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going to fuji five lakes using jr pass

Going to Fuji five lakes using JR pass

Hello,

We are planning on going to the Fuji 5 lakes this April. We bought a JR pass so we'd like to use it as much as possible. Could any one tell us how we're supposed to travel from Tokyo to the Fuji 5 lakes area and Hakone (and back to Tokyo)?

Also, we're planning on a 7 day trip from that is Tokyo-Osaka-Kyoto-Tokyo, is the JR pass going to be worth it?

Thank you!

theguy
theguy

Hi there,

A 7 day JR Pass will certainly be worth it for Tokyo-Osaka-Kyoto-Tokyo.

For travel to Hakone, you can use the Tokaido Shinkansen to Odawara station. From where local transport runs throughout the Hakone area.

Fuji Five Lakes is a bit more difficult, the first of the five lakes, named Kawaguchiko is reached by a private railway company (Fujikyu) and this is not covered by the JR Pass. Getting to Kawaguchiko goes as follows, use the JR Pass to travel from Tokyo - Otsuki station, from where you can use the Fujikyu line to Kawaguchiko (1,140yen fare).

Hope this helps,
Daniel

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Daniel-san
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Hi Daniel,

Thank you so much for the helpful response. One last question though, is the 1140 yen fare a day pass or a one-way bus ticket?

Thanks again! :D

theguy
theguy

Hi again,

The 1,140yen fare is the cost of the Fujikyu railway between Otsuki and Kawaguchi-ko stations.

Hope this explains it!
Daniel

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