Great tour. The guide is flexible and maximise the opportunity for us to see Mt Fuji. It is a cloudy day and the guide gets us up the mountain to see mt fuji just in time before the weather changed and the road closed. Highly recommended.
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.
Very informative. Wonderful tour guide. Very fortunate to be able to see Mt Fuji on a clear day. The bullet back was amazing. I would like to book another tour of the area using the spas. I am also looking into going to Peru and seeing Macchu Picchau through them. For the price i feel you get a great value.
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.
you get more what you paid for for this tour. We were very lucky to see Mt. Fuji without fogs and clouds. The Lake Ashi and Komagatake Ropeway gave us a panoramic view of the adjacent mountain ranges. The lunch at the Highland Hotel and Resort is awesome. :)
Absolutely wonderful day = nice sunny Autumn day = Mt Fuji was majectic - lunch was great - Bullet train ride back was brilliant - Not to be missed
Perfect tour to see perfect view at Fuji n lake Ashi....perfecto
It had been amaizing and exceeded my expectations.
The way to Fuji mountain itself had been a sightseeing experience.
Of course the mountain visit is a scene I won't forget, lake Ashi cruise is a nature portrait, cable car is a different one. Even the way back with bullet train is fun.
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.
This was a great tour! Although it was cloudy the day I went the tour guide was very nice and knowledgeable about Mt. Fuji and Lake Ashi.
An outstanding day tour to experience Mt Fuji and the bullet train
Absolutely wonderful, the best tour I have ever been on, hands down. Our tour guide, Yoko, was very knowledgable and interesting to listen to. I enjoyed the stories and facts she shared with us on the bus and the freedom we had when off the bus. The Japanese bento lunch was delicious. Although we did not have much visibility of Mount Fuji, I would still label this a successful tour, if by Yoko's enthusiasm and engagement alone.
Loved the whole day despite rain, clouds and mist keeping the shy Mt Fuji hidden from view! Lake Ashi was beautiful, reminding us of Doubtful Sound in Fiordland, New Zealand. Bullet train back to Tokyo was exciting and exactly what we had hoped it would be like. Our tour guide was excellent and very knowledgeable, giving us heaps of insight into the culture and history of Japan.
Very enjoyable tour great day, unfortunately Mt Fuji was clouded over. Would of liked the offer to be returned to hotel or bus depot, but we managed.
The tour with the bullet train is amazing!! We were lucky and it was a clear day,great view of Mt Fuji.Yes,you are being rushed all day,but I didn't see any other way.The Bullet train was the frosting of the cake.Be sure to arrive early.Watching the train go by was the best part.You can hardly raise your camera before it is already out of sight.The ride was fun.But watching them is breath taking.Well worth the money spent.Thank you for a GREAT day!
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