Mount Fuji and Hakone Day Tour

Mount Fuji, Mount Komagatake and Lake Ashi

By Mark Asao    - 1 min read

On our recent visit back to Tokyo, one of the items on top of our list was to take a tour of Mount Fuji. We attempted to see Mount Fuji on our own a few years ago but were unsuccessful. Mount Fuji is one of those sights where a guided tour is a must in order to view it from the best spots and to experience a tour to it's maximum potential. Our tour left Tokyo by bus, taking us directly to stage 5 of Mount Fuji. This is half way up, at an elevation of about 2305 meters high. We then made our way back down and found a great viewing point in Gotemba-Shi. Next we went on a cruise over Lake Ashi and wrapped things up by going to the summit of Mount Komagatake by cable car. This was an absolutely fantastic tour and I highly recommend this experience to other people. There are several tours available, including some right here on Japan Travel. Mount Fuji is breath taking and while the pictures serve as great memories, nothing replaces experiencing it for yourself

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Mark Asao

Mark Asao @mark.asao

I am a fourth generation Japanese Canadian residing just outside the Toronto area in Ontario, Canada.  Into my adulthood I have increasingly become more interested in my heritage.  From learning how to make some of the classic foods like sushi, to learning the language to learning more about Japan in general.  In 2014 I made my first trip to Japan and just loved it.  I returned two more times, in Sept 2016 and again in Nov 2018.  My intention is to share my experiences with everyone here who visits Japan Travel.  I want to help promote travelling to Japan and the Japanese culture.  I also keep a travel blog of my trips in general. 麻生 マーク