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Most of the trip, 6 out of 8 hours, was spent on the bus. The bus had no toilet and the seats were small. The tour guide was most concerned about moving to the next stop on the tour and had very little to say about the sights. All the stops were abbreviated. We had no more than 30 minutes at ant stop. It was so bad I decided to quit the tour and travel on my own. It was the worst tour I have ever been on.
This trip was overprice for what it was:
- bus with a guide who talked like a CD player during the whole journey.
- 3 stops of 10 to 25 minutes each, and that's all, we basically where in a bus the whole day.
- the hotel does not worse that price, it's an old hotel, full of group tour, pretty far from the Lake, and with no restaurant around to make sure that you will eat the expensive and average taste hotel food.
we were alone, that was the best part, Hakone is very nice to visit, calm and beautiful, we recommend!
Our trip to Mount Fuji was an unmitigated disaster. Because the weather was cloudy and rainy, we never saw Mount Fuji, so the tour was endless hours stuck on a bus driving winding mountain roads, making everyone noxious. Check the weather in advance and cancel if visibility will likely be impaired.
The trip was from 7.55am to 4.30pm, practically 8 1/2 hours, only not a 2-day tour. We were without a tour guide on the 2nd day return. You dumped us at the hotel after the 8 1/2 hours tour, especially when we are totally strangers in the city and had to take 3 different buses and 2 different trains to return without our guide. Besides that, my husband had hard time walking after his foot surgery. But your guide Harry was an excellent tour guide. If this was to cut down your expenses, we could have easily paid extra money. I will not repeat such inconsiderate tour program again nor recommend to our friends.
There is no assistance in the return trip which is very arduous. Lugging a suitcase even a small one on to at least 3 different buses before getting to the train station. Also I do NOT recommend the hotel in Hakone, a very old property that is seedy. The cable car station is very old and has had no upkeep. The steel girders are covered in rust.