|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 ? Even summer time has ice, actually this
is the ice stock 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.
Yellow Plate Car (Kei-Jidousha or K-Jidousha in Japanese,
max. 4 persons including driver, does
not run fast on highway, very tiny small
car) : JPY7,035 / 24hrs 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?) : JPY19,950
/ 24hrs at Toyota Rent-A-Car
Or, how about Specialty Cars like GT-R, FAIRLADY
Z or SKYLINE COUPE available at Nissan Rent-A-Car ? GT-R to Mt.Fuji as fast as Shinkansen.
Lost in Japan (with your loved one), Caught
in Japan (by police?), yes, Japan Dream is
just around the corner!
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
Shutoko Expressway : Feels like you are playing Sony PlayStation?
5th station toll road : JPY2,000 per car (be careful for iced
road in winter)
Kachi-Kachi Ropeway (Kawaguchiko lake) : JPY700 per person
Ropeway on Komagatake : JPY1,050 per person
Ferry on Ashinoko (lake) : JPY970 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
|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 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
And hereunder is some great live camera view
at your own desktop, netbook, ipad and iphone.
Find sunny day at http://weathernews.jp/map/index.html , and please try dreaming your journey ahead
(^_^) it eventually comes true.