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  • Location: Tokyo, Japan
  • Duration:  11 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

Visit Japan's iconic Mount Fuji, cruise Lake Ashi and ride the aerial cableway at Mount Komagatake on this popular day trip from Tokyo. You'll enjoy lunch on Mt Fuji and have sweeping views of celebrated Hakone National Park from Mt Komagatake.


  • Full-day trip to Mt Fuji, Lake Ashi and Mt Komagatake cableway
  • See the stunning Japanese landscape as you drive to Mt Fuji's fifth station
  • Discover the cultural importance of Mt Fuji at the visitor center
  • Enjoy a sightseeing cruise on Lake Ashi
  • Take in the views over Hakone National Park by aerial cableway

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

Get ready for some spectacular vistas and fascinating stories on this top-notch tour. My favorite part is the hike up to the hot springs above Lake Ashi. Eggs hard-boiled in the springs turn black, and legend has it eating one adds seven extra years to your life!

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What You Can Expect

Mt Fuji Day Trip including Lake Ashi Sightseeing Cruise from Tokyo

Mt Fuji Day Trip including Lake Ashi Sightseeing Cruise from Tokyo

On your full-day trip from Tokyo you'll travel by coach to Mt Fuji's fifth station -- at 7,607 feet (2,305 meters) you'll be amazed by the natural beauty of the Japanese landscape. The first stop is at the Fuji Visitor Center, where you will learn more about the mountain through displays on the nature and culture of Mt.Fuji and the Fuji Five Lakes.

Then continue up to the fifth station where you can enjoy the views over lunch (if option selected) before embarking on a cruise on Lake Ashi. Then, take the cableway from Mt Komagatake for spectacular scenic aerial views over the Hakone National Park.
Your tour concludes with a transfer to Tokyo by coach. For those not wanting to return to Tokyo, you have the option to end your tour at Odawara Station.

Please note: Views of Mt Fuji are subject to weather conditions, with visibility tending to be better during the colder months, or in the early morning and late evening.

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Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2014

Of the 3 Viator tours we did on our trip, this was the best. If you are staying at the Shinjuku Washington Hotel, there is a checking area in the lobby to walk you to the bus. The bus we had was nice and the AC was cool, which is important as our tour date was July 24 (90 deg F/70% humidity). The bus took us to the Hamamatsucho bus station where we boarded another bus to Mt. Fuji. Our tour guide was an expert on Mt. Fuji having been a hiking guide for 30+ yrs. His English was quite good and he regaled us with the history of Japan, working in the political and religious events which tied in nicely to Mt. Fuji's importance in Japanese society. We stopped every hour or for bathroom breaks, shopping, etc. We stopped first at the Mt. Fuji visitor center for a quick rest-stop before heading up the mountain. The sights were wonderful. We stopped at the 5th station where there is a small shopping village and had about 45 minutes of free time. From there we headed to lunch at a beautiful restaurant and had a wonderful lunch of tempura, rice miso soup and pickled veggies--we all left full. We proceeded to Lake Ashi and caught a 15 minute ferry to another shopping area where a gondola took us over Hakone--not to be missed! We returned to Shinjuku at approx. 8pm. However, a lightning storm moved in, lighting up the sky and soaking the area. We stayed in the air conditioned bus until it let up (slightly) which was really nice of the bus driver and tour guide. Note the bus did not drop-off at the hotels at the conclusion of the tour--it ended, rather, at Shinjuku station,
All in all, this was worth every penny and wouldn't hesitate to do it again. The lunch alone was $20-25 buck per person, not to mention the gondola and ferry rides. The ride was smooth and cool and the guide was great. One thing to note is they plan the itinerary out, so it is advised (strongly) to stick to the allotted times at each stop.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2014

A nice tour, too bad the traffic was horrible

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