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Tour code: B-0001

Mt. Fuji & Hakone Day Tour from Tokyo (Choose to return by bullet train or bus)

Final confirmation within 2 working days – Confirmation email sent at time of booking – Tour duration: one day (11 hours)

Discover iconic Mt. Fuji and the Hakone region on a convenient day trip by bus from Tokyo!

Includes English-speaking guide

Tour Highlights

  • Reach the highest point of Mt. Fuji accessible by road (about 7,550 feet above sea level)
  • Enjoy lunch at a ninja-themed restaurant
  • Explore the volcanic area of Ōwakudani and take a ropeway ride down to Lake Ashi for a breathtaking panoramic view
  • Marvel at Mt. Fuji from a distance while onboard a Lake Ashi “Pirate Ship” sightseeing cruise

The Experience

Your bus will depart from the Shinjuku area and enter the Chūō Expressway. You will easily get a sense of the size of Tokyo as the bus leaves the crowded skyscraper district, passes through endless residential areas, and suddenly finds itself surrounded by green mountains.

Our first destination (the itinerary order may be changed due to operational reasons) will be the 5th Station of Mt. Fuji, located at 7,550 feet above sea level and reached after a drive on the winding Subaru Line Panoramic Road. Weather permitting, you will be able to view the surrounding countryside and even see the summit of this sacred mountain!

Next, you’ll enjoy lunch (if you chose the lunch included plan) at a ninja-themed restaurant. Please let us know if you have any dietary restrictions or allergies when you book.

Continuing on the tour, you’ll arrive at the Ōwakudani Volcanic Area, an area of roiling volcanic activity with fumaroles visible in all directions. Here you can try the region’s famous specialty of kurotamago, black eggs boiled in sulfur water.

After your time at Ōwakudani, ride the Hakone Ropeway down to Lake Ashi for a splendid view of the area. You’ll then enjoy a scenic “Pirate Ship” cruise across Lake Ashi, where weather permitting you’ll be treated to spectacular Mt. Fuji rising in the distance.

Note: If the weather is poor Mount Fuji might not be clearly visible. Kindly understand that we do not provide refunds for this situation.

If the Hakone Ropeway and/or the Hakone Pirate Ship are unable to operate due to any circumstances, the tour will be rerouted to one of the following alternative destinations: Hakone Komagatake Ropeway, Hakone Lake Ashi Boat Cruise, Lake Kawaguchi Cruise on Lake Kawaguchi, Mt. Fuji Panoramic Ropeway, Mishima Skywalk, Odawara Castle, Hakone Venetian Glass Museum, Hakone-en Aquarium, Narukawa Art Museum, Hakone Checkpoint, Hakone Shrine, among others.

The tour will not be canceled and no refund will be given for the above reasons.

If you’d like to leave the tour at Odawara Station and return to Tokyo by shinkansen bullet train, choose the “return with bullet train” plan.
If you already have your own Japan Rail Pass and want to use it to return to Tokyo, kindly chose the “Disband at Odawara or Hakone” plan, and inform the guide on your tour day.
The tour guide will not board the bullet train from Odawara to Tokyo due to operational reasons, but will provide necessary information to guests returning by bullet train.
Note: You cannot apply for the return by shinkansen plan on the following dates due to peak travel season: Obon season (mid-August), New Year’s Season (late December to early January)

Ready to visit Mt. Fuji? Click the button below to make your booking through HIS Japan!

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Tour code: B-0046

Kyoto Golden Route Day Tour from Kyoto and Osaka

Final confirmation within three working days – Confirmation email sent at time of booking – Tour duration: one day (11 hours)

If you only have one day in Kyoto and want to efficiently see the city’s world-famous highlights, this is the tour for you!

Includes English-speaking guide

Tour Highlights

  • Visit the spectacular crimson torii gates of Fushimi Inari shrine, the UNESCO World Heritage Sites Kiyomizu-dera Temple and Kinkakuji Temple (Temple of the Golden Pavillion), plus the towering bamboo groves of Arashiyama. Together they boast thousands of years of history!
  • Delicious Japanese-style lunch is included.
  • Travel aboard a comfortable, air-conditioned bus.

The Experience

We will take you to unmissable sightseeing spots in Kyoto, all organized and narrated by a professional English-speaking guide. Let’s explore this historic city together!

Fushimi Inari Shrine is one of the most popular destinations in Kyoto, renowned for its long rows of red torii, Shinto gates that traditionally mark the transition between the mundane and the sacred. Dedicated travelers can pass through over one thousand torii gates if they ascend the mountain all the way to the top, but for most visitors, sightseeing and taking photos toward the beginning is perfectly satisfying.

Kiyomizu-dera Temple is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This temple is one of the most significant and popular temples in Kyoto, and boasts a wonderful panoramic view of the city.

You’ll also get to experience traditional arts and crafts at either the Kyoto Handicraft Center or the Nishijin Textile Center (location is announced on the tour day, according to availability). Depending on the location, you’ll learn fascinating Japanese handicrafts at the Kyoto Handicraft Center, or discover the depth of Japan’s kimono culture at Nishijin Textile Center.

Kinkakuji is also known as the Temple of the Golden Pavilion due to its striking golden roof. A major symbol of the city, the site dates to the 14th century, and the gorgeous architecture makes for an incredible photograph. Definitely a must-visit landmark in Kyoto!

Arashiyama, meaning “storm mountain”, holds numerous sites of natural beauty, notably the famous bamboo grove with towering walls of mōsō giant timber bamboo. Take a walk and absorb the sights and sounds of this tranquil domain.

Ready to visit Kyoto? Click the button below to make your booking through HIS Japan!

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Tour code: A-0015

Japanese Traditional Yakatabune Dinner Cruise on Tokyo Bay

Final confirmation within three working days – Confirmation email sent at time of booking – Tour duration: 2 hours 45 minutes

Enjoy beautiful views of Tokyo Bay, Rainbow Bridge and other Tokyo landmarks, while dining on a deluxe course menu filled with tempura and a variety of Japanese cuisine!

The Highlight

  • Admire Tokyo’s gorgeous nightscapes
  • Take fantastic photos of Tokyo Skytree Tower and Rainbow Bridge from the boat’s top deck
  • Savor multiple authentic Japanese dishes
  • Includes all-you-can-drink open bar!
  • Different dinner menu options to fit your personal preferences and budget

The Experience

Ride on an old-fashioned houseboat called yakatabune while eating and drinking your fill of authentic Japanese cuisine! Cruise around Tokyo Bay and the Sumida River to take in the spectacular urban nighttime landscape and see a new side of this bustling metropolis. Highly recommended experience while you’re in Tokyo!

Boat Cruising Route: Shinagawa Port –> 25 min ride – Daiba (anchor for one hour) –> 20 min ride –> Sumida River –> 10 min ride –> Eitai Bridge –> 20 min ride –> Rainbow Bridge –> 15 min ride –> return to Shinagawa Port

Departure point: Yakatabune Funasei Boarding Pier, approx 15 minute walk from Shinagawa Station

Tour code: A-0006

Hedgehog Cafe in Harajuku

Final confirmation within three working days – Confirmation email sent at time of booking – Tour duration: 40 minutes

Hedgehog Cafe in Harajuku!
Includes reservation and entrance fees, 40 minutes of hands-on time with super-cute hedgehogs, one drink, and treats that you can feed to your new fuzzy friends.

The Experience

The newest trend in Harajuku! Japan’s first dedicated Hedgehog Cafe “Harry”! Home to more than 20 ultra-adorable hedgehogs that would love to become your friends. Gently experience the hedgehog’s comforting softness. Soulful eyes, little hands and legs, a fluffy stomach…but a spiky back! These lovely creatures are waiting to welcome you, so come enjoy this only-in-Japan experience!

Exclusive plan only for HIS customers

Location and Access

Jingumae 1-13-21, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo

The cafe is located just a one-minute walk from JR Harajuku Station’s Omotesando Exit

Many other activities available all across Japan!

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