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From Tokyo: Odawara Hakone One-Day Tour

1. 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!

Hakone Fuji Day Tour: Cruise, Cable Car, and Volcano

2. Hakone Fuji Day Tour: Cruise, Cable Car, and Volcano

Depart from Shinjuku in Tokyo to the scenic areas of Hakone near Mount Fuji. First, cruise on a well-decorated pirate boat to enjoy breathtaking views of Mount Fuji around the green on Lake Ashinoko. After viewing the mountain from the water, view it in the air by taking the Hakone Ropeway up to Mount Hakone, where you can see a clear view of Mount Fuji from another mountain.  The Ohwakudani, Great Boiling Valley, is another famous volcano, which erupted 4,000 years ago with live white sulfur escaping. Try the local Black Boiled Egg, Kuro Tamago, to see whether the legend is true and that it extends your life for seven years. In the afternoon choose to visit Gotemba Premium Outlet for around 2 hours. Gotemba premium outlet is one of the largest outlets in Japan, you can see Mount Fuji from inside the outlet.  The other choice is to experience the famous hot spring from which you can enjoy a view of Mount Fuji view. Hot springs are one of the most famous cultures of Japan and many tourists like to experience it when they visit. Return to Shinjuku by 6:00 PM. 

Mount Fuji: Full-Day Tour from Tokyo with Lunch

3. 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.

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

An indelible impression was made by Mount Fuji and everything that was connected with it, a walk along the lake, a funicular on this sunny day it was clearly visible from everywhere and from all angles it looked majestic. On the volcano, they tried local delicacies that are offered to tourists and, well-fed and satisfied, went shopping in Gotemba, the shopaholic has where to hang himself, time flew by. The tour left a very pleasant impression, despite the fact that we spoke different languages with our guide, we did not get lost and enjoyed the splendor of Fuji.

We were very lucky to be able to see Mount Fuji since according to statistics it can only be seen 80 days a year. The guide was super good in his explanations and comments. I believe that in the advertising of the tour it is necessary to warn that you should wear mountain clothing (hat, gloves, scarf and a good jacket) to withstand the strong gusts that occur in the viewpoint. A visit to the mall seems unnecessary.

absolutely LOVED the tour! Got to see so much of the main tourist attractions in one day and was back in Shinjuku by 6pm! would recommend 100%

The day trip was perfect, could also see Mount Fuji very well

Very punctual in all activities and very friendly guide