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

1. 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 “Oshino Shinobi no Sato”, a Ninja Village for a buffet lunch. Enjoy a Japanese Lunch buffet with local fresh ingredients before taking a walk through a traditional Japanese garden with a Japanese landscape of Mt Fuji. 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 and try eating a “Kuro Tamago” black egg which is said to prolong your life. 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.

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

2. 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 “Oshino Shinobi no Sato”, a Ninja Village for buffet lunch! Enjoy a Japanese Lunch buffet with local fresh ingredients as much as you like! 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. Experience the smell of sulfur and try eating “Kuro Tamago” Black Egg which is said to prolong your life! 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.

From Tokyo: Mt. Fuji or Hakone Private Sightseeing Day Trip

3. From Tokyo: Mt. Fuji or Hakone Private Sightseeing Day Trip

Set off on a journey through the stunning landscapes of Mt. Fuji and Hakone. With two itineraries to choose from, pick the experience that best suits your preferences. Itinerary A focuses on the majesty of Mount Fuji and the Fuji Five Lakes and itinerary B takes you to Hakone's hot springs and artistic treasures. Itinerary A: A Glimpse of Fuji's Majesty 1. Arakurayama Sengen Park: Begin your adventure at Arakurayama Sengen Park, where you will be treated to a panoramic view of Mount Fuji. As you ascend the park's vantage point, prepare to be mesmerized by the awe-inspiring sight of Japan's tallest and most revered mountain, standing majestically against the azure sky. 2. Kitaguchi Hongu Fuji Sengen Shrine: Continue your journey to the Kitaguchi Hongu Fuji Sengen Shrine, a place of spiritual significance. Immerse yourself in the ancient traditions and serene atmosphere of this sacred shrine, which has long been a destination for pilgrims seeking blessings and protection on their ascent of Mount Fuji. 3. Mount Fuji (5th Station): The highlight of Itinerary A awaits as you ascend to the 5th Station of Mount Fuji. Located halfway up the mountain, this vantage point offers breathtaking panoramic views of the surrounding countryside. Take a moment to breathe in the crisp mountain air and marvel at the beauty of the landscapes below, capturing the essence of this iconic peak. 4. Lake Kawaguchi & Mount Fuji Panoramic Ropeway : From Mount Fuji, journey to Lake Kawaguchi, one of the renowned Fuji Five Lakes. This picturesque lake, with its tranquil waters, provides a perfect reflection of the grandeur of Mount Fuji. Take a leisurely stroll along the shores, embracing the serene ambiance and capturing captivating views that paint a postcard-perfect setting. The Mount Fuji Panoramic Ropeway ascends 400 meters from the eastern shore of Lake Kawaguchiko to an observation deck near the peak of Mount Tenjo. From the observation deck, which sits more than 1000 meters above sea level, there are panoramic views of the lake below and of Mount Fuji. 5. Oishi Park: Next, immerse yourself in the beauty of Oishi Park, known for its vibrant flowers and breathtaking views. Adorned with seasonal blooms, this park offers a kaleidoscope of colors against the backdrop of Mount Fuji. Engage your senses as you explore the park's pathways, capturing the harmony between nature and the iconic mountain. 6. Oshino Hakkai: Conclude Itinerary A with a visit to Oshino Hakkai, a traditional Japanese village famous for its crystal-clear spring water ponds. Admire the idyllic scenery, characterized by ancient thatched-roof houses and tranquil ponds fed by Mount Fuji's melting snow. Experience the charm of rural Japan and gain insight into the local lifestyle and customs. Itinerary B: The Serenity of Hakone 1. Arakurayama Sengen Park: Embark on your journey at Arakurayama Sengen Park, capturing one last glimpse of Mount Fuji before venturing into the captivating region of Hakone. 2. Oishi Park: Indulge your senses in the serene beauty of Oishi Park, where colorful blooms and peaceful surroundings create a captivating atmosphere. Stroll along the pathways, immersing yourself in the harmony between nature and art. 3. Hakone Ropeway: Board the Hakone Ropeway, an extraordinary aerial cable car ride offering panoramic vistas of Mount Fuji, the lush valleys, and the glistening Lake Ashi. As you ascend to the summit of Mount Komagatake, revel in the breathtaking views that stretch as far as the eye can see. 4. Hakone Sightseeing Cruise: Embark on a scenic cruise on Lake Ashi, surrounded by the natural splendor of Hakone. Relax and soak in the tranquil ambiance as you glide across the pristine waters, with the iconic torii gate of Hakone Shrine in the distance. 5. Hot Springs Bath: Unwind and rejuvenate your senses with a visit to the renowned hot springs of Hakone. Immerse yourself in the healing mineral-rich waters, known for their therapeutic properties. Allow the soothing atmosphere to envelop you, providing the perfect respite amidst nature's embrace. 6. Hakone Open Air Museum: Conclude Itinerary B with a visit to the Hakone Open Air Museum, a unique art space set amidst breathtaking natural surroundings. Discover captivating sculptures and installations that blend seamlessly with the landscape, creating an enchanting fusion of art and nature.

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

4. 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. 

Tokyo: Around Mt. Fuji,Lake Ashi, Owakudani,Onsen 1-Day Tour

5. Tokyo: Around Mt. Fuji,Lake Ashi, Owakudani,Onsen 1-Day Tour

Discover the nature beauty of Mount Fuji Area(not go to Mt.Fuji), Owaku-dani Valley and Lake Ashi on a tour from Tokyo. Treat yourself to a hot spring bath experience or visit the Gotemba Premium Outlets featuring almost 300 stores to shop at. Explore Hakone Shrine and choose to ride a pirate boat. After meeting at your chosen meeting point, start your trip with your choice of a hot spring bath exepreicen to shopping at the Gotemba Premium Outlets: Hot Spring Baths (2 hours) If you choose a hot spring bath, visit the Konohananoyu hot springs, opened at the end of 2019. The hot spring has a special view of Mt. Fuji with high-quality hot springs from its own source. You can enjoy a large open-air bath while looking at the mountains. Gotemba Premium Outlets (2 hours)Shop at 290 outlet stores with Mt. Fuji in the background. In between shopping, try local food and sweets with numerous food options. Afterward, continue the day to Owaku-dani Valley, one of Hakone's most famous attractions. Spend 1 hour discovering this relic of a crater, formed by a large volcanic eruption about 4,000 years ago. Legend has it that eating one of the valley's specialty black hot spring eggs increases people’s life by seven years. Next, head to Hakone Torii Gate at Lake Ashi and Hakone Shrine for another 2 hours. With Mount Fuji in the background, Lake Ashi is the symbol of Hakone. Along with sightseeing boats in Lake Ashi, irate boats are also a special sight. During the visit, you can choose to ride on a Hakone pirate ship like the Victory, Royal 2, or Queen Ashinoko. Ships run from Hakonemachi-ko to Motohakone-ko for a 10-minute ride (costs not included). After exploring the shine, head back to Tokyo for drop-off at the meeting point.

Mount Fuji &Hakone Private Sightseeing Day Tour By Car & Van

6. Mount Fuji &Hakone Private Sightseeing Day Tour By Car & Van

Mount Fuji and Hakone are popular tourist destinations located just a few hours outside of Tokyo. Mount Fuji is Japan’s tallest mountain, and its iconic conical shape is a symbol of the country. Visitors can climb to the summit, take in breathtaking views, and enjoy the surrounding natural beauty of the Fuji Five Lakes region. Hakone is a beautiful town located in the Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park, offering a wide range of activities such as hot springs, boat rides on Lake Ashi, and scenic cable car rides. The town is known for its stunning views of Mount Fuji, and it’s a great place to experience traditional Japanese culture, sample local cuisine, and browse for souvenirs. Together, Mount Fuji and Hakone offer a perfect blend of natural beauty, cultural immersion, and outdoor adventure, making them a top destination for travelers visiting Japan.

From Tokyo: Mt. Fuji & Hakone Tour w/ Return by Bullet Train

7. From Tokyo: Mt. Fuji & Hakone Tour w/ Return by Bullet Train

●Departure from Shinjuku Love Object to Mt. Fuji area (About 2.5 hour) ●Subaru Line and Mt. Fuji 5th Station (If Mt. Fuji's 5th Station cannot be reached due to bad weather, an accident on the road, etc, we will visit the highest elevation point possible.) ●Lunch time ●Hakone Ropeway Visit Owakudani volcanic area. Once you reach higher altitudes, you can try eggs cooked in sulfuric water, heated by the volcano and lava below (fee is not included). ●Ashi Lake cruise Enjoy the picturesque view of Mt. Fuji from the ship deck when it is sunny ● (Tour ends at Odawara station at approx. 17:30) ●Going back to Tokyo station by bullet train (duration: 34mins)

Hakone: Hike Japan Heritage Hakone Hachiri

8. Hakone: Hike Japan Heritage Hakone Hachiri

You will hike around 8km in this trip and visit Amasake Tea House, part of the old Tokkaido Highway, Lake Ashi, the Hachiri heritage path, Yamanaka Castle Ruins and Genbe River in Mishima. The transportation between the sites is either on foot or by local bus. The hike is for beginners and mostly on gentle slopes or cobbled paths. In this tour, you will traverse the Hakone Mountain like Edo period travellers and understand the history of Japan using your own feet. You will see Mt Fuji from different angles while you walk if weather permits. This path is very scenic and can be for the beginners. Hakone Hachiri is a Japan Heritage where you can experience how people traveled between Kyoto and Edo (today Tokyo) during Edo period (17-19th century). It is a part of the Old Tokaido Highway including going through the steep slope of Hakone mountains. These days, Kyoto and Tokyo are linked by bullet trains and buses but walking this path can make you understand the history of Japan from a new perspective. 'Hachi' in Japanese means 'eight' and 'ri' is a measurement of approximately 4km these days. Therefore Hachiri means the difficult 32km of mountain path which travellers in the past need to walk in order to reach Edo. In this tour, we will walk some parts of this 32 kilometre pathway. Our Hakone Hachiri tour starts from Hakone Yumoto. We take the bus together to reach Hatajuku where the Amazake Tea House locates. After some Japanese snacks and a cup of energising amasake, we walk on the cobble stone path along the old Tokaido Highway to reach Lake Ashi where we will have a break admiring the lake, Mt Fuji and the Torii gate of Hakone Shrine which is always seen in the postcards of Hakone. Then we walk along the lake and through the famous cedar avenue with trees that are more than 400 hundred years old. After this, we reach the Hakone Checkpoint - the gate where the Edo government controlled the traffic of travelers. Lunch will be followed in a local Japanese restaurant. After lunch, we take a bus to get past Hakone Pass - the highest point which was difficult for the old days travellers. Then we continue the walk on this highway towards Mishima. You will walk past the Mishima Skywalk and take pictures having the skywalk as our background. In Mishima, we visit Genbe River, a part of Unesco's Geopark at the end of this journey. We will finish at around 5pm at Mishima Station where you can catch a bus back to Hakone or continue your journey to other destination.

From Tokyo: Hakone and Mt. Fuji Day Trip with Transfers

9. From Tokyo: Hakone and Mt. Fuji Day Trip with Transfers

Escape the hustle and bustle of Tokyo to capture the gorgeous sights of Mount Fuji on a day trip with hotel transfers included. Take a stroll through Saiko Iyashi-no-Sato Nenba replica village, see the crystal clear ponds of Oshino Hakkai, and get the best views of Mount Fuji from Hakone. Wander around Saiko Iyashi-no-Sato Nenba, exploring a reconstructed Japanese village with thatched roof houses. Go back in time and relive old traditions with a chance to purchase different handicrafts. Then, visit Hakone, an old and historically important town. Soak in some of the country's finest hot springs. Add fun to your day with a sightseeing cruise over Lake Ashi, a forest-fringed lake, for views of Mount Fuji from the water. Ride the Komagatake Ropeway from the shores of Lake Ashi up to the highest peak in Hakone to get closer to Mount Fuji. See the Pacific Ocean, and even Tokyo on a really clear day. Take a short walk from Moto-Hakone to spot the red torii gates marking the entry to the Hakone Shrine. Stop at Oshino Hakkai, a picturesque village with a traditional museum. Admire a set of 8 ponds located in the Fuji Five Lakes area along with its wooden houses, water wheels, and closeness to nature.

From Tokyo: Hakone and Owakudani Private Day Trip

10. From Tokyo: Hakone and Owakudani Private Day Trip

If you want to move around with your family or friends in private comfort, then my luxury car service will be the best choice for you. Compared with using public transportation, you can save physical strength and improve efficiency. For a better sightseeing experience. The mountain region of Hakone is known for its hot springs, incredible scenery, and views of Mt. Fuji. Escape the busy city of Tokyo and spend a day exploring Japanese countryside highlights such as Owakudani, and Lake Ashi. In Hakone, you can also experience a pirate ship and cable car tour You can customize the itinerary of your tour or we can provide you with reference according to your preferences

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easy to book and helpful instructions to find the meeting point. very organised and lovely staff. the meeting point is next to a Starbucks too which is helpful to grab a coffee before the 1.5 hour journey. unfortunately we went on a very cloudy day and didn't see any of mount fuji. the hakone was quite fun and the outlet is really great for shopping. remember to bring your passport to get tax free. we also ate lunch at the outlet too. the journey home is around 3 hours so make sure you're prepared! overall pretty fun, well-organized day out.

I enjoyed on this activity as the trip was smooth and weather is perfect. I saw a lot of picturesque view. The group is also very considerate unlike my other experience on a group tour, most of the time we wait for late comers. In addition the tour guide is very accommodating and funny . thanks for great experience Domo Arigato

It all went very well - timeous departure (despite a number of no shows), comfortable bus, and nice guide with reasonable English.

The guide is very good and she did good job to go beyond. She helped us to catch our train afterwards. Thanks!

Friendly and knowledgeable tour guide. Stunning sights, great food and good options for onsen and shopping.