On this 3-day, self-guided tour of Hakone and Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park, the gateway to Mt. Fuji, you’ll discover the beauty of Japan’s craggy peaks. The town of Hakone is famous for its hot springs, or onsen, and you’ll have plenty of chances to try them out. For your accommodations, indulge in the elegance of a traditional ryokan with tatami mat floors, futon and rice-paper sliding doors for total immersion in a quintessentially Japanese experience.
Armed with your Transport Pass, which gives you access to all the attractions and modes of transport in beautiful Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park, you’ll explore both Hakone’s nature and culture. You’ll discover renowned works of art in the unique Hakone Open-Air Museum and set sail across Lake Ashinoko in a replica pirate ship. From the world’s second-largest cable car, you’ll enjoy commanding views over the national park and of iconic Mt. Fuji. On the slopes of Mt. Owakudani, go for a stroll for the chance to explore an otherworldly landscape of volcanic activity and sulfuric hot springs. Each day after your exploration, you’ll have the chance to bathe in the healing waters of your ryokan’s onsen. Before you return to Tokyo on the train, you’ll even get the opportunity to dine on superb kaiseki, a beautifully presented Japanese meal of many small, seasonal courses.