Various Rides in Hakone

by KASHIMA - Japan Licensed Guide
(47) Reviews

I am very much interested in various type of transportation in Hakone such as Hakone Tozan Railway, Hakone Tozan Cable Car, Hakone Ropeway and Hakone Sightseeing Cruise.
Following is the brief information of each Rides which I knew by studying.

  • Hakone Tozan Railway:
    This Ride connect from Odawara to Gora as mountain railway and has started to open in 1919.
    You can enjoy 13 number of tunnel (the total distance is 2km.) and 26 number of iron bridge.
    Various Rides in Hakone

         The length of each vehicle is short with 15m (That of Shinkansen: 25m).
          Because there are many steep slopes and curves in the Hakone railway path, the length of each vehicle is
          designed as short length so that the vehicle can be run safely. Between Hakone-Yumoto and Kowakudani stations,
          the steep is 80/1000 gradient which is the steepest in Japan for an adhesion railway.
           There are four types of brake system such as electrical brake, air brake, hand motion brake and pressure joining
           brake so that the vehicle can run down the steep slopes. 
            Switchback: The railway climb the steep inclined rail by a switchback zig-zag way, changing the direction
           back and forth.

  • Hakone Tozan Cable Car:
    This car travel approximately 1.2km to connect Gora and Souzan stations in 10 minutes. The difference in elevation is 209 meter.  The vehicle of the Cable Car is consist of two units and the floor inside the vehicle is formed as step-wise to fit the slope of the railway.

    How the Cable Car is driven to move ?
    As you may see in the photo in the photo, the two Cable Car run in opposite direction each other on two line.
    The equipment of winding up the Cable car fixed in mechanical room on top of the railway pull up the Car of one side car. Then, automatically another side car connected with the car by rope is pull down to lowest station.
    Various Rides in Hakone

Hakone Ropeway:
You can enjoy the views during a 30 minutes ride across 4 kilometers between Sounzan and Togendai stations,
including Owakudani volcanic valley where sulfurous fumes gushing out of cracks in the earth which make hot
spring, Lake Ashi and Mt.Fuji (if whether is fine).
Sounzan Station is 757 meters high and Owakudani station 1,044 meters high.
The difference in elevation is 287 meters. This Ropeway can run there in about 10 minutes.
Various Rides in Hakone

Hakone Sightseeing Cruise on Lake Ashi:
This Cruise operate between Hakonemachi, Moto-Hakone and Togendai on Lake Ashi. You can enjoy beautiful
scenery such as green mountains surrounded by sky and lake, wave splash near the Cruise and Mt.Fuji if whether
is fine with breathing clear air.
Various Rides in Hakone

 If you are interested in various rides in Hakone above, please refer following URL registered by me.

 Hakone tour (case1)

Hakone tour (case2)

                                                                                                                                                            By Kashima

 

Did you like my article?

You can send me a message to get a customized itinerary and quotation for an unforgettable experience. Let's explore Japan Together.

I'll be waiting for you, so please check my profile and get your trip plan now


09 Dec 2017

KASHIMA

Licensed Guide
(47) Reviews

Related Blogs

Hakone Shrine power spot to encourage people

by KASHIMA
I visited Hakone Shrine inside Hakone sightseeking resort the other day. During the observation of the Shrine, I acquired the knowledge...

Ashinoko-Lake how this lake was appeared and various Hakone sight spots

by KASHIMA
Hakone is located inside the big caldera which are assembled with four calderas surrounded by the outer rim of a crater (size: 11km east and...

Japan's Off The Beaten Path And Culturally Immersive Tour Spots In Between Tokyo area And Kyoto area

by KASHIMA
The two primary tour spots in Japan are Kyoto and Tokyo that has been the center of Japanese cultural & historical time-honored spots.Howeve...

Earthquake-Resistant Construction Method Of Tokyo Sky-tree

by KASHIMA
Tokyo Skytree is the tallest self-standing broadcasting tower (634meters) in Japan and is located about 1km east of Asakusa which is one of ...

Natural mineral pigments used for modern Japanese-style painting

by KASHIMA
I studfied natural miveral pigments which are used for Japanese-style painting. Please refer following.What is natural mineral pigments? Tha...

Kyoto history related with various type of Japanese religions transition

by KASHIMA
I wish this year will become a good year for all people who visit this blog. At the beginning of this year, I describe a brief Kyoto history...

Tours by Guide

Kamakura full enjoyment tour of fantastic scenic, historical...

(47) Reviews
by KASHIMA
This tour include the "Daibutsu" the traditional Japanese craftsmanship skill applied, Tsurugaoka Hachiman Shrine whose deity is the founder of the Kamakur...
10h $ 372 up to 8 people

Kyoto Arashiyama one day tour of fantastic scenic, historica...

(47) Reviews
by KASHIMA
This tour include Arashiyama one of the time-honored travel destinations located on the western outskirs of Kyoto, offering a breathtaking panorama of sere...
10h $ 372 up to 8 people

One day tour of Himeji castle and Kobe Rokko mountain for yo...

(47) Reviews
by KASHIMA
Himeji castle is located in Himeji city registered as World cultural Heritage at the first time in Japan. You will be overwhelmed by the elegant figure of...
9h $ 335 up to 8 people

Hakone full enjoyment tour of fantastic scenic, historical a...

(47) Reviews
by KASHIMA
This tour include several essential sights such as scenic & historical spots, traditional and modern culture spots, exciting riding experience and healing ...
10h $ 372 up to 8 people

Enjoyment of Fukiwarenotaki (fall) and Oigamionsen (hot spri...

(47) Reviews
by KASHIMA
This tour include "Fukiwarinotaki-fall"called Niagara of Orient and "Oigamionsen-hot spring as one day trip in Gunma prefecture. The stream of clear water ...
10h $ 372 up to 8 people

Hakone full enjoyment tour of fantastic scenic, historical a...

(47) Reviews
by KASHIMA
This Hakone tour is suitable for the tourists from various world wide countries who visit Hakone for the first time. I will help you to make exciting exper...
10h $ 372 up to 8 people

Tomioka Silk Mill of UNESCO World Heritage & Byakuikannon in...

(47) Reviews
by KASHIMA
This tour include Tomioka Silk Mill of UNESCO World Heritage and Byakuikannon-statue which is the symbol of Takasaki-city. After you understand the importa...
10h $ 372 up to 8 people

Enjoyment of Bonsai sightseeing and Kawagoe Koedo tour spots...

(47) Reviews
by KASHIMA
This tour include Omiya Bonsai museum & village where several types of Bonsai are displayed in both inside the museum & outside garden and Kawagoe tour spo...
10h $ 372 up to 8 people

Plan your trip to Hakone with KASHIMA

Chat with a local tour guide who can help organize your trip.
Send a message

Recent Tour Reviews in Hakone

“ Very good and thorough guide ”

Very Good
3 weeks ago Traveler: Bob -   Tour Guide: KASHIMA

Totally competent caring for our group. Got us through the day with ease. English was frequently difficult to understand, though. Very good skills getting us through all our train and bus changes. Did not, though, keep us together through the Himeji castle, nor give us any education while inside.
read more

“ Very nice guy but too expensive ”

Good
1 month ago Traveler: Dov -   Tour Guide: KASHIMA

MR. Kashima is a very nice guy, but I am not sure I got a good value for the money I paid.
read more

“ Good for limited duration tours ”

Good
1 month ago Traveler: Devayani -   Tour Guide: KASHIMA

Kashima san was very prompt and helpful in designing our itinerary. We travelled as a family group of 14 people visiting Osaka, Kyoto and Tokyo and Kashima san was very patient and responsive. He is helpful and pretty good in communicating in English. There are however some tourist attractions that he has not been to for some time so his awareness of wheelchair accessibility etc was limited. I wou...
read more

“ Impress 12-year old boy ”

Very Good
1 month ago Traveler: Dimitri -   Tour Guide: KASHIMA

We visited Odaiba (gaming center-Gundam- Statue of Liberty), Takeshita street, Shibuya crossing, Godzilla, Samurai Museum, ...
read more

“ 2 days 2 cities ”

Excellent
1 month ago Traveler: David -   Tour Guide: KASHIMA

Kashima was wxcellent. We had Kashima guide us for 1 day in Kyoto and 1 day in Tokyo a few days later. Though we did a lot of sightseeing on our own in both cities, they were more local to where we were staying, Kashima guided us to places more out of the way, e.g. Golden Temple in Kyoto and Meiji Shrine in Tokyo. He was a great guide, very friendly, very informative about the places we visited a...
read more

“ Unforgettable Japan Vacation ”

Excellent
1 month ago Traveler: Tina -   Tour Guide: KASHIMA

Kashima was very helpful in all aspects. He’s very flexible with the time and tour changes because of the weather. We enjoyed and learned a lot the entire 8 days exploring around Japan from culture, history and food. Kashima shows us how amazing Japan is, he’s very patience and at the same time extremely knowledgeable. Thank you so much for a memorable vacation Kashima!
read more

“ One Day Tokyo Tour Experience ”

Poor
2 months ago Traveler: Angelina -   Tour Guide: KASHIMA

There's six of us in the group and it's our 16th day in Japan. Tokyo is the last place we will visit and we're all excited because Tokyo is a famous city. The excitement turned into disappointment because we booked five tours with TripleLights and our previous guides were excellent, fun, and organized. We have a comparison and Kashima was not prepared compared to those other guides. Many times, he...
read more

“ Five Days to Remember ”

Excellent
2 months ago Traveler: Bob -   Tour Guide: KASHIMA

My wife and I just completed a wonderful week in Japan. Because we knew basically what cities we wanted to visit and knew we didn't want a "cookie cutter" tour experience, we reached out to Kashima to create a truly once in a lifetime experience. He was always prepared, punctual, and just plain fun to be with. We not only found a great tour guide, but we found a new friend. If you want to "do it r...
read more

“ One day in Kyoto ”

Excellent
3 months ago Traveler: Debbie -   Tour Guide: KASHIMA

Our tour was very nice and Kashima was a wonderful guide. He was thoughtful and gave very detailed information.
read more

“ Mr. Awesome! ”

Excellent
3 months ago Traveler: Lisa -   Tour Guide: KASHIMA

Kashima was so very helpful. He assisted us with tickets for the bullet train and navigation from Tokyo to Kyoto. He was very knowledgable and truly amazing!
read more

Related cities