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Hi,

My girlfriend and I are going to japan April 10-14,landing in Narita at 4pm on the 10th. My plan is to go to Kyoto that night, stay and travel around Kyoto/Osaka until April 12. Then we want to go to Mount Fuji from Osaka on the 12 (leaving Osaka in the early afternoon). The thing is I couldn't decide whether to do Osaka-kawaguchi-hakone or Osaka-hakone-kawaguchi. Which one would work better?? In the way that I will be able to explore more in Mount Fuji. Should I take the train from Osaka to Tokyo or shinjuku??? ....We're leaving Mount Fuji early morning to go back to toyko and then to narita airport.

Thank you!

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lingnoi_rin

Hi there!

Going Osaka - Hakone - Kawaguchiko is certainly the better option. Hakone is directly on the route between Osaka - Tokyo so it makes for a great stop over. At the same time, Kawaguchiko is better reached via Tokyo, so it makes sense to visit it last.

Here's a map to give you an idea of the route traveled, note that Odawara is the Shinkansen station for Hakone.

As for what trains to take: Osaka directly connected to Tokyo via the Shinkansen, from Tokyo station you can use local trains to travel to places such as Shinjuku.

I hope this helps!
Daniel

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Daniel-san
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