Depart from your Tokyo hotel in a private taxi and then climb aboard a luxurious, air-conditioned vehicle departing for Mt Fuji’s 5th Station. Admire the splendid scenery during the 1.5-hour drive and feel your excitement heighten as you ascend to 7,546 feet (2,300 meters) above sea level.
Absorb sweeping vistas of the iconic peak from this incredible vantage point and explore your surroundings in search of sacred shrines and impressive torii gates. Purchase special souvenirs from the ubiquitous stalls and then return to your vehicle for the short and scenic journey to Lake Yamanaka.
On arrival, take a seat and enjoy a European-inspired feast of gourmet dishes; as you dine, admire the gorgeous lakeside landscape. Sated, proceed to Sounzan Station and board the Hakone Ropeway to ascend to mind blowing heights. Relish the smooth ride to a staggering height of 13,120 feet (4,000 meters) and gaze down at Lake Ashi from your glass-floored gondola.
Disembark the ropeway to stroll around the atmospheric Owakudani, a bubbling valley that undulates with volcanic activity, and sample a local delicacy of eggs blackened by the hot springs. Descend to sea level and climb aboard an amazing model pirate ship to enjoy a tranquil cruise of Lake Ashi, a beautiful body of water nestled in the caldera of Mt Hakone.
After your enriching exploration of the surroundings, head to Odawara Statuon to board the renowned bullet train back to Tokyo. Luxuriate in the lavish facilities of the first class section and marvel at the high velocity of the train.
On arrival in Tokyo, make your own way back to your hotel following your guide’s instructions.