- 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
Please see the Itinerary section below for more details on the tour.
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.
This tour delivered exactly what it said it would and then some. Our tour guide - Take - was very informative and entertaining and kept us all to schedule. My hotel in Hakone - the Prince Hakone Hotel - was very comfortable and the onsen bath was luxurious. Would highly recommend.
We had an excellent time on this tour. The accommodations were fantastic and the hot springs bath was a great experience. Being able to view Mt. Fuji and Lake Ashi with all of the commentary and additional historical information was wonderful! Our guide was friendly and knowledgeable.
Great tour. Because of the weather we could only go up to the first station of the Fuji, still the view was amazing. The hotel was far more exquisite than I expected.
Our tour guide Harry was thorough in explanations of both the information we needed for our overnight stay as well as giving us historical and cultural insights of the region and Japan in general.
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!
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.
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.
It was great. The guide was excellent and informative, the view was magnificent, Mt. Fuji was majestic, Prince Hotel with its onsen is superb, hotel staff was ever-so-helpful, Hakone pass was handy as we traveled to various spots around Hakone and it's good to experience the bullet train.
Fantastic tour! Our tourguide Toko was great. Very informative and entertaining and kept everyone on schedule in order for us to make the most of the day. Apart from the obvious drawcard Fujisan, the highlights were the ropeway and definitely the overnight stay at Prince Hakone Hotel for the onsen! Would highly recommend this overnight tour and tour company.