Best photo spot of Mt.Fuji and Torii gate in Hakone

Visited Date 11:30 at 1 September 2017
Photos were taken by iPhone

There is a popular photo spot of Mount Fuji with Torii gate of Hakone shrine at the shore of lake Ashinoko.
Hakone is famous for hot springs and natural beauty.
It is only a few hours away from Tokyo.
Lake Ashinoko was formed in the caldera of Mount Hakone after the volcano’s last eruption 3000 years ago.
It is a scenic spot to take a boat ride and take in the lush mountain views.

Torii gate in Moto Hakone

Moto Hakone-port bus stop

Moto Hakone Port
This place is located near the Moto Hakone-port(pier of the sightseeing boats) under the big Torii gate.

Photo spot of Mount Fuji at lake Ashi

There is a pathway along the shore.
Walk towards to Onshi-Hakone-Koen Park, then it leads you to this boat rental shop.

Photo spot of Mount Fuji at lake Ashi
This place a little further from boat rental shop is best photo spot.

Mount Fuji and Torii gate in Lake Ashi in Hakone
Mount Fuji and Torii gate in Lake Ashi in Hakone
7 ~ 8 times zoom by iPhone.
Zoom in makes your photo insta worthy.
But if you don’t tripod, it tend to become blurry photo due to camera shake by zooming.

Lake Ashi in hakone
You may use this stone pillar to fix your camera or smartphone.
I put my iPhone on top of it.

Mount Fuji ,pirate ship and Torii gate in Lake Ashi in Hakone

4 times zoom by iPhone7Plus

4 times zoom by iPhone7 Plus

Mount Fuji and Torii gate in Lake Ashi in Hakone

3.5 times zoom by iPhone XS Max

While I took pictures, some sightseeing boats passed by.
They made my photo more beautiful!
Especially the pirate boat is a landmark of lake Ashinoko.
When they left the Moto-Hakone Port and go to the far side of the lake is perfect timing for taking a photo.

Mount Fuji ,pirate ship and Torii gate in Lake Ashi in Hakone
The pirate boat came so close that it cut out of the picture when it headed to the Moto-Hakone port.

Souvenir shops in Moto Hakone
Seven-eleven Moto Hakone
There are seven-eleven and some souvenir shops around here.


【Access by train and bus】
Shinjuku Station in Tokyo → 85 min. by Odakyu Limited Express “Romance car” → Hakone Yumoto Station → approx. 30~40 min. by Hakone Tozan Bus → Moto Hakone Port Bus stop → 2 minute walk

Moto Hakone-port bus stop

Moto Hakone-port bus stop

Other tourist destinations in Hakone



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