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HakoneFuji-Hakone-Izu National Park


Cable Car Hakone Ropeway Co.,Ltd.

Hakone Ropeway Co.,Ltd.
Enjoy the vast landscape through a mid-air stroll.

The ropeway is operating in 1-minute intervals transporting up to 18 passengers per gondola with a required travel time of 24 minutes from Sounzan through Owakudani and Ubako to Togendai on the shore of Lake Ashinoko. The ropeway covers a distance of altogether 4 km, making it one of the world's longest ropeways used for tourism. From 130 meters above ground the sight of the smoke-emitting area of the majestic Owakudani is a masterpiece. Moreover, there is an exquisite view of Mt. Fuji, part of the World Cultural Heritage, and Lake Ashinoko, and since the gondolas are glass-paneled all around, travelers can enjoy a great panorama throughout the four seasons with spring green, hydrangea blossoming, and autumn leaves.

Facility Outline

Open:8:45 - 17:15 (March - July and September - November)
8:45 - 17:30 (August)
9:15 - 16:15 (December - February)
Closed:Open daily throughout the year
Usage Fee:Requires a Fee
Foreign Languages Accommodated:English
Address:Moto-Hakone 164 , Hakone Town, Ashigarashimo County, Kanagawa Prefecture
Lake Ashinoko (Between Tongendai Sta. and Owakudani Sta.)
Lake Ashinoko (Between Tongendai Sta. and Owakudani Sta.)
Autumn leaves (Between Owakudani Sta. and Sounzan Sta.)
Autumn leaves (Between Owakudani Sta. and Sounzan Sta.)
Message from the Facility
Head of Business Promotion DepartmentKazuhiro Fujiwara
The Hakone Ropeway across the section from Sounzan Station to Togendai Station lets visitors enjoy the nature of Hakone with a splendid view of Mt. Fuji on a 24-minute trip through the air. And while admiring the great nature of Hakone and Mt. Fuji, whose appearance is constantly changing through the seasons, if one listens carefully as suspended in mid-air, one can hear the birds sing in the trees. Be sure not to miss this wonderful experience.

Head of Business Promotion Department
Kazuhiro Fujiwara