Lake Ashi is a scenic lake located in the Hakone area in Kanagawa. Also commonly referred to as Hakone Lake or Lake Ashinoko, the lake is best known for its views of Mount Fuji on a clear day. The lake was formed over 3000 years ago when Mount Hakone erupted.
Lake Ashi also offers a Hakone sightseeing cruise that tours around the lake on a "pirate ship", and is included in the Hakone "Free Pass" tourist sightseeing route. The 30-minute cruise has voiceover guides that offer information about the lake's history in Japanese, English, and Chinese. You can board the cruise from either Hakone-machi town or Moto-Hakone port.
From Lake Ashi's main bus stop, Hakone Shrine is a mere 5-minute walk away. The iconic red torii gate of Hakone Shrine standing amongst the crystal clear waters of Lake Ashi makes it a prime photo spot for tourists and locals alike.
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The Hakone Shrine is a Japanese Shinto shrine on the shores of Lake Ashi in the town of Hakone in the Ashigarashimo District of Kanagawa Prefecture. It..
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