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From Tokyo to Mount Fuji: Full-Day Tour and Hakone Cruise

1. From Tokyo to Mount Fuji: Full-Day Tour and Hakone Cruise

Discover the Japanese natural miracles of Mt. Fuji and Hakone in 1 day on a guided tour. Step away from the hustle and bustle of Tokyo and surround yourself with nature as you visit the highest mountain in Japan. Ride the thrilling Hakone Ropeway and enjoy a scenic cruise on Lake Ashi. We start the tour from the center of Tokyo, Shinjuku (Love statue) at 8am. A comfortable air-conditioned coach will first take you to all the way up to the 5th station of Mt. Fuji, 2,000 meters above ground. Take a deep breath at the wonderful nature in Mt.Fuji while seeing magnificent scenery. Also feel the sacred atmosphere at Japanese shinto Shrine there! *If we cannot go up there, we will attend the highest available point on the day and if it is only the first station or the driveway is closed, we will visit Oshino Hakkai or alternative place Then the bus will take you to a buffet lunch spot with a beautiful view of Mt. Fuji! Enjoy a Japanese Lunch buffet with local fresh ingredients as much as you like! We will also take you to Japanese garden with Ninjas! Walk through a traditional Japanese garden with a Japanese landscape of Mt fuji. Maybe you can take photos with Ninjas!!! *Vegetarian meal, Muslim Friendly is available. Please request when you make a booking. After recharging some energies, the bus head to Hakone area! Starting with “Owakudani” a valley once was called “Valley of Hell.” It is still an active volcano that you can still see the steam coming from the ground. We will take a Hakone Ropeway, an exhilarating experience with an amazing view of Mt. Hakone. You can see the rich nature of the mountain and you can even see Mt. Fuji in a clear sky! This ropeway will take you to Lake Ashi, a caldera lake. Enjoy the refreshing cruise of Lake Ashi and see the beautiful natural landscape and Mt. Fuji. Don’t miss out to see Torii Gate which is floating on the water! It’s not over yet! We are finishing at Hakone Shrine, one of the most famous shrines in the area because of its photogenic red torii gate floating on the water called “Torii of Peace.” Yes, this is the gate we will see from the cruise! Go ask your friendly tour guide to take pictures that can go on your Facebook picture! And don’t forget to bring your empty bottle! Go up to the main Shrine, pray for your health and get some spring water that is said to purify your bad spirits. After having a peaceful time at the shrine, the bus will have a quick stop at Odawara Station and head back to Shinjuku Station getting there around 6:50pm. There are several days that this tour finish at Odawara station due to avoid heavy traffic jam. For more details, please read "Know before you go"

From Tokyo: Mt. Fuji Full-Day Sightseeing Trip

2. From Tokyo: Mt. Fuji Full-Day Sightseeing Trip

Experience the most famous sightseeing spots around Mount Fuji. Learn about Japanese history and culture while soaking in the dramatic views around Mount Fuji. Depart from Tokyo by bus and arrive at Kawaguchiko Oishi Park where you can capture beautiful photos with lake Kawaguchi and Mount Fuji in the background. Continue to Arakura Sengen Park, located halfway up Mount Arakura in Fujiyoshida in the Yamanashi Prefecture. Take in the panoramic views of the city with Mount Fuji in the background and admire the cherry blossoms in Spring. After that you will go to 5th Station (half way) of Mount Fuji, which is 2300m high. You can enjoy some special food or buy unique souvenirs here, with very close view of top of Mount Fuji. In winter, we will go to Yamanakako Hananomiyako park to see the diamond fuji sunset view instead. The last spot will be Oshino Hakkai, one of the most famous spots in the Fujisan area. You can see the 8 different lakes located there and taste the water from Mount Fuji.

Mt. Fuji and Lake Kawaguchi Scenic 1-Day Bus Tour

3. Mt. Fuji and Lake Kawaguchi Scenic 1-Day Bus Tour

Discover the scenery and historic landmarks around Lake Kawaguchi on a guided tour from Tokyo. Admire the views of Mt. Fuji as you see traditional houses, stunning pagodas, and the colorful flowers and plants of Oishi Park. Climb aboard the shuttle bus or join the tour at the Shinjuku departure point, and set off towards the Mt. Fuji area. On clear days, you will already be able to see Mt. Fuji from afar during the bus ride. Make the first stop at one of Japan's most iconic spots: Arakurayama Sengen Park. Admire the picture-perfect view of the 5 symbolic pagodas with Mt. Fuji in the background. Continue on from Mt. Arakurayama and proceed to the Kawaguchiko craft park right next to Kawaguchi Lake. If you prefer, take time to enjoy your lunch and walk around the lake as you take in the scenic view of Mt. Fuji's reflection on the water. After this, head to Oishi park which offers seasonal scenery with various types of flowers. Finally, stop by Saiko Iyashi no Sato Nenba which is located on the banks of Lake Saiko. Take a stroll through the village and marvel at the houses with thatched roofs which will give you a glimpse into life in Japan in the olden days. Conclude the tour at 6:15 PM when you will be dropped off in Shinjuku.

Tokyo: Mt. Fuji, Hakone, Lake Ashi Cruise and Bullet Train

4. Tokyo: Mt. Fuji, Hakone, Lake Ashi Cruise and Bullet Train

Experience Mt. Fuji, the highest mountain in Japan and listed as a World Heritage in 2013. Enjoy lunch before seeing Hakone, which is famous for its natural beauty and having such breathtaking views over Lake Ashi. First, board a comfortable air-conditioned coach with Wi-Fi that will take you to the 5th station of Mt. Fuji, 2,000 meters above the ground. Step out and take a deep breath of the nature of Mt.Fuji and the sacred atmosphere at the Japanese Shinto Shrine. Then the bus will take you to a buffet lunch spot with a beautiful view of Mt. Fuji! Enjoy a Japanese Lunch buffet with local fresh ingredients as much as you like! We will also take you to Japanese garden with Ninjas! Walk through a traditional Japanese garden with a Japanese landscape of Mt fuji. Maybe you can take photos with Ninjas!!! *Vegetarian meal, Muslim Friendly is available. Please request when you make a booking. Next, the bus will take you to the Hakone area. Begin at “Owakudani” a valley once called the “Valley of Hell", once and still an active volcano. Experience the smell of sulfur! From here, take a Hakone Ropeway, an exhilarating experience with an amazing view of Mt. Hakone. See the rich nature of the mountain, and on a clear day, all the way to Mt. Fuji. This ropeway will take you to Lake Ashi, a caldera lake where you will take a cruise. Finally, conclude your tour at Hakone Shrine. See its photogenic red torii gate floating on the water called “Torii of Peace.” Fill up your empty bottle at the main Shrine, pray for your health, and get some spring water that is said to purify your bad spirits. Then, board the bus headed to Odawara Station, and take a Japanese bullet train, Shinkansen. Arrive back in Tokyo around 6 PM.

Osaka: teamLab Botanical Garden Entry Ticket

5. Osaka: teamLab Botanical Garden Entry Ticket

Visit the newly reopened Nagai Botanical Garden, which is run by the art collective teamLab as a hybrid garden and art space. Wander through the grounds home to roughly 1,200 species of plants, then enjoy the interactive art installations which come alive at night. Stroll through the botanical gardens, with its 240,000 square meters of grounds and wide array of plant species to admire. Stop by the central pond and relax in the serene natural beauty of the gardens. As night draws in, stay to discover teamLab’s unique art project which explores how nature can become art. The concept of the project is that non-material digital technology like light displays can turn nature into art without harming it.  Watch incredible light spectacles which actively interact with the surrounding nature, animals, and visitors, and become part of the artwork yourself as you experience it. 

Tokyo: Hakone Fuji Day Tour w/ Cruise, Cable Car, Volcano

6. Tokyo: Hakone Fuji Day Tour w/ Cruise, Cable Car, Volcano

Depart from Shinjuku in Tokyo to the scenic areas of Hakone near Mount Fuji. First, cruise on a well-decorated pirate boat to enjoy breathtaking views of Mount Fuji around the green on Lake Ashinoko. After viewing the mountain from the water, view it in the air by taking the Hakone Ropeway up to Mount Hakone, where you can see a clear view of Mount Fuji from another mountain.  The Ohwakudani, Great Boiling Valley, is another famous volcano, which erupted 4,000 years ago with live white sulfur escaping. Try the local Black Boiled Egg, Kuro Tamago, to see whether the legend is true and that it extends your life for seven years. In the afternoon choose to visit Gotemba Premium Outlet for around 2 hours. Gotemba premium outlet is one of the largest outlets in Japan, you can see Mount Fuji from inside the outlet.  The other choice is to experience the famous hot spring from which you can enjoy a view of Mount Fuji view. Hot springs are one of the most famous cultures of Japan and many tourists like to experience it when they visit. Return to Shinjuku by 6:00 PM. 

Fuji-Q Highland Amusement Park: One-Day Pass Ticket

7. Fuji-Q Highland Amusement Park: One-Day Pass Ticket

The Fuji-Q One-Day Pass (includes Fuji-Q and Thomas land) will get you all day access to Fuji-Q Highland and unlimited access to rides. Get ready to feel your heart to race as you explore Fuji-Q Highland where you can enjoy four top major roller coasters with the iconic Mount Fuji in the background. Get your thrills on Fujiyama, the tallest and fastest roller coaster, the 10th fastest, 8th tallest, and 5th longest ride in the world. Check out Do-dodonpa’s new vertical loop and the world's fastest acceleration of any roller coaster, at a speed of 111.9 miles per hour in 1.6 seconds. Takabisha is famous for having a drop angle of 121-degrees, the steepest coaster in the world. On Eejanaika, you can experience life in 4-D. When you’re not on an exciting coaster ride, check out the Labyrinth of Fear, anime-themed rides, and kid-friendly rides.

Tokyo: Mt.Fuji Area, Oshino Hakkai, & Kawaguchi Lake Tour

8. Tokyo: Mt.Fuji Area, Oshino Hakkai, & Kawaguchi Lake Tour

Explore the Japanese countryside on a day tour from Tokyo. Marvel at panoramic views of the iconic Mt. Fuji from Arakurayama Sengen Park, stop at Oshino Hakkai, and get Instagram-worthy photos from in front of Kawaguchiko Station. Meet your driver in Tokyo and head towards Mt. Fuji. Stop at the internet-famous attraction, Arakurayama Sengen Park, for a stunning panoramic view of Mt. Fuji. Climb up the 397 steps near the main hall to see the 5-story tall Chureito Pagoda. Continue to Hikawa Clock Shop Street. Escape the urban hustle and bustle to reach the "Stairway to Mt. Fuji," a serene path leading to the iconic mountain. This tranquil road, resembling a stairway to the clouds, takes you closer to the majestic Fuji. Don't miss the Instagram-famous Hikawa Clock Shop, where the fusion of Japanese streets and the stunning backdrop of Mt. Fuji create a picturesque experience. Next, continue to Oshino Hakkai, 8 clear springs formed by the snow melt of Mount Fuji. Taste the fresh water and get Instagram-worthy pictures. Continue your journey until you reach Lawson Convenience Store, which has recently become famous on Instagram for its picturesque viewpoint of Mt. Fuji. After snapping your photos, enjoy an ice cream or a hot snack in the shop. Finish your tour with a stop at Lake Kawaguchi. Depending on the season, visit Oishi Park or Maples Corridor. Marvel at the many colors of the flowers and plants at Oishi Park, with Mt. Fuji towering in the distance before returning to Tokyo.

Japan: 7, 14 or 21-Day Japan Rail Pass

9. Japan: 7, 14 or 21-Day Japan Rail Pass

Take the hassle out of your vacation transportation with the Japan Rail Pass. Explore the whole country with just one ticket and ride the famous Shinkansen bullet train. Travel from Tokyo to Kyoto, Osaka to Hiroshima, and Hokkaido to Kyushu – Japan's your oyster with a 7, 14, or 21-day pass. Get your voucher mailed to your home or office address, then exchange this for your actual Japan Rail Pass at a major train station or international airport in Japan and start traveling. Use the free guide booklet to make the best of your Japan trip, thanks to insider tips and train details. Travel as much as you like for 7, 14, or 21 consecutive days. The pass includes: • All Japan Rail Group shinkansen bullet trains, except the Nozomi and Mizuho departures • All Japan Rail Group limited express, express, rapid, local, trains, and Bus Rapid Transit in Tohoku • Tokyo Monorail between Haneda airport and Hamamatsucho station (no service to Narita) • Aomori Railway services between Aomori and Hachinohe (some exceptions) • Ishikawa Railway services between Kanazawa and Tsubata (local, limited departures only) • Ainokaze Toyama Railway services between Toyama and Takaoka (local departures only) • All Japan Rail Bus local lines (some exceptions, no express services), including services from JR Hokkaido Bus, JR Bus Tohoku, JR Bus Kanto, JR Tokai Bus, West Japan JR Bus, Chugoku JR Bus, JR Shikoku Bus, and JR Kyushu Bus • JR-West ferry service between Miyajima and Miyajimaguchi (JR station near the pier with ferry services for Miyajima)

Tokyo: Mt.Fuji, Oshino Hakkai, and Onsen Hot Spring Day Trip

10. Tokyo: Mt.Fuji, Oshino Hakkai, and Onsen Hot Spring Day Trip

Embark on a Scenic Odyssey Kick off your adventure with a scenic drive from Tokyo to Mount Fuji, Japan's highest peak and an active volcano. Enjoy a comfortable air-conditioned ride, escorted by an expert guide fluent in English, Japanese, or Chinese. As you ascend towards the iconic mountain, stop at the 5th Station, nestled halfway up. Here, marvel at the awe-inspiring views of the countryside and feel the majestic beauty of Mount Fuji from a close distance. If you embark on this tour anytime between December and April, visit Arakurayama Sengen Park. This internet sensation spot is known as one of the ‘21 places photographers all over the world must visit before they die.’ Here, climb up 397 steps and view the 5-story Chureito Pagoda, a sight not to be missed. Oshino Hakkai Ponds & Traditional Japanese Onsen Post Mount Fuji, immerse yourself in the tranquil beauty of Oshino Hakkai. Visit the sacred series of 8 ponds filled with crystal-clear water sourced from Mount Fuji's melting snow. The purity of this water is renowned, deemed one of the best in Japan, and used in sacred Shinto rituals. Next, make a choice between indulging in a traditional Japanese Onsen (hot spring) or retail therapy at a buzzing outlet mall. If you opt for the Onsen, prepare for a cleansing ritual that promises both physical relaxation and spiritual rejuvenation. This harmonious blend of serene natural beauty and engaging cultural tradition makes this tour an absolute must for every wanderlust-infused soul.

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