Our original plan was to do the traditional route in Hakone: going up with the cable car into the area with vulcanic activity, going down on the other side and take a boat back over the lake to see a bit of Fuji. However, this part was closed due to too much vulcanic activity and a potential risk on eruption of the vulcano. Therefore we decided to do it differently: Start at the south part of the lake, hike about 10 km to the north of the lake, with halfway a temple and a cable car up the mountain, and go back with a fancy tourist pirate boat. However, when we arrived at the station in Odawara, we were told by the tourist information guy from Egypt that also this cable car was out of the running. Because of maintenance. Since yesterday. Last moment we decided to buy an all day bus ticket for the area and had for the Hakone open air museum and to lake Ashi afterwards to see Fuji if possible.