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Boat Hakone Ashinoko Boat Cruise

Hakone Ashinoko Boat Cruise
Welcome to a boat voyage of the magnificent scenery surrounding Lake Ashinoko.

Lake Ashinoko is situated 723 meters above sea level, extending 7 km north to south, with a circumference of around 20 km and surface area of around 7 km2. The Hakone Lake Ashinoko catamaran pleasure boat was taken into commission at Lake Ashinoko in 1961. The catamaran has the width of two boats with a deck the size of a tennis court, offering a wide view on the surrounding scenery throughout the seasons. Round trips are equally enjoyable from each port.

The boat is also convenient as a transportation facility in northern and southern directions when walking in the vicinity of Lake Ashinoko. The catamaran travels at a service speed of 10 knots, approximately 19 km per hour. The quality of the ride is relaxed and leisurely. The sense of well-being is such that it makes passengers forget time.

Facility Outline

Open:9:00 - 16:45 (*Times vary depending on the season)
Closed:Open daily throughout the year
Usage Fee:Requires a Fee
Foreign Languages Accommodated:English
Address:Moto-Hakone 45-3, Hakone Town, Ashigarashimo County, Kanagawa Prefecture
Magnificent Scenery of Mt.Fuji
Magnificent Scenery of Mt.Fuji
View of Mt. Komagatake from the deck side
View of Mt. Komagatake from the deck side
Message from the Facility
Head of the Hakone Ships Business OfficeYoshihiko Shirai
Here are some more ideas for having a good time other than sightseeing. For example, the Hakone Lake Ashinoko New-Year "Relay Road Race." Because pleasure boats know no traffic jams, fans of the relay road race often use the pleasure boat for watching the goal area of the race. And in summer during the 5-day fireworks festival with large fireworks on the night sky a fireworks viewing cruise is put into operation. Watching fireworks in the evening cool on the lake is an experience with a quality of its own. And in the autumn, when Mt. Fuji capped with the first snow is greeting, migrating birds arrive to rest their wings at Lake Ashinoko. Moreover, for children a "Be-a-Sailor" personal experience tour for elementary schoolers is planned.

Head of the Hakone Ships Business Office
Yoshihiko Shirai