As of November 2015, the Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) volcano alert for Hakone-yama is at level 1 ('Be mindful that the volcano is potentially active'). The Hakone Ropeway is currently only running to Ubako Station. Check the JMA (www.jma.go.jp/en/volcano) for updates.
Welcome to Hakone
Offering serene onsen, world-class art museums, traditional inns and spectacular mountain scenery crowned by Mt Fuji, Hakone can make for a blissful escape from Tokyo. Ashino-ko (芦ノ湖) is the lake at the centre of it all, the setting for the iconic image of Mt Fuji with the torii gate of the Hakone-jinja rising from the water...