|HAKONE FUJI TOUR
|Guided tour is easy! and lazy? at Hato bus tour and TCT. Or, would you like to do all and more on
your own? Actually, if you were 3 persons
and more, it is not only flexible but also
cost affective. Let's drive where JR and
bus does not go. You may also be able to
catch ice cube in ice cave during hot summer
time. Why not cool yourself down at Fuuketsu and Hyooketsu ? Actually this is the ice warehouse for
Edo people during the Edo period. Here is the breakdown of self-guided-tour
on Toyota, Nippon and Nissan rent-a-car companies.
Total kilometers would be 300km - 400km round
trip, 10hrs - 12hrs in total.
Car with yellow plate (Kei-Jidousha or K-Jidousha in Japanese,
max. 4 persons including driver, does
not run fast on highway, very tiny small
car with less than 660cc engine) : around
JPY7,000 / 24hrs at Nippon Rent-A-Car
Eco Car (Hybrid) (max. 4 persons including driver,
does run with very efficient km/gas figure)
: around JPY11,000 / 24 hrs at Nippon Rent-A-Car
Toyota Noah (max. 8 persons including driver, fit
well with 6 persons comfortable size, but
8 persons will be a zoo drive?) : around
JPY20,000 / 24hrs at Toyota Rent-A-Car
Or, how about Specialty Cars like FAIRLADY
Z or SKYLINE COUPE available at Nissan Rent-A-Car ? FAIRLADY to Mt.Fuji as fast as Shinkansen
(you'll get a speed ticket!). Lost in Japan
(with your loved one), Caught in Japan (by
police?), yes, Japan Dream is just around
the corner! Drive made-in-Japan car in The
World Heritage of J!-A!-P!-A!-N!
Toll for highway express road (Kosoku Ryokin) from downtown Tokyo to Fuji area round trip
should be JPY7,000 - JPY8,000. Gas / Petrol
for round the trip should be less than JPY5,000
depending on car-size and how you accelerate/control/shift
the car. Hybrid car can ride more than 20km
per litter. 400km = 20km/litter x 20 litters.
JPY3,000 = 20 litters x JPY150/litter.
Shutoko Expressway : Feels like you are playing Sony PS3?
Expressway Map : Let's drive Kool.
5th station toll road : JPY2,060 per car (be careful for iced
road in winter)
Mitsutoge or Mitsu-touge (view of Mt.Fuji) : Free of charge, just walk and walk (^^)
Kachi-Kachi Ropeway (Kawaguchiko lake) : JPY720 per person
Ropeway on Komagatake : JPY1,080 per person
Ferry on Ashinoko (lake) : JPY1,000 per person
Insurance to cover any
: Various, usually including
the rental charge
(please make sure that
your travel insurance
is also protecting yourselves)
Straight going back to either Narita Airport
or Haneda Airport? Here's your easy drive.
Narita Airport : Multiple routes are available
Haneda Airport : Multiple routes are avaialble
|What is life without bike? Are you confident
to conquer Japan on your
own way? Perhaps
on your own BMW? Or how
about renting Kawasaki
or Honda or Yamaha here
in Japan? Feel the
wind in the far east Asia
supported by Japan Bike Rentals ! or please ask Japan Moto Tour if it ever gets ready (^^)
|BY PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION
|No driving possible? No problem! How about
all by reliable public transportation? This
is a rough map and a detailed map, and it takes whole day, it may be too tight
if you tried five-lakes area and Hakone
area in one day, so one-day-one-area is recommended.
For those who wish to visit north side of
Mt.Fuji (five-lakes area), either highway-bus.jp or JR (plus Fujikyu private railway) is an option. For those who wish to visit
south side of Mt.Fuji (Hakone area), either
Odakyu pass or JR area pass (how about front view or high deck view
on Super View Odoriko) is an option.
Would you be interested
in relaxing in onsen
hotspring? Here's several
sites you might
be enjoying at.
| Fujiya Hotel in Hakone
Once John Lennon
is now available
|Fujikyu Highland <= young enough to scream all day long?
Sorry if you were over 61 years old, some
rides CANNOT be available for elder ladies/gentlemen.
Now we know that we've got to enjoy our life
when it is possible, let's not miss the chance!
You can take look how they scream on rides
in front of Mt.Fuji (Fuji san) at this live page. The best would be the Guiness Recorded
121 degree steep cliff coaster. Can't imagine
this world! And also EVANGELION museum!
Or, how about drive your own veihcle (rent-a-car,
recommended 4WD this time) in Fuji Safari Park to see lions, tigers, bears, elephants and
more with great view of Mt.Fuji behind? Their
condition is much better than squeezed concrete
of Ueno Zoo or Zoo Station in Berlin
(human zoo? personally loving the area, though!).
Hungry after all? Hoto (local udon noodle)
is the speciality there. Quite a volume because
history says this is the war-time quick food.
Interested in architecture/design as well? HOTO FUDO is the best recommended, Shinkansen ride
with Mt.Fuji view and HOTO noodle with Mt.Fuji
view are the must things while you are in
Japan. Google View has this spectacular shot!
Bigger view is available here
Find sunny day at http://weathernews.jp/map/index.html , and please try dreaming your journey ahead
(^_^) it eventually comes
true. And hereunder is some great live camera view
in your hands