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Mt. Fuji in February

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Mt. Fuji in February

Hello. Is it worth us taking a day trip to Mt.Fuji from Tokyo in early February ?

If so, what are the things we can do and see that time of year please.

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1. Re: Mt. Fuji in February

Fujiyama will be bitterly cold in February. Perhaps, you may want to tour around the vicinity lakes ie Kawaiguchiko

Climbing season only opens in summer

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2. Re: Mt. Fuji in February

If you just want a close view of the mountain, pick a clear day (a must) and consider Hakone. Buy the Hakone Free Pass and follow the Hakone Loop. It's a very straightforward excursion.

www.odakyu.jp/english/deels/freepass/hakone/

Fuji Five Lakes, particularly Kawaguchiko, offers an even better view, but it's not as tourist-friendly overall since you will have to rely on buses to get around, and there isn't as much variety of things to see vs Hakone.

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3. Re: Mt. Fuji in February

Thankyou. It seems 2 days would be best to allocate to the Hakone area ? Or could we do in 1 day, how far is it ( time ) to get there from Tokyo please.

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4. Re: Mt. Fuji in February

It will be about 1hr 45min by Odakyu Romance Car train from Odakyu Shinjuku station to Hakone Yumoto, the old onsen town in Hakone Area (better onsen ryokas might be around Miyanoshita, Kowakudani, Gora, Sounzan, or around Lake Ashi). For nicer areas, including Hakone Open Air Museum in Kowakudani area, Owakudani Hell Valley for Mt Fuji and Black Eggs, and Togendai for Lake Ashi, it will take additional couple of hours by taking the Mountain Railway, Cable Car, and Ropeway and making detours from those stops. It will be a nice day out, or a relaxing onsen ryokan stay (I recommend the latter).

odakyu.jp/english/…link-01

www.odakyu.jp/english/deels/freepass/hakone/

If you are traveling on a JR (standard) Pass valid day, you would be taking Tokaido Shinkansen's Hikari or Kodama. It's about 30min from Tokyo to Odawara, then Hakone Mountain Railway (15 min to Hakone Yumoto, 45 min to Miyanoshita, 55 min to Chokokuno Mori [for Open Air Museum, 60 min to Gora; from Gora, it's a cable car ride to Sounzan, 10 minutes or so. From Sounzan begins the Ropeway ... ).

Edited: 31 July 2013, 18:44
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5. Re: Mt. Fuji in February

See local official tourism info site: http://www.hakone.or.jp/english

JNTO is a reliable helper: jnto.go.jp/eng/…hakone.html

jnto.go.jp/eng/location/rtg/pdf/pg-307.pdf

Japan-Guide offers up-to-date and concise information.

http://www.japan-guide.com/e/e5200.html

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6. Re: Mt. Fuji in February

Thankyou, thankyou. This place looks exciting. We will definately look at 2 days here. We may have to look at coming from the Kyoto part of our itinerary. Just a few more questions please. Does the free pass deal include the train fare from Tokyo. Also, when we go it will be carrying baggage so need to book Ryokan to leave behind while out for the day. Is there a town that best suits to do this.

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