Hi, first time to holiday in Japan coming up in October. Please may I have advice on the best way to get from Tokyo to Hakone then onto Mt Fuji area - then best possible route to Matsumoto or Takayama? Trying to fit it in with 1 day/overnight/ and the next day, ending up in Matsumoto to pick up a car for a few days to get around some of the Alps region.
The bus travel I have found so far from Odawara to Kawaguchiko area seems very lengthy - is it worth taking the time to go to Hakone?
Possibly there may be express buses and I have not found the website as yet?
Any help would be appreciated.
Thanks so much