to explore.
From 1957 to 2005 Izu Hakone Railway also operated Hakone Komagatake Funicular which climbed Komagatake from east side.
What to explore at Hakone Komagatake Ropeway?
Disembarking from the catamaran, you can walk to across to the Komagatake Ropeway to take you to the top of Mountain Komagatake. You can admire the spectacular views of the mountain from the high.
In addition to an observation point, the summit of Mount Komagatake also features part of the Hakone Shrine. The two poles on top of the shrine are not radio antennas, they are lightning rods which help protect the shrine from lightning strikes. You were able to walk around freely and take pictures here. Visiting in the winter, you can see much snow at the summit at this point. It is very nice.
How to get to Hakone Komagatake Ropeway?
52km from Atsugi I.C. of Tomei Expressway to Hakone-en via Odawara Atsugi Road (normally approximately 65 minutes)
24km from Gotenba I.C. to Hakone-en via Otometoge Pass and Kojiri (normally approximately 45 minutes)
Izu Hakone bus to Hakone-en from East exit of Odawara station (normally approximately 80 minutes)
By Hakone Lake Ashi Sightseeing Cruise:
15 minutes from Kojiri port/Moto-Hakone port to Hakone-en port
25 minutes from Hakone-Sekisho-Ato port to Hakone-en port
- Fantastic Experience, Awesome Views
- Wonderful view from above the cloud
- Switzerland of Asia
- Stunning view of Hakone
- Great views of Mt Fuji
Japan, 〒250-0522 Kanagawa Prefecture, Ashigarashimo District, 箱根町元箱根１３８
Tips for you
During August 2014 we have visited Hakone area.The rope way service leading to the Mount is fantastic. It offers panoramic distant view of Mount Fuji. We were thrilled to have an areal view of the canopy over which the travel happened. The view of Soun Zan lake is awesome with the beautiful 'pirate ships' for the pleasure of tourists. We wondered ho the 'black eggs' sold at the volcanic point could enhance ones life span for 7 more years per egg eaten there.Though it is costly and knew it will have nothing to do with life extension we bought few eggs and consumed them..and hope to return to the same point at later older age!! The geo museum is highly educative regarding the volcanic activities there and their history.