Find the best viewpoints on this private tour from Tokyo via minivan. Choose between visiting Mt. Fuji or Hakone and relax as your guide navigates twisting mountain roads with ease en route to sites such as Lake Kawaguchi, Lake Ashi, and Arakurasengen Park. This full-day tour also includes hotel pickup and drop-off, a guide available in four languages, and the possibility to curate your trip to suit your interests—a privilege only allowed by a private tour.
Private tour to Mt. Fuji viewpoints or Hakone from Tokyo
See the iconic UNESCO-listed mountain from its best angles
Stop at cultural attractions like Oshino Hakkai village along the way
Operated with just your guide/driver and private party
Curate your tour to suit your interests
Make the trip from Tokyo in comfort and ease
Hotel pickup and drop-off from Tokyo included
Why Travelers Choose This Tour
Customize your tour and choose either Hakone or Mt. Fuji sights, with guides available in four languages.
Upon confirmation of this private tour, I received an email instructing to contact the tour operator directly. So I called and was happily assisted by Taiji Endo. I found out that there was no available English speaking guide on our selected day but Endo-san promised to try his best to find an English guide for us within the day. True to his words, by afternoon I received an email from him saying he was able to find us one of the best guide in the region. On the day of the tour, we were picked up from our hotel by the best driver Higashi-san, he was very patient with us especially since we were a group of 9 people traveling with 3 kids and 2 senior citizens and so we have to stop for at least 2 toilet breaks and 1 snack break. He also introduced to us some on the popular places we passed by along the way to the meeting place with our local tour guide. We met with the best tour guide Yuko-san.at Fujisan World Heritage Center and she guided us to each of the place in our itinerary. She was quite knowledgeable with the places we visited and brought us to each of the highlights of the place. She even gave us options and alternatives since that day was quite rainy and foggy and so we decided against sightseeing by boat since we wouldn't be able to see Mt. Fuji from the fog anyway. Even though we weren't able to see Mt. Fuji (considering the rainy weather), we all enjoyed the Lava Tunnel, Ninja Village, Music Forest, and strolling around Lake Kawaguchiko.... She also brought us to have lunch to try the local noodles in Mt. Fuji- the hoto noodles and also the fried smelt pond fish. They were quite yummy and the serving was huge. She even brought us some gift of mochi which we really enjoyed eating. We parted with Yuko-san our guide at Kawaguchiko Natural Loving Center around 5:30 pm and our driver Higashi-san drove us back to our hotel. Even though we exceeded our alloted time for the tour, not once did he complain or hurry us up, he even agreed to stop for a toilet break along the way since the drive back was quite long. Overall, the whole family enjoyed this tour. We would definitely get their services again in the future.
We traveled to Japan in the beginning of the rainy season and our tour guide, Mr Takashi Koizumi, emailed us back and forth and provided several detailed itineraries based on our needs. Because the season is not great for viewing Mt Fuji, on the day of the trip, he also made some adjustments according to the clouds to ensure that we maximized our opportunity to view the majestic mountain. We have an 80 year old grandmother with us so he also had to take into consideration of her needs. It was a lot to consider! However, we had a fantastic experience! The fifth station was cloudy, but as the day moved on, the clouds dispersed a lot and we were able to see Mt Fuji from the Lake Kawaguchiko, Oishi Park, Oisno Hakkai, and a beautiful flower park Hananomiyako Kouen. It was a perfect day! Mr Takashi speaks perfect English. He explained many cultural and historical references to us to enrich our trip. He also made recommendations for us for the next few days, and wrote down notes for us in detail. At the end of the day, he not only dropped us off near our dinner place but also came with us until we found the restaurant. He is not only a professional tour guide, but a genuinely nice and thoughtful person. This trip is definitely the highlight of our tour of Japan! We highly recommend Mr Takashi as a tour guide!
Thank you very much for your excellent review with such detailed descriptions. I was very glad to read it. It was my pleasure that you and your family were able to see Mt. Fuji from multiple locations. This is especially because I was worried about the weather in the morning. As you know, the mountain weather is very unpredictable. I am happy to hear that I contributed into your understanding about Japanese culture and history. We also had a good time with you and your family through interesting conversation. Thank you very much. Please give my best regards to the rest of the family. Best wishes. Takashi
I booked this tour with a view to surprising my girlfriend with a proposal with Mt Fuji in the background. After reading a lot of reviews I specially requested Taiji as our guide and he soo did not disappoint. From the start we were exchanging messages to help me plan this special day. Taiji definitely went so out of his way to tailor the tour to my needs and desires. The day was perfect from the prompt pick up from our hotel, to the entire day where both Taiji and his driver Toshi made our day so fun and informative. They really felt like friends to us by the end of the day. Being blessed with beautiful sunny weather and Toshi's magic powers we saw Fuji San in all her glory! A big thankyou to Taiji San and Toshi San for the most unforgettable amazing day from Ketan & Katrina x
It was also a very memorable day for me and Toshi being part of your life album.
The preparation itself was very interesting and was myself enjoying feeling just like being a drama or a movie producer. I was actually already excited when I saw the additional information on your request on how you wanted to start your day and requesting me as your guide. I was almost going to cry when I was taking the pictures when you were proposing, as reality is more touching than a movie, and yes, I also felt like friends by the end of the day too.
As always on our Fuji tour, the weather is our biggest concern, but thanks to the nature and the good sprit greeting and blessing you with the good weather throughout the day.
Thank you again for choosing us and let us share your happiest moment in Japan.
May all the happiness be with you.
We enjoyed our tour the Mt. Fuji Five Lakes Region a great deal! Our guide Taija was very personable and a highly knowledgeable guide, both about the region as well as Japan's broader history and culture. He tailored the trip to that day's weather to ensure the best view of Mt. Fuji. He also brought us to several lovely places away from the guide bus crowds. What a wonderful day!
This was the best tour ever !
Mr.Taiji Endo our amazing guide made it even better !
We visited some secret spots to take the best Fuji photography shoots
Make sure your guide is Mr.Taiji Endo
He speaks English fluently
شكرا لك يا سيد تايجي
لقد كانت رحلة رائعه
Mr Taiji Endo & partner was very knowledgeable in the history of Hakone. They don’t bring us to any shop or factory product to earn some commission like other tour package in other country. I like it because it didn’t pressure. We’ve met the objective and we are lucky to have a very Professional, Punctual, Patience & Perfect for the family of 6 adults & 1 x Kids
We took a private tour to Mt.Fuji and hakone lake aishi. We were very fortunate to have Taiji as our guide. He is fantastic guide and very fluently in English. We communicate so well. He arranged our tour very well organized. We really enjoyed our tour, especially my kids. Taiji has prepared vcd movie for watching during our trip. Everything was just too perfect. We highly recommend Taiji as guide for this tour
Our tour to 5 lakes of Mt Fuji started early at 7.30am as we wanted to send early. Taiji, our fantastic guide customized the route according to our preferences. He was punctual and well organized. Everything went smoothly on the day of, even with a toddler traveling with us. It was a long day trip but every minute was a delight with Taiji very attentive to our needs. We highly recommend this private tour with Taiji!
Private Tour: Chartered Car to Mt. Fuji and Hakone Lake Ashi
, Oct 2018
We took the private tour via chartered car to Mt. Fuji and Hakone Lake Ashi on October 16, 2018. We were very fortunate to have Tom Harada as our tour guide and Toshi-san as our driver. The day we spent with Tom and Toshi-san was unbelievable and greatly exceeded our highest hopes. Tom was the perfect tour guide and Toshi-san was the perfect driver and assistant. Everything good that others have said about them in their reviews is very true. They were attentive to us through out and provided accommodation and gentle assistance to my wife who needed some help at times.We felt so fortunate to achieve our main objective early – a great view of Mt. Fuji. In fact, we were able to see Mt. Fuji from multiple locations and angles during the day. Moreover, the first snow of the season occurred the night before so Mt. Fuji was blanketed in white and provided us with iconic, spectacular views.I won’t go into all the details of the rest of the day as your tour might be quite different. Tom is so accommodating and helpful in designing visits and activities customized to your desires and makes adjustments as the day goes on. It seems as if we did what might take two or three days to do and we experienced it in an unhurried manner and felt immersed in the culture. The expansive knowledge that Tom conveyed to us of the many aspects of Japan greatly enhanced our experiences during our entire visit to Japan. We cannot praise him highly enough.
We had a great day with Tom Harada in Odawara and the Mt.Fuji/Lake Kawaguchi areas. We definitely enjoyed the personalisation of a private tour, rather than a big coach tour. Tom is a great guide - very friendly and knowledgeable. He spoke English very well and helped us customise the tour to get the most out of it. We had a lovely day - thanks again Tom!