Pirate-Ship Ride on Lake Ashi in Hakone

Lake Ashi in Hakone

Hi there, it’s Mr. Wada back on duty. I would like to share our experience of so-called pirate ship ride on Lake Ashi in Hakone. It’s officially called Hakone Sightseeing Cruise. We took a ropeway down to Lake Ashi from Owakudani.

Lake Ashi in Hakone

Hakone Sightseeing Cruise

Lake Ashi in Hakone

Access

The ship leaves from Togendai Port. Most of people get there by ropeway  after visiting Owakudani, like we did. However,  you could also access the port by bus.

Fares

Basic fare of Togendai to Hakone-machi for adult is 1,000 JPY (one way). Please refer to the website for more information.

Note:
Hakone Free Pass includes the fare for this ship.

 

Contact

0460-83-7722

 

Website

Hakone Sightseeing Cruise

 

Bon Boyage!

The ship leaves every hour. If you are coming from Owakudani, be aware of time not to miss the last ride.

Lake Ashi in Hakone

 

The Lake Ashi is about 7,100 square meters. It’s hard to believe it was formed by years of earthquakes, explosions, and landslide etc. It is like we are just in the middle of a big hollow. Amazing.

Lake Ashi in Hakone

 

The ride is roughly for 30 minutes and it has come to an end. You could get a bus down towards Hakone Yumoto from here. But you could stay a bit longer and visit Hakone Sekisho as well! It’s just around the corner.

Lake Ashi in Hakone

 

Lastly

How was it? If ever you visit Hakone, get the chance to ride this pirate ship and enjoy the scenery of Lake Asahi.

See you around!

You may be interested in these as well.
Travel by Hakone Free Pass!
Active volcanoes in Owakudani
Hakone Sekisho
– Beautiful Views of Mt. Fuji from Otome Toge Fujimi-Chaya
– Hike on Mt. Kintoki in Hakone



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Yummy Factory Tour at Mentai Park Kobe Sanda

mentai park kobe sanda

Yo! It’s Mr. Wada back on duty. I am going to share our trip to Mentai Park Kobe Sanda this time.

About Mentai Park Kobe Sanda

Meintaiko is salted roe of Alaska Pollock (great combination with rice). Mentai Park Kobe Sanda is actually a part of a Mentaiko factory where we can take a look at how it is being processed.

Mentai Park Kobe Sanda

 

Access

1-7-1 Akamatsudai, Kita ward, Kobe, Hyogo Prefecture

 

There are free buses from the JR Sanda Station.

mentai park kobe sanda

Note: This schedule above is as of 2017 January.

 

Contact

078-986-1137

Business Hours

Store: 9:00〜18:00
Factory: 9:00〜17:00

Website

Check out Mentai Park Kobe Sanda official website here. (in Japanese only)

 

Enter Mentai Park Kobe Sanda

As you step in to the building, Mentaiko class begins. It’s quite informative and educational.

Mentai Park Kobe Sanda
Different types of cod.

 

Factory

The path is quite short actually. Anyway let’s take a look. It really got me hungry though!

mentai park kobe sanda

 

Samples

Sample time. Yeeey! I looked forward to it badly. Go pick a piece of Mentaiko. Yum yum. Now I want more.

mentai_park kobe sanda

mentai park kobe sanda
Only one piece for each person!

 

Food Court

It’s lunch time. What should I get…..to be frank there aren’t much options aside from Mentaiko stuff. Well, that’s what I am here for. Why not?

Mentai Park Kobe Sanda

 

Souvenir

Fresh Mentaiko is available at a reasonable price. It’d be nice for souvenir. Meintaiko is available at every supermarket in Japan but this one especially tastes great.

mentai park kobe sanda

Lastly

Though it was a quick tour, there are many places to visit around this area such as MITSUI OUTLET PARK MARINE PIA KOBE (most of places are for shopping). Perhaps it would nice to stop at this Mentai Park Kobe Sanda on the way.

See you around!



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