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Hakone Pirate Ships
The Hakone Pirate Ships are sightseeing cruise ships built as replicas of pirate ships. The large and splendid ships have attracted people’s attention and are quite popular. The route runs across Lake Ashi and connects three ports. It takes 70 minutes at the longest. Other than the beautiful scenery of the lake, you can enjoy strolling around in the ship and admire its authentic decor. The wind feels wonderful on the deck especially on a fine day. The three ports to take these ships are Togendai Port, Moto-Hakone Port, and Hakone-machi Port.
- 161 Hakone, Hakone-machi, Ashigarashimo-gun, Kanagawa
- Contact No.
- 3-min walk from Togendai Station of Hakone Ropeway
- Opening Hours / Holidays
Open all year round (cancelled in bad weather)
- Official Website
- Time Required
- 10-70 minutes
※ Some information is displayed in Japanese and machine-translated English, which may not be accurate.
For the latest information, please check the official website for each spot.
Scenery from the Ship
The greatest charm of the Hakone Pirate Ships is the scenery you can see from the large ship running across the lake. You can see the picturesque sight of Hakone such as the glimmering surface of Lake Ashi, the highest mountain in Japan, Mt. Fuji, and the red tori (gate) floating above the lake all at one glance.
Three Kinds of Pirate Ships
Three kinds of Hakone Pirate Ships are in operation today namely red “Royal II,” blue and black “Victory,” and green “Vasa.” It is interesting to ride on some ships and compare them because each ship has a different decor.
Inside the Ships
The decorations of the ships are fine and delicate. There are some guns and cannons that adorn the ship. You can take pictures with pirate's statues! Enjoy the atmosphere of an authentic pirate ship.