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tokyo to mt. fuji to kyoto

Tokyo to Mt. Fuji to Kyoto

Hi

We will be in Tokyo for 4 nights and then travel to Mt. Fuji for 1 night and thereafter travel to Kyoto for 3 nights.

  1. Can you advice on the trains and buses to take for the above routes.

  2. Is it customary to tip for services in Japan? Example: can I tip the free walking tour guides?

Thanks

Lillian Cheah
Lillian Cheah

Hi there,

1.) It really depends on where around Fuji you wish to travel. Popular places include Fuji five lakes, of which the 1st is Kawaguchiko, Hakone or Gotemba. Please let me know where you wish to visit and I can give you the best route/transportation.

2.) Generally people may find it strange if you tip them. Of course you could offer your guide a free cup of coffee or so, or even better a small present from your country, sweets work great!

Hope this helps!
Daniel

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Daniel-san
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Hi Daniel-san

Thank you for your good advice about tipping in Japan. I shall bring along some unusual sweets from my country !!

We will be at Kawaguchiko so can you please advice on the transportation from here to Kyoto.

Thank you very much

Lillian

Lillian Cheah
Lillian Cheah

Hi Lillian,

The if you have the JR Pass, take the Fujikyu line from Kawaguchiko - Otsuki and a local train from there to Tokyo station. At Tokyo you can transfer to the Shinkansen to Kyoto.

WIthout the JR Pass, take an express bus from Kawaguchiko to Mishima station, from there use the Shinkansen to Kyoto station.

Hope this helps :)
Daniel

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Daniel-san
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Hi Daniel-san

Thank you so much for all your help. We will be leaving for Japan tomorrow!!!

Appreciate all your advice and recommendations, which will come in very useful to us since we will be visiting Japan for the very first time.

Take care :-)

Regards,
Lillian

Lillian Cheah
Lillian Cheah

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