Japan – Exploring the Hakone Komagatake Ropeway

Opened in 1963, the Hakone Komagatake Ropeway is famous for its dazzling views over Mount Fuji, Ashinoko Lake, the mountains of Izu Peninsula and Izu islands.
The ropeway itself climbs up Mount Hakone Komagatake from the Lake Ashi lakeside.

Komagatake Ropeway

Based in Hakone, designated a Geopark by UNESCO, it climbs 1,327 metres above sea water.

Komagatake facts

  • It forms the central volcanic cone of the Hakone
  • It rises 1,327 metres above sea water

Komagatake in Japan

  • The ropeway consists of a 1,800 metre long aerial tramway, operating between Hakone-en and the summit
  • Each ride takes seven minutes
  • The gondola has a capacity of 101 people
  • On clear days you can see all of Sagami and Suruga Bay and the distant Seven Islands of Izu. Mt Komagatake offers magnificent views of Mt Fuji
  • From the top you can enjoy panoramic views of Lake Ashinoko and the surrounding mountains

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One final fact about Komagatake… it does your fitness no harm at all either – as the pictures below show.

Climbing at Komagatake

Preparing to climb at Komagatake

On the way up at Komagatake

At the top, Komagatake

One Comment to Japan – Exploring the Hakone Komagatake Ropeway

  1. Pam says:

    Looks like quite a hike up to the top……what beautiful misty vistas though!


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