Mt Fuji, Lake Ashi and Bullet Train Day Trip from Tokyo
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Discover some of Japan’s most famous highlights on a full-day guided tour from Tokyo. Travel to Mt Fuji’s bustling 5th Station and learn about the revered mountain. Continue to nearby Lake Ashi for a short boat cruise, followed by a ride on the Mt Komagatake Ropeway. Climb by aerial tram to the top of Mt Komagatake and get fantastic views of the Owakudani volcanic valley, Lake Ashi and Mt Fuji. Return to Tokyo by bullet train in the evening. Enjoy the ease of included transportation, entry fees and a knowledgeable guide.
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  • Tokyo, Japan , Japan
  • 11 hours
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out of 5

Tracy P

Booked the trip online with Viator. Our tour guide was friendly, spoke good English and very informative.

When Mt. Fuji first appeared the excitement in the guides voice made my heart leap. Oh what a beautiful sight as it sat amongst the clouds. Future sightings were as inspiring if not more becoming. The views from Lake Ashi were breathtaking. Due to the prior day’s bad weather the roadways were closed so we only made it to the 1st station.

Riding the Mt Komagatake Ropeway for views of Hakone Nat’l Park was a treat. I could of done without the -2 degree temperatures (factoring in the winds) but I guess it was worth it as I watched a proposal take place.

Finally, riding the Shinkansen back to Tokyo topped off the trip. Not sure if we hit top speed of 200 mph but the trip back was far quicker than the bus ride out.

A must do tour while in Tokyo!

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Hakone Komagatake Ropeway Mt Fuji and Lake Ashi Mt Fuji Day Trip Mount Fuji from the visitors centre
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what to expect

After morning pickup at select hotels or designated meeting location in Tokyo, relax as your deluxe coach cruises along a scenic 2.5-hour route to Mt Fuji Visitor Center. Learn about the history and geology of Japan’s highest mountain from your guide and the informational exhibits about the revered mountain. From the second floor observation deck, you can get great views of Mt Fuji on a clear day.

After seeing the Visitor Center, return to your coach and proceed to Mt Fuji’s 5th Station, located about halfway up the mountain at 7,545 feet (2,300m). Take in the shrines, torii gates and shops that sell souvenirs, along with views of Mt Fuji and the surrounding lakes (subject to weather conditions). Soak in the invigorating atmosphere of 5th Station; you might even spot some climbers preparing for their adventure. Then have time to enjoy Japanese-style lunch (if you select the "+ Lunch" option at checkout). Otherwise, you have the option to buy your own meal.

After having a bite to eat, drive to nearby Lake Ashi, located in Hakone National Park. Step aboard your boat for a short cruise across the lake. Admire the spectacular scenery of pristine waters surrounded by Mt Komagatake, Mt Fuji and other mountains.

Disembark from the boat and head to the Mt Komagatake Ropeway, an aerial tram that takes you from the shores of Lake Ashi to the top of Mt Komagatake. Have time to walk around the mountain top and take in amazing views of Lake Ashi, the Owakudani volcanic valley and majestic Mt Fuji.

After visiting Hakone, transfer by coach to the evening bullet train (Shinkansen) for your return to Tokyo, where your guide will tell you how to get back to your hotel.

Please note: Views around Mt Fuji are always subject to weather conditions as mountain weather is notoriously unpredictable. Visibility tends to be better during the colder months, in the early morning and late evening.

inclusions and exclusions

  • One-way bus ride
  • One-way bullet train (Shinkansen) ride to Tokyo Station
  • Pickup at select hotels and locations in Tokyo (see Departure Point for details)
  • Free Wi-Fi access on bus
  • Lunch (only if you select "+ Lunch" option at checkout)
  • Entrance fees
  • Professional guide
  • Cruise on Lake Ashi
  • Mt. Komagatake Ropeway
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Hotel drop-off
  • Drinks
  • The tour concludes at Shin-Yokohama Station, Shinagawa Station, or Tokyo Station around 8:00pm
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  • Day trip (destination A to B)
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Travel by boat and see the sights from the water
  • All entrance fees included
  • Hotel pickup included
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Pickup: Please select your preferable pickup location at checkout. Change of pick-up location may require cancellation charge
  • Infant rates apply provided they do not occupy a seat; meals are not included
  • Important Notice: This tour will depart regardless of weather or traffic conditions, unless you are notified otherwise by the local operator. Viator and your local tour operator will not be responsible for poor visibility of Mt Fuji or itinerary changes due to unforeseen circumstances
  • Dress Code: Bringing a coat or additional warm clothing is recommended especially in the spring, autumn and winter
  • Wheelchair access – please contact local supplier at the time of booking. Wheelchair on the day of departure must be foldable. Passenger must provide their own caretaker.
  • Vegetarian menu is available and MUST be advised at time of booking
  • When returning to Tokyo, the guide may not ride the coach or bullet train with you. In this case, you will be provided with information in advance on how to return to your hotel
cancellation policy
  • If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
    If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
    If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.