Lake Ashinoko is one of the most visited tourist spots in Hakone. With the Hakone Pirate Ship, you can enjoy luxury cruises while enjoying the view of Lake Ashinoko.
Hakone pirate ship that 2 million people use every year since its opening in 1950. The Hakone Pirate Ship is active as a sightseeing boat where you can enjoy Lake Ashinoko surrounded by rich nature. Hakone pirate ships can be boarded from the three ports of Moto-Hakone Port, Togendai Port and Hakone Town Port.
When the fireworks display is held on Lake Ashinoko, there is also a special ferris boat operation. In the Christmas season, where the Hakone pirate ship is lit up, the collaboration of the fireworks and the light of the illumination reflected on the water surface of the lake is fantastic.
Each Hakone pirate ship has a different hull design. Both children and adults will be thrilled by the brave ship operating on Lake Ashinoko.
The Versa is modeled after the Swedish Royal family and is one of the strongest ships at the time. The body of the ship is gold and emerald green, and the skylights are stained glass, making it a very gorgeous structure. It boasts the largest capacity among the three vessels operating, and can carry up to 650 people.
The Victory is modeled on the British symbol battleship Victoria. The color scheme of orange on black is chic. Although it has a simple structure, the colors and interiors of the hull and the image of the bow can be seen everywhere to reproduce the atmosphere of the time as much as possible.
The Royal II is a model of the 18th century French first class battleship, Royal Louis. It has a length of 35 meters and a width of 10 meters, making it a spectacular one with red and white hulls that stand out even from afar. With a capacity of 565 people and a universal design on board, it also has a toilet and elevator, so you can spend comfortably.
There are special cabins and observation decks on board the Hakone Pirate Ship. Let’s enjoy the cruise also paying attention to the inside of the ship.
Each ship has a difference in appearance and indoor
“Hakone Sightseeing Cruise” (Pirate Ship) circles Togendai port from Motohakone port starting from Hakonemachi harbor. It is the outbound route that arrives at Togendai via Motohakone starting from Hakonemachi, and returning directly from Togendai to Hakonemachi is returning route. Currently, three ships of Vasa, Victory, Royal II are sailing in Hakone Pirate Ship. Each ship has a difference in appearance and indoor. Depending on the time zone, there may be two in the Hakonemachi ‘s ship entrance.
There are many sightseeing facilities around Lake Ashi
Hakone Pirate Ship is a round-trip ship traveling around Ashinoko over 40 minutes. You can get on and off at any of the three ports you call. It is also free to go aboard the lake by taking a boat and go down the ship at some port to sightsee the surroundings and get on board again. There are many sightseeing facilities around Lake Ashi so you can set up a boarding plan depending on the place you want to see.
You can enjoy a variety of 360 degree panoramic view changes
The highlight is the mountains of Hakone seen from Ashinoko. Throughout the four seasons, you can enjoy a variety of 360 degree panoramic view changes. There are various shooting points also in the cabin, and it is something that does not get tired of watching the interior not only the scenery.
Fantastic appearance modeled on French and British battleships
Hakone Pirate Ship has a fantastic appearance modeled on French and British battleships. There are also the orthodox pleasure boats in Lake Ashi, but it is no doubt that it is better for the child to board here. Also, there is a special cabin for each ship, and you can go up to a special observation platform if you pay extra fee.
You can enjoy the scenery irrespective of the season
Lake Ashi is a tourist attraction that represents Hakone, and there are many tourist facilities around. It is recommended that you board the ship and go around them. The autumnal leaves of Hakone can be seen in autumn and the snow-covered landscape can be seen in winter. Lake Ashi has no freezing of the water surface, and the ships are operating in winter, so you can enjoy the scenery irrespective of the season.
Information(Access, Price/Charge, Tel, Address, Official site, etc.)
|Name:||Hakone Sightseeing Cruise by Pirate Ship|
|Address:||Hakone 181 Ashigarashimogun Hakonemachi, Kanagawa 250-0521 Japan|
|Access:||Hakone-Tozan-Tetsudo-sen Line “Hakoneyumoto-eki Station” (25 minutes by car)|
|Price/Charge:||One way fares|
1,000 Yen (Adult)
500 Yen (elementary school and under)
Round trip fare
1,840 Yen (Adult)
910 Yen (elementary school and under)
Please refer the official web page.