- 2-Day Mt Fuji and Onsen experience
- See Mt Fuji from the fifth station
- Cruise the scenic Lake Ashi
- Ride the ropeway to the top of Mt Komagatake
- Relax in the healing waters of a traditional onsen
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What You Can Expect
Leave Tokyo behind as you travel to the stunning countryside of Hakone. Stop at the Mt Fuji Visitors Center to learn the heritage and cultural significance of this famous mountain and its surrounding area. From the fifth station, located at 7,560 feet (2,304 meters), admire the impressive views of Mt Fuji and enjoy a typical Japanese lunch.
Next, take a scenic cruise on Lake Ashi, nestled in the caldera of Mt Hakone, and see full-scale replicas of man-of-war sailing ships ferrying tourists around the lake. Then take the ropeway (gondola) to the top of Mt Komagatake, for stunning panoramic views over Hakone National Park before returning to your hotel.
Day 2: Hakone – Tokyo
Traditionally, onsen were public baths where both men and women bathed and socialized together, but nowadays they are generally separated into male and female sections. Take another dip in the healing waters of the onsen baths and spend the day experiencing this time- old tradition. Or, use your included Hakone Pass to explore the area at your leisure. Your pass allows you to travel on the Hakone Tozan Bus or Train, the Hakone Ropeway, the Hakone Sightseeing Ship, the Numazu Tozan Tokai Bus and the Odakyu Express Bus.
Make your own way to Odawara Station by local bus or train to return to Tokyo by Shinkansen Bullet train, arriving at around 8pm.
The Prince Hakone Hotel
Look out over Lake Ashi as you indulge in a moment of relaxation in the onsen baths. The accommodation is in western style rooms offering all the comforts and facilities you would expect.
Great tour! Perfect blend of being escorted around by a guide and freedom to explore on your own. I'd recommend this to locals and visitors alike.
The tour to Hakone is a must go. The cruise around Lake Ashi is refreshing. If you are lucky you might get to see Mt Fuji. The hotel was amazing. Only do this tour if you know where you want to go by yourself in Hakone and know how to use the buses. The buses are still convenient but there will be little time for you to go to all the places in Hakone.
FYI, eateries and the shops at Hakone En next to the Prince Hotel close early. Make sure you grab dinner and souvenirs before they close. Otherwise you will have to get dinner in the hotel or walk to the closest town/shop for dinner. Buses using the free day pass retire early.