An Amazing Day Trip To Mt Fuji And Lake Ashi, Japan

An Amazing Day Trip To Mt Fuji And Lake Ashi, Japan

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  • Robert
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  • October 9, 2018

This was a great tour. The tour included everything that was described. When weather impacted Lake Ashi it was too foggy to see anything from a boat, the tour guide Makato changed course and reordered the trip and replaced a boat ride on another lake which wasn't foggy, and we didn't do the Lake Ashi trip, but this worked out well. Over all this is one of the best Japan tour packages. Having a great guide with this kind of foresight was excellent. The ropeway visit was excellent, the visit to the fifth station on Mt. Fuji was also really great. The stop at the handcraft mall in Hakone was not worth the long and winding road up and over the mountains, but it was an interesting ride. Doing the Shinkansen bullet train back to Tokyo was easy although it was right at rush hour and there were very few unreserved seats available with our unreserved ticket, and we had to split up into two trains.

We loved our day trip to Mt Fuji, despite the fogg it was a fantastic day with a wonderful guide,Makato, and bus driver Gogo San. Everything was explained in detail, the bus was very comfortable and the tour was kept to right on schedule. Makato was so informative and helpful. Answered all questions. Really enjoyed all the stops. Lunch was at a lovely resort and the food was delicious! Bullet train was awesome! The hotel pick up is well organised and Makato did his best to stick to the schedule but was also flexible in giving us longer in certain locations which was great of him. It's very windy when you are on the 5th station so take a jacket! The bullet train was also great to experience and part of why we chose the tour.


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