I really enjoyed this trip. Lovely comfortable bus for the 1hr 45 min run out to the Mount Fuji visitors centre for a quick comfort break and first photo opportunity of Fuji. We then drove up into the snow line for a another visit and photo opportunity, before coming down for a delicious lunch at a hotel with still more views.
After lunch we went to Mount Hakone (a slight change due to high winds). I think we lucked in here as once we'd ridden the cable car we could see steaming vents on the mountain side and also try the hot spring eggs - normal chicken eggs that are put into the sulphur rich vents to cook. Oh yeah, and turn black! I was brave enough to try one and it was just like a normal boiled egg, with a slight sulphur 'tang'.
Next it was down to Lake Ashi for a boat cruise, a chance to see some amazing local wood crafts, a quick refreshment break before boarding the bullet train back to Tokyo.
Brilliant, great value tour which I'd thoroughly recommend.
Lovely tour but only managed to see Mt. Fuji briefly due to weather conditions. The 5th station had really interesting shops and a wonderful atmosphere. Lake Ashi and Hakone National Park were beautiful and we enjoyed the cableway ride on Mt. Komagatake although there was dense fog at the top! We also enjoyed the shinkansen ride back to Tokyo.
We really enjoyed this tour. Although we have lived in Japan for years we had never been to Hakone. When a visiting family member asked us to go, we were a little hesitant about the price, set up etc, but found that this was a perfect trip if you want balance. The first day we were able to see Mount Fuji, take a boat ride on the beautiful Lake Ashi, a cable car ride and enjoy an amazing lunch. In the evening we were taxied to the hotel (which was ok), and then go to a local onsen. In terms of controlled tour that was it, but that is where the fun began. The next day we were able to go on all of the local transportation with our handy all access pass. We were able to eat black eggs, see volcanos, ride ropeways up mountains and tour on our own until we caught our Shinkansen back to Tokyo station. If you want a balance of tour and individual tour, than this is the option.
The tour was wonderful! It was a cloudy day so Mount Fuji wasn't visible from the base but as we headed up to the 5th station, the peak suddenly became visible. Our guide, mindful that this might happen, quickly asked the bus to pull over so that we could get our pictures of the top, lest the clouds obscure the peak again. Luckily the clouds were cooperative and we had plenty of time at the 5th station to get those shots. The obento box lunch at a nearby hotel was amazing! The lunch included fresh sashimi, fried chicken, rice, miso, mochi, and more food that I'm probably forgetting. Our guide was also very kind and knowledgeable. Mika (the guide) told us all about Mt. Fuji and Mr. Hakone and kept us entertained on the long drive with talk about the Japanese businessman schedule and way of life. I highly recommend taking the bullet train at the end of the tour! What an experience! It took us an hour and a half to get to Mt. Fuji by bus and only a half hour (if that) to get back into the heart of Tokyo by bullet train. What a wonderful tour! The only way the tour could have been better is if the weather had cooperated more, but what can you do? All in all, a very successful and well-run trip.
The trip is very nice and full of information about Japan and japanese culture. The guide was amazing! She speaks very slow in english and kind.
Mt Fuji is only a mount full of snow, but a symbol in Japan and because of this s recommend goes there. But t
HAkone lake is beautiful !!!!!
We had an amazing time. Katie our tour guide was superb, she was so informative and well prepared with her paraphernalias. We were so lucky that the weather was very nice on the day of our tour so we had an awesome view of Mt. Fuji. Lake Ashi and Hakone were also spectacular. All these are a must see in Tokyo. And the bullet train ride back to the city concluded a very spectacular day.
Our tour guide was excellent. He knew the area well and did a great job describing the sites and providing background information. He shared his own personal stories about climbing Mt Fuji which were quite interesting. He even sang the Mt Fuji song for us in both English and Japanese. (his name was Take which rhymes with sake) We also enjoyed the tram ride and boat cruise. The hotel in Hakone was clean and we found the staff to be friendly. I would definitely recommend the 2 day tour with Take.
This tour was fantastic! I opted to do a one day trip up to Mt Fuji for the convenience and it was worth every penny! Marieko our guide was hilariously funny and not only went in detail about the Mt Fuji and Hakone area but also Japense culture and other aspects, she was great! Lunch was awesom!
The tour to Hakone is a must go. The cruise around Lake Ashi is refreshing. If you are lucky you might get to see Mt Fuji. The hotel was amazing. Only do this tour if you know where you want to go by yourself in Hakone and know how to use the buses. The buses are still convenient but there will be little time for you to go to all the places in Hakone.
FYI, eateries and the shops at Hakone En next to the Prince Hotel close early. Make sure you grab dinner and souvenirs before they close. Otherwise you will have to get dinner in the hotel or walk to the closest town/shop for dinner. Buses using the free day pass retire early.
Doing what: 2-Day Mt Fuji and Onsen Experience from Tokyo
We are very enjoy the trips to Mt. Fuji. Especially thank you very much for our tour guide Miss Emiko Army Nakamura waiting us at the Tokyo Station when we came back from Hakone to help us bought the express train ticket and bring us to the plarform .
My family feel very warmnest and happy to see her waiting us in the station again thank you very much Miss Emiko hope can join your trips again.
A lovely trip. First day you see Fuji, Hakone, Boat and cable car ride. Scenic's are gorgeous (on a sunny day). Bullet train that night (for 1 nighters), or stay overnight. Next day, you're on your own, hard if you don't know Japanese. But the sights are wonderful. I say worth the 2 days.
This trip over to Mt Fuji, Lake Ashi and Hakone was fantastic. the weather was favourable to see Mt Fuji, but with an unfortunate icy wind on the summit of Hakone.
Our tour guide for the day Yosushi, he was informative and very friendly. A wonderful guide!
The tour was really great. Our tour guide Harry was really good and extremely helpful. We had a great time and would highly recomend this tour to everyone visiting Tokyo. The stay in Hakone and visiting the Onsen was the highlight of our trip!!
Very good tour. You see Mt Fuji from multiple angles whilst also seeing some other landmarks as well as going to Hakone. I got lucky with a fairly clear day so make sure you try to book on a day that isn't cloudy/raining.
So amazed with the beautiful sites of Mt Fuji, Lake Ashi and Hakone. Even though the temperature in all places are cold, generally we were kept warm by our English speaking guide. She constantly ensure and check our needs. Her knowledge on the historical sites are commendable. Thank you.
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