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Day Trip Tokyo to Owakudani (and Hakone) Question

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Day Trip Tokyo to Owakudani (and Hakone) Question

So I'm most likely going to be getting a Hakone Pass card for the 2 days (though probably will only use it for one day, but possibly could go back).

I will be staying in Shinjuku so do I buy the pass at the station at the automated kiosks or is there somewhere else I need to purchase it at?

Now what would be the most direct and easiest way to get to Owakudani? From my research it seems there is a lot of changes and such.

Shinjuku --> Hakone-Yuoto via the Romancercar

Hakone-Yumoto --> Gora via the Hakone Tozan Train

Gora --> Sounzan via Hakone Cable Car

Sounzan --> Owakudani via the Hakone Ropeway

How long would it take then to get to Owakudani one way?

Also this trip will be solely dependent on the weather as well and I know you need to reserve the Romancercar it seems in advance (how does one do this when getting the Hakone Free Pass card?), can I do it the day before or would I need to do it several days in advance?

Just trying to simplify this trip and get the most out of a full day trip here...

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11. Re: Day Trip Tokyo to Owakudani (and Hakone) Question

Koburi Pass. I found another set of directions: https:/…

I also tracked down the current link for the map: https:/…kaaburi_map.pdf

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12. Re: Day Trip Tokyo to Owakudani (and Hakone) Question

That's the map, thanks...

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13. Re: Day Trip Tokyo to Owakudani (and Hakone) Question

Oh and forgot to say the 2nd set of instructions verified what I though and that was really helpful...

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