Hakone Ropeway

What is the
Hakone Ropeway?

The observation platform offers breathtaking views of ‘Owakudani’, Hakone’s most famous tourist spot. Desolate mountainside covered by plumes of smoke produce a distinct scene so fitting the area’s former name of Hell Valley. Now, the Hakone Ropeway rising above Owakudani. There are also many scenic spots to be seen from the ropeway. Traveling from Sounzan to Owakudani, passengers can see the bottom of the valley below, and, when on route to Togendai, they can enjoy views of Mt. Fuji and Lake Ashi.

Feature

Mt. Fuji

Registered by the World Cultural Heritage, Japan’s tallest mountain Mt. Fuji is a foremost tourist site in Japan. On a clear, fine day, the grand, beautiful mountain can be seen from Owakudani and the ropeway.

Scenery from the ropeway

Between Sounzan Station and Owakudani Station, there is a place where the ropeway passes over the valley around 130m from the ground, offering stunning scenery of the impressive valley floor below.

Early-evening scenery

If you take the ropeway to Togendai in the early evening, you can see beautiful scenes of Lake Ashi’s glittering surface.

Station Information

About 8 min Lake Ashi About 8 min Transfer FreeParking Free Parking Free Parking Paid Parking Paid Parking About 8 min Owakudani Plume Togendai Sta. Ubako Sta. Owakudani Sta. Sounzan Sta. Gora Sta.

Timetable

There is a temporary change to operating hours.

Please see this for details.

●Feb~Nov 9:00~17:00
●Dec~Jan 9:00~16:15

18-person capacity gondola runs approximately every minute.
※ Service may be suspended due to adverse weather, regular inspections/maintenance, etc.

Discount Passes

Hakone Freepass

Hakone Freepass – for those visiting Hakone for the first time as well as frequent visitors. Please enjoy a good-value, convenient trip to Hakone.

Tozan Railway/Ropeway‘OWAKUDANI 2-Day Pass’

Please enjoy breathtaking scenes from the ropeway and the Tozan railway/cable car climbing up the steepest slopes in Japan!

FAQ

About access, fares and times

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Please tell me the timetable.

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Please tell me the required time.

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After sightseeing in Owakudani, I would like to use the ropeway. Do I have to purchase separate tickets?

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Can I use a credit card?

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Can I leave my luggage?

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Where can I buy ‘Sightseeing cruise/ropeway unlimited use pass’?

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Does it take time to transfer from the cable car?

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Does it take time to transfer from the sightseeing cruise?

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Is there a wait to get into the Owakudani carpark?

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Is there a taxi rank in front of the station?

About the ropeway, facilities

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What kind of measures are being taken against COVID-19?

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Can wheelchairs be used?

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Can I board the ropeway while holding my pet?

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Do you have a baby changing facility?

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Is there anywhere to eat, such as a restaurant?

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Can I reserve the ropeway?

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In what event would the service be suspended?

About sightseeing, weather and seasons

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Where can Mt. Fuji be seen from?

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I am visiting Owakudani. What type of clothing should I wear?

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This is my first time to visit Hakone. Do you have any recommended places to visit?

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When is the autumn leaves season?

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Where can I purchase black eggs?

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At what time can Mt. Fuji be seen best?

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What types of flowers can be seen?

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I left something behind.