Lake Ashi (芦ノ湖 Ashi-no-ko), or Hakone Lake, Ashinoko Lake, is a scenic lake in the Hakone area of Kanagawa Prefecture in Honshū, Japan. It is a crater lake that lies along the southwest wall of the caldera of Mount Hakone, a complex volcano. The lake is known for its views of Mt. Fuji and its numerous hot springs. A number of pleasure boats and ferries traverse the lake, providing scenic views for tourists and passengers. Several of the boats are inspired by the design of sailing warships.
Most visitors to Lake Ashi stay in the nearby resorts or visit some of the local attractions, including taking the aerial tram Hakone Ropeway to The Great Boiling Valley. From Togendai on Lake Ashi, the Hakone Ropeway aerial tram connects to Sounzan, the upper terminus of the Hakone Tozan Cable Car funicular railway. This in turn connects to the Hakone Tozan Line mountain railway for the descent to Odawara and a connection to Tokyo by the Tōkaidō Shinkansen.
The name means "lake of reeds" in Japanese: 芦 (ashi) is "reed", and 湖 (ko) is "lake".
Lake Ashi from Komagatake
External links 
Lake Ashi Tour
http://thejapanguy.com In a pirate ship floating on Lake Ashi in Hakone, Japan.
Hakone, Japan - Lake Ashi cable car, eating Owakudani volcanic black eggs
A day trip we took to Hakone, Japan. We visited Lake Ashi, took the ropeway up the mountain, saw the volcanic sulfur gas vents and hot springs at Owakudani a...
Lake Ashi, Hakone, Japan
Lake Ashi, Hakone, Japan.
Lake Ashi & Mt. Fuji, Hakone, Japan
Lake Ashi & Mt. Fuji, Hakone, Japan.
Lake Ashi Swan Boating in Hakone, Japan
Lake Ashi with a view of Mt. Fuji.
Hakone (Lake Ashi & Mount Komagatake)
Japan, October 10th, 2011 Hakone, October 10th, 2011. On the shore of Lake Ashi (Ashinoko). Going up Mount Komagatake (1327m) to see the lake from above. Mou...
JAPAN - GARDENS & CULTURE (Part 10 of 12) - MOUNT FUJI, LAKE ASHI and ONSHI HAKONE PARK
All 12 parts http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLrVUjbiYVZU473v4c1knFWHQ-MNzJdSy4) Of all the days on this great trip we REALLY wanted perfect weather fo...
Lake Ashi 芦ノ湖 蘆之湖 - 元箱根港 day 2 - 20 ( Japan )
2009.03.15 ( Hakone )
Around Lake Ashi (芦ノ湖)
Lake Ashi (芦ノ湖): http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lake_Ashi.
Mt. Fuji/Lake Ashi/Hakone Komagatake Ropeway (With Graphics)
I saw Mt. Fuji which is the highest mountain in Japan (12389 feet above sea level). I then went on a boat cruise on Lake Ashi which is a crater lake located...
Wed, 01 May 2013 08:37:22 -0700
This cold kitty was sitting just inside the ticket area for the gondola ride up to Owakudani - boiling valley in Hakone Japan. Saw the same kitty cuddling up on a warm lap when we went back through again to ride the pirate boat across Lake Ashi. How to ...
PR Web (press release)
PR Web (press release)
Tue, 30 Apr 2013 09:12:28 -0700
The region allows for great views of the magnificent mountain, from either the cable cars that climb the nearby Mt. Owakudani, from a majestic replica pirate ship that crosses the calm waters of Lake Ashi, or simply from one of the many viewpoints ...
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