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.
Based in Hakone, designated a Geopark by UNESCO, it climbs 1,327 metres above sea water.
- It forms the central volcanic cone of the Hakone
- It rises 1,327 metres above sea water
- 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
One final fact about Komagatake… it does your fitness no harm at all either – as the pictures below show.