Very organized, fun, a wide variety of experiences.....the open air museum was a surprise....we could have stayed twice as long.....our guide was terrific.....
What a day!!!!
We had a gorgeous day to visit the Mountain and to see the sights around Mt. Fuji. The premium tour provided us with an outstanding guide and the bus itself was spacious and comfortable. Lunch at the Mt. Fuji hotel was wonderful as were the views... Just outstanding. We were so lucky with the weather. Next few days it was rainy and cloudy... Maybe the best tour we took our entire trip.
Guide was very good, very knowledgeable and her English was stellar. The Ropes tour gondolas was closed due to seismic and volcanic activity substituted was the Hakone Open Air Museum, a large outdoor sculpture exhibit. I was initially skeptical but it turned out to be one of the most enjoyable parts of the trip. Would definitely go for the premium tour as the bus was much nicer than the others we saw including a lav on the bus!. Mika was also very helpful making sure we exited the bullet train at the station closest to our accommodations.
Beautiful day, great views of mountain while heading towards it and also when we reached the 1663m observation no where near 4th or 5th Station - apparently didnt wish to lineup with other buses, excellent coach - comfortable and with WiFi, amazing restaurant with exquisite food and classic japanese view Mt Fuji and Cherry Blossoms, lake cruise was more like a lake crossing but the view were great.
NEGATIVES advertised and on confirmation voucher Hakone Ropeway which apparently does not form part of the tour anymore
My sister who did a cheaper version more people, standard bus through Sunrise same tour operator on the same day, got to go to 4th Station and did Ropeway in the area.
When I pay 3 times more, I expect more than a luxury coach.
It was not as advertised. The Cable Ride was replaced with a Museum tour. No explanation was give. The guide was delightful and extremely entertaining and knowledgeable. Everything was very well organized. But that is what a tour is. I would be hesitant to sign up again because the description didn't match the itinerary.
No rope way tour, as tour went only to met Fuji first station, tour should have diverted to lake but was shown only from bus
Not anyone's fault but the weather prevented us from seeing the mountain it was in clouds. The advertised cable car ride was NOT included, instead a visit to a museum was substituted and the guide said it's been this way for a year Viator needs to update specs on trip and on the way back there was a traffic jam so we had to take the long way which was VERY windy and made my daughter car sick.
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