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Hakone Fuji Day Tour: Cruise, Cable Car, and Volcano

1. Hakone Fuji Day Tour: Cruise, Cable Car, and 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. 

From Tokyo&Yokohama: Mount Fuji and Hakone Private Day-Trip

2. From Tokyo&Yokohama: Mount Fuji and Hakone Private Day-Trip

Discover Mount Fuji, Japan's most popular sightseeing destination, on a day trip from Tokyo & Yokohama. Explore highlights of Hakone, known for hot spring resorts and picturesque views. Visit them both as part of this private experience that can be designed to fit the wishes of your group. Example itinerary: Set off from Tokyo or Yokohama and head to the traditional village of Saiko Iyashi-no-Sato Nenba. Continue to the scenic Oshino Hakkai at the foot of Mount Fuji. Enjoy some food at a local restaurant. Admire the views at Owakudani and take a cruise on Lake Ashi before returning to Tokyo. 【Attention】When you start it from Yokohama area, the course will be completely reversed. The visit to Saiko Iyashi-no-Sato Nenba might be changed depending on the season. When the cherry blossoms are in bloom, visiting Arakurayama Mountain, famous for its 5-story pagoda, is often preferred. Other requests, including alternative pickup & drop-off points or vehicle type for your group, can also be accommodated. Please refer to remarks on "Important Information".

Mount Fuji: Full-Day Tour with Private Van

3. Mount Fuji: Full-Day Tour with Private Van

After being picked up, head 1.5 hours to the Fuji Visitor Center. From there, take some photos of Mount Fuji and capture its beauty. Enjoy the scenery before heading to Oshinohakkai, which is 8 ponds near Mount Fuji. Stop by Gotenba for a lunch break. In the afternoon, visit Hakone area, famous for its nature and hot springs. Stop by the Hakone Ashinoko Lake, and then go to Owakutani, the volcano valley. At the end of the day, head back to Tokyo, arriving at 6:00 PM.

Hakone and Kamakura: 3-day Rail Pass

4. Hakone and Kamakura: 3-day Rail Pass

Use the train service in the Hakone and Kamakura regions of Japan with this 36-hour pass. Enjoy unlimited trips to popular local sightseeing destinations when you book.Enjoy access to Owakudani Volcano, Lake Ashinoko, and Hakone Open-air Museum. See Kamakura, an old samurai capital with bay views and old temples. Take unlimited rides on designated local transportation. Use your valid ticket on all Odakyu lines, most Hakone local transportation, and all Enoden Lines.

From Tokyo: Hakone and Owakudani Private Day Trip

5. 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

Hakone: Train Pass with Unlimited Rides & Activity Discounts

6. Hakone: Train Pass with Unlimited Rides & Activity Discounts

Book your Hakone train pass and get unlimited rides on most public transportation needed to explore Hakone. Easily access nearby popular sightseeing destinations such as the Owakudani Volcano, Ashinoko Lake, and Hakone Open-air Museum, and get exclusive discounts. With your pass, get round-trip train fare between Shinjuku Station and Odawara Station and rides on the following list of Hakone transportation systems: • Hakone Tozan Train• Hakone Tozan Cable Car• Hakone Ropeway• Hakone Sightseeing Cruise• Hakone Tozan Bus (designated areas only)• Odakyu Hakone Highway Bus (designated areas only)• Tokai Bus (designated areas only)• “KANKO SHISETSU-MEGURI” Bus (Tourist Attraction Sightseeing Bus) To get started, simply book your chosen pass duration and exchange your confirmation voucher for your pass at Shinjuku Station (detailed exchange directions given after booking).

From Tokyo: Guided Day Trip to Hakone, Owakudani, & Mt. Fuji

7. From Tokyo: Guided Day Trip to Hakone, Owakudani, & Mt. Fuji

If you want to enjoy a relaxing day away from the hustle and bustle of Tokyo, this one-day tour to Hakone, Owakudani, and Mt. Fuji is what you need. Board the bus from Ikebukuro or Shinjuku, the heart of this busy city. The bus will take you away from your routine and let you breathe fresh air by the lake in Hakone area. Start your journey of the day by cruising using the famous Hakone Pirate Ship! This beautiful ship will take you from Motohakone pier to Togendai pier in 25 minutes. Indulge your eyes with its magnificent exterior and interior design. After being awed by the pirate ship, rest a little bit while having lunch at Togendai View Restaurant. If you finish your lunch early, you can wander around Togendai Station and find what it has to offer. Get ready to be amazed by the view from the Hakone ropeway! After lunch, this tour will take you from Togendai to Owakudani in 30 minutes using Hakone Ropeway. It has signature view for each season throughout the year! The trip is not over yet. The area around the crater created by the last eruption of Mt. Hakone, which occurred roughly 3000 years ago, is known as Owakudani. Sulfur fumes, hot springs, and hot rivers can be experienced throughout a large portion of the region, which is currently an active volcanic area. On a clear day, Owakudani also offers a fantastic glimpse of Mt. Fuji. Upon arriving at Mt. Fuji 5th Station, spend the following 40 minutes discovering and soaking in the breathtaking views of Japan. A well-known symbol of Japan standing at 3776 meters high, the spectacular Mt.Fuji has made the subject of literature and art throughout Japanese history. After that we will bring you back to Tokyo.

From Tokyo: Odawara and Hakone Day Trip with Transfer

8. From Tokyo: Odawara and Hakone Day Trip with Transfer

Start from your hotel / your home in Tokyo 23 wards and travel to Odawara Castle as the first destination. This is a popular location in various flowers and plants throughout the year and Japanese traditional architectures that create a wonderful atmosphere. You could enjoy the castle and history, in addition, experience the dressing of samurai, princess, or ninja by wearing armor, kimono and ninja costume. Next head to Hakone area where you could take time to enjoy the scenery of Lake Ashi, with views of the volcanic valley and Mount Fuji on clear days. Hakone shirine and Owakudani are also popular spots amongst visitors. Conclude the tour when you will be dropped off at your hotel / your home in Tokyo 23 wards. -------------------- 【COVID-19 Safety Measures】 ・Safety screen installed between driver's seat and passengers' seats in vehicles. ・Vehicles regularly sanitized. ・Vehicles regularly ventilated for fresh air circulation. ・Regular temperature checks for all drivers. ・Drivers wears a face mask. ・Drivers regularly sanitize/wash hands. ・Drivers have a hand sanitiser for passengers.

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What people are saying about Hakone

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4.0 / 5

based on 242 reviews

We had a wonderful experience. The trains were efficient and we arrived from Tokyo to Hakone effortlessly. Buying the unlimited 2 day transportation pass was essential for exploring the region and taking advantage of the local buses, cable cars and trains. There can sometimes be 20 minute waiting time for the transports which made us late to catch our connection back to Tokyo - and as we had purchased reserved romance car seats we lost those tickets and had to purchase new ones. But overall it was great!

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

Pirate ship was pretty cool, though unfortunately it was too foggy that day to see Mt. Fuji. Very much enjoyed hot springs at Hakone. Ride back took 3 hours due to traffic so don't count on being back in Tokyo on time. Tour guide was very nice.

Excellent service which allows you to have a wide range of landscapes and activities I highly recommend you

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