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Private Tour: Chartered Car to Mt. Fuji Lake Kawaguchiko or Hakone and Lake Ashi

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From $948.69

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  • 10 hours (approx.)
  • Hotel pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English
  • Good for avoiding crowds


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 Arakurayama Sengen Park. This full-day tour also includes hotel pickup and drop-off, a guide available in several languages, and the possibility to curate your trip to suit your interests—a privilege only allowed by a private tour.
  • See the iconic UNESCO-listed mountain from its best angles
  • Stop at cultural attractions like Oshino Hakkai village along the way
  • Curate your tour to suit your interests—tour operated with just your private party
  • Make the trip from Tokyo in comfort and ease with hotel pickup and drop-off included

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

Customize your tour and choose either Hakone or Mt. Fuji sights, with guides available in several languages.

What's Included

  • Hotel pickup/drop-off
  • Round-trip private transportation by air-conditioned minivan
  • Private guide (English, French, Spanish, Chinese, Korean professional guides are available)
  • One bottled water per person
  • Entrance fees (hot spring, museum etc.)
  • Food and drinks
  • Lunch

Departure & Return

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Please Note

Don't worry if your hotel is not on the list, we do pick up from any location in Tokyo including air BnB. Please type your pick up information when you book.

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide, subject to availability. Please specify your preferable language at checkout
  • The tour will not be cancelled or refunded even if some spots are not fully visible due to weather conditions. The activity schedule is subject to change/cancellation due to weather or traffic conditions
  • Bathing suits or any form of clothing is not permitted inside the hot springs. Men's and women's tubs are separate. Tattoos or body paint is strictly prohibited from entering the hot spring facility
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Infant seats available
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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Frequently Asked Questions

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.

Q:What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Private Tour: Chartered Car to Mt. Fuji Lake Kawaguchiko or Hakone and Lake Ashi?

A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers

Q:What is the policy on sanitization during Private Tour: Chartered Car to Mt. Fuji Lake Kawaguchiko or Hakone and Lake Ashi?

A:The policies on sanitization are:
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized

Q:What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Private Tour: Chartered Car to Mt. Fuji Lake Kawaguchiko or Hakone and Lake Ashi?

A:The policies on staff health & safety are:
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff

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Traveler Tips

If you don't like big buses, this trip is for you.
Don't even bother going on this tour if you can't get Tom as your guide.
98 reviews
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1 day private tour to Mnt Fuji from Tokyo
Yoel_R, May 2022
I had a wonderful full day excursion from Tokyo to Mount Fuji area with Taiii. He took me, in the morning, from the hotel in his nice car, drove and guide through the day and dropped me back to the Hotel at late evening. We enjoyed the Peace Park cherry blossom (it was Just on time during early April), Mnt. Fuji observation center, lunch overlooking the lake and a nice Onsen. Enjoyed it very much and highly recommend. See ful tour description 1. Fuji Peace park We arrived at the best moment to see the cherry blossoms in full bloom. 2. Fuji World Heritage center Watched an overview movie of Mt Fuji, its surroundings, and knowing the history of pilgrimage. 3. Lunch at Premier By Daniel Paquet French chef, former chef at Maxim de Paris in Tokyo. Thank you very much for inviting me to join your private time. It was very good. 4. Kawaguchiko Music Forest Enjoyed the sound from various automatons and found a few souvenirs. 5. Onsen Relaxing time in a private Japanese natural hot spring with a great view of Mount Fuji. thx, Yoel
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JonMichael_S, Jan 2020
The tour guide Teddy, gave us a very nice tour and customized the itinerary to suit our requests. We saw the Hakone sulphur springs and took the ropeway (cable car) from there to the Lake Ashi. We took the the pirate ship for a tour of the lake. The weather in December a little cool but nice. We were able to see Mt. Fuji for a bit until the clouds came out and covered it up. My wife went to outlets while I went to an onsen (hot spring). We enjoyed the whole experience although the price is slightly high as we had to pay for the pirate ship and cable car in addition to the tour fee.
Response from Host, Jan 2020
Dear Mike: Thank you very much for using our Hakone explore tour from Tokyo Star Agency this time. Also, we appreciate your good feedback on the tour. I am happy that you enjoyed the tour and a day in Hakone Area. As you mentioned you had various unique experiences with our Van tour. Though the weather on the day was not good enough, you could enjoy every activity such as viewing Owakudani sulfur springs from the ropeway and a ride on the pirate ship over the lake, visiting experiencing Onsen by moving around the area. I also believe your wife had a good shopping time in Gotemba Premium Outlet. If you or your friends want to visit Tokyo and the surrounding area (such as Mt. Fuji/Hakone, Nikko, Kamakura, etc) in the future we are ready to take you to the best tour at any time. Thank you again for using TSA tour this time. Thank you very much!!!! Teddy
Excellent Service
keecheong, Dec 2019
Our guide Takashi-san has excellent command of English and share with us a lot of information on Mount Fuji, wind/ice cave. He led us to each location and explain clearly. Our driver(Toshi-san) is extremely professional, patiently waiting in the car for us at each site. As we did not manage to catch sunset over Mount Fuji due to bad weather, he volunteer to send us some pictures which he has taken a week earlier. Overall my family enjoyed the trip and the professionalism of both the guide and driver.
Response from Host, Dec 2019
Dear Kee Cheong Thank you very much for your kind comments on our tour. Both Toshi and I were extremely happy to work for such a lovely family as you. We shared a great day! You were very lucky to see a full view of Mt. Fuji from different angles through Arakura Sengen Park, Lake Shoji, Lake Sai and Lake Kawaguchi although we did not manage to see the sunset over Mt. Fuji from Lake Yamanaka due to the suddenly changed weather. Not many people are as lucky as you because Mt. Fuji is notoriously shy, often hiding behind low hanging clouds. We very much enjoyed interesting conversations with you on various issues. As you are a genuine intellectual of great insight, we learned a lot on the political and economic situation in South East Asia from you, most of which are not often covered by neither Japanese nor international media. As I need to send some photos of the sunset on Mt. Fuji to you, could you kindly send a simple or empty message to my email account which you can find in my business card (I do not have your e-mail account)? I wish a Happy New Year to you and your family. Please give our best regards to all of your lovely family. Best wishes, Takashi and Toshi
Excellent Trip !
SUPRATIK_C, Dec 2019
In one word - Excellent Trip. The guide, the driver, the route, the narration - everything was great. The chartered tour is expensive but worth it - you decide to stop-start-halt-move-absolute freedom. I liked the chartered tour because it gave us privacy and ample scope to pursue my hobby - photography. So, if you can afford, go for this trip. You won't be disappointed. Last but not the least - our tour guide was terrific - well educated, polite, friendly and very informative. Will take this trip again during my next trip to Tokyo.
Response from Host, Dec 2019
Thank you so much for your great comment. It was one of the very few perfect day with a panoramic view of the “shy” Mt. Fuji and the off season traffic have saved us a lot to condense all the best in one day too. We enjoyed the trip with you and thank you for your cooperation and patience to keep up with our schedule to maximize the spots we could cover. We were really lucky to cover all the spots in Hakone, Gotemba and even the five lakes in a day including being able to be on time for the Diamond-Fuji! All the clouds have been blown out when we arrived at each place too. I believe you have done many good things in the past to have all these lucky conditions to happen in a day! We are looking forward to seeing you again to customize and optimize your next tour around greater Tokyo.
Great day trip!
Simon_T, Nov 2019
We spent a great day with Takashi (guide) and Toshi (driver) in the 5 lakes region. They planned the whole day according to our preferences. We got spectacular views of Mt. Fuji from the different sites. Traffic was very bad coming back due to culture day weekend, but they kept their positive attitude throughout.
Response from Host, Nov 2019
Dear Natacha and Simon Thank you very much for your excellent comments on our tour. Yes, we spent a great day with you in the Mt Fuji five lakes area, which could not be nicer with such perfect weather. You were very lucky to see a full view of Mt. Fuji from different angles through visiting Arakura Sengen Park, Lake Sai, and Lake Kawaguchi. Not many people are as lucky as you because Mt. Fuji is notoriously shy, often hiding behind low hanging clouds. I am very glad to hear that you enjoyed all the activities including explosion of Narusawa Ice cave, Fugaku Wind cave and Aokigahara sea of forest. Both Toshi and I enjoyed talking with you and learned a lot from you especially about Switzerland, aircraft and photographing. All the best wishes for your future as a couple, Takashi
Private Tour: Chartered Car to Mt. Fuji lake Kawaguchiko or Hakone and Lake Ashi
Mary L, Nov 2019
our guide Teddy (Tetsuya Ishida) was wonderful and so was the driver. They picked us up at our hotel in a comfortable minivan. They took us as close to Mt. Fuji as possible and the weather was gorgeous so we were able to see Mt. Fuij and take great pictures. The place he took us for lunch (special Hoto Noodle Soup) was in a high elevation with great views of mt. Fuji, and the noodle soup was delicious. We would highly recommend him and his driver.
Response from Host, Nov 2019
Dear Mary: Thank you very much for using our Mt. Fuji explore tour from Tokyo Star Agency this time. Also, we appreciate your good feedback on the tour. I am happy that you enjoyed the tour and a day in Mt. Fuji Area. As you mentioned you had various unique experiences with our Van tour. You could savor great views of Mt. Fuji from different angles by moving around. Also, the local special Hoto noodle you enjoyed was from one of the best restaurants in Lake Kawaguchi area. If you or your friends want to visit Tokyo and surrounding área (such as Mt. Fuji, Nikko, Kamakura, etc.) in the future we are ready to take you to the best tour at any time. Thank you again for using TSA tour this time. Thank you very much!!!! Teddy
Toshi and Mt Fuji
LuciaW100, Oct 2019
Our family had a wonderfull days experience with Toshi. Very knowledgeable about the local areas and his love for the outdoors and japan was infectious. Mt Fuji was at her best for us so it was a totally amazing experience. Thank you Toshi, and a big thankyou to the tour operator Taijo who made the tour work for us as we booked it last minute.
Response from Host, Nov 2019
Dear Lucia Thank you very very much for booing our tour, rescheduling your date for us and for your warm comments. Although I could not meet you, I really feel you have had a great memorable time with Toshi with his love for nature and his unique sense of humor. Please enjoy your stay in Japan until your last minute and hope to see you next time. Warmest regards, Taiji
Wonderful Trip--Fantastic Guide and Driver
andrewrB9054IN, Oct 2019
We had the most wonderful private tour of Mt Fuji and Lake Kawaguchiko going to certain places where there were no crowds yet the most wonderful scenery with Mt Fuji in the background. The 400 step climb to the Pagoda at the beginning of the trip was the perfect start with glorious views of Mt Fuji. We also loved the Ice Cave, the walk through the forest and then the Wind Cave and then the local folk village. Lunch was also a treat with the restuarant uncrowded and the vegetable noodle dish indeed fit for a Samurai. Akio-San, the guide and Tachi-San, the driver, were exceptionally friendly, accomodating and informative and made the day very special. The beautiful weather also helped.
Response from Host, Oct 2019
Dear Andrew and Anne Thank you very much for your wonderful comment to us. It is very kind of you. Mine and the driver’s family were all safe from the typhoon. I need to tell you how much I enjoyed the tour with both of you and how much I have learned about England from Anne. In spite of many destinations which are more than usual, we had an excellent and very efficient tour because of your cooperation. You were very powerful and have nice and fascinating personalities. As you know Mt, Fuji area is the World Heritage Site named: Fujisan, Sacred place and source of artistic inspiration. So, Gods might help us. In this season it’s a very rare case that Mt. Fuji could be seen all day long. I’m sorry that the rugby game England vs France was canceled, but fortunately, both teams qualified for the quarter-finals. Will you watch the next game on the 19th? Will it be the last day in Japan? I wish you enjoy the game. I will be praying for you to have a safe trip until you get back home. In the end, thank you for sharing a memorable day with me and I wish to meet nice guests like you again.  Best regards Akio
Wonderful day trip to Kawaguchiko
narsaniyer, Aug 2019
Our trip to the Fuji five lakes area with Takashi was truly memorable. Takashi is a consummate professional and went truly above and beyond to make our trip a great experience for the entire family. While the weather was not quite optimal and Mount Fuji was barely visible, Takashi managed our expectations and figured out ways to make our trip interesting. He was extremely flexible and customized the itinerary to meet our objectives. Takashi’s suggestion to go to Iyashi Na Sato ( healing village) was a great one, and we go to experience life in rural Japan. I personally enjoyed conversing with Takashi on a range of topics regarding Japanese culture, customs and life Japan in general. Takashi also provided good suggestions for other places to visit during our stay in Japan. Our driver was also extremely professional and did a great job of navigating difficult traffic conditions to bring us back on time. A truly memorable trip! Thanks for the wonderful memories!
Response from Host, Aug 2019
Dear Naresh Thank you very much for your excellent comments on our tour. It is very kind of you. I would like to take this opportunity to say how much I enjoyed guiding you and your family around the Fuji five lakes area. I was also pleased that you kindly mentioned our driver Toshi in your comments as he is an excellent driver with a good sense of humor. As you have a wide knowledge of Japan, it was a great pleasure for me to have discussed various issues about Japan with you. It is good to know that you especially liked visiting Iyashi No Sato (healing village). I vividly remember that an old lady working as a volunteer in the outdoor theme park gave you a postcard with a lovely picture and poem as a memento after we had a short conversation with her. I am very sure that she liked you and your family very much. I also enjoyed having such interesting intellectual conversation with you on wide ranges of global issues on the way back to Tokyo. I appreciate it very much as I learned a lot from you. I wish all the best for the rest of your stay in Japan. Please give my best regards to your wife and son. Takashi
Spectacular, informative with tailored luxury
Gopal C, Aug 2019
The day started with the storm approaching the region. We were picked up right on time and left Tokyo city with the hopes of a great day. Our guide Teiji, fluent in English and French along with his Japanese was knowledgeable about all the little areas we visited making the trip historically, culturally and geographically very informative. We learnt a lot about the pilgrimage to Mt. Fuji and rain did not stop us. We even got a personalized tour views of the village and region with the perspective of the historic Eido period history. Then came the highlight, the clouds broke and our driver who was fantastic, along with our guide Teiji started chasing clearings for us to get a full view of the great mountain. We ran the 400 steps to the Lonely Planet view at the monument Pagoda and sat on a bench and absorbed the spectacular uncovering of Fujisan. We had great food along the way, picked up souvenirs and had a very comfortable ride back. This was worth every penny and the care and quality of the tour was one of the best we have been on. This tour is a must!! Our guide and driver made this very memorable.
Response from Host, Aug 2019
Thank you Gopal for writing in such detail. Summer is very difficult to view the mountain but we were very fortunate to have seized the moment then also seeing such a beautiful double rainbow for a while. I always enjoy myself explaining about history and culture for anyone who is curious to know about our country and it really was my pleasure to guide and may thanks to having chosen our service out of so many activity providers. All the best in your journey and hope to seeing you again.


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