There are many transportation in Hakone that allows us to see Mt. Fuji, Lake Ashi and other stunning scenery of four seasons, among them, Hakone Sightseeing Cruise might be the most popular with people of all age.
Introduction of Hakone Sightseeing Cruise
Vasa is designed after a Swedish warship on the orders of the King of Sweden, Gustavus Adolphus of Sweden at the early part of the 17 th century. The main feature of Vasa is the Lion figurehead and the cannon sculptures. Therefore, it is quite popular with children.
The Victory is modeled after the famous HMS Victory, a warship of England that is best known for her role in the Battle of Trafalgar and other historic sea battles. Hence, the ship’s colors, interior, and other features show the ambiance of a bygone era.
The inspiration of Royal II is from the Royal Louis, a first-class battleship built in France in the 18th century that served as the flagship of the French fleet. It is the newest ship cruising on Lake Ashi. Addtionally, the interior of the First Class Cabin recreates the ambiance of this era in French history. Nevertheless, you will have the best view as long as you are in the First Class Cabin. There are some 3D trick art on the ship, don’t forget to take a picture with them!
Scenery of Lake Ashi
Lovely hydrangea, fresh green scene, autumn leaves and snow view, the scenery of four seasons on Lake Ashi is so inspiring. So you won’t get tired no matter how many times you visit there.
Hakone Sightseeing Cruise serves the 3 ports of Togendai-ko, Hakonemachi-ko, and Motohakone-ko on Lake Ashi. Most noteworthy, with Hakone Freepass you can freely get on and off the ships.
We recommend you to take Hakone Ropeway to see Mt. Fuji from Owakudani at first. And then, take the ship from Togendai-ko to Hakonemachi-ko and Motohakone-ko.
There is a pathway between Hakonemachi-ko and Motohakone-ko, if you enjoy walking, you should take a walk through this beautiful cedar venue planted in hundreds years ago. In addition, if you want to try some traditional Japanese sweats, how about visit the teahouse named “畔屋” (Hotoriya) , where provides yummy “団子” (dango, means rice dumpling) .
See article about WALKING IN FEUDAL FOOTPRINTS
Let’s take these pirate ships to enjoy Hakone’s wonderful mountain-ringed scenery!