Great trip - guide was very good and everything explained well. Weather cleared for us to see the majestic Mt Fuji from several different places around the mountain. Would highly recommend.
Mt Fuji is really amazing. I've enjoyed it and would love to be back in Tokyo in any of my future trips!
The only thing is I wasn't able to get discount of 10 when I booked this trip using my mobile phone. Discount is only available if you're accessing the site using desktop but everything gone well. Kudos Viator!
Surprisingly pleasant day trip for our group of 4A3C !!! Tour guide-san Noriko-san is very familar with the trip and offer timing and little details like the Melody Lane as the tour bus head to the 5th Station of Mt. Fuji.
Did hear a fade song as we passthrough that section of the road. The food is excellent in a restaurant and NOT Bento !!! The extra top-up to include lunch is value buy !!!
Did see Mt. Fuji and Cloud Seas !!!
Fabulous day, fabulous scenery. We were warned that this time in mid November is cloudy and we would not be able to see Mount Fuji. But half an hour before we arrived at the fifth station, the clouds parted and we saw Mount Fuji in all her glory plus great pictures when we got there. The Lake Ashi area Hakone is beautiful and the cruise is lovely. The rope line is spectacular although Mount Fuji was obscured again by the time we got there but this entire day was so good I rally can't complain. Pick the Japanese lunch. It wasn't too exotic but still a little adventurous. Tour guide Harry was great but struggled with being understood as his accent was strong in English. Get DETAILED instructions about your train or subway stop when they drop you off after the tour. It was a nightmare finding my correct train as there are several trains and subway systems that operate in Tokyo and you have to know the correct one. Still it was the quintessential Tokyo experience being stuffed into a subway car with hundreds of others and I made it back to my hotel by myself in the end. The Japanese people are so very helpful anyway so if you get lost, just keep asking until you find someone who speaks English well enough.
A very enjoyable full-day trip outside Tokyo. It incorporated a bit of everything... from general mountainous country views, lakes, cable car ride, and a short lake cruise, the Shinkansen train ride back to Tokyo although as it was a relatively short trip with a couple of stops along the way, we did not get to experience high-speed..., and OF COURSE Mt. Zuji.
On the day we went, the weather was overcast as we stopped at a small village stop late morning for a drink stop, and the indications were that we would not get to see Mt. Fuji because of the clouds. This was further confirmed as our coach began the long slow climb up into the clouds. We wondered if we would see anything at all. Suddenly... we broke out of the clouds as if in a climbing aircraft... and all was revealed. It was a spectacular experience.
Once we reached out objective of Station 5 which I would guess is 75 or more up the side of the mountain, the view was breathtaking. On one side we had the snow peak of Mt. Zuji, and on te other side, looking down into what would have been the valleys way below... all we could see was a flat ocean of white cloud. It was spectacular and a rarely seen view. Our tour guide mentioned that she had been talking to another tour guide at Station 5 that day... a tour guide with 30 years experience, and that tour guide had indicated that in all her years of taking groups up Mt. Fuji, the view on this our lucky day was the most spectacular, and that she had never seen this before.
So we were very lucky a to even get to see Mt. Fuji at all, given the heavy cloud cover as we saw it from down in the valleys, and b having broken through the clouds, to experience the very unusual flat sea of clouds below us.
The final stop for the day was the cable-car ride up to the top of a mountain, which was also spectacular., albeit bitterly cold and windy this day. Intermittent fog also occasionally blocked our view of the village and lake below, but worth the effort
I really enjoyed this tour. My tour guide was very friendly, informative and very funny! The bus was also comfy and had free wifi, which was very useful. I opted for the lunch. It was ready and waiting when we got to the restaurant. Although not as hot as I'd wanted it to be, it was tasty. We didn't get to ride the cable car that day as it was very windy, and posed a hazard. So we detoured round the aquarium instead. I was disappointed initially, but found I enjoyed it. Overall, I really enjoyed myself and as a solo traveler, it was a really good way to see Mt Fuji.
It was a very fun tour. The tour guide was also informative and kept us entertained. The best part of the tour was Mt. Fuji showed up not only at the 5th station but also at Mt. Hakone as well. We were very lucky and satisfied. :
Great tour, packed with all the interesting places. Loved Mt Fuji - just wish it was the right season to see snow on the top. Sky lift was great with terrific views. Bullet train was fast but even faster when standing on the station and one went past. Enjoyed buying our own lunch with lots of cheaper choices.
PICKUP WAS AT THE HOTEL SO VERY CONVENIENT. TOUR GUIDE SPOKE PERFECT ENGLISH AND WAS VERY INFORMATIVE AND FRIENDLY. MT FUJI WAS IN THE CLOUDS WHEN WE ARRIVED BUT LATER AFTER THE NICE LAKE ASHI BOAT RIDE THE SUMMIT COULD BE SEEN. AT THE TOP OF THE ROPEWAY RIDE MT FUJI COULD BE CLEARLY SEEN ABOVE THE CLOUDS, A VERY IMPRESSIVE SIGHT WHICH FOR ME WAS THE HIGHLIGHT OF THE DAY. A VERY WORTHWHILE TRIP, ENJOYED EVERY MINUTE OF IT.
The staff were friendly, hospitable and accommodating. Unfortunately, we didn't have the chance to see Mt. Fuji because when we were at the 5th Station, heavy rain and gusty wind welcome us! We enjoyed the Onsen and Gotemba Outlet.
What an experience! Great views, nice visits around mt Fuji. Great foto's! Also the bullettrain was amazing! Super fast end conventient!
We had a great day on this trip. Our tour guide was absolutely amazing. To pass time on the bus she gave a lessons in how to count in Japanese also we made Ikebana hats and learned to sing a Japanese song. She was truly great and told us a lot about the Japanese culture and history. Our tour guide certainly went above and beyond, in our opinion. The trip itself was very interesting and Mt Fuji was fantastic. We had a great day out and would give your company 10/10
Very professionally run. The tour guide was exceptional and we were very lucky that on such a cloudy day the fifth station was above the cloud and I had a clear sunny view of Mt Fuji. Loved the bullet train and the scenery on the way to Mt Fuji was terrific.
This was a great tour, well thought out and we had the most delightful guide, Yoko. We were very lucky and had perfect weather for viewing Mt Fuji, Hakone, the lakes and so on. As there was so much to see the times were a little tight in some areas, lunch was a little low quality but filled a hole and had amazing views of a lake! Then we had a great trip back on the Shinkansen, a fabulous memorable day. I would highly recommend it to anyone!
This was a fantastic tour! The majestic Mt. Fuji, the beautiful lake, and the bullet train on return were all great! Definitely worth it!
I would highly recommend this tour. Very well organised and Marie the tour guide was funny, friendly and informative about life in Japan. Yummy lunch with veggie only options. Sites were stunning!! We were able to see the summit of mt Fuji and the views from Mt in Hakone were amazing! Won't disappoint
This trip was totally worth it! The tour guide was great. Very knowledgeable and funny. Mt. Fuji came out of the clouds for a little while and the views from the top of the cable car were amazing.
This was a fantastic trip! Very well organised with well trained, knowledgeable guides! I would definitely recommend it. Be advised however, if you've been dreaming of seeing Mt Fuji your whole life avoid going during the summer. It's very unlikely that the mountain will be visible. Go in winter when the air is cooler and there is less cloud. The guides cannot control the weather!
We had an excellent time on this tour. The accommodations were fantastic and the hot springs bath was a great experience. Being able to view Mt. Fuji and Lake Ashi with all of the commentary and additional historical information was wonderful! Our guide was friendly and knowledgeable.
This was a fascinating day guide was knowledgeable but so friendly especially enjoyed seeing all the climbers readying for the Mt Fuji climb even managed to see the mountain through the clouds. Really recommend this tour.
Many thanks to you for our wonderful trip to Mt Fuji and the Bullet train from Tokyo.
We had a wonderful day and it was everything that we had expected and more. Our
guide was great and everything was perfect. Thanks again.
A really fabulous day, can't recommend highly enough. It was our incredible guide Ichiro who made the day so outstanding - he kept us informed, on schedule, made everything seamless and took such good care of us even up to walking us to our exit at Tokyo station! The scenery was spectacular - we had great weather and a clear view of Mt Fuji, the cable car ride was thrilling and to top it all off we had our first ride on a Shinkansen - a total blast! Along with Ichiro our driver was also outstanding. We. Oiled never have seen so much of this beautiful part of the world on our own and all in one day. Thanks Ichiro!
Our tour guide Harry was very entertaining and informative, and made sure the group was taken care of. We were blessed to have a clear day to view Mt. Fuji in all its splendor. The lunch was excellent, and the shinkansen ride was impressive.
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.
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