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

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A full day to take the best shots of the scenic Mt Fuji and have cultural experiences.

In this activity you can choose on either spending the day around the most popular Lake Kawaguchi and five lakes of Mt Fuji, starting from a perfect shot at the Arakurasengen Park for a panoramic view of Mt Fuji and the five-story pagoda on your background etc,. The other choice will be Hakone well-known place for its hot spring resort, Hakone Shrine with its torii gate standing on the Lake Ashi where cruising is also recommended and ride a ropeway to reach for another scenic view from 1327 meter high.

Your guide will be picking you up at your requested central location in Tokyo at 8:30 am.

Lunch will be served with the local traditional dish of the region at your expense.

Please tell us how you would like to spend your day and we will be happy to give you the best of it.
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- May be operated by a multi-lingual guide, subject to availability. Please specify your preferable language at checkout
- The tour will not be cancelled or refunded even if some spots are not fully visible due to weather conditions. The activity schedule is subject to change/cancellation due to weather or traffic conditions
- Bathing suits or any form of clothing is not permitted inside the hot springs. Men's and women's tubs are separate. Tattoos or body paint is strictly prohibited from entering the hot spring facility
- Wheelchair accessible
- Stroller accessible
- Infant seats available
- Transportation is wheelchair accessible
- Most travelers can participate
- This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
- This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

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Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Pass By: Mount Fuji, Chubu

The highest peak and Icon of Japan and world cultural heritage since 2013.


Stop At: Chureito Pagoda, 3360-1 Arakura, Fujiyoshida 403-0011 Yamanashi Prefecture

Take the panoramic shot of Mt. Fuji with the Chureito Pagoda ( 5 storied pagoda) at Arakura Sengen Shrine.


Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Arakurayama Sengen Park, 3353-1 Arakura, Fujiyoshida 403-0011 Yamanashi Prefecture

One of the most desired destination around Mt. Fuji. Take the best panoramic shot of Mt. Fuji with the Chureito Pagoda ( 5 storied pagoda)

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Arakura Fuji Sengen Jinja Shrine, 2-chōme-4-1 Asama, Fujiyoshida, Yamanashi 403-0011, Japan

One of the most desired destination around Mt. Fuji. Take the best panoramic shot of Mt. Fuji with the Chureito Pagoda ( 5 storied pagoda)


Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Arakura Fuji Sengen Shrine, 3353 Arakura Arakurayama Sengen Park, Fujiyoshida 403-0011 Yamanashi Prefecture

Sengen Shrine enshrining the goddess of Fire, the symbol of Mt. Fuji


Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Fujisan World Heritage Center(Mt.Fuji World Heritage Center), 6663-1 Funatsu, Fujikawaguchiko-machi, Minamitsuru-gun 400-0046 Yamanashi Prefecture

Watch a video to learn visually about Mt. Fuji and know the ritual of the region.


Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Lake Kawaguchiko, Fujikawaguchiko-machi, Minamitsuru-gun 401-0300 Yamanashi Prefecture

The most visited lake out of the 5 lakes of Mt. Fuji


Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Fujisan Hongu Sengen Taisha Shrine, 1-1 Miyacho, Fujinomiya 418-0067 Shizuoka Prefecture

The most visited and main Shrine in the northern part of Mt. Fuji protecting it's region also known as the first step of the Mt. Fuji ascension.


Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Fuji Oishi Hana Terrace, 1477-1 Oishi, Fujikawaguchiko-machi, Minamitsuru-gun 401-0305 Yamanashi Prefecture

Find regional crafts, souvenirs and enjoy some of the best ice cream and sorbets made with the local fruits in a relaxing space.


Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Oishi Park, Oishi, Fujikawaguchiko-machi, Minamitsuru-gun 401-0305 Yamanashi Prefecture

Enjoy the over 90 different flowers throughout the 4 seasons. Well known for its lavender.


Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Oshino Shinobi no Sato, 2845 Shibokusa, Oshino-mura, Minamitsuru-gun 401-0511 Yamanashi Prefecture

Enjoy the exciting Ninja show and become yourself as a ninja.


Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Kawaguchiko Music Forest Museum, 3077-20 Kawaguchi, Fujikawaguchiko-machi, Minamitsuru-gun 401-0304 Yamanashi Prefecture

European style theme park with a wide collection of precious music boxes of around 100 years old and more. A place for all music lovers with beautiful seasonal flowers.

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: Oshino Hakkai, 151 Shibokusa, Oshino-mura, Minamitsuru-gun 401-0511 Yamanashi Prefecture

Discover the 8 ponds from the snow melter water of Mt. Fuji and enjoy different Japanese street food.


Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Lake Yamanaka, Yamanakako-mura, Minamitsuru-gun 401-0500 Yamanashi Prefecture

The biggest lake out of the five lakes of Mt. Fuji


Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Aokigahara Forest, Fujikawaguchiko-machi, Minamitsuru-gun 401-0332 Yamanashi Prefecture

Hiking in the relaxing sea of forest.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Saiko Lake, Saiko, Fujikawaguchiko-machi, Minamitsuru-gun 401-0302 Yamanashi Prefecture

One of the five lakes of Mt. Fuji, known as the maiden lake.


Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Itchiku Kubota Art Museum, 2255 Kawaguchi, Fujikawaguchiko-machi, Minamitsuru-gun 401-0304 Yamanashi Prefecture

Collection of beautiful rare Kimono and in a unique architecture all designed and created from the same person Icchiku Kubota.

You can find original souvenirs where locals love to buy at the museum shop too.

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: Mt. Fuji 5th Station, Narusawa-mura, Minamitsuru-gun 401-0320 Yamanashi Prefecture

2300m high on Mt. Fuji closest point you can go up with a car.
To go to the 5th station we need to ask you to pay the toll fee of 2060 yen on the spot.
Please note that the access to the 5th station is closed form July 10th to September 10th due to the climbing season for the climbers and also in the winter season.

Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Saiko Iyashi no Sato Nemba, 2710 Saikonemba, Fujikawaguchiko-machi, Minamitsuru-gun 401-0332 Yamanashi Prefecture

See the old Japanese traditional house with straw roof and meet local artists. You can also dress up in Kimono and samurai armor.


Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Fugaku Wind Cave, 2068-1 Aokigahara Saiko, Fujikawaguchiko-machi, Minamitsuru-gun 401-0332 Yamanashi Prefecture

Adventure in the cave in the Aokigahara forest.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Narusawa Ice Cave, 8533, Narusawa-mura, Minamitsuru-gun 401-0320 Yamanashi Prefecture

Adventure in the cave in the Aokigahara forest.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Mt. Fuji Panoramic Ropeway, 1163-1 Azagawa, Fujikawaguchiko, Minamitsuru-gun, Yamanashi 401-0303, Japan

Get on a ropeway and enjoy the panoramic view of Mt.Fuji, Lake Kawaguchi, and Fuji Yoshida city.

Duration: 50 minutes

Stop At: Ide Sake Brewery, 8 Funatsu, Fujikawaguchiko-machi, Minamitsuru-gun 401-0301 Yamanashi Prefecture

The only sake brewery at Lake Kawaguchiko city using Mt. Fuji snow melted water. You can enjoy sake tasting and a visit to the brewery every day from 3 pm for just 500 yen.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Yamanashi Gem Museum, 6713 Funatsu, Fujikawaguchiko-machi, Minamitsuru-gun 401-0301 Yamanashi Prefecture

Yamanashi is also known for its gem and could find a variety in a certain area. The cutting technique is still here today and you can find a wide collection of different gems of the world.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Lake Ashi (Ashinoko), Hakone, Hakone-machi, Ashigarashimo-gun 250-0521 Kanagawa Prefecture

Big lake formed after a gigantic eruption inside a kaldera.

It is believed that a nine Head Dragon is living in the lake. Known for lake cruising and Hakone Shrine.

2 cruisers for sightseeing Lake Ashi the Pirate ship if famous but take the regular cruise ship if you prefer to avoid the crowd.

Duration: 40 minutes

Stop At: Hakone Sightseeing Cruise, 161 Hakone, Ashigarashimo-gun, Kanagawa 250-0521, Japan

Enjoy Lake Ashi on a cruise ship. Choose from the famous Pirate cruise ship or the normal cruise ship.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Owaku-dani Valley, 1251 Sengokuhara, Hakone-machi, Ashigarashimo-gun 250-0631 Kanagawa Prefecture

See the volcanic activity from the famous valley and try the famous black eggs and add 7 extra years to your life.
You can also get a great view of Mt. Fuji on a clear day.

Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Hakone Shrine / Kuzuryu Shrine Singu, Hakone-machi, Ashigarashimo-gun 250-0522 Kanagawa Prefecture

A very powerful Shrine built about 1260 years ago. It has been visited by many of our Shogun in our history. It is also known for it's instagrammable Tori gate.

Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Hakone Ropeway, 1251 Sengokubara, Hakone-machi, Ashigarashimo-gun 250-0521 Kanagawa Prefecture

The best viewing point of Mt Fuji in Hakone area. Take the best aerial shot of Mt. Fuji and from 1350m (4430 feet) hight. (1600 yen per pers.)

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: The Hakone Open-Air Museum, 1121 Ninotaira, Hakone-machi, Ashigarashimo-gun 250-0493 Kanagawa Prefecture

Meet sculptures made by popular Japanese and Western artists where all ages can enjoy in an outdoor open space.
Everyplace is instagrammable and photos are OK. Another ideal place for your social media to share with your friends.

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: Hakone Sekisho and Hakone Sekisho Museum, 1 Hakone, Hakone-machi, Ashigarashimo-gun 250-0521 Kanagawa Prefecture

Know more about the life of Edo period and the duty of the samurai during the rule of the Tokugawa Shogunate.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: MOA Museum of Art, 26-2 Momoyamacho, Atami 413-8511 Shizuoka Prefecture

It has one of the largest collections of Japanese arts in the area. A must-see for art fans and a good place to recommend even if you are not familiar with arts. Located in Atami about 30mn from Hakone.

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Onshi Hakone Park, 171 Motohakone, Hakone-machi, Ashigarashimo-gun 250-0522 Kanagawa Prefecture

Stroll the beautiful former garden of the Imperial family. Plants and trees are beautifully maintained, you can enjoy cherry blossoms in spring and red maples in autumn and a perfect view of Mt. Fuji with the Lake Ashi can be seen on a clear day.

Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Odawara Castle, 6-1 Jonai, Odawara 250-0014 Kanagawa Prefecture

Discover the history of samurai and ninja from the medieval period of Japan, so-called the warring state of Japan by visiting the nearest castle from Tokyo. You can also see real samurai armors and swords at it's museum.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Pola Museum of Art, 1285 Kozukayama, Sengokuhara, Hakone-machi, Ashigarashimo-gun 250-0631 Kanagawa Prefecture

Enjoy a large collection of impressionists such as Claude Monet, Pablo Picasso, Vincent Van Gogh, August Renoir, Paul Cezanne, etc., and Japanese artists including contemporary arts.

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: Hakone Museum of Art, 1300 Gora, Hakone-machi, Ashigarashimo-gun 250-0408 Kanagawa Prefecture

A collection of Japanese and Oriental art in a beautiful Japanese garden.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Hakone Venetian Glass Museum, 940-48 Sengokubara, Hakone-machi, Ashigarashimo-gun 250-0631 Kanagawa Prefecture

A little Venetia in Hakone, see nice pieces of glass art. Seasonal events are also held in so please ask if you are interested.


Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Lalique Museum Hakone, 186-1 Sengokuhara, Hakone-machi, Ashigarashimo-gun 250-0631 Kanagawa Prefecture

Meet the beautiful collection of glass art by René Lalique.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Hakone Bushi-no-Sato Museum, 817-580 Sengokuhara, Hakone-machi, Ashigarashimo-gun 250-0631 Kanagawa Prefecture

A compact museum to see a collection of real samurai weapons.
You can also try real samurai armor to take a new portrait to add into your new profile.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Narukawa Art Museum, 570 Motohakone, Hakone-machi, Ashigarashimo-gun 250-0522 Kanagawa Prefecture

A Japanese art museum in a relaxing place in front of Lake Ashi, with a stunning view of Mt. Fuji from the cafe.

Duration: 1 hour

Pass By: Fuji Five Lakes, Yamanashi Prefecture

The most popular destination for Japanese to spend weekend in summer.


Pass By: Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park, Japan

Fuji Hakone Izu National Park


Stop At: Mishima Skywalk, 313 Sasahara Shinden, Mishima 411-0012 Shizuoka Prefecture

Get a super scenic view from the Japan's longest suspended pedestrian bridge, beautiful view of Mt. Fuji is expected on a clear day.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Fujiten Snow Resort, Japan, 〒401-0320 Yamanashi, Minamitsuru-gun, Narusawa, 富士山8545−1

Enjoy snow and ski on Mt. Fuji. Easy course for beginners, rental outfit ski, snowboard and sled available.

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Fujiyama Snow Resort Yeti, 字藤原-2428 Suyama, Susono, Shizuoka 410-1231, Japan

Enjoy snow and ski on Mt. Fuji. Course are easy for beginners, rental outfit ski, snowboard and sled for kids available.

Duration: 2 hours

Pass By: Tokyo Star Agency, Meguro 152-0031 Tokyo Prefecture

Head office of Tokyo Star Agency

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Traveler pickup is offered
Don't worry if your hotel is not on the list, we do pick up from any location in Tokyo including air BnB. Please type your pick up information when you book.

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10 hours

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For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.


Reviews:

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Lim Cheong

Our guide Takashi-san has excellent command of English and share with us a lot of information on Mount Fuji, wind/ice cave. He led us to each location and explain clearly.
Our driver(Toshi-san) is extremely professional, patiently waiting in the car for us at each site. As we did not manage to catch sunset over Mount Fuji due to bad weather, he volunteer to send us some pictures which he has taken a week earlier.
Overall my family enjoyed the trip and the professionalism of both the guide and driver.

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Supratik C

In one word - Excellent Trip. The guide, the driver, the route, the narration - everything was great. The chartered tour is expensive but worth it - you decide to stop-start-halt-move-absolute freedom. I liked the chartered tour because it gave us privacy and ample scope to pursue my hobby - photography. So, if you can afford, go for this trip. You won't be disappointed. Last but not the least - our tour guide was terrific - well educated, polite, friendly and very informative. Will take this trip again during my next trip to Tokyo.

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Simon T

We spent a great day with Takashi (guide) and Toshi (driver) in the 5 lakes region. They planned the whole day according to our preferences. We got spectacular views of Mt. Fuji from the different sites.
Traffic was very bad coming back due to culture day weekend, but they kept their positive attitude throughout.

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Mary L

our guide Teddy (Tetsuya Ishida) was wonderful and so was the driver. They picked us up at our hotel in a comfortable minivan. They took us as close to Mt. Fuji as possible and the weather was gorgeous so we were able to see Mt. Fuij and take great pictures. The place he took us for lunch (special Hoto Noodle Soup) was in a high elevation with great views of mt. Fuji, and the noodle soup was delicious. We would highly recommend him and his driver.

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Lucia W

Our family had a wonderfull days experience with Toshi. Very knowledgeable about the local areas and his love for the outdoors and japan was infectious. Mt Fuji was at her best for us so it was a totally amazing experience. Thank you Toshi, and a big thankyou to the tour operator Taijo who made the tour work for us as we booked it last minute.

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Andrew R

We had the most wonderful private tour of Mt Fuji and Lake Kawaguchiko going to certain places where there were no crowds yet the most wonderful scenery with Mt Fuji in the background. The 400 step climb to the Pagoda at the beginning of the trip was the perfect start with glorious views of Mt Fuji. We also loved the Ice Cave, the walk through the forest and then the Wind Cave and then the local folk village. Lunch was also a treat with the restuarant uncrowded and the vegetable noodle dish indeed fit for a Samurai. Akio-San, the guide and Tachi-San, the driver, were exceptionally friendly, accomodating and informative and made the day very special. The beautiful weather also helped.

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NARESH I

Our trip to the Fuji five lakes area with Takashi was truly memorable. Takashi is a consummate professional and went truly above and beyond to make our trip a great experience for the entire family. While the weather was not quite optimal and Mount Fuji was barely visible, Takashi managed our expectations and figured out ways to make our trip interesting. He was extremely flexible and customized the itinerary to meet our objectives. Takashi’s suggestion to go to Iyashi Na Sato ( healing village) was a great one, and we go to experience life in rural Japan. I personally enjoyed conversing with Takashi on a range of topics regarding Japanese culture, customs and life Japan in general. Takashi also provided good suggestions for other places to visit during our stay in Japan. Our driver was also extremely professional and did a great job of navigating difficult traffic conditions to bring us back on time. A truly memorable trip! Thanks for the wonderful memories!

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Gopal C

The day started with the storm approaching the region. We were picked up right on time and left Tokyo city with the hopes of a great day. Our guide Teiji, fluent in English and French along with his Japanese was knowledgeable about all the little areas we visited making the trip historically, culturally and geographically very informative. We learnt a lot about the pilgrimage to Mt. Fuji and rain did not stop us. We even got a personalized tour views of the village and region with the perspective of the historic Eido period history. Then came the highlight, the clouds broke and our driver who was fantastic, along with our guide Teiji started chasing clearings for us to get a full view of the great mountain. We ran the 400 steps to the Lonely Planet view at the monument Pagoda and sat on a bench and absorbed the spectacular uncovering of Fujisan. We had great food along the way, picked up souvenirs and had a very comfortable ride back. This was worth every penny and the care and quality of the tour was one of the best we have been on. This tour is a must!! Our guide and driver made this very memorable.

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Jack O

Excellent trip and guide
Make sure you can go to mountain since some months if the year private cars not allowed
Only buses,
Our driver had a disability so we were able to go to top and see the peak,
When you book make sure to ask to go to fifth station or ask for a tour with a lot off walking if that is what you like.
The lakes around mountain are beautiful but going to top is best
You can go above the clouds and the views are serene
There is a brewery that. You can visit if you like
Sake is cheap and it’s the good stuff

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Jon Michael S

The tour guide Teddy, gave us a very nice tour and customized the itinerary to suit our requests. We saw the Hakone sulphur springs and took the ropeway (cable car) from there to the Lake Ashi. We took the the pirate ship for a tour of the lake. The weather in December a little cool but nice. We were able to see Mt. Fuji for a bit until the clouds came out and covered it up. My wife went to outlets while I went to an onsen (hot spring). We enjoyed the whole experience although the price is slightly high as we had to pay for the pirate ship and cable car in addition to the tour fee.


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

A full day to take the best shots of the scenic Mt Fuji and have cultural experiences.

In this activity you can choose on either spending the day around the most popular Lake Kawaguchi and five lakes of Mt Fuji, starting from a perfect shot at the Arakurasengen Park for a panoramic view of Mt Fuji and the five-story pagoda on your background etc,. The other choice will be Hakone well-known place for its hot spring resort, Hakone Shrine with its torii gate standing on the Lake Ashi where cruising is also recommended and ride a ropeway to reach for another scenic view from 1327 meter high.

Your guide will be picking you up at your requested central location in Tokyo at 8:30 am.

Lunch will be served with the local traditional dish of the region at your expense.

Please tell us how you would like to spend your day and we will be happy to give you the best of it.

From USD

$951.29

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