7 Things to Know About Hakone Free Pass

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Hakone Free Pass
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Hakone pass is given by Odakyu Railways is a discount pass for exploring Hakone. This pass provides you access to various transportation facilities like Hakone Ropeway, Tozan car etc. Here are 7 things about Hakone free pass that will surely help you to plan your trip to Hakone.

1. Unlimited Access to Transportation Facilities

unlimited access Hakone
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Hakone free pass provides you unlimited access to transportation facilities provided by Odakyu-affiliated buses, trains, boats, cable cars and ropeways in the Hakone area. Before visiting Hakone do some research and find the places you want to visit. Based on the research prepare a travel plan and make the best use of Hakone free pass.

2. Cost and Its Validity

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The cost of Hakone free pass is fairly priced, you should pre-plan your trip so as to make the best use of Hakone free pass. There are passes with 2-day and 3-day validity.Refer the below table for the fare of Hakone free pass

Fare Table

Type of Pass 2-day pass 3-day pass
Round trip pass 5,140 yen 5,640 yen
Free area pass 4,000 yen 4,500 yen

3. Where You Can Buy the Ticket

Ticket Vending machine at a Japan Railway station
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These are the points from where you can buy Hakone free pass.

  1. Major railway stations along the Odakyu Railway Line
  2. Narita Airport
  3. Inside the free area eg: Odawara Station and Mishima Station
  4. Shinjuku Station in Tokyo
  5. Hakone-Yumoto Station
  6. Major travel agents across Japan

Note: The passes sold at Narita airport are for travel from Shinjuku station in central Tokyo and 3-day pass are not available.

4. Discounts and Special Offers

Special offers Hakone
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Hakone free pass not only gives you unlimited access to Odakyu Railways in Hakone area but also the pass gives you special discounts and offers on different facilities in Hakone region. For example, you get a special discount on the ticket of Open air museum in Hakone. Know more about Hakone open air Museum.

5. Access to Different Types of Transportation

Hakone Ropeway
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The Hakone free pass provides access to different type of transportation facilities. Here is the list to which it provides access:

  • Hakone ropeway
  • Hakone Tozan Cablecar
  • Hakone Tozan bus service
  • Hakone substitute shuttle bus service
  • Hakone sightseeing cruise ship

6. Sightseeing Spots

Sightseeing Cruise at Lake Ashi
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With the help of Hakone free pass you can visit the popular sightseeing spots in Hakone like Lake Ashi, Togendai View Restaurant, Hakone Yumoto and Hakone Shrine. The best of all the spots is the breathtaking view of Mt Fuji from the Hakone Ropeway.

7. Romancecar

Romance car
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Romancecar is a limited express by Odakyu Railways providing the luxury services. The train connects popular tourist attraction in Japan such as Mt Fuji and Mt Hakone. But the important point is that the Hakone free pass does not cover this train services.

Have a good trip and travel!