This is a private tour with a taxi and a guide from Yokohama. With a local driver and a licensed tour guide, your travel to famous Mt Fuji and the Fuji Five Lakes area.At 8am, Read more [...]
This is a private tour with a taxi and a guide from Yokohama. With a local driver and a licensed tour guide, your travel experience in Hakone area will certainly beAt 8am, your taxi will come to pick you up from your hotel in Yokohama and head to Hakone by taxi via the Tomei Expressway.
Your first stop will be a 10-minute stop at the the Otome Pass where you can enjoy the breathtaking vie of Mt Fuji from 1,105 meters above sea level.
Then you will stop for about 60 minutes at the Hakone-jinja, a Shinto shrine that has a long and impressive
history of having the faith and support of the shogun. From the medieval period onward, the shrine received the veneration of various shogun as a central place to pray in the Kanto region.
After the shrine, you’ll have the chance to go for a cruise on Lake Ashinoko, from Motohakone to Togendai on the Hakone Pirate Ship Cruise for about 30 minutes. This crater lake along the southwest wall of the caldera of Mt Hakone was formed by a powerful volcanic eruption nearly 3,000 years ago, and provides postcard views of Mt Fuji towering 30 km northwest.
Then, spend a total of 60 minutes at the Komagatake ropeway including a 7-minute ropeway ride up to the spiritual Hakone Shrine Mototsumiya (original shrine) that nestles at the mountaintop.
The Hakone Glass Forest Venetian Glass Museum which exhibits Venetian glass from the 15th through 19th centuries as well as contemporary Venetian glass works is next on your agenda. Genuine canzones are performed live at the attached cafe that faces out into a garden designed to resemble medieval Venice, and hands-on glasswork can be experienced at the workshop.
Later, you will enjoy strolling at the Hakone Yumoto Shopping Center. Hakone Yumoto is a main gateway to the Hakone Onsen District. Yumoto Onsen, the oldest in the district, sprang up at the confluence of the Sukumo River and the Hayakawa River, the outlet of Lake Ashinoko. Well-appointed inns are located in quiet settings along the picturesque gorge.
After your long day at various attractions in the beautiful Hakone area, you will depart and return to your hotel in Yokohama by taxi by 7 to 8pm.