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Lake Ashi Tours

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Lake Ashi Tours

Looking for a tour to Lake Ashi? Lake Ashi, also known as Hakone Lake and Ashinoko Lake, is one of the must see lake in Japan. About 50 Km from Mt. Fuji, Lake Ashi is found near the Hakone area of Kanagawa Prefecture. The entire lake amounts to 2.75 square miles, and the maximum depth reaches 43.5 meters. On the east side of the lake stands the iconic Hakone Jinjya Heiwa-no-Torii, which is a gaint shrine flowing on the water surface. Taking a boat ride on the tranquil Lake is believed to drive away any stress and weariness from fast paced urban life. A short cruise about 30 minutes only cost about $10 USD.

How to Get to Lake Ashi
A byproduct of the volcanic eruption of Mt.Fuji from 3000 years ago, the lake was crafted by nature's hand. Lake Ashi is a famous scene for Mt. Fuji tours. However, a view of Mt. Fuji from Lake Ashi is not always available. Due to the abundant vapor in hot summer, fogs and cloud can block the mountain and the chances of seeing Mt. Fuji is slim. Dry and sunny winter, on the other hand, will most likely allow travelers to enjoy a view of the snow-capped Mt. Fuji.

What to Do/See
Additionally, travelers can fish at Lake Ashi. Though is not a common activity for tourists, fishing by the Lake Ashi is actually popular among the locals. Fishing equipments are available for rent in the neighborhood, and are usually required to be returned at the end of the day. Some restaurants offer to process the harvested fishes, allowing people to try the fish at its freshest. 

There are a range of fish species found in the lake, including black bass and trouts. Because of the high quality of the water, Lake Ashi produces some of the best fishes in the region. Transportation from Tokyo to Lake Ashi is convenient that driving will take about 2.5 hours. Travelers can also take a bullet train from Tokyo to Hakone. Hakone has many famous hot spring hotels, including the Hotel Kowakien Yunessun and Hotel Green Plaza Hakone, you do not want to miss during your Hakone tours.

Opening Hours: Whole day
Entrance Ticket: Free (excluding boat cruise)
Address: Motohakone, Hakone, Ashigarashimo District, Kanagawa
Duration: 2 hours


Tour to Lake Ashi from Tokyo

As a reliable Japan tour operator, we provide international travelers with private car and tour service from Tokyo. Whether you are looking for a short Hokone Lake cruise tour or a private chauffeur, you can easily find the most suitable one at an affordable price. Contact our representatives to book our Japan group tours and Mt. Fuji Tours.

Most Frequently Asked Questions

  • How to get back to Tokyo Shijuku from Lake Ashi?
    There are many stations in the near Lake Ashi. To get to Yumoto station, you can take the H line from Motohakone-ko, the R line from Hakonemachi-ko, or the T line from the Togendai Station. Once at the Yumoto Station, you can take the train to Odawara Station, where you can get back to Tokyo with the Odawara Express line or the Express Romancecar.
  • How is the weather in Lake Ashi during May?
    May has the best weather throughout the year, with about 20 Celsius in daytime. It is usually cloudy with little rain, so it is the best month to visit Lake Ashi.
  • If I have purchased the Hakone Freepass, how many times can I ride the cruise?
    You can ride as many times as you like with a Hakone Freepass. You can disembark at any stops or make a round trip back to the starting point. There is one type of the pirate ship which you can embark at 3 locations. The ship will make stops and tour around the lake, and the whole trip takes about 70 minutes.
  • Can I make a day trip to Hakone from Tokyo?
    We recommend pushing a Hakone Freepass and stay over for a night for a trip to Hakone. If you need to return to Hakone the end of the day, a private transfer is highly recommended because of the tight schedule.
  • Where can I get souvenir in Hakone?
    Many shops in the Hakone-Yumoto Station sell a variety of Hakone local souvenirs. Because Hakone is a traditional hot spring village, there are a lot of souvenirs particular to the region.
  • Do you provide private transfer service from Yokohama to Lake Ashi?
    Yes, we provide private transfer service from Yokohama to Lake Ashi. You may refer to our website for price detail.
  • What are some recommended hotels near Lake Ashi?
    There are many hotels near Lake Ashi. Many guests recommend Hakone Ashinoko Hanaori, and the te Prince Hakone Lake Ashinoko for the high quality at reasonable price.
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