Very good value trip. We don't like tours but this one was good. And we were lucky that Mt Fuji was out that day.
Excellent guide Harumi who was very knowledgable about Mount Fuji, Lake Ashi and the Hakone areas. Excellent organisation throughout, the lunch was lovely and authentic. This is a great tour for people looking to explore outside of Tokyo.
Highly recommend this tour. Pickup was on time and easy. Tour guide Ito was very knowledgeable and friendly, also at end of day she went the extra mile to make sure everyone got back to their hotels from the train station. Made it to the 5th station which was fantastic and even got good views of Mt Fuji when the clouds cleared. Unfortunately they do tend to overcrowd the gondola, and you could not see out of the window on the way up. I might also suggest the option of reserving sits on the bullet train, as after a full day some passengers found it difficult to stand without a sit on this very crowded train. However, overall an excellent tour - nine out of ten.
After a few days of flooding in Tokyo, the sun shone for the first time of my trip! This, coupled with the helpful and friendly staff at the bus station was a great indication for what the rest of the day would bring.
As far as the trip itself the cable car near the lake provided great views, great food, a nice place to wander around and countless opportunities to get some good pictures. The 5th station was really interesting and allowed us to get some good close up photos of Mount Fuji, the Hakone boat cruise was an excellent end to the day and bullet train spotting at Odawara station was a good way to spend the time on the way back to Tokyo.
Most importantly, our guide Nana was polite, funny and extraordinarily helpful - giving an excellent commentary to go along with the spectacular views of the area as well as the journey - which is made via wifi-enabled coach, boat and bullet train as well as coming to us all independently and giving us guidance on the fastest ways to get back to our respective hotels after the bullet train trip back to Tokyo.
Overall, while we could only just about see the summit from the 5th Station the view wasn't perfect and probably could have been better on another day - this did nothing to distinguish my enthusiasm for what was an awesome day trip - I couldn't recommend it enough!
It was pretty good.
The guide was very good,knowledgable and helpful.
The way to th Mount Fuji took more than normal because it was a public holiday but the lake and wire car were really fun
I loved this tour. The weather at the base of mount Fuji wasn't great but when we got above the clouds the views were stunning. The nice thing about this trip is that Mount Fuji is just one part of the tour! The cable car ride, cruise on Lake Ashi and in particular the bullet train ride back to Tokyo were all fantastic - it is no surprise that this tour sells out quickly. It is well worth doing and a great day trip away from Tokyo.
We were picked up on time and we shown the upmost professionalism. Our guide's English was very good and she was informative and insightful. We even picked up some extra cultural information on top of here considerable knowledge of Mt.Fuji and the surrounding areas. I really enjoyed the bullet train ride too!
My boyfriend and I thoroughly enjoyed our trip. Our guide, Keiko, was amazing! She spoke English very well and was easy to communicate with and she was full of knowledge about the areas we drove through as well as the specific sites we visited. We did briefly get to see the peak of Mt. Fuji and were able snap a quick photo before it disappeared back into the clouds Keiko told us she is shy. Our whole experience in Japan was incredible, and we thank Keiko for adding to that with our amazing tour : This tour was a fantastic way to see some parts of the country we might not otherwise have made it to in our one week visit. We hope to make it back to Japan for another visit one day!
that was a great time! Thank for everyone who led us and gave us such a great opportunity.
I wish it was less smogy so we could see Fuji from the side, but walking above the clouds and below the stars was amazing. Never breathed an air as tasty as at the top of Fuji!
Doing what: 2-Day Mt Fuji Sunrise Climb from Tokyo
Best tour guide ever. The tour was really awesome, even we just saw the fuji for few minutes, cause of weather.
Fantastic trip!! Visiting mount Fuji was amazing. We didn't get much time there 30 mins but it was just enough to wonder around and visit the shrine at 5th station. We didn't do the Onsen as were not keen on getting naked. However, we were able to do a massage which was fab!!
Lunch was not the Japanese BBQ that is advertised in listing which was annoying as we were looking forward to it. It was seafood which we don't eat so ended up with a veg option which was OK but not quite the BBQ we were expecting.
Shopping was excellent...bit of a rush around but was nice to end the day with a few bargains!
It was great! We were blessed with good weather and saw clearly the full view of Mt Fuji. Our guide was excellent, helping us in every detail of the tour, most especially our bullet train ride. 5 Stars.
Weather was terrible and fog covered all of Mt Fuji but that was not the Sunrise Tour's fault. Lunch was good and staff were very nice and helpful.
The tour guide provided very comprehensive information about Japan . It's like a combination of a city tour and a mt Fuji tour. Along the way she provided us a macro view of Japan. They picks us up on time at the hotel and the drop off point after the tour was also very convenient
United States of America
This was a great tour of Mt Fuji, Hakone, the cruise, and the cable car to the top of the mountain. Our guide, Keiko, was extremely helpful in providing not only information on the tour but also additional information on Tokyo - including a great sushi restaurant recommendation. The tour was also nice in that on the top of the mountain we got to visit a Shinto Shrine and were informed on the customs and rituals of the faith.
The bullet train on the way back was also a great experience and again Keiko our tour guide was extremely helpful in providing detailed information on the train and navigating the system. A great tour with an excellent guide.
It was a great tour. Unfortunately, the weather was bad so it was hard to see Mt Fuji, but it seems that was expected. The tour guide was awesome and kept everyone very engaged on the long bus rides. She was super helpful and everything was very on time. I would recommend Viator tours to anyone and would schedule another one.
Was so good. Our guide was exceptional and nothing was a bother. Mount Fuji was brilliant, weather was great as we could see top of mountain with just a small amount of cloud. Bullet train was fantastic. Our day went so well. Viator have never let us down. Thank you we will continue to use Viator.
Wow, what a great tour. Others seem to complain that it is rushed at each stop. It is a little rushed, however people like to drag their feet, so I can see why. The stops were great, nice authentic lunch, great cabe car ride up the mountain, Fuji was shy and did not come out to view, but that's not the fault of the tour. The ride on the lake was the highlight, just beautiful. Also Anne, our guide was amazing! Thanks Anne :
Great tour, Mount Fuji is spectacular and also the panoramic view from the mountain front and back by train shinkansen.
Nana-san was a great tour guide. Very informative, friendly, and really made an effort to communicate Japanese history and culture. Seeing the Japanese countryside and Mt. Fuji was the best part of our stay in Japan riding the Bullet train was exciting also.
I was nervous about doing this trip on my own, but everyone was really helpful and friendly. In the morning it was quite cloudy, so the views of Fuji were quite hazy, but by the time we went on the boat trip on the lake it was stunningly beautiful. It was a great day, and I would strongly recommend this trip. It was great to go on the bullet train as well
Had a fantastic time loved it all. Guide was excellent.
Shame someone didn't tell Mt Fuji that we came all the way from Australia to see her but she hid behind the clouds, as she does.
I get to see 100 of Fuji
From base to 5th station
It was a perfect day-trip and we were incredibly lucky with the weather. Our tour-guide Naoko was great and kept the group entertained and informed the whole day. Everything was well organized a bit more time at the 5th station would have been nice, though and the traditional Japanese lunch at a hotel with view of the Fuji was delicious! Thanks for a great day! :
An ecellent day out, our guide Take was excelent. We had a fantastic day, even though we could not see Mt Fuji because of cloud cover it did not spoil the day out what so ever. The Japanese lunch was first class and well worth doing as well as the return trip on the bullet train. When we return to Japan we will probable do this same tour again it was that good!!
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