The Hakone Ropeway is a main form of transportation in the Hakone area. Hakone is a large area with more than 7 distinct villages. Each area has a special history, culture, and activities. To connect you with all of these wonderful places there are many forms of transportation to use. In Hakone there are buses, boats, cable cars, and ropeways. The Hakone ropeway is one of two ropeways, the other being the Komagatake Ropeway heading to the top of Mt. Kamiyama.
The Hakone Ropeway has been acknowledged by the Guiness Book of World Records as the most ridden ropeway in the world. People use the ropeway to visit the steaming vents of Owakudani and travel between Gora and Togendai on Lake Ashi.