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How to get from Tokyo-Hakone-Mt Fuji- Matsumoto or Takayama?

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How to get from Tokyo-Hakone-Mt Fuji- Matsumoto or Takayama?

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

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1. Re: How to get from Tokyo-Hakone-Mt Fuji- Matsumoto or Takayama?

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2. Re: How to get from Tokyo-Hakone-Mt Fuji- Matsumoto or Takayama?

Hakone and Kawaguchiko are not well connected to the rest of the train/bus network - it seems you have worked that out already. Better (IMO) is to visit Hakone separately, and kawaguchi-ko simply takes time - you spend a lot of extra time including this stop. But, both can be replaced with better locations and more efficient travel - perhaps consider what you want to do in that area and how long looking at Fuji (5 minutes is normally enough if it is even visible) for the sake of a whole day out of your visit.

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