Toyko for 2 days..Mt. Fuji?

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Jun 24th, 2005, 07:29 PM
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Toyko for 2 days..Mt. Fuji?

Looking at a trip that includes Toyko for 2 days. Will I have time to go to see Mt. Fuji? How far from Toyko??
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Jun 25th, 2005, 12:27 AM
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Hi

Mount Fuji is located a couple of hours outside Tokyo. There are organized trips there with e.g. Sunrise Tours. We took this and we got on the bus at like 8 am and we got back to Tokyo at 7 pm. I will post a trip report and some pictures on my homepage http://gardkarlsen.com soon

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Jun 25th, 2005, 12:50 AM
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I think that it is better to see Tokyo - two days is not too much, and there are a lot of things to visit there.

However, if you maybe visited Tokyo before, and now you want to make some trips, I would preffer a day trip to Nikko.

In my opinion, it is a long trip to Fuji, and just to see (if there are no clouds) it...you can use better this time.





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Jun 25th, 2005, 03:07 PM
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By rail, it's about 90 minutes to Hakone Yumoto station from Shinjujku or Tokyo. I don't remember how long to get from there to a Fuji viewpoint.

You can do the tour on your own, see the Hakone free passes described here:
http://www.odakyu-group.co.jp/english/freepass.html

If you are staying in/near Shinjuku then getting a Hakone Free Pass and using the Odakyu Romance Car would make for a good day or overnight trip.
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Jun 25th, 2005, 04:28 PM
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You dont have to do a tour, as it is really easy to get here by yourself (I live on the Yamanashi side of Fuji.

From the west exit of Shinjuku Station, you get a bus to Kawaguchiko (1700yen) and then from there, regular buses go halfway up Fujisan. As I look out the window it is quite hazy but definitely viewable. If you leave early enough in the morning, ie 8 or 9, you will be in the Fuji Five Lakes area by 11, lunch at the fifth station (halfway up Fuji), and back in Tokyo by 3 or 4.

A good day trip, and plenty of availability. It would pay to book the bus ticket the day before as it can be quite busy in the mornings from Shinjuku.
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