Guide and information of Japan travel, with Hakone, Kawaguchiko Lake, Mt.Fuji, Five lakes, Toyota Nissan Car rental tour and more.
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HAKONE FUJI TOUR
BY CAR
Guided tour is easy! and lazy? at Hato bus tour and Tokyo City Tour (Japan Dream Tour). 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 scar/damage/accident : 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

BY MOTOR-BIKE
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. Or, how about direct train service between Narita Airport and Kawaguchiko by JR Mt.Fuji Round Trip Ticket.

Would you be interested in relaxing in onsen hotspring? Here's several sites you might be enjoying at.
Naraya Cafe
Kaneyamaen
Ubuya
Konansou
Maruei
Royal Hotel
Fuji Hakkei
hakone fuji onsen
 Fujiya Hotel in Hakone
 www.fujiyahotel.jp/en/index.html
 Once John Lennon stayed traditional Japanese hotel
 is now available on-line reservation.
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

http://weathernews.jp/livecam/cgi/livecam

http://www.fujigoko.tv/live/

http://www.hakone.or.jp/en/web-camera/


http://www.pref.shizuoka.jp/~live/english/index.html

http://www2.city.fuji.shizuoka.jp/livecamera/movie.htm

http://live-fuji.jp/

http://www.vill.yamanakako.yamanashi.jp/zekkei/

http://www.city.susono.shizuoka.jp/saijiki/
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