During your Hakone trip it’s highly recommended to use the Ropeway to enjoy an amazing view of Hakones landscape and in particular Owakudani Valley. Owakudani is an active Volcano Valley with sulfurous fumes and hot springs. One of the famous things you can buy in Owakudani are eggs whose shells have turned black by the sulfur of the hot springs. The eggs are said to prolong your life by seven years. You can eat them right away or take some home as a souvenir.
For more information about the stations of the Hakone railway, check their official website. You don’t have to buy a Ropeway ticket if you have a Hakone Free Pass. Hakone Free Pass is a affordable voucher that allows you to use most of the trains, buses, rope way, sightseeing boats and more for a fixed price. It will save you lots of money and time. It also gives you discounts or free entry to other sightseeing spots around Hakone.
Hakone Ropeway official website (in English): http://www.hakoneropeway.co.jp/foreign/en/
Official website for the Hakone Free Pass (in English): http://www.odakyu.jp/english/deels/freepass/hakone/