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Connect to the living, breathing earth in Owakudani, where white smoke rises from the ground

Western Area 3h30m

Owakudani is a rare spot where white smoke rises from the ground, allowing you to feel the Earth's breath. Here you can observe Japan's unique terrain from up close. We also recommend the pirate ships that travel across Lake Ashinoko, a naturally-dammed lake in the area. From the lakeside you can see Mt. Fuji!

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Owakudani

【CAUTION! Volcanic gases are hazardous to your health. Do not enter this area if you have asthma, bronchial disease, respiratory disease, heart disease, etc.】 Ōwakudani is a popular tourist spot that attests to the past volcanic activity of Hakone. Actually a crater on Mt. Kamiyama formed by the last volcanic eruption of Hakone around 3,000 years ago, Ōwakudani still actively emits a w...

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Hakone Sightseeing Cruise

The Hakone Sightseeing Cruise offers sightseeing boats that sail around Lake Ashinoko, a popular spot in Hakone. There are three boats: Royal II, Victory, and Queen Ashinoko, and passengers can board the cruise at any of the three ports along the edge of the lake. Those ports are Hakonemachi-ko, Motohakone-ko, or Togendai-ko. We recommend the cruise that leaves from Motohakone-ko, as you can vi...

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