Transportation in Hakone

Hakone Tozan Train

On arrival at Hakone-Yumoto Station, the Hakone Tozan Train is immediately visible on its platform. This train takes passengers up Hakone's steep hills.
Enjoy the passing scenery, or feel the sharp curves and steep inclines as the train climbs. If you ride in the front or rear car, you can get a good view of the difference in elevation between the flat switchbacks. The slope's steep gradient will take your breath away.

Stations along line and travel times

Arriving at Hakone-Yumoto Station aboard the Odakyu "Romancecar"

  • Odakyu "Romancecar"
    arrives at platform 1

  • Hakone Tozan Train
    leaves from platforms 3

On arrival at Hakone-Yumoto Station (platform 1), platforms 3 for the Hakone Tozan Train are visible across the way. The train leaves from either of the platforms, depending on the schedule, so please ask the station attendant if you are not sure which platform to use.


  • View of the train interior

  • 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.

Your cooperation is requested

No smoking is allowed
on board

No smoking is permitted in any of the cars. Passengers are also asked to refrain from eating or drinking when the train is crowded.

Automated ticket gates

Automated ticket gates at
Hakone-Yumoto Station

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 present your Hakone Freepass or ticket to the station attendant.

Getting on or off at an unstaffed station

  • Chokoku-no-mori Station,
    staffed in the daytime

  • Tonosawa Station,
    unstaffed at all times

Some stations between Hakone-Yumoto and Gora are staffed in the daytime but not during evening hours, other stations are unstaffed at all times.

Getting on at an unstaffed station

Simply board the train. You can buy a ticket to your destination on board or pay the fare adjustment at the station where you get off.

Getting off at an unstaffed station

The conductor will collect your ticket. If your ticket is not collected, please place it in the ticket collection box, such as that shown on the left, 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 machines
at Hakone-Yumoto Station

You can buy a ticket from a ticket vending machine at the station. Check the fare chart and buy your ticket by paying the fare required to get to your destination.

  • *In the case of an unstaffed station without ticket vending machines, be sure to remember the name of the station where you got on

If you get on at an unstaffed station without ticket vending machines, buy a ticket from the conductor, stating both the name of the station where you got on and your destination. Otherwise, state the name of the station where you got on and pay the fare adjustment at the ticket counter of the station where you get off (or pay the conductor, if you are getting off at an unstaffed station).

Normal Fares (one way)

  Adults Children
Odawara to Gora 670 yen 340 yen
Hakone-Yumoto to Gora 400 yen 200 yen
Hakone-Yumoto to Miyanoshita 270 yen 140 yen
Hakone-Yumoto to Kowakidani 360 yen 180 yen
Hakone-Yumoto to Chokoku-no-mori 400 yen 200 yen
  • *Child fares are for children between 6 and 11 years of age.

Package Plan recommended by Odakyu Travel.