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Lake Ashi (Ashi-no-ko) Tours

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Lake Ashi (Ashi-no-ko)
In the shadow of Mount Fuji, Lake Ashi (Ashi-no-ko), is a scenic spot in Hakone National Park. Considered sacred by the Japanese, it is home to the famous Hakone Shinto shrine. Visitors come to see the shrine, take a boat out on the lake, or enjoy the many hiking trails in the area.
 
The Basics
Lake Ashi sits in the volcanic crater of Mount Hakone’s volcanic crater. Aside from the natural beauty and holy Hakone shrine, the lake and surrounding area are known for its many hot springs (onsen). Japanese inns with spa bathhouses (ryokan) can be found in the area surrounding the lake, and many visitors take the opportunity to try traditional Japanese spa rituals here.
 
A popular tourist destination that's often part of day trips from Tokyo, Lake Ashi is also home to the Narukawa Museum of Art, plus restaurants and historic sites, such as the 400-year-young Old Tokaido Road lined with Japanese cedars, and the well-preserved Hakone Shrine. Traveling to Mount Fuji 5th Station on the Hakone Komagatake Ropeway cable car is one of the top activities to try in the area.
 
Things to Know Before You Go
  • Receive discounted access to multiple attractions and regional transport, including buses, trains, cable cars, and boat trips, with a combined pass.
  • Some areas of the lake are wheelchair accessible.
  • For the best photo ops of Lake Ashi with Mount Fuji in the background, head to Moto-Hakone, south of the sightseeing boat pier, or hop on a sightseeing cruise.
  • Views of Mount Fuji tend to be clearer in the mornings and late afternoons.
  • Families enjoy a lake cruise on the Hakone pirate ship replica.
 
How to Get There
Many opt to visit Lake Ashi, in the Hakone area in Kanagawa Prefecture in Honshu, via bullet train from Tokyo, which stops at Odawara Station (followed by bus transfer), or as part of a guided tour with round-trip transport provided, usually by car, or a combination of coach and bullet train.
 
When to Get There
Warm and often-sunny spring (March–May) is the most popular time to visit Lake Ashi. Summer is quite hot and humid, fall can be very pleasant with unpredictable weather, and winter often sees snowfall around the lake and its surroundings.
 
Hakone Shrine
Many Japanese consider Hakone Shrine a holy place. They’ve worshiped the hills around it for thousands of years as a place where souls of the dead travel onward to the next world. The shrine’s current incarnation is more than a hundred years old, and visitors can tour the buildings and enjoy the peaceful surroundings.
Address: Hakone National Park, Tokyo 250-0521, Japan
Admission: Free
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37 Tours and Activities to Experience Lake Ashi (Ashi-no-ko)

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Mt Fuji, Hakone, Lake Ashi Cruise 1 Day Bus Trip from Tokyo

Mt Fuji, Hakone, Lake Ashi Cruise 1 Day Bus Trip from Tokyo

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Enjoy sightseeing near Japan’s iconic Mt. Fuji, including a Lake Ashi cruise and visit to Mt. Komagatake during this full-day trip by coach from Tokyo. See the celebrated Mt. Fuji during a stop at its famous 5th Station, then take a laid-back boat cruise on beautiful Lake Ashi before touring Mt. Komagatake’s ropeway and summit, offering amazing views of nearby Hakone National Park. This full-day excursion also includes all entrance fees, free WiFi on the bus, a guide, lunch, and pickup from select Tokyo hotels.
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  • 11 hours 30 minutes
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Private Tour: Chartered Car to Mt. Fuji Lake Kawaguchiko or Hakone and Lake Ashi

Private Tour: Chartered Car to Mt. Fuji Lake Kawaguchiko or Hakone and Lake Ashi

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Find the best viewpoints on this private tour from Tokyo via minivan. Choose between visiting Mt. Fuji or Hakone and relax as your guide navigates twisting mountain roads with ease en route to sites such as Lake Kawaguchi, Lake Ashi, and Arakurayama Sengen Park. This full-day tour also includes hotel pickup and drop-off, a guide available in several languages, and the possibility to curate your trip to suit your interests—a privilege only allowed by a private tour.
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  • 10 hours
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Private Full-Day Sightseeing Tour to Mount Fuji and Hakone

Private Full-Day Sightseeing Tour to Mount Fuji and Hakone

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Check out one of Japan's most beautiful, iconic destinations—Mt. Fuji—on this convenient day tour from Tokyo. Visit several places in the Fuji area from where you can get beautiful views of the mountain (weather permitting), including Hakone, Lake Kawaguchi, the 5th Station on Mt. Fuji, and more. As this is a private tour, you can customize the itinerary to suit your own interests.
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  • 10 hours
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3-Day Mt Fuji, Kyoto and Nara Rail Tour from Tokyo

3-Day Mt Fuji, Kyoto and Nara Rail Tour from Tokyo

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If you want to get the most out of your time in Japan—this is the way to do it. Your 3-day tour takes you to Mt. Fuji, experience the thrill of a bullet train, see multiple UNESCO-listed sites in Kyoto, visit the deer park in Nara, and much more. You have a stress-free experience with accommodation and transport organized for you, and a guide to navigate. 
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  • 3 days
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$663.57
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Mt Fuji and Hakone 1-Day Bus Tour return by Bullet Train (Shinkansen)

Mt Fuji and Hakone 1-Day Bus Tour return by Bullet Train (Shinkansen)

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Experience Japan’s tallest peak and beautiful Hakone National Park on this all-day excursion. After a convenient hotel pickup, catch amazing views of Mt. Fuji and learn about the region’s grand scenery from an informative multilingual guide. Enjoy an optional lunch and cruise Lake Ashi, visit the volcanic Owakudani valley and admire panoramic vistas from the Hakone ropeway, or cable car. Your return trip is aboard a bullet train.
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  • 9 hours 30 minutes
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2 Day Mt Fuji and Kyoto Rail Tour from Tokyo

2 Day Mt Fuji and Kyoto Rail Tour from Tokyo

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Discover multiple dispersed Japan highlights on this 2-day adventure. The tour is flexible, based on your requirements, so you can choose one way, round-trip, and from a selection of accommodation options. Experience the thrill of traveling on a bullet train, and get access to incredible Mt. Fuji views. You’ll go sightseeing in Kyoto with a guide, so you won’t get lost, and a Lake Ashi river cruise is included too.
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  • 2 days
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2-Day Mt Fuji, Hakone and Bullet Train Tour from Tokyo

2-Day Mt Fuji, Hakone and Bullet Train Tour from Tokyo

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Don’t let limited time in Japan stop you exploring further afield. Spend less time in transit and more time exploring the area surrounding Mt. Fuji on a 2-day tour that includes round-trip transfers by bullet train to save hours on the road. Plus, this flexible excursion comes with a mix of guided sightseeing and free time.
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  • 2 days
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VIP: Mt Fuji Private Tour with Sengen Shrine Visit from Tokyo

VIP: Mt Fuji Private Tour with Sengen Shrine Visit from Tokyo

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Be mesmerized by the beguiling beauty of Mt Fuji on a private tour from Tokyo. Accompanied by a knowledgeable guide, venture to the majestic mountain to capture photographs of its snow-sprinkled peak and then visit a sacred Shinto shrine famous for housing Konohanasakuya-hime, a deity of Mt Fuji. Afterward, you will ascend to the 5th station, a look out point referred to as the border before heaven and earth. Absorb panoramic vistas of the surroundings then enjoy some cultural authenticity with a traditional Japanese lunch.
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  • 10 hours
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Panoramic Mt. Fuji, Hakone Pirate Ship & Gotemba Premium Outlets!

Panoramic Mt. Fuji, Hakone Pirate Ship & Gotemba Premium Outlets!

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Escape Tokyo for the day on this 11-hour sightseeing trip that includes pirates, Mount Fuji and plenty of shopping. Feel like a true buccaneer as you ride an authentic pirate boat on Hakone’s Lake Ashi. After an included buffet lunch, you’ll visit Mt Fuji 5th Station and check out the views. Finish the day shopping at the 200 retailers of Gotemba Premium Outlets.
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  • 11 hours
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Day Trip To Hakone And Mount Fuji

Day Trip To Hakone And Mount Fuji

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Take a day away from the business of the city and spend a day with a local who has the same interests on this day trip to Hakone from Tokyo. Hakone is a small town in Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park, which is known for its hot springs and excellent views of Mount Fuji over Lake Ashinoko. As your host shares insights into local life, stroll though the national park, see the red Hakone Shrine, and soak up the rejuvenating waters of a traditional onsen (hot spring bath, at own expense).
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  • 10 hours
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Mt Fuji and Hakone 1-Day Bus Tour by Bus

Mt Fuji and Hakone 1-Day Bus Tour by Bus

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Discover Japan beyond Tokyo on this full-day tour to see Mt. Fuji. During the coach journey, admire the natural beauty of Hakone and relax over lunch with views of the highest mountain in Japan, Mt. Fuji. Climb aboard a boat for a scenic tour on Lake Ashi and go for a ride on an aerial tram above Owakudani Valley.
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  • 9 hours 30 minutes
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Mt. Fuji & Hakone a day tour from Tokyo by private SUV

Mt. Fuji & Hakone a day tour from Tokyo by private SUV

This is the only tour covering both sides of the mountain by private car. Most of all the tours from Tokyo to Mt. Fuji goes only Hakone. However it is quite rare chance to enjoy viewing from Hakone. In our tour you have surely better chance to do it because you have two chances from north and south. Expert guide knows well about local spots and you can enjoy flexible tour up to you preferences.
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  • 10 hours
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Highlights of Hakone Day Trip by Public Transportation

Highlights of Hakone Day Trip by Public Transportation

Figuring out Japan’s public transport system can be overwhelming, so eliminate the stress by having a guide to accompany you for the day. After hotel pickup, you’ll travel with a guide to the beautiful town of Hakone. Top sights you’ll see include Lake Ashi, a Viking boat, the volcanic crater in Owakudani Valley, Hakone Venetian Glass Museum, and Hakone Open-Air Museum.
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  • 8 to 10 hours
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Hakone for Children to Enjoy! Japanese Crafts Experience From Tokyo

Hakone for Children to Enjoy! Japanese Crafts Experience From Tokyo

You can enjoy a national qualification guided private tour only with your family and friends.You will enjoy your day at your own pace. The departure of this tour is in the 23 wards of Tokyo. Hotel pick up included. This is a tour of Hakone using public transportation. If you have a JR Rail Pass, of course you can use it. It is a perfect itinerary not only for adults but also for children. Tours include Japan's traditional parquet craft experience, the aquarium at Hakone-en, Hakone Shrine, and Lake Ashi with a cruise on the Hakone pirate ship replica. On sunny days, you can see Mt. Fuji from Lake ashi. For more tour details, please check the inclusions and what to expect section of this web page. For sightseeing in Hakone area, it is convenient and advantageous to use Hakone Free Pass. You can purchase it on the day of the tour.
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  • 10 hours
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$202.47
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1 Day Private Hakone Tour (Charter) - English Speaking Driver

1 Day Private Hakone Tour (Charter) - English Speaking Driver

Spend a day exploring Mount Fuji and the area around it with this private, fully customizable tour. Your English-speaking driver will pick you up from your central Tokyo hotel and take you to spots such as the Owakudani Valley, Ashi Lake, the Hakone Ropeway, Hakone Temple and Gotemba Premium Outlets if have time.
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  • 10 hours
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$655.38
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Sightseeing trip to Hakone (Mount Fuji) with English speaking driver

Sightseeing trip to Hakone (Mount Fuji) with English speaking driver

It’s no secret that Hakone is one of the most popular and accessible day trip destinations from Tokyo. What keeps people coming back is its famous hot springs and vastly untouched nature. Not to mention, on a lucky day, visitors can get a perfect glimpse of Mount Fuji from afar. Perhaps most strikingly, Hakone is heaps quieter, which is why even locals come here for a respite from the busy city on weekends. Hakone is a little world of its own with its fair share of quirks, from pirate ships and volcanic valleys to the iconic torii gate. But here’s the thing: one day is not enough to explore everything! Hakone deserves more than a day trip. In fact, we’ll be featuring some things that only opened as recently as last year — further highlighting that Japan is truly an ever-changing country that always switches things up. If you really wants to enjoy Hakone, plan a two- or three-day stay.
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  • 10 to 12 hours
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$857.03
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Private Hakone Tour - View of Mt. Fuji, Nature and Culture

Private Hakone Tour - View of Mt. Fuji, Nature and Culture

Hakone is a beautiful mountainous area in the Fuji-Hakone-Izu-National Park. Just a half hour away from Tokyo by bullet train, a day tour out to Hakone is a must do. Famous for it’s hot springs, scenic crater lake (Lake Ashi) and it’s breathtaking view of Mt. Fuji, Hakone is completely surrounded by Japan’s beautiful nature. Our Hakone tour is a carefully curated mix of history, culture, nature and fun activities. Over the course of this full day tour we journey through Hakone and explore the other-worldly natural forces that engulf the area. This private tour includes a bullet train from Shinagawa to Odawara and back, a boat ride across Lake Ashi, a cable car up the volcanic Mt. Hakone, a chance to try some legendary black eggs near the sulfurous fields of Owakudani and a visit to the Hakone Open Air Museum. In addition, you will wander around the Old Cedar Avenue - one of Japan's oldest networks of roads and get a chance to ride a train engulfed in the mountains.
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  • 9 hours
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$567.50
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Hakone & Mt Fuji One Day Tour by Charter Private Car Van

Hakone & Mt Fuji One Day Tour by Charter Private Car Van

8:30 am pick up from your Place. 10:30am - 11:30am MT.Hakone Owakudani Kurotamago. -Duration 60 minutes You can see sulfur gases coming from eruption of Mt.Hakone & You can eat Black Egg famous Japanese saying if you eat 1 Black Egg your age will increase 7 Year more. 12:00-12:30 Lake Ashi -Duration 30 Minutes Beautiful Lake Ashi Located in Hakone. 13:30 - 14:15 Oishi Park Lake Kawaguchiko -Duration 45 Minutes 14:30-15:00. Kitaguchi-hongu Fuji Sengen Shrine, Duration 30 minutes Kitaguchi Hongu Fuji Sengen-jinja Shrine has a history of 1900 years. It’s beautiful touristy spot. 15:15-16:00 Oshino Hakkai Old Japanese Village - Duration 45 Minutes Oshino Hakkai (忍野八海) is beautiful Old small village. 16:15 Returned back to your place 16:15 18:30 Drop Back Place in central Tokyo Note: You can add or remove itineraries according to your choice if it’s within the time frame. 1 to 7 persons can book this tour there are more number of people please contact with us.
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  • 10 hours
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$756.21
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4-Day Sunrise Highlights - Mt. Fuji, Hakone, Kyoto & Nara Tour

4-Day Sunrise Highlights - Mt. Fuji, Hakone, Kyoto & Nara Tour

Visit Mt. Fuji, Hakone, and Kyoto on this Golden Route tour. On Day 1, go on a guided 1-day tour that takes you to majestic Mt. Fuji and Hakone. It includes a trip up to Mt. Fuji's 5th Station at an elevation of 2,300 meters, a cruise on pristine Lake Ashi, and a ride on the Komagatake Ropeway which boasts great views of the surrounding Hakone National Park. On Days 2 and 3, visit the most famous sightseeing spots in Kyoto and Nara, including World Heritage sites. Recommended for first time travellers to Japan. A safe, worry-free trip is guaranteed as this sightseeing bus tour is accompanied by a National Government Licensed English Guide Interpreter!
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  • 3 days
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$965.37
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Mt. Fuji & Hakone Tour With Muslim-friendly Lunch (Return by Bullet Train)

Mt. Fuji & Hakone Tour With Muslim-friendly Lunch (Return by Bullet Train)

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Benefit from a full-day tour from Tokyo to Mt. Fuji and Hakone that includes a Muslim-friendly lunch. Travel by coach from Tokyo to Mt. Fuji where your guide takes you up to the 5th Station, situated at 7,546 feet (2,300 meters) of elevation. Next take a cruise on Lake Ashi and ride the Komagatake Ropeway for sweeping views of Hakone National Park. Your tour ends with return by train to Tokyo Station.
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  • 11 hours
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$167.12
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6-Day Japan Combination Package

6-Day Japan Combination Package

This multi day packaged tour combines popular tours that visit major sightseeing locations in Japan, such as Tokyo, Mt. Fuji, Kyoto, and Nara over the span of 6 days. An English-speaking interpreter guide will lead the tour. Even people who are not used to traveling in Japan will have no problem participating worry-free.
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  • 6 days
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$1,262.26
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Mt. Fuji & Hakone Tour With Muslim-friendly Lunch (Return by Motor Coach)

Mt. Fuji & Hakone Tour With Muslim-friendly Lunch (Return by Motor Coach)

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Enjoy our popular Mt. Fuji & Hakone tour with a Muslim-friendly lunch menu. (No pork, pork products, or alcohol are used for this meal. The meal is not halal-certified.) This guided 1-day tour takes you to majestic Mt. Fuji and Hakone. It includes a trip up to Mt. Fuji's 5th Station at an elevation of 2,300 meters, a cruise on pristine Lake Ashi, and a ride on the Komagatake Ropeway which boasts great views of the surrounding Hakone National Park. Enjoy the areas of Mt. Fuji and Hakone which offer a different scenery every season, be it the cherry blossoms of spring, the fresh greens of summer, the colored leaves of autumn, or the scenescapes of winter. Depending on meeting location, end point will be different as bellow. Depart from Hamamatsucho will be end at Ginza. Depart from Keio Plaza Hotel Tokyo(Shinjuku) will be end near Shinjuku Station West Exit.
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  • 11 hours
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[Virtual Tour] Mt. Fuji & Hakone Tour Highlight

[Virtual Tour] Mt. Fuji & Hakone Tour Highlight

Virtual tour version of Tripadvisor Best of Best 2020 products!! On this virtual tour, you will visit an area halfway up the World Heritage-registered Mt. Fuji and see its majestic scenery. And in Hakone, one of Japan's leading beauty spots and resort districts, you can enjoy a pseudo boarding experience on a ropeway in the impressive Owakudani region as well as a cruise ship on the beautiful Lake Ashi. At the final stage of the tour, you'll visit Odawara Castle, which was once said to be impregnable, and enjoy its history and the beauty of its form. Additionally, enjoy the sight of a Japanese-style meal, a taiko drum show, and actual scenery as seen from the bus window. On the return trip, you can enjoy traveling on the Shinkansen. PLEASE NOTE the tour time is Japan standard time. Make adjustment to your time when booking.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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Private Custom Hakone from Tokyo with Pirate Ship Cruise

Private Custom Hakone from Tokyo with Pirate Ship Cruise

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Escape Tokyo’s bustling city streets in favor of Hakone, a serene town overlooking Lake Ashi and Mt. Fuji, on a private, full-day tour from Tokyo. Ideal for travelers with limited time, this custom tour covers the O-Wak-Dani active volcano and features a pirate ship cruise on Lake Ashi, part of Hakone National Park. Plus, you’ll have the chance to customize your experience by adding visits to local shrine and museums. Lunch and hotel pickup and drop-off are included.
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  • 12 hours
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$511.20
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What's the best way to experience Lake Ashi (Ashi-no-ko)?