Pirate Ship on Lake Ashi- known as Ashinoko is a scenic lake in Hakone. The lake is known for its views of Mt. Fuji. Several ferries cruise the lake, providing scenic views for passengers. One of the boats is a full-scale replica of a man-of-war pirate ship.. A number of pleasure boats and ferries traverse Lake Ashi or Ashinoko on which passengers can enjoy the scenic views. Several of the boats are replicas of pirate ships which is designed somehow to enhance the excursion - though Hakone has never been known as an enclave of pirates one can only wonder at the reason for the decorations on these boats.