Destination Mt Fuji, Hokone and Izu
Mt Fuji Japan's biggest mountain and active volcano is
visible even in Tokyo more than 80 km away. You can get close to
the mountain and amazing surrounding landscape in just a few
hours. Visit the many natural hot springs and lakes of Hakone
and coastline of Izu Peninsula.
6 Day Tour.
Start at our Tomisato office near Narita airport. If arriving
late at the office you can stay at campgrounds close by or free roadside rest area.
But if you cannot wait to see Mt Fuji up close it is a 3 hour
drive to the Five Lakes area. This guide is based on an
adventure spending your first night in Chiba.
Drive along Tokyo Bay and past Mt Nokogiri famous for its cable
way and ancient Buddhist shrine. From the top you can see Tokyo
Bay and Mt Fuji. Cross Tokyo Bay using either the Aqua Line or
Tokyo-Wan Ferry to Kanagawa and Sagami Bay coast surf beaches.
Visit Enoshima an island dedicated to Benzaiten, the goddess of
music and entertainment. Finish the day eating fresh seafood and
soaking in hot spring bath in the Hakone district.
Hakone is a small city along the shores of Lake Ashi
and is a popular get away for Tokyo residents. There are several
rope and cable way including Hakone Komagatake Ropeway, which
goes to the top of Mount Komagatake with views of volcanically
active Owakudani geysers and Mt Fuji. There are boat trips
around the lake and at the end of big day return to a hot spring
bath house in the area.
For more on Hakone go to
Drive along the Izu Peninsula coast to Shimoda. Famous for being
the place during the 19th century United States of America "Kuro
Fune" Black Ships entered Japan and demanded a trade treaty with
the Empire of Japan. There is replica of US Naval Officer
Perry's ship in Shimoda Harbour.
Spend a day at beautiful white sandy beaches, Shirahama or
hiking along mountain rivers and the Seven water falls in
Follow the scenic coastline of western Izu and
Dogashima. Ancient volcanic lava flows have formed into cliffs,
islands and coves where locals live in small fishing villages.
Keep driving north as Mt Fuji looms ahead and to the famous Fuji
5 lakes area. Stop by the shores of Lake Kawakuchi-ko, Sai-ko
and Mototsu-ko. All providing amazing views of Mt Fuji. The most
famous view is at Lake Mototsu and is the same as seen on a 1000
Depending on the time of year it possible to drive up the Mt
Fuji Subaru Line to the 5th Station ( Closed to private vehicles
during peak climbing season and heavy snow ). The 5th Station is
2,300 Meters high and the starting point to climbing to the
See more about Mt Fuji area here,
Finish the day at one of the many excellent restaurants serving
local home made Miso Udon and bathing in Onsen ( Hot Spring Bath
Finish exploring the Mt Fuji area and head back on the motorway
towards Tokyo. If you leave early you can stop by places such as
Tokyo Tower or Odaiba and take in the city sights before going
back our office in Narita.
Mt Fuji, Hakone and Izu Hanto have many camping options, parking lots
are very busy during summer months and you will have to pay to
stay. But during off season it is relaxed and you can park for
free. There are Michi no Eki ( Parking Stations ) which offer
free overnight parking and toilet facility. Bathing can be done
at the many Onsen ( Hot Spring Bath ) in the region.
Find Michi no Eki here,
For full featured camping there are Kyanpu-jo ( campgrounds )
that provide 100 volt AC power, children play area, bathroom/
shower and laundry. Here are our recommendations from the map
1. Mori no Makiba. Web-
2. Fun Camp Lake Ashi Village. Web-
3. Adventure Family Auto Camping Forest. Web-
4. Odakyu Yamanakako Forest Cottage. Web-
5. Narusawa Village Rest Area ( Free Roadside
Rest Area ). Web-
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