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From Tokyo: Full-Day Mount Fuji and Hakone Tour with Sightseeing Cruise

1. From Tokyo: Full-Day Mount Fuji and Hakone Tour with Sightseeing Cruise

Depart by bus on a full-day trip from Tokyo to see the scenic areas of Hakone near Mount Fuji.  Board the ornately decorated pirate ship for a cruise on Lake Ashi, formed by a volcanic eruption thousands of years ago. Gaze out at the surrounding greenery and the idyllic views of Mount Fuji. See the landscape from another perspective and ride in a cable car on the Hakone Ropeway to Owakudani Valley. Take in the panoramic views of Hakone from above. Learn more about the region's nature and traditions. Opt to try the local delicacy, Kuro Tamago, black boiled egg, which according to local legend will extend your life for seven years.

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Mount Fuji: Full-Day Tour from Tokyo with Lunch

2. Mount Fuji: Full-Day Tour from Tokyo with Lunch

Escape the hustle and bustle of Tokyo on a full-day tour to Mount Fuji and Lake Ashi. Transfer in comfort along the highway for approximately 2 hours. Then, go to the Fuji Visitor Center for the start of your Mount Fuji tour. See exhibitions that tell the history and ecological background of Japan’s most iconic mountain. Travel up the mountain to the Mount Fuji 5th Station, the highest level reachable by car. Enjoy some free time to soak up the panoramic views of forests and lakes. Stop for lunch at a local restaurant. Then, drive through the mountains to Lake Ashi in Hakone. Here you will board a boat for a 30-minute cruise across the water. Take in the splendid views of Mount Fuji and its surrounding lakes from a different perspective. Transfer back to Tokyo for a drop off at Shinjuku, Giza, or Tokyo Station.

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From Tokyo: Odawara Hakone One-Day Tour

3. From Tokyo: Odawara Hakone One-Day Tour

Start from a central location in Shinjuku in Tokyo and travel to the region’s most notable fortress, Odawara Castle. This is a popular location in the plum and cherry blooming season when flowers and Japanese traditional architecture create a wonderful atmosphere. Visit the main keep, where you will have the chance to see authentic pieces of Samurai armor and weaponry before getting to the highest point of the structure, with a great view on the surrounding mountains and ocean. Next discover the Hakone area as you embark on a cruise on Lake Ashi, with views of the volcanic valley and Mount Fuji on clear days. Enjoy a traditional regional lunch with halal and vegetarian options available. Visit Japanese hot springs in a location unique to the locals. Bathe in the thermal waters, thought to have healing properties. You can also bathe in wine or coffee, for a unique experience!

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Hakone: Narukawa Art Museum Admission Ticket

4. Hakone: Narukawa Art Museum Admission Ticket

Visit the Narukawa Art Museum located by the beautiful Lake Ashi and discover more than 4000 works of art by various Japanese painters. The private museum possesses See various masterpieces of nihonga, traditional Japanese-style paintings, collected by the museum owner over the course of 20 years. See over 200 pieces by Kyujin Yamamoto, recipient of the Order of Cultural Merit. On clear days, make your way to the panoramic lounge terrace. Enjoy beautiful views of Mt. Fuji and Lake Ashi.

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What people are saying about Lake Ashi

Overall rating

3.9 / 5

based on 202 reviews

Wonderful Guide on a Breathtaking Tour

Our guide Keiko was just lovely and she made the tour a phantastic experience. She shared her great knowledge of Tokyo, Japanese culture and innumerable places of interest with us. Additionally she brought lots of maps, photos, and even explained the Japanese tea ceremony to us, demonstrating its various steps. We even had an Origami lesson so that transfer times flew by in no time. The only downsides of the tour were a 30 minute delay in the pick up service (without notifying the hotel), followed by a chaotic check in procedure - it would be less stressful to only check-in once, rather than with the pickup service and again at the bus station. It is very sad to stay only 30 minutes at Mount Fuji and would be highly appreciated, if the tour could be amended to have more time at Mount Fuji. We had a very good driver who brought us safe and sound from one place to the other.

Great tour guide makes trip a special experience!

We were lucky that the Fuji was visible in the meantime, because the day was very bad. As others have described here, Keiko explains, among other things, the tea ceremony and the origami folding, they were just great! Too bad that the return trip with the Schinkanen was not automatically included, as in the other tour without food! We have the money again extra invested. With other providers, the ride is in there, despite food. Otherwise great!

Very nice outing

A very good exit, quite intense and led to the race because of an arrival at a late meeting point of a customer. The guide did not come to meet us as originally announced and the visit is not in French but no problem for us. Otherwise a very interesting guide that has introduced us to the Japanese civilization with its codes.

Well-organized

It was a rainy day...but despite it, the organization was very well done and our guide Masayo-san was super!!!!