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Naturally, this is all quite attractive, so it can feel crammed, particularly at weekends and holidays. If you follow the herd, it can also feel highly packaged. To beat the crowds, plan your trip during the week, go hiking and sample some of Hakone's offbeat gems.


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2-Day Mt Fuji, Hakone and Bullet Train Tour from Tokyo

In just two days, you can experience lovely Hakone with six different types of transportation: coach, ferry, ropeway, cable car, train and bullet train. Enjoy a guided tour of Mt Fuji, followed by a free day exploring Hakone on your own with a transportation pass. Unwind from your travels with accommodation in a western-style room at Hakone Hotel Kowakien, famous for its hot spring baths. Upgrade for a Japanese-style room, including breakfast and dinner, with open-air baths at Yunohana Onsen Hotel.

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

List of activities we can propose for the tour around the 5 lakes of Mt Fuji: Visit Fuji World Heritage center to explore about the history of Mt Fuji and its worship culture, which will be giving you a quick outline of the region and culture. Venture into Arakura Sengen Shrine to take Mt. Fuji with its famous five-story pagoda. It is a year-round scenic point. You can enjoy views of Mt Fuji with cherry blossoms in April and maple tree leaves turning red in November. See Oshino Hakkai village with traditional thatched roof houses and check out the wonderfully clear ponds formed by the water of Mt Fuji. Witness Ooishi Park another scenic view with this time Lake Kawaguchi and shop at Hanaterasu, cozy mall designed by a local artist just opened in summer 2017 to find traditional local craftwork and maybe have a coffee break where a barista will be waiting. Itchiku Kubota museum, not only his creation kimono but the museum itself is a whole artwork. From the Japanese style garden at the entrance, you will already be attracted by Itshiku's world. It is only here that you can see his beautiful kimono. Sake brewery and whiskey distillery to visit. We can have a stop to try sake made with Fuji water or Whiskey at Kirin distillery. You may also have a tour in the distillery if you let us know in advance. Narusawa ice cave and Wind Cave. And more places to have a scenic view of the day and alternatives on a difficult cloudy day. List of activities we can propose for the tour to Hakone:Enjoy a breathtaking viewpoint from a ridge. Visit Onshi Hakone park a Japanese style garden originally owned by the imperial family, now open to the public. Another stunning view of Mt Fuji with lake Ashi. Explore Hakone Shrine most visited Shinto shrine of the region, make a wish and thank the Shinto god and take pictures with the Torii red Shinto gate rising from the lake. If you are lucky you might be able to see traditional festival too. Komagatake ropeway to catch another scenic view from 1327m meter high, definitely one of the best views when the sky clears up. Be prepared to cover up yourself because the temperature is much lower. Lake cruising on the famous pirate ship or on a regular cruiser and it will be from the regular ship that you can actually take the surreal shot of the pirate ship in Lake Ashi. See the volcanic activity at Owakudani Valley and eat the black egg boiled from the hot spring. The story tells that if you eat one egg you will live 7 years longer. Experience yourself or just get some as a souvenir, the local craftwork Yosegi Tsukuri, only found in Hakone using different types of trees to make patterns with natural color. Visit the beautiful Japanese castle of Odawara owned by the powerful feudal lord, Hojo family. If you wish, you can end your day relaxing in a hot spring like the locals do after their journey before heading back to the busy city.

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Mt Fuji Tour: Lake Ashi Cruise, Odawara Castle from Tokyo

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Shinjuku Washington HotelYour exciting day trip begins with pickup at Shinjuku Washington Hotel by coach. Please meet at the 3rd Floor of the hotel. Meet with your tour conductor and relax on a scenic 2-hour transfer to Kanagawa Prefecture.Duration: 5 minutesStop At: Odawara Castle Park, Odawara, Kanagawa Prefecture, KantoYour exciting day trip begins with pickup at Shinjuku Washington Hotel by coach. Then relax on a scenic 2-hour transfer to Odawara located in Kanagawa Prefecture. Upon arrival, the coach will stop at Odawara Castle Park. The castle is dated back to the mid-1400s and has been rebuilt a few times. Stroll around the castle for approx. 40 to 50 minutes. If you travel in late March, you might also be able to see beautiful cherry blossoms blooming in the grounds. *Admission to the Odawara Castle (JPY 500 per person) is NOT included.Duration: 40 minutesStop At: Odawara Hayakawa Gyoson, Odawara, Kanagawa Prefecture, KantoLater, go to the nearby local restaurant for an all-you-can-eat seafood buffet lunch featuring Japanese, Chinese and Western style food. Duration: 1 hourStop At: Lake Ashi (Ashinoko), Hakone-machi, Ashigarashimo-gun, Kanagawa Prefecture, KantoAfter lunch, you’ll be driven to Hakone for a 25-minute Lake Ashi cruise on a replica pirate ship. While you glide across the crater lake, enjoy the fresh air and, on a clear day, also admire the mesmerizing view of Mt Fuji, Japan’s highest mountain with an elevation of about 12,300 feet (3,770 m). Duration: 25 minutesStop At: Mishima Skywalk, Mishima, Shizuoka Prefecture, Tokai, ChubuAfterwards, head to the next destination - Mishima Skywalk, Japan's longest pedestrian-only suspension bridge, and stroll around for approx. 1 hour. On a clear day, stunning uninterrupted views of Mt Fuji can be seen.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Event Corner at Shinjuku Staion West Square, Shinjuku, Tokyo, Tokyo Prefecture, KantoWhen the tour concludes, your coach will take you back to near Shinjuku Station West Exit. *Please note that this tour has not visited Mt. Fuji New 5th Station since 2017 and from 2018, crab will be unavailable for lunch and is replaced by a seafood BBQ instead.Duration: 5 minutes

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Mt Fuji Tour: 5th Station, Pirate Cruise, Outlets from Tokyo

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Lake Ashi (Ashinoko), Hakone-machi, Ashigarashimo-gun, Kanagawa Prefecture, KantoPirate Ship RideDuration: 30 minutesStop At: Gotemba Trail Shingogome, Gotemba, Shizuoka Prefecture, Tokai, ChubuVisitingDuration: 20 minutesStop At: Gotemba Premium Outlets, Gotemba, Shizuoka Prefecture, Tokai, ChubuShoppingDuration: 2 hours

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Hakone Tour from Tokyo, Lake Ashinoko Cruise, Mt. Komagatake

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Shinjuku Washington HotelYour exciting day trip begins with pickup at Shinjuku Washington Hotel by coach. Please meet at the 3rd Floor of the hotel. Meet with your tour conductor at the 3rd floor of Shinjuku Washington Hotel 3F and relax on a scenic 2-hour transfer to Kanagawa Prefecture.Duration: 5 minutesStop At: Lake Ashi (Ashinoko), Hakone-machi, Ashigarashimo-gun, Kanagawa Prefecture, KantoEnjoy the views of Mt Fuji from the Lake Ashi Cruise, and also the view of Lake Ashi, the Red Trii and Mt. Fuji all together at a specific spot during the cruise.Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Hakone Ropeway, Hakone-machi, Ashigarashimo-gun, Kanagawa Prefecture, KantoTake the ropeway from Togendai station to Owakudani station to admire the view of Mt. Fuji from a different angle than the cruise during 16 minute ride.Duration: 16 minutesStop At: Owaku-dani Valley, Hakone-machi, Ashigarashimo-gun, Kanagawa Prefecture, KantoStroll around Owakudani which is the volcano still is in activity.Feel the real volcanic activity such as the fumes and the reddish-brown surface of mountains. Duration: 40 minutesStop At: AkakaraEnjoy all-you-can-eat BBQ lunch. You can eat your favorite foods as much as you like from 70 kinds of dishes(Korean BBQ, deep-fried chicken, kushikatsu skewered meat cutlet, dessert, etc.).Duration: 1 hour 10 minutesStop At: Gotemba Premium Outlets, Gotemba, Shizuoka Prefecture, Tokai, ChubuTake delight in shopping at more than 200 shops at Gotemba Premius Outlets where is one of the largest outlet shopping malls in Japan. You also can view Mt. Fuji from the outlet.Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Event Corner at Shinjuku Staion West Square, Shinjuku, Tokyo, Tokyo Prefecture, KantoWhen the tour concludes, your coach will take you back to near Shinjuku Station West Exit. Duration: 5 minutes

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Hakone Cruise, Sledding, Gotemba Outlet Tour from Tokyo

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Lake Ashi (Ashinoko), Hakone-machi, Ashigarashimo-gun, Kanagawa Prefecture, KantoPirate Ship RideDuration: 30 minutesStop At: Grinpa, Susono, Shizuoka Prefecture, Tokai, ChubuLunch (45 mins) & Snow Activity (40 mins)Duration: 40 minutesStop At: Gotemba Premium Outlets, Gotemba, Shizuoka Prefecture, Tokai, ChubuShopping Time*In case of traffic congestion, shopping time might be shortened.Duration: 2 hours