10. From Tokyo: Mt. Fuji or Hakone Private Sightseeing Day Trip
Set off on a journey through the stunning landscapes of Mt. Fuji and Hakone. With two itineraries to choose from, pick the experience that best suits your preferences. Itinerary A focuses on the majesty of Mount Fuji and the Fuji Five Lakes and itinerary B takes you to Hakone's hot springs and artistic treasures. Itinerary A: A Glimpse of Fuji's Majesty 1. Arakurayama Sengen Park: Begin your adventure at Arakurayama Sengen Park, where you will be treated to a panoramic view of Mount Fuji. As you ascend the park's vantage point, prepare to be mesmerized by the awe-inspiring sight of Japan's tallest and most revered mountain, standing majestically against the azure sky. 2. Kitaguchi Hongu Fuji Sengen Shrine: Continue your journey to the Kitaguchi Hongu Fuji Sengen Shrine, a place of spiritual significance. Immerse yourself in the ancient traditions and serene atmosphere of this sacred shrine, which has long been a destination for pilgrims seeking blessings and protection on their ascent of Mount Fuji. 3. Mount Fuji (5th Station): The highlight of Itinerary A awaits as you ascend to the 5th Station of Mount Fuji. Located halfway up the mountain, this vantage point offers breathtaking panoramic views of the surrounding countryside. Take a moment to breathe in the crisp mountain air and marvel at the beauty of the landscapes below, capturing the essence of this iconic peak. 4. Lake Kawaguchi & Mount Fuji Panoramic Ropeway : From Mount Fuji, journey to Lake Kawaguchi, one of the renowned Fuji Five Lakes. This picturesque lake, with its tranquil waters, provides a perfect reflection of the grandeur of Mount Fuji. Take a leisurely stroll along the shores, embracing the serene ambiance and capturing captivating views that paint a postcard-perfect setting. The Mount Fuji Panoramic Ropeway ascends 400 meters from the eastern shore of Lake Kawaguchiko to an observation deck near the peak of Mount Tenjo. From the observation deck, which sits more than 1000 meters above sea level, there are panoramic views of the lake below and of Mount Fuji. 5. Oishi Park: Next, immerse yourself in the beauty of Oishi Park, known for its vibrant flowers and breathtaking views. Adorned with seasonal blooms, this park offers a kaleidoscope of colors against the backdrop of Mount Fuji. Engage your senses as you explore the park's pathways, capturing the harmony between nature and the iconic mountain. 6. Oshino Hakkai: Conclude Itinerary A with a visit to Oshino Hakkai, a traditional Japanese village famous for its crystal-clear spring water ponds. Admire the idyllic scenery, characterized by ancient thatched-roof houses and tranquil ponds fed by Mount Fuji's melting snow. Experience the charm of rural Japan and gain insight into the local lifestyle and customs. Itinerary B: The Serenity of Hakone 1. Arakurayama Sengen Park: Embark on your journey at Arakurayama Sengen Park, capturing one last glimpse of Mount Fuji before venturing into the captivating region of Hakone. 2. Oishi Park: Indulge your senses in the serene beauty of Oishi Park, where colorful blooms and peaceful surroundings create a captivating atmosphere. Stroll along the pathways, immersing yourself in the harmony between nature and art. 3. Hakone Ropeway: Board the Hakone Ropeway, an extraordinary aerial cable car ride offering panoramic vistas of Mount Fuji, the lush valleys, and the glistening Lake Ashi. As you ascend to the summit of Mount Komagatake, revel in the breathtaking views that stretch as far as the eye can see. 4. Hakone Sightseeing Cruise: Embark on a scenic cruise on Lake Ashi, surrounded by the natural splendor of Hakone. Relax and soak in the tranquil ambiance as you glide across the pristine waters, with the iconic torii gate of Hakone Shrine in the distance. 5. Hot Springs Bath: Unwind and rejuvenate your senses with a visit to the renowned hot springs of Hakone. Immerse yourself in the healing mineral-rich waters, known for their therapeutic properties. Allow the soothing atmosphere to envelop you, providing the perfect respite amidst nature's embrace. 6. Hakone Open Air Museum: Conclude Itinerary B with a visit to the Hakone Open Air Museum, a unique art space set amidst breathtaking natural surroundings. Discover captivating sculptures and installations that blend seamlessly with the landscape, creating an enchanting fusion of art and nature.