Pirate Ship on Lake Ashi, Hakone
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. These pirate ships are 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.