Transportation in Hakone

Hakone Tozan Cable Car

The cable car rises 211 meters between Gora Station and Sounzan Station in virtually a straight line, covering the distance of 1.2 kilometers between the two points in approximately 10 minutes. The degree of incline is visible if you look down from the seats at the back of the cable car.

Stations along line and travel times

Arriving at HGora Station on the Hakonetozan Train

Ticket gates at Gora Station

On arrival at Gora Station, the ticket gate for the Hakone Tozan Cable Car is nearby.


Platform at Gora Station

Each station is on a slope, so the cable car platforms are steeply angled.


  • View of the cable car's

  • Priority seats

All seats are on a first-come, first-served basis. There are no reserved seats. Priority seats designated for use by seniors, mothers-to-be or persons with disabilities are provided. Please give up your seat to passengers in need. Please also turn off your mobile phone when in the vicinity of priority seats.

Staffed ticket gate

  • Ticket gate at Gora Station

  • Ticket gate at Sounzan

The ticket gates at Gora Station and Sounzan Station are staffed. Go through the ticket gate by showing your Hakone Freepass or ticket.

Getting on and off at an unstaffed ticket gate (unstaffed station)

  • Koen-shimo Station

  • Boarding ticket dispenser

All stations other than Gora Station and Sounzan Station are unstaffed. They also have no ticket vending machines, so when boarding, make sure to take a boarding ticket indicating the name of the station where you boarded from the boarding ticket dispenser at the station entrance. 

  • *At stations (unstaffed stations) along the way, the doors open on both sides

Please get off after confirming which side the facility you want to visit is located on. At Naka-Gora Station and Kami-Gora Station, there is no passageway for crossing the track, so please make sure you exit from the correct side. If you wish to cross the track, you may cross through the car while a car is standing at the station.

If using a Hakone Freepass

Hakone Freepass

If you are using a Hakone Freepass, please show it at the ticket counter or to the conductor when you get on or off.

If using a Hakone Freepass

Ticket vending machine
at Gora Station

Ticket vending machines
at Sounzan Station

At Gora Station and Sounzan Station, you can buy a ticket from a ticket vending machine. Check the fare chart and buy your ticket by paying the fare required to get to your destination.

  • *When boarding at stations without ticket vending machines (unstaffed stations) along the way

At stations without ticket vending machines, take a boarding ticket indicating the name of the station where you boarded from the boarding ticket dispenser at the station entrance and buy a ticket from the conductor in the first car before getting off.

Normal Fares (one way)

  Adults Children
Gora to Koen-shimo 80 yen 40 yen
Gora to Koen-kami 170 yen 90 yen
Gora to Naka-Gora 250 yen 130 yen
Gora to Kami-Gora 330 yen 170 yen
Gora to Mount Soun 420 yen 210 yen
  • *Child fares are for children between 6 and 11 years of age.