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

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. *If you can't go beyond the 4th station, 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. 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. 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

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 you can't go beyond the 4th station, 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! Walk through a traditional Japanese garden with a Japanese landscape of Mt fuji. *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! After taking cruise, 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 & Hakone Tour w/ Return by Bullet Train

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)

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

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 Outlets 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: Hakone Cruise & Mt. Fuji 5th Station Day Trip

From Tokyo: Hakone Cruise & Mt. Fuji 5th Station Day Trip

Embark from the Heart of Tokyo Start your journey in Shinjuku, Tokyo's vibrant center, and escape to the refreshing and serene vistas of Hakone and Mt. Fuji. This exclusive tour offers a breath of fresh air and a feast for the eyes and soul, showcasing some of Japan's most iconic and stunning natural wonders, just a short trip from the capital. Morning Delight: Hakone Pirate Ship Cruise Your adventure begins aboard the enchanting Hakone Pirate Ship, cruising from Motohakone Pier to Togendai Pier. This 25-minute voyage offers a captivating view of the ship’s intricate design and the panoramic beauty of Hakone, providing a unique perspective of its tranquil splendor. Midday Marvel: Hakone Ropeway to Owakudani Post-lunch, soar through the skies on the Hakone Ropeway to the volcanic Owakudani Valley. This 30-minute aerial journey unveils the area's mesmerizing seasonal landscapes. Experience the famed black eggs of Owakudani, cooked in its naturally heated waters—a delicacy said to prolong life. Weather permitting, you may catch a glimpse of Mt. Fuji's majestic silhouette. Afternoon Adventure: Mt. Fuji 5th Station Ascend to the 5th Station of Mt. Fuji, spending 40 minutes amidst the stunning vistas of Japan’s tallest peak. More than a natural marvel, Mt. Fuji is a symbol of enduring beauty and cultural significance, offering an immersive connection to Japan's heritage. Alternative Exploration: Oshino Hakkai If the journey to Mt. Fuji’s 5th Station is not possible, the tour gracefully shifts to Oshino Hakkai. Explore this UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site, famous for its eight picturesque ponds and the chance to wander through a quaint, historic village set against the breathtaking backdrop of Mt. Fuji. Return to Tokyo Conclude your day of exploration with a comfortable ride back to Tokyo, carrying memories and experiences from Japan’s treasured landscapes.

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

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: Mt Fuji Area, Lake Ashi, Owakudani, Onsen 1-Day Tour

Tokyo: Mt Fuji Area, 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 ,Explore Hakone Shrine and choose to ride a pirate boat. Start your trip with your traditional Japanese hot spring bath experience or shopping at Gotemba Outlets for shopping. Hot Spring Baths ,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.Related reference websites: https://www.gotemba-konohananoyu.jp/ If closed, alternative is Fujisan Hakkei in Gotemba: http://www.fujihakkei.jp/spa.html or Gotemba Onsen Kaiun in Gotemba City: http://gotemba-onsen.jp/ Hot spring expenses are self-funded. 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.

From Tokyo: Mount Fuji day Trip with English Speaking Driver

From Tokyo: Mount Fuji day Trip with English Speaking Driver

Travel on Peak Company offers an unforgettable Mount Fuji day tour, perfect for travelers seeking to experience Japan's iconic landmark in a single day. The tour begins with a comfortable mini van from Tokyo, providing scenic views of the countryside as you approach the majestic Mount Fuji. Upon arrival, the first stop is typically at the 5th Station, situated halfway up the mountain. Here, you can enjoy breathtaking panoramic views, explore local shops, and immerse yourself in the serene atmosphere. The tour then continues to the picturesque Lake Kawaguchi, one of the Fuji Five Lakes, offering stunning reflections of Mount Fuji on clear days. Next, you’ll visit the Fujisan Hongu Sengen Taisha Shrine, a historic site deeply connected to the spiritual significance of Mount Fuji. The shrine, surrounded by lush greenery, provides a tranquil setting and a glimpse into Japan's rich cultural heritage. The tour often includes a stop at the Oshino Hakkai, a set of eight ponds filled with crystal-clear spring water from Mount Fuji’s melted snow. Here, you can enjoy the pristine water, traditional Japanese gardens, and local delicacies. Throughout the day, knowledgeable drivers from Travel on Peak Company provide fascinating insights into the history, geology, and cultural importance of Mount Fuji. The tour concludes with a relaxing return trip to Tokyo, leaving you with lasting memories of Japan's most famous natural wonder. Travel on Peak Company ensures a well-organized, informative, and visually stunning day tour, making it a must-do experience for visitors to Japan.

Hakone: Train Pass with Unlimited Rides & Activity Discounts

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: Customizable Mount Fuji Full-Day Private Tour

From Tokyo: Customizable Mount Fuji Full-Day Private Tour

Discover Mt. Fuji’s beauty on a private guided day tour from Tokyo. Discover some of the best views of the iconic peak, as well as cultural gems as you visit 5th station, Oishi Park, Ninja Village, Lake Kawaguchiko, Arakurayama, Oishino Hakkai and Lake Yamanaka. Start with pickup from your hotel in Tokyo. Board the comfortable air-conditioned vehicle and head first Mt. Fuji’s 5th Station, a gateway to the summit. Marvel at panoramic views, breathe in the crisp mountain air and witness the awe-inspiring scenery surrounding this iconic landmark. Next, immerse yourself in the tranquility of Oishi Park, nestled along the stores of Lake Kawaguchiko. Capture breathtaking views of Mt. Fuji’s reflection in the pristine waters, surrounded by vibrant floral landscapes. Experience the mystique of Ninja Village, where tradition meets entertainment. Delve into Japan’s Ninja history through interactive exhibits and performances. You can also try your hand at practicing your ninja skills. Journey to another part Lake Kawaguchiko, one of the Five Fuji Lakes,offering serenity beauty and a great backdrop for a great stroll. Admire the views of Mt. Fuji reflection in the lake’s calm waters. Visit the Arakura Sengen Shrine, renowned for its spectacular view of Mt. Fuji framed by the iconic Chureito Pagoda. Climb the steps for a panoramic view that captures the essence of Japan’s natural beauty. Discover the cultural significance of Oshino Hakkai, a historic village with eight freshwater springs. Admire traditional thatched-roof houses and explore the crystal-clear ponds that showcase the region’s pristine natural beauty. Enjoy the spectacular view of Lake Yamanaka, another gem among the Fuji Five Lakes. Unwind by the lakeside, taking in the scenic surroundings and relishing the peaceful atmosphere. Finally at the end, enjoy some time for shopping at the Gotemba Premium Outlet, which offers a wide range of international and Japanese brands. You can capture the essence and stunning view of Mt. Fuji as you browse through a wide range of shops, before heading back to Tokyo with drop-off at your hotel.

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We are grateful to have had Muhammad as our driver for the private Mount Fuji tour. He is fluent in English and provided us with numerous suggestions for activities. His presence made the trip worthwhile, and his patience and understanding were greatly appreciated.

Our tour guide was friendly and spoke excellent English. The van was spacious and nice, and our driver made our day comfortable. This was a very pleasant way to experience Mt.Fuji and Hakone. I would recommend this to other families!

Sensational, the beautiful Fuji. Everything about the trip was fun, whether it was taking the cable car or the boat. It's worth taking this adventure. Our guide Angie was super nice and explained a lot to us. Simply amazing.

José was a great guide! We definitely recommend the tour to those who are looking for private tour and customizable route. Car was big, clean and comfortable. We were a group of 4 thereof 2 seniors. Thank you Jose!

Excellent trip and we had great driver/guide as well.