Stroll around the white smoke-covered Owakudani Valley, and enjoy the views from high up in the air
The Hakone ropeway offers an approx. 24-minute journey one-way between Sounzan Station, the last station of the Hakone Tozan Cable Car, and Togendai Station, which nestles on the shore of Lake Ashinoko. Around the transfer station, Owakudani, visitors are able to view plumes of white smoke erupting from the active volcano, and enjoy a walk taking in these spectacular natural views. The views from the altitude of 1,044 meters are also wonderful, and on a fine day, Mt. Fuji, and even very far away Tokyo Skytree, can be seen. The "Owakudani Station Restaurant" is a popular stopping place for ropeway users due to its special "Owakudani Curry" that features an image of the rising volcanic smoke of Owakudani Valley. Experience the breathtakingly beautiful scenery of each season, and delicious food.
Gondolas with a capacity of 18 passengers depart at approx. one-minute intervals
Upper left: Owakudani Valley is also listed as one of the best spots in Kanagawa Prefecture's "Kanagawa's Top 50 Sights", Upper right: "Owakudani Station Restaurant", located on the second floor of Owakudani Station, offers spectacular views of the volcanic smoke, Bottom:
The "Owakudani Curry", ever popular since the restaurant's opening
1300 Gora, Hakone Town, Ashigarashimo County, Kanagawa
+81-460-84-8439 on Saturday, Sunday and holidays
(9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.) (Japanese only)
|Opening hours||9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (Closes at 4:15 p.m. from December to February)
Owakudani Station Restaurant
10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (Closes at 3:30 p.m. from December to February)
* Last orders are 30 minutes before closing time.
* The ropeway may not be in service during bad weather or inspection and maintenance.
|Fare||● Round trip fare
Sounzan Station ⇔ Togendai Station
Adults (age 12 and over) 2,550 yen
Children (age 6 to 11) 1,280 yen
* Please check the website for other fares.
|Fee||● Owakudani Station Restaurant
Special "Owakudani Curry" 1,250 yen
Colorful curry with chunky vegetables 1,350 yen
Pasta with bacon, eggplant, and tomato 1,250 yen
|Access||Sounzan Station: Take the Hakone Tozan Train from "Odawara Station" of JR Tokaido Shinkansen (via Hakone-Yumoto Station) for approx. 1 hour and 5 minutes, alight at "Gora Station". Take the Hakone Tozan Cable Car for approx. 10 minutes, and alight at the nearby "Sounzan Station".|
updated on Sep 28, 2018
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