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Attractions and things to see in Hakone:

Frontier docked at Moto-Hakone port to pick-up tourists
Frontier, the sea pirate ship or kaizokusen picks sightseers at port of Moto-Hakone on lake Ashi

  • Sea Pirate Ships (Kaizoku-sen):
    These are replica pirate ships cruising along lake Ashi, they provide some of the best sightseeing experience for tourists to Hakone, enabling them to enjoy the spectacular views of the mountains, valleys and beaches along the bank of lake Ashi while enjoying the comfort of these ships. They are four in number: "Royal""Frontier", "Victoria" and "Vasa", get on the deck of one of them and let the soft breeze from the lake blow out all your stress of city life. Various kinds of drinks, souvenirs etc can be purchased onboard.

Vasa: The Lion of North Europe

Vasa the Lion of North Europe a replica sea pirate ship or kaizokusen cruises past the Yama Hotel on lake Ashi

Vasa, a medieval pirate ship is seen cruising on Ashi lake. Thousands of tourists and sightseers board this ship everyday of the year. On the background is the famous Yamano hotel, one of the best places to stay when visiting Hakone.

Best Views:

  • Mount Fuji - Autumn/winter, early mornings and late evenings from the boats along the Ashi lake, from the mountains or from Moto Hakone.
  • Cherry blossom - April
  • Chinese silvergrass - Autumn
  • Another great view in Autumn is along the lake when all the leaves on the trees turn yellow and red.
  • Hakone is a mountainous resort, the driveway is complete with viewing spots all along the mountain range to the top, from where the beauty of the sprawling Ashi Lake can also be viewed. You can also view the mountains from the boats along the Lake Ashi.
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