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

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

Discover some of Japan’s most famous highlights on a full-day guided tour from Tokyo. Travel to Mt Fuji’s bustling 5th Station and learn about the revered mountain. Continue to nearby Lake Ashi for a short boat cruise, followed by a ride on the Mt Komagatake Ropeway. Climb by aerial tram to the top of Mt Komagatake and get fantastic views of the Owakudani volcanic valley, Lake Ashi and Mt Fuji. Return to Tokyo by bullet train in the evening. Enjoy the ease of included transportation, entry fees and a knowledgeable guide.


  • Full-day tour to Mt Fuji, Lake Ashi, Mt Komagatake, and Hakone National Park, return by bullet train to Tokyo
  • Visit the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Mt Fuji
  • Cruise the waters of beautiful Lake Ashi in a boat
  • Ride the Mt Komagatake Ropeway for sweeping views of Hakone National Park
  • See the bright red shrine and panoramic views on a stroll at the top of Mt Komagatake
  • Learn from your knowledgeable guide about the history and significance of the sights you visit
  • Travel in comfort by deluxe coach and bullet train (Shinkansen) on Tokyo's most popular day tour

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

Enjoy a hassle-free day of gorgeous views and iconic sights! With the upgrade, you get an authentic lunch with udon noodles, tempura and sashimi.

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What You Can Expect

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

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

After morning pickup at selected Tokyo hotels, Keio Plaza Hotel in Shinjuku or Hamamatsucho Bus Terminal, relax as your deluxe coach cruises along a scenic 2.5-hour route to Mt Fuji Visitor Center. Learn about the history and geology of Japan’s highest mountain from your guide and the informational exhibits about the revered mountain. From the second floor observation deck, you can get great views of Mt Fuji on a clear day.

After seeing the Visitor Center, return to your coach and proceed to Mt Fuji’s 5th Station, located about halfway up the mountain at 7,545 feet (2,300m). Take in the shrines, torii gates and shops that sell souvenirs, along with views of Mt Fuji and the surrounding lakes (subject to weather conditions). Soak in the invigorating atmosphere of 5th Station; you might even spot some climbers preparing for their adventure. Then have time for lunch. You can choose the upgrade that includes a Japanese-style lunch, or have the option to buy your own meal.

After having a bite to eat, drive to nearby Lake Ashi, located in Hakone National Park. Step aboard your boat for a short cruise across the lake. Admire the spectacular scenery of pristine waters surrounded by Mt Komagatake, Mt Fuji and other mountains.

Disembark from the boat and head to the Mt Komagatake Ropeway, an aerial tram that takes you from the shores of Lake Ashi to the top of Mt Komagatake. Have time to walk around the mountain top and take in amazing views of Lake Ashi, the Owakudani volcanic valley and majestic Mt Fuji.

After visiting Hakone, transfer by coach to the evening bullet train (Shinkansen) for your return to Tokyo, where your guide will tell you how to get back to your hotel.

Please note: Views around Mt Fuji are always subject to weather conditions as mountain weather is notoriously unpredictable. Visibility tends to be better during the colder months, in the early morning and late evening.

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Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Highly recommend this tour. Pickup was on time and easy. Tour guide Ito was very knowledgeable and friendly, also at end of day she went the extra mile to make sure everyone got back to their hotels from the train station. Made it to the 5th station which was fantastic and even got good views of Mt Fuji when the clouds cleared. Unfortunately they do tend to overcrowd the gondola, and you could not see out of the window on the way up. I might also suggest the option of reserving sits on the bullet train, as after a full day some passengers found it difficult to stand without a sit on this very crowded train. However, overall an excellent tour - nine out of ten.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Great tour! We had the best tour guide which was chatty and funny, and gave us loads of info about everything we wanted to know.
I was especially thrilled by the fact that the vegetarian menu option was actually vegan. Thank you for that :

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

This was one of my highlights during my trip to Tokyo. We had the funniest and most entertaining guide Harry who had lots of entertaining stories to tell us about the history of Japan and his great marriage life. I would definitely recommend people to book with Viator, they are very organized and the trip went very smoothly.

One word of advise, if anyone has enough time, I would recommend staying for a night at the town of Hakone. It has one of the most spectacular views and is very quiet and relaxed one thing i regret not trying.

All and all, this experience shouldn't be missed especially with Harry .

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

After a few days of flooding in Tokyo, the sun shone for the first time of my trip! This, coupled with the helpful and friendly staff at the bus station was a great indication for what the rest of the day would bring.

As far as the trip itself the cable car near the lake provided great views, great food, a nice place to wander around and countless opportunities to get some good pictures. The 5th station was really interesting and allowed us to get some good close up photos of Mount Fuji, the Hakone boat cruise was an excellent end to the day and bullet train spotting at Odawara station was a good way to spend the time on the way back to Tokyo.

Most importantly, our guide Nana was polite, funny and extraordinarily helpful - giving an excellent commentary to go along with the spectacular views of the area as well as the journey - which is made via wifi-enabled coach, boat and bullet train as well as coming to us all independently and giving us guidance on the fastest ways to get back to our respective hotels after the bullet train trip back to Tokyo.

Overall, while we could only just about see the summit from the 5th Station the view wasn't perfect and probably could have been better on another day - this did nothing to distinguish my enthusiasm for what was an awesome day trip - I couldn't recommend it enough!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

The tour was a fact filled enjoyable day. Tour guide was excellent. The information on the Viator site was inaccurate with respect to pick up time at the Keio Plaza hotel. Fortunately we phoned to confirm details and found out we had to be there an hour earlier.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

It was pretty good.
The guide was very good,knowledgable and helpful.
The way to th Mount Fuji took more than normal because it was a public holiday but the lake and wire car were really fun

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

excellent arrangements by the viator group. beautiful city. each indian must see this city. world best railway systems. neat and clean city. i wish to visit one more time to this city if god given me the another chance.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

I loved this tour. The weather at the base of mount Fuji wasn't great but when we got above the clouds the views were stunning. The nice thing about this trip is that Mount Fuji is just one part of the tour! The cable car ride, cruise on Lake Ashi and in particular the bullet train ride back to Tokyo were all fantastic - it is no surprise that this tour sells out quickly. It is well worth doing and a great day trip away from Tokyo.

Maria P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Wonderful day and great tour guide. Highly recommend this tour to anyone traveling to Japan.

Lynette A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Very well organised company. The bus was comfortable, lunch was great and the bullet train amazing - a must experience whilst in Japan. Unfortunately it was raining and cloudy so couldn't see hardly anything. Hakone, I'm sure would have been a beautiful place if we could of seen through the cloud.

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