Lake Ashi Travel Guide

Lake Ashi
Lake Ashi is an idyllic sight with a stunning red torii gate in the water, with abundant traditional ryokan inns and onsen hot springs in the area and a beautiful view of Mt. Fuji on a clear day.

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Lakeside Grill

Enjoy a buffet with a variety of styles of dishes from West to East, and relax under the view of Lake Ashinoko in Hakone.
Lunch: ¥3,000-3,999
Dinner: ¥6,000-7,999

Lake Ashi, also known as Hakone Lake or Ashinoko Lake, is located in Hakone in Kanagawa Prefecture. It was created about 3,000 years ago due to the volcanic eruption of Mt. Hakone. Today, Ashi Lake is a scenic landscape for nature-seekers and history buffs. It is easily accessed from Tokyo by bus or train.

In the surrounding area, you can find an abundance of ryokan (traditional Japanese inns) and rejuvenating onsen. With the Hakone Free Pass you can move around freely on certain buses starting from Odawara Station.

Make a pilgrimage to the fairytale-like Hakone Shrine and descend down the path to the monumental red torii gate that is built in water. After some meditating, enjoy a boat cruise and take a short lake tour while getting the chance to witness the staggering view of Mt. Fuji from across Lake Ashi. Afterwards, why not take a hot and relaxing bath in one of the several onsen of the area?

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