Day trip from Tokyo to Mt Fuji and Hakone
A great way to see Mt Fuji and all the highlights of the Hakone region is to take the one day tour from Tokyo combining coach travel, a lake cruise, and the Shinkansen bullet train.
- Explore Mt Fuji, Lake Ashi, Mt Komagatake and Hakone National Park and return by bullet train to Tokyo
- Visit the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Mt Fuji
- Cruise the waters of beautiful Lake Ashi in a boat
- Ride the Mt Komagatake Ropeway for sweeping views of Hakone National Park
- See the bright red shrine and panoramic views on a stroll at the top of Mt Komagatake
- Learn from your knowledgeable guide about the history and significance of the sights you visit
- Travel in comfort by deluxe coach and bullet train (Shinkansen) on Tokyo’s most popular day tour
Mt Fuji Melon cake
Ride on the bullet train
Mount Fuji (Fujisan) is the highest mountain in Japan (3776m). It is still an active volcano, last erupting in 1707 and due to its perfect cone shape, it is worshipped as a sacred mountain in Japan.
We have also climbed another very similar looking cone shaped volcano in Pucon, Chile.
The Coach ride to Mt Fuji takes in the views along the way, we were really thankful and lucky to have a clear day and could see Fujisan from a long way off. The first stop was at a viewing platform 2305m up Mt Fuji, offering a view over the valleys and a chance to eat the famous fuji melon cake.
Lunch is included
There will be many coaches of people on the tour each day and they all seem to go to different locations for lunch. Our coach stopped at a theme park at the foot of Mt Fuji and we enjoyed a set lunch in one of the restaurants, bento box style, and had a chance to dress up in traditional style dress.
Hakone National Park
The next stop is Hakone National Park to cruise across lake Ashinoko. The lake is formed in the caldera (one of the collapsed volcanoes) of Mt Hakone which erupted 3000 years ago. The cruise across the lake offers great views back over Mt Fuji.
The whole national park sits on top of collapsed volcanoes and is still actively producing dome growth in a couple of areas.
Mt Komagatake Ropeway
At the edge of the lake is the ropeway station for Mt Hakone (Mt Komagatake Ropeway). The journey up provides great panoramic views over the lake and Mt Fuji. At the top of Mt Hakone we sat in the field looking at Mt Fuji in awe as it appeared and disappeared amongst the clouds as they blew past, in pretty strong winds, it was difficult to remain standing.
Bullet train back to Tokyo
We were offered the choice of return travel, you could stay on the coach or jump on the bullet train. This was great flexibility and the guides were very good at helping you make the best choice for a quick return to your specific hotel in Tokyo. We took the bullet train.