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Discover the oldest mountain railway in Japan

Friday, 07 November 2014

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Deyama Bridge (Hayakawa Bridge) Photo credit: Hakone Tozan Railway

 

Hai Discover: Since its operation in 1919, Hakone Tozan Railway is one of the few full-scale mountain railways in Japan. A train ride from Hakone-Yumoto to Gora (stations) is exceptionally beautiful, especially from mid-June to early July, when hydrangea flowers are in full bloom and are illuminated at night. One can enjoy the beautiful sightseeing from the trains and around the stations for which the Hakone Tozan train is nicknamed as ‘Hydrangea train’.

 

Situated in the southwestern part of Kanagawa Prefecture and part of Fuji Hakone Izu National Park, the town of Hakone is a popular sightseeing and hot spring resort destination that is easily accessible from central Tokyo. 

 

Photo credit: hakonenavi.jp 

 

Hakone train ride during cherry blossoms season in late March to April. Photo credit: hakonenavi.jp 

 

 

To find out where Hakone Tozan train can take you to, try exploring www.hakone-tozan.co.jp/en.

 

 

Source: Hakone Tozan Railway

 

Photos: Hakone Tozan RailwayPosted by Admin in Around Asia on 07 Nov 2014

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