|HAKONE FUJI TOUR
|Sightseeing Bus Guide Map
|World Heritage Excursion Bus Route
|Mt.Fuji World Cultural Heritage Site Loop
|Hakone Ropeway Attention
|BY PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION
|No driver's licence? No problem! How about
all by reliable public transportation? Rough map here and it takes whole day, it may be too tight
if you tried both five-lakes area (north
side of Mt.Fuji) and Hakone area (south side
of Mt.Fuji) 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-buses.jp or JR (plus Fujikyu Railway) is an option. For those who wish to visit
south side of Mt.Fuji (Hakone area), either
Odakyu pass (how about Romance Car ?) or JR area pass (how about Super View Odoriko ?) is an option.
|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 ! You may compare to NinjaTours as well.
|Guided tour is easy! and lazy? at Hato Bus Tour and Japan Dream Tours . 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. Japan Expressway Pass is highly recommended for further driving
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 / 12hrs at Nippon Rent-A-Car, Honda N-BOX is highly
Eco Car (Hybrid) (max. 4 persons including driver,
does run with very efficient
: around JPY11,000 / 12 hrs
Toyota Noah (max. 8 persons including driver, fit
well with 6 persons comfortable size, but
8 persons will be a zoo drive?) : around
JPY16,000 / 12hrs at Toyota Rent-A-Car
Or, how about Specialty Cars like FAIRLADY
Z 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 JPY3,000
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.
JPY2,000 = 20 litters x JPY100/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 (Ashi-lake) : JPY360 or JPY760 or 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
| 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!
Please check weather forecast at this weather page so that you can scream with the great view
of Mt.Fuji. The best would be the Guiness
Recorded 121 degree steep cliff coaster.
Can't imagine this world! And also EVANGELION
museum! Speaking of which, EVA fan should also ride on this Shinkansen!
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? HOUTOU FUDOU 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 at this page
Find sunny day at www.jma.go.jp/en/yoho/ , and please try dreaming your journey ahead
(^_^) it eventually comes
true. And hereunder is some great live camera view
in your hands
Around Fuji-Go-Ko (five lakes area)
From Shimizu, Fujinomiya and Gotemba
From Fuji-shi, nearby Shin-Fuji Shinkansen
Over Suruga-wan (bay of Suruga)
From Yamanaka-ko (Yamanaka lake)
From Satta Pass (Hiroshige's View)
From Susono, Shizuoka-ken