A pass that allows you to get on and off freely throughout Hakone.
Hakone, one of Japan´s most famous hot spring (onsen) areas and rich in unspoiled nature, is within easy traveling distance of Tokyo. The Hakone Freepass is a discount excursion ticket offering full coverage of the popular sightseeing destinations in Hakone. You can also ride on 8 different types of transport in the area, such as the Hakone Tozan Line and the Hakone Ropeway, allowing you the freedom to thoroughly explore Hakone. It also includes discount admission to various attractions in the area, and return transportation on the Odakyu Line between Tokyo and Hakone. Validity is for 2 or 3 days.
Hakone Tozan Train: Over a leisurely 40 minutes, the train switches back three times as it climbs the steep mountain slopes to its final destination of Gora. The line was built fully taking into account the plant and animal life of Hakone, which is registered as a national park. The superb views from special points, especially from the Deyama Bridge, looking down 43m to the riverbed are breathtaking, and the scenery visible from the train windows is simply magnificent, with beautiful seasonal plants and flowers blooming right beside the track. Cherry blossoms in spring, and red and yellow leaves carpeting the mountains in autumn.
Hakone Tozan Cable Car: The Hakone Tozan Cable Car is a 9 minute ride giving a scenic panorama of the Hakone mountains and beyond including Mount Kami and Mt Myojyogatake which is known for its popular Daimonji-yaki bonfire. There are four stations between Gora and Souzan including Hakone Gora Park with its beautiful fountain, Hakone Museum of Art, which specializes in pottery, and many other attractions.
Hakone Ropeway: The trip from Sounzan to Togendai on Lake Ashi only takes about 30 minutes, but the large windows of the Swiss-made cabins are designed to allow visitors to fully appreciate the sweeping panorama of Hakone’s unspoiled natural settings, such as the beautiful calm waters of Lake Ashi, magnificent Mount Fuji, and the volcanic clouds from Owakudani.
Hours of operation: Mar.1 to Nov.30: 9:00am to 5:00pm, Dec.1 to Feb.28: 9:00am to 4:15pm *During operating hours, the ropeway leaves one station after the other at the above mentioned intervals. However, ropeway service will either be suspended or unable to operate as scheduled in the event of natural hazards such as snow or strong winds are forecast.
Hakone Sightseeing Cruise: (Download timetable) The Hakone Sightseeing Cruise links Togendai with Moto-Hakone-ko and Hakone-machi. With the Hakone Freepass, you can hop on and off anywhere along the way, so why not take time and visit such attractions as museums, hot springs (onsen) and historic sites located by the lake shore? On a fine day, passengers are treated to a breathtaking view of Mount Fuji, and can enjoy Hakone’s rich scenery lazily reflected in the lake’s calm surface.
Hakone Tozan Bus / “KANKO SHISETSU-MEGURI”Bus (Tourist-facilities Round Bus): (Download Route Map) Hakone Tozan Bus routes cover a wide area linking many access points in Hakone with Odawara, Hakone-Yumoto, Gotemba and Numazu, and are the main form of transport in the Hakone area.In addition, the Tourist-facilities Round Bus routes operating with retro themed cars call at museums and attractions in Sengokuhara and Gora, providing convenient access for sightseeing. The specially designed cars are equipped with a glass roof for even greater enjoyment of Hakone’s natural scenery.
Odakyu Hakone Highway Bus: (Download Timetable) The Odakyu Hakone Highway Bus runs on the Shinjuku-Hakone, and Haneda Airport-Yokohama-Hakone routes. All seats are reserved, and all buses are equipped with toilets. This route is highly recommended for those wishing to take a day-trip to Japan’s premier hot spring resort of Hakone in comfort.
Numazu Tozan Tokai Bus (Designated Areas)
Hot springs and spas
Art museums and other museums
Places of historic interest
Botanical gardens and parks
Amusement and sports facilities
Restaurants and shops