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Lake Ashi (Ashi-no-ko) Tours

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Lake Ashi (Ashi-no-ko)
In the shadow of Mount Fuji, Lake Ashi (Ashi-no-ko), is a scenic spot in Hakone National Park. Considered sacred by the Japanese, it is home to the famous Hakone Shinto shrine. Visitors come to see the shrine, take a boat out on the lake, or enjoy the many hiking trails in the area.
 
The Basics
Lake Ashi sits in the volcanic crater of Mount Hakone’s volcanic crater. Aside from the natural beauty and holy Hakone shrine, the lake and surrounding area are known for its many hot springs (onsen). Japanese inns with spa bathhouses (ryokan) can be found in the area surrounding the lake, and many visitors take the opportunity to try traditional Japanese spa rituals here.
 
A popular tourist destination that's often part of day trips from Tokyo, Lake Ashi is also home to the Narukawa Museum of Art, plus restaurants and historic sites, such as the 400-year-young Old Tokaido Road lined with Japanese cedars, and the well-preserved Hakone Shrine. Traveling to Mount Fuji 5th Station on the Hakone Komagatake Ropeway cable car is one of the top activities to try in the area.
 
Things to Know Before You Go
  • Receive discounted access to multiple attractions and regional transport, including buses, trains, cable cars, and boat trips, with a combined pass.
  • Some areas of the lake are wheelchair accessible.
  • For the best photo ops of Lake Ashi with Mount Fuji in the background, head to Moto-Hakone, south of the sightseeing boat pier, or hop on a sightseeing cruise.
  • Views of Mount Fuji tend to be clearer in the mornings and late afternoons.
  • Families enjoy a lake cruise on the Hakone pirate ship replica.
 
How to Get There
Many opt to visit Lake Ashi, in the Hakone area in Kanagawa Prefecture in Honshu, via bullet train from Tokyo, which stops at Odawara Station (followed by bus transfer), or as part of a guided tour with round-trip transport provided, usually by car, or a combination of coach and bullet train.
 
When to Get There
Warm and often-sunny spring (March–May) is the most popular time to visit Lake Ashi. Summer is quite hot and humid, fall can be very pleasant with unpredictable weather, and winter often sees snowfall around the lake and its surroundings.
 
Hakone Shrine
Many Japanese consider Hakone Shrine a holy place. They’ve worshiped the hills around it for thousands of years as a place where souls of the dead travel onward to the next world. The shrine’s current incarnation is more than a hundred years old, and visitors can tour the buildings and enjoy the peaceful surroundings.
Address: Hakone National Park, Tokyo 250-0521, Japan
Admission: Free
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38 Tours and Activities to Experience Lake Ashi (Ashi-no-ko)

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Mt Fuji, Hakone, Lake Ashi Cruise 1 Day Bus Trip from Tokyo

Mt Fuji, Hakone, Lake Ashi Cruise 1 Day Bus Trip from Tokyo

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Enjoy sightseeing near Japan’s iconic Mt. Fuji, including a Lake Ashi cruise and visit to Mt. Komagatake during this full-day trip by coach from Tokyo. See the celebrated Mt. Fuji during a stop at its famous 5th Station, then take a laid-back boat cruise on beautiful Lake Ashi before touring Mt. Komagatake’s ropeway and summit, offering amazing views of nearby Hakone National Park. This full-day excursion also includes all entrance fees, free WiFi on the bus, a guide, lunch, and pickup from select Tokyo hotels.
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  • 11 hours 30 minutes
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Mt Fuji, Hakone, Lake Ashi Cruise and Bullet Train Day Trip from Tokyo

Mt Fuji, Hakone, Lake Ashi Cruise and Bullet Train Day Trip from Tokyo

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Join a full-day guided tour from Tokyo that travels to Mt Fuji, then continues to nearby Lake Ashi and the Mt Komagatake Ropeway. Enjoy the ease of comfortable transportation and a knowledgeable guide, who will accompany you to the revered Mt Fuji's 5th Station. Take a short boat cruise on Lake Ashi and climb by aerial tram to the top of Mt Komagatake for views of Mt Fuji. Return to Tokyo by bullet train in the evening after taking in some of Japan’s iconic highlights.
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  • 11 hours
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Private Full-Day Sightseeing Tour to Mount Fuji and Hakone

Private Full-Day Sightseeing Tour to Mount Fuji and Hakone

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Check out one of Japan's most beautiful, iconic destinations—Mt. Fuji—on this convenient day tour from Tokyo. Visit several places in the Fuji area from where you can get beautiful views of the mountain (weather permitting), including Hakone, Lake Kawaguchi, the 5th Station on Mt. Fuji, and more. As this is a private tour, you can customize the itinerary to suit your own interests.
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  • 10 hours
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Private Tour: Chartered Car to Mt. Fuji Lake Kawaguchiko or Hakone and Lake Ashi

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

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Find the best viewpoints on this private tour from Tokyo via minivan. Choose between visiting Mt. Fuji or Hakone and relax as your guide navigates twisting mountain roads with ease en route to sites such as Lake Kawaguchi, Lake Ashi, and Arakurayama Sengen Park. This full-day tour also includes hotel pickup and drop-off, a guide available in several languages, and the possibility to curate your trip to suit your interests—a privilege only allowed by a private tour.
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  • 10 hours
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$781.16
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$976.45
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Mt Fuji and Hakone 1-Day Bus Tour return by Bullet Train (Shinkansen)

Mt Fuji and Hakone 1-Day Bus Tour return by Bullet Train (Shinkansen)

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Experience Japan’s tallest peak and beautiful Hakone National Park on this all-day excursion. After a convenient hotel pickup, catch amazing views of Mt. Fuji and learn about the region’s grand scenery from an informative multilingual guide. Enjoy an optional lunch and cruise Lake Ashi, visit the volcanic Owakudani valley and admire panoramic vistas from the Hakone ropeway, or cable car. Your return trip is aboard a bullet train.
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  • 9 hours 30 minutes
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1 Day Private Tour Mt. Fuji, Hakone and Lake Ashi with English speaking driver.

1 Day Private Tour Mt. Fuji, Hakone and Lake Ashi with English speaking driver.

-What You Can Expect- Mt. Fuji is the symbol of Japan. It’s also famously unpredictable if you want to see it from Tokyo. Don’t waste time staring at clouds in the distance – go straight to Mt. Fuji on a 1 day tour from Tokyo and get three different views of Mt Fuji. Board the private chartered car from your hotel and head straight to Mt. Fuji’s 5th Station, 2,300 meters (7,546 ft) above sea level. After eating lunch with this fantastic view, you’ll head down to Hakone, a volcanic area known for its lakes and hot springs. Lake Ashi, formed in the volcanic crater, and take famous Hakone Cruises. Get scenic views of Mt. Fuji and the famous floating torii gate of Hakone Shrine. Then, you’ll ascend Mt. Komagatake on the ropeway (cable car) -Highlights- . Private Chartered Car/Van . Hotel pickup and drop-off provided inside 23 wards Tokyo . English Speaking Driver . Flexible Itinerary
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  • 1 to 10 hours
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Private Charter to Mt.Fuji 5th Station, Oshino Hakkai& Lake Ashi! All Included!

Private Charter to Mt.Fuji 5th Station, Oshino Hakkai& Lake Ashi! All Included!

• This charter plan suits for group tour of families and friends. We offer hotel pick up and drop off ( for hotel within Tokyo and Chiba area) as per guests' requirement. • To visit iconic sightseeings in Mt. Fuji area, including Fuji Subaru Line, Mt. Fuji 5th Station (with the power spot Mt. Fuji Komitake Shrine), Oshino Hakkai and Lake Ashi. • Make a breezy experience by taking the lavishly decorated Pirate Ship and tour on glistening Lake Ashi with greenery around. Here an inverted image of Mt. Fuji could be viewed which is one of the most stunning angles of Mt. Fuji! • Enjoy Yamanashi Prefecture local cuisine "hoto noodles" meal set as Lunch. Mt. Fuji can also be overlooked in the restaurant while having lunch. • All fees are included in this tour price.
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  • 10 hours
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$1,005.99
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Hakone Private One Day Tour From Tokyo: Mt Fuji, Lake Ashi, Hakone National Park

Hakone Private One Day Tour From Tokyo: Mt Fuji, Lake Ashi, Hakone National Park

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Travel to the resort town of Hakone without the hassle of arranging transportation or joining a large group tour. This private tour exclusively for your party takes you on an express train to Hakone where you will enjoy the flexibility of picking which attractions you wish to experience.
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  • 10 hours
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$351.15
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3-Day Mt Fuji, Kyoto and Nara Rail Tour from Tokyo

3-Day Mt Fuji, Kyoto and Nara Rail Tour from Tokyo

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If you want to get the most out of your time in Japan—this is the way to do it. Your 3-day tour takes you to Mt. Fuji, experience the thrill of a bullet train, see multiple UNESCO-listed sites in Kyoto, visit the deer park in Nara, and much more. You have a stress-free experience with accommodation and transport organized for you, and a guide to navigate. 
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  • 3 days
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$659.10
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Mt Fuji and Hakone 1-Day Bus Tour by Bus

Mt Fuji and Hakone 1-Day Bus Tour by Bus

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Discover Japan beyond Tokyo on this full-day tour to see Mt. Fuji. During the coach journey, admire the natural beauty of Hakone and relax over lunch with views of the highest mountain in Japan, Mt. Fuji. Climb aboard a boat for a scenic tour on Lake Ashi and go for a ride on an aerial tram above Owakudani Valley.
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  • 9 hours 30 minutes
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2-Day Mt Fuji, Hakone and Bullet Train Tour from Tokyo

2-Day Mt Fuji, Hakone and Bullet Train Tour from Tokyo

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Don’t let limited time in Japan stop you exploring further afield. Spend less time in transit and more time exploring the area surrounding Mt. Fuji on a 2-day tour that includes round-trip transfers by bullet train to save hours on the road. Plus, this flexible excursion comes with a mix of guided sightseeing and free time.
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  • 2 days
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$270.48
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2 Day Mt Fuji and Kyoto Rail Tour from Tokyo

2 Day Mt Fuji and Kyoto Rail Tour from Tokyo

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Discover multiple dispersed Japan highlights on this 2-day adventure. The tour is flexible, based on your requirements, so you can choose one way, round-trip, and from a selection of accommodation options. Experience the thrill of traveling on a bullet train, and get access to incredible Mt. Fuji views. You’ll go sightseeing in Kyoto with a guide, so you won’t get lost, and a Lake Ashi river cruise is included too.
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  • 2 days
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VIP: Mt Fuji Private Tour with Sengen Shrine Visit from Tokyo

VIP: Mt Fuji Private Tour with Sengen Shrine Visit from Tokyo

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Be mesmerized by the beguiling beauty of Mt Fuji on a private tour from Tokyo. Accompanied by a knowledgeable guide, venture to the majestic mountain to capture photographs of its snow-sprinkled peak and then visit a sacred Shinto shrine famous for housing Konohanasakuya-hime, a deity of Mt Fuji. Afterward, you will ascend to the 5th station, a look out point referred to as the border before heaven and earth. Absorb panoramic vistas of the surroundings then enjoy some cultural authenticity with a traditional Japanese lunch.
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  • 10 hours
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$901.34
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Day Trip To Hakone And Mount Fuji

Day Trip To Hakone And Mount Fuji

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Take a day away from the business of the city and spend a day with a local who has the same interests on this day trip to Hakone from Tokyo. Hakone is a small town in Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park, which is known for its hot springs and excellent views of Mount Fuji over Lake Ashinoko. As your host shares insights into local life, stroll though the national park, see the red Hakone Shrine, and soak up the rejuvenating waters of a traditional onsen (hot spring bath, at own expense).
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  • 10 hours
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$366.66
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Day Trip to Hakone from Tokyo with Pirate Ship Cruise and Buffet Lunch

Day Trip to Hakone from Tokyo with Pirate Ship Cruise and Buffet Lunch

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Take a full-day tour from Tokyo to the scenic Hakone area. Step aboard a pirate ship for a scenic cruise on Lake Ashinoko. Next, ride the Hakone Ropeway to the summit for incredible views of Mt. Fuji and the Owakudani volcanic valley. Sit down for a buffet lunch, then have free time for shopping at Gotemba Premium Outlets before returning to central Tokyo.
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  • 10 hours
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$126.94
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Private Custom Hakone from Tokyo with Pirate Ship Cruise

Private Custom Hakone from Tokyo with Pirate Ship Cruise

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Escape Tokyo’s bustling city streets in favor of Hakone, a serene town overlooking Lake Ashi and Mt. Fuji, on a private, full-day tour from Tokyo. Ideal for travelers with limited time, this custom tour covers the O-Wak-Dani active volcano and features a pirate ship cruise on Lake Ashi, part of Hakone National Park. Plus, you’ll have the chance to customize your experience by adding visits to local shrine and museums. Lunch and hotel pickup and drop-off are included.
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  • 12 hours
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$507.75
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9-hour Mt. Fuji & Hakone Tour, with Private Car from Tokyo up-to Hakone Area

9-hour Mt. Fuji & Hakone Tour, with Private Car from Tokyo up-to Hakone Area

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Enjoy some of the best views of Mt. Fuji on this convenient private tour to Fuji and the Hakone area. You and your party will be driven to the 5th station of Mt. Fuji, from where there are sweeping views. Continue to scenic Lake Ashi, volcanic Owakudani Valley, and charming Oshino-Hakkai Village. This is a relaxing day out that fits in many beautiful locations.
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  • 8 to 9 hours
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$951.41
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Private Full-Day Hakone Tour from Tokyo Including Owakudani Valley

Private Full-Day Hakone Tour from Tokyo Including Owakudani Valley

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Escape the chaos of Tokyo for a day and discover Japan’s natural splendor, at just a short bullet train ride from the city. Join your private group guide on an enriching visit to the highlights of Hakone. Admire the iconic red torii gates of the shrine, stroll past over 100 artworks in Japan’s first open-air museum, and board a pirate ship for a scenic cruise on the lake—with Mt. Fuji views.
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  • 11 hours
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$312.46
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[70 Minutes] Tokyo-Mt.Fuji Tour: Mt. Fuji Helicopter Tour

[70 Minutes] Tokyo-Mt.Fuji Tour: Mt. Fuji Helicopter Tour

This tour does not promise you to see Mt. Fuji. If it is cloudy and you cannot see Mt. Fuji, change the course. Any difference that occurs will be refunded. Even if you couldn't see Mt. Fuji, accommodation and transportation costs will not be refunded to you. This 70 minute flight allows passengers to experience the beauty of both urban and rural Japan with the Tokyo-Hakone, Mt. Fuji Experience Tour Package. The scenic helicopter tour takes passengers across key locations of West Tokyo, such as the Rainbow Bridge, Tokyo Bay, and Yokohama. The highlight of the tour will be the iconic view of Mt. Fuji and Lake Hakone. This luxurious tour departs off of Tokyo Heliport.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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$1,943.13
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10-hour Mt.Fuji & Hakone tour with Private Car to/from Tokyo

10-hour Mt.Fuji & Hakone tour with Private Car to/from Tokyo

Skip the crowds and hassle typical of many group tours and explore Mount Fuji and Hakone at your own pace with this private guided tour. Discover Lake Saiko, the town of Oshino Hakkai, Owaku-dani Valley, Lake Ashi, and more as your guide provides enlightening information about the region.
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  • 11 hours
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$1,001.49
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$1,001.49
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Private Hakone Tour - View of Mt. Fuji, Nature and Culture

Private Hakone Tour - View of Mt. Fuji, Nature and Culture

Hakone is a beautiful mountainous area in the Fuji-Hakone-Izu-National Park. Just a half hour away from Tokyo by bullet train, a day tour out to Hakone is a must do. Famous for it’s hot springs, scenic crater lake (Lake Ashi) and it’s breathtaking view of Mt. Fuji, Hakone is completely surrounded by Japan’s beautiful nature. Our Hakone tour is a carefully curated mix of history, culture, nature and fun activities. Over the course of this full day tour we journey through Hakone and explore the other-worldly natural forces that engulf the area. This private tour includes a bullet train from Shinagawa to Odawara and back, a boat ride across Lake Ashi, a cable car up the volcanic Mt. Hakone, a chance to try some legendary black eggs near the sulfurous fields of Owakudani and a visit to the Hakone Open Air Museum. In addition, you will wander around the Old Cedar Avenue - one of Japan's oldest networks of roads and get a chance to ride a train engulfed in the mountains.
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  • 9 hours
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$567.50
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$567.50
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Hakone & Mt Fuji One Day Tour by Charter Private Car Van

Hakone & Mt Fuji One Day Tour by Charter Private Car Van

8:30 am pick up from your Place. 10:30am - 11:30am MT.Hakone Owakudani Kurotamago. -Duration 60 minutes You can see sulfur gases coming from eruption of Mt.Hakone & You can eat Black Egg famous Japanese saying if you eat 1 Black Egg your age will increase 7 Year more. 12:00-12:30 Lake Ashi -Duration 30 Minutes Beautiful Lake Ashi Located in Hakone. 13:30 - 14:15 Oishi Park Lake Kawaguchiko -Duration 45 Minutes 14:30-15:00. Kitaguchi-hongu Fuji Sengen Shrine, Duration 30 minutes Kitaguchi Hongu Fuji Sengen-jinja Shrine has a history of 1900 years. It’s beautiful touristy spot. 15:15-16:00 Oshino Hakkai Old Japanese Village - Duration 45 Minutes Oshino Hakkai (忍野八海) is beautiful Old small village. 16:15 Returned back to your place 16:15 18:30 Drop Back Place in central Tokyo Note: You can add or remove itineraries according to your choice if it’s within the time frame. 1 to 7 persons can book this tour there are more number of people please contact with us.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$751.12
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$751.12
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Hakone Full-Day Private Tour(Tokyo departure) with Nationally-Licensed Guide

Hakone Full-Day Private Tour(Tokyo departure) with Nationally-Licensed Guide

This value-packed trip with a nationally-licensed and experienced multilingual tour guide is a fantastic and efficient way to explore Hakone! For travelers looking for a blissful escape from Tokyo, Hakone offers everything from serene hot springs, world-class art museums, traditional inns, and spectacular mountain scenerey, capped by the perfection of Mt. Fuji. Ashino-ko is the lake at the center of most excursions to the area, but be prepared for the crowds, especially on weekends and holidays. Let us know what you would like to experience and we will customize a eight-hours tour that's best for you! Note*1: Please select your must-see spots from a list in the tour information to create your customized itinerary. Note*2: The Nationally-licensed Tour Guide-Interpreter certification is issued by the Japanese government requires a good knowledge and understanding of Japanese culture and history.
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  • 8 hours
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$143.71
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Hakone for Children to Enjoy! Japanese Crafts Experience From Tokyo

Hakone for Children to Enjoy! Japanese Crafts Experience From Tokyo

You can enjoy a national qualification guided private tour only with your family and friends.You will enjoy your day at your own pace. The departure of this tour is in the 23 wards of Tokyo. Hotel pick up included. This is a tour of Hakone using public transportation. If you have a JR Rail Pass, of course you can use it. It is a perfect itinerary not only for adults but also for children. Tours include Japan's traditional parquet craft experience, the aquarium at Hakone-en, Hakone Shrine, and Lake Ashi with a cruise on the Hakone pirate ship replica. On sunny days, you can see Mt. Fuji from Lake ashi. For more tour details, please check the inclusions and what to expect section of this web page. For sightseeing in Hakone area, it is convenient and advantageous to use Hakone Free Pass. You can purchase it on the day of the tour.
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  • 10 hours
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$201.11
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What's the best way to experience Lake Ashi (Ashi-no-ko)?