Visiting Yamanashi Prefecture lets you take a break from the hustle and bustle of Tokyo and indulge in the tranquility of nature. If you're thinking about visiting Mt.Fuji and would like to see the surrounding Hakone area, the Mt.Fuji and Hakone 1-Day tour could be just what you've been looking for.
Just what can you expect from this tour?
Well firstly a bus will pick you up from a variety of designated locations within the Tokyo area which means that you can choose an area most convenient for you. Once aboard, you will be taken directly to the 5th station of Mt.Fuji at an elevation of 2,300 meters. While in transit from Tokyo to Mt.Fuji, the on-board tour conductor will point out cultural sights of interest as well as provide information that will help to enrich your Japanese experience. As you enter into Yamanashi Prefecture, fine weather permitting, you should be able to see the majestic view of Mt.Fuji from afar. This is the perfect opportunity for a snapshot or two! Once you've arrived at the 5th Station there's plenty of opportunity to look around at the souvenir shops, visitors center or admire the astounding views of the entire region. The souvenir shops available here offer a variety of Mt.Fuji memorabilia that make for perfect gifts to take back to friends or family. As lunch time approaches and everyone begins to get a little peckish it's off to experience a mouth-watering lunch at a restaurant in the area. The meal on offer will not only tantalize your taste buds but also with its intricate aesthetic beauty surely stimulate your visual senses as well.
After a nice relaxing lunch it's time to take a cruise across Lake Ashi which was formed by a powerful volcanic eruption nearly 3,000 years ago. Here you can relax on the on-board seating or take a stroll around the different decks of the boat where you can appreciate various angles of the lake. It would be no exaggeration to say that this cruise offers a real opportunity to stop for a moment and take in the scenic beauty on offer.
The last destination on this tour is Komagatake Ropeway which runs from the edge of Lake Ashi to the summit of Mount Komagatake providing views not only of Mt.Fuji but also Lake Ashinoko and the Izu Islands as well. The total length of the runway is 1800 meters and boasts the highest vertical distance of any aerial tramway in Japan. For some of the finest panoramic views of Hakone, this ropeway is just the thing.
After a pleasant day out, it's time to head back to Tokyo with arrival times estimated at 6-7pm depending on the level of traffic. Drop-off points are available at either Shinjuku or Ginza providing plenty of options to enjoy a nice meal in the evening. For a fantastic day out that provides an enriching experience, why not book a Mt.Fuji tour today! click here