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Jun032013

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Mt Fuji, Lake Ashi and Bullet Train Day Trip from Tokyo

Tokyo, Japan

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5 star rating: Highly Recommended

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Booked 3 nights in Tokyo before catching a train to Yokohama to board a cruise around southern Japan and two destinations in South Korea. After carefully considering our options we opted for a day on an organised tour rather than three consecutive days touring the sites of Tokyo. Really glad we chose to book this tour - it was a great day.
The transfer coach departed promptly and we swiftly transferred to the tour coach where our English speaking tour guide met us and ran through the itinery for the day.
The weather was good as we left Tokyo - passing the fish market and other sites that we would probably have visited if we had remained in Tokyo for the day - and we had a clear view of Mount Fuji whilst on the road long before we reached the Visitors Centre. Luckily the mountain remained clear whilst we were at both the V C and when we drove up and stopped on the mountain - many very clear photos being taken.
The ride on the cable car was enjoyable but unfortunately Mount Fuji was wrapped in clouds...... as were we when we arrive at our destination. The mist lifted but Mt F remained in cloud during the descent.
We were bathed in sunshine during the boat ride on the picturesque lake as our tour came to an end before the return to Tokyo.
We chose to return on the Bullet Train - so glad we did - it was an experience just standing on the station as the trains shot through. The Tour Guide had accompanied us into the station and walked with us to the departure gate - it was so easy. As we had come to expect our train arrived and departed for Tokyo on time.
Forgot to say - we took our own lunch which we ate at our leisure whilst the majority took the inclusive package. All said they enjoyed their lunch.
We recommended the tour to a number of people we met on the cruise - I am sure that they will have enjoyed it just as much as we did

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