Friday, November 18, 2011

Hakone Free Pass - Odawara to Gora (part 2 of 7)

After disembark from Odakyu train in Odawara, you should take Hakone Tozan train to Gora. Please make sure you are on either platform 7 or 11 for train to Hakone-Yumoto ot Gora. This Hakone Tozan train is rather unique as it is a train which is capable of climbing mountain at a very high slope. Due to the difficult conditions, the line has three switchbacks used to ascend particularly tight spots. The train have 3 signal stations which have siding track and zigzag. The signal stations are at Deyama, Ōhiradai and Kami-Ōhidradai. The journey from Odawara to Gora took around 40 minutes.

Hakone Tozan Train. It climbs slope of 8%.

The view in the train.

Scenery view.

Slope going up mountain.

Finally reached Gora. Next is the transfer to Cable car. If you like, you can walk around Gora as well as they have very unique village settings. However, I don't have much time on that :-(


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