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  • Location: Tokyo, Japan
  • Duration:  2 days (approx.)
Get a true glimpse into Japanese culture, tradition and natural beauty on an overnight tour from Tokyo to Mt Fuji and the hot spring baths, known as 'onsen.’ See the iconic Mt Fuji from the fifth station, take a cruise on Lake Ashi and ride the aerial ropeway to Mt Komagatake for spectacular views. Stay overnight in Hakone or Atami (depending on option selected) and immerse yourself in the healing waters of the hot springs! Your second day is free and unguided for you to spend at your leisure -- soaking or sightseeing -- before returning to Tokyo by bullet train.

Highlights

  • 2-Day Mt Fuji and onsen experience
  • View 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
  • Sightsee all day with your Hakone Pass (if option selected)
  • Enjoy a delicious Japanese lunch (plus dinner and breakfast, if option selected)

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

You get breathtaking views of Mt Fuji and plenty of free time to explore Hakone or Atami on your own the second day!

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What You Can Expect

Overnight Mt Fuji and Onsen Experience from Tokyo

Overnight Mt Fuji and Onsen Experience from Tokyo

This overnight trip from Tokyo takes you to the best sights of Mt Fuji! At the end of the day, soak at the onsen -- traditionally public baths where both men and women bathed and socialized together, but nowadays generally separated into male and female sections. Depending on which option you select, enjoy accommodations in Atami (including dinner and breakfast) or Hakone. If you choose the latter, you'll have access to a free pass that takes you by bus, train, ropeway or ship to all of Hakone's attractions!

Itinerary

Day 1: Tokyo – Mt Fuji – Hakone or Atami
Leave Tokyo behind as you travel to the stunning countryside of Hakone. After pickup by coach from Hamamatsucho Bus Terminal, depart with your guide for the Mt Fuji Visitors Center to learn about the heritage and cultural significance of this famous mountain. Spend approximately 20 minutes exploring exhibits that describe the ecological formation, weather and history of Mt Fuji and its surrounding area, and head to the 2nd-floor observatory deck for up-close views.

Next, climb up to the fifth station, located 7,560 feet (2,304 meters) above sea level, to admire more impressive views of Mt Fuji and the surrounding lakes (weather dependent). After 30 minutes at this 'border between heaven and earth,' decorated with tori gates and shrines, enjoy a typical Japanese lunch.

Afterward, take a 15-minute 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. You'll have breathtaking photo opportunities and catch sight of Mt Fuji from every angle!

Then, take the ropeway (aerial gondola) to the summit of Mt Komagatake for a stunning panorama over Hakone National Park, as well as Lake Ashi, Izu Peninsula and Izu Islands.

Option 1: Hakone (L)
After your tour, your guide will transfer you to your hotel in Hakone, where western-style rooms offer all the comforts and facilities you would expect. Take a dip in the healing waters of the onsen and look out over Lake Ashi as you indulge in a moment of relaxation.

Overnight: Prince Hakone Hotel in Hakone

Option 2: Atami (L, D)
After your tour, your guide will transfer you to Odawara Station. From here, ride the Kodama bullet train (own expense) to Atami Station and make your own way to your hotel in the evening and take in the ocean views. After check-in, head to the dining room between 6:30-8pm and enjoy dinner with a Japanese and western-style set menu. Later, relax in your Japanese-style room and soak at the onsite onsen.

Overnight: Hotel New Akao in Atami

Day 2: Hakone or Atami – Tokyo
Spend your free and unguided day in the onsen, immersing in Japan's time-honored tradition as you soak in the soothing springs. As an alternative, explore Hakone or Atami (depending on option selected) on your own before returning by bullet train to Tokyo.

Option 1: Hakone
If you'd like, 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.

Afterward, you may use your Hakone pass to make your own way to Odawara Station by local bus or train and return to Tokyo by Shinkansen bullet train, arriving at around 8pm.

Option 2: Atami (B)
After a buffet breakfast at your hotel, enjoy free time for the remainder of your day. Then, make your way to Atami Station and board the Kodama bullet train (non-reserved seating at own expense) to Tokyo. Your 50-minute ride passes through Shin-Yokohama and Shinagawa Station, and you may disembark at the station of your choice until the train reaches its final destination.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2014

The guide (Harry) was very informative and knowledgeable, and helpful with giving us directions back from Hakone to Tokyo.

Our hotel (Prince Hakone) was spectacular, it was a great accommodation to relax and enjoy the quiet surroundings. Our room was facing the lake and some mountains in the background, a perfect sight to wake up to!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2014

Our guide was so good and efficient, we was enjoy the tour, the food and get more information about Japan. That was worth it with that price we ride shinkansen ( bullet train ) cable car, train, bus, rope way, cruise...enjoy beautiful hakone and Onsen..amazing experience.

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