Hakone Ropeway

Attraction Hakone Ropeway, Japan, 〒250-0631 神奈川県足柄下郡箱根町仙石原1251 Published on: 25-02-2016

2 hours 30 mins
08:45 AM - 05:15 PM
09:15 AM
11:45 AM
First-time visit
Must see
People watching
7.50 USD

Hakone Ropeway is good for

Good for family with kids Family with kids Good
Good for senior Senior Good
Good for couple Couple Good
Good for solo Solo Good
Good for group Group Good
  • Highly recommended by fellow travellers.
The Hakone Ropeway is the name of an aerial lift, as well as its operator. The funitel line links between Sōunzan and Tōgendai via Ōwakudani, all within Hakone, Kanagawa, Japan.

Image copyrights belong to authors

Why Hakone Ropeway is special ?

The Hakone Ropeway is the name of an aerial lift, as well as its operator. The funitel line links between Sōunzan and Tōgendai via Ōwakudani, all within Hakone, Kanagawa, Japan. Hakone Ropeway was a single line until 2001. From 2002, it became a system consisted of two distinct sections, although they are still treated as the same line. The second of its kind in the nation, after Hashikurasan Ropeway. It makes a part of the sightseeing route between Odawara and Lake Ashi. The company belongs to the Odakyū Group.

The Hakone Ropeway is the perfect place for enjoying Hakone's scenic panorama. On clear days, majestic Mount Fuji is visible, and the steam rising from the volcanic "Jigokudani" at Owakudani down below gives the trip an added thrill.

Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/

What to explore at Hakone Ropeway?

The Hakone Ropeway is the perfect place for enjoying Hakone's scenic panorama. The Hakone Ropeway service operates at approximately one-minute intervals, and the 30-minute journey from Sounzan Station to Togendai Station, which nestles on the shore of Lake Ashi, allows visitors to take in such spectacular views as the crystal-clear blue waters of Lake Ashi, the rising volcanic fumes of Owakudani and the grandeur of Mount Fuji on a fine, sunny day. It is sure that you will enjoy your stroll in the sky, as you find yourself surrounded by some of the most famous sights that Japan has to offer.

Source: http://www.hakoneropeway.co.jp/

How to get to Hakone Ropeway?

From Tokyo

Tokyo to Odawara by Tokaido Shinkansen “Kodama” (こだま) — 35 to 40 minutes. Then you need to take Hakone Tozan Railway (箱根登山鉄道) from Odawara to Gora (強羅) — 650 yen / 50 minutes. Take bus to Sounzan Station where you can get on the ropeway.

Selling points

  • Breathtaking view from Hakone Ropeway
  • Breathtaking view of Mountains, forests, lakes, volcanoes & Mt Fuji
  • Awesome view of Fuji San
  • Great View of Lake Ashi
  • Wonderful views and a comfortable trip
A trip to Hakone with kids

Are you planning a trip to Hakone? Check out popular trips from our experts. Copy and make it to your own plan. Customize it Now!

3.0 days
102.60 USD
Total travel distance
Number of places
12 places




Hakone Ropeway, Japan, 〒250-0631 神奈川県足柄下郡箱根町仙石原1251

Plan a trip to Hakone based on your personalized interests.

Tips for you

  • You should visit the official website to get more information.
  • You should keep a clean environment in the ropeway.
  • During operating hours, the ropeway leaves one station after the other at the above mentioned intervals. However, passenger safety is our priority so, on occasion, the ropeway service will either be suspended or unable to operate as scheduled because natural hazards such as snow or strong winds are forecast. Please be forewarned.
  • There are no reserved seats. The car carries a fixed number of passengers, so you will always be able to get a seat.
  • People who are afraid of height should consider before getting.
  • Passengers are also permitted to stopover on the way.
  • Adults: 12 years old and above, Children: 6–11 years old
  • The Hakone Ropeway operates at approximately one-minute intervals. Please wait in line until it's your turn to board, and follow the attendant's instructions.
  • Smoking is forbidden when sitting in the ropeway.
  • It is located at 1251 Sengokubara, Ashigarashimo-gun, Hakone-machi 250-0631, Kanagawa Prefecture
  • Discount fares apply for foreign visitors traveling in groups (25% off for groups of 15–100, and 35% off for groups of 101 or more)
  • If you are using a Hakone Freepass, please show it at the ticket counter or to the conductor when you get on or off.
    Ticket and Pricing
  • You can buy a ticket from a ticket vending machine.
    Ticket and Pricing
  • Tickets with magnetic (black or brown) backing can be used in the automated ticket gate. In the case of tickets with white non-magnetic backing, please show your Hakone Freepass or ticket to the station attendant.
    Ticket and Pricing


TripAdvisor View more

We did a round trip. Cable cart from Sounzan to first stop, here you can look at Mt fuji if its clear and visit hot springs, be warned it smells really bad of rotten eggs but worth visiting. Get back on cable cart and go to the bottom, get on the boat which takes you across the lake. We then walked to Hakone Shrine which is nice and worth a visit. Then we carried on walking to the Ropeway that takes you up Mt Komagatakesancho, took us about 30 Minutes to walk from the Shrine to here. There isn't much to do up Mt Komagatakesancho except look at the views. If its cloudy, don't bother going up. We then walked back to our hotel near Gora station across the mountain. This took us about 2.5 hours, it is a fairly hilly walk with constant ups and down, by the end of it my knees were hurting and my legs shaking from the constant stepping up and down. If you're fairly fit it shouldn't be a problem but leave your self plenty of time for rests. We were losing daylight so had to rush, I had no torch or maps. Its a straight forward walk though. Make sure you study the walk before hand as there is a junction you come to and you need to know which way you're going. If you like walking and your hotel is back across near the Gora area I recommend this round trip! Get up early to maximise your chances of a clear day to see mt Fuji and to give yourself plenty of time to do this round trip. it does take awhile.

FourSquare View more

Great views from this cable car ride. Make sure to check the weather before you go in order to get views of Mt. Fuji

0 Comment

Recommended itinerary

Itineraries include Hakone Ropeway

Scroll to top