ryanhull
ryanhull
over 3 years ago
5 responses

Hello,

Could I ask the best route to get to Mt Fuji from Tokyo as we want to do a day visit?

Regards

Ryan Shaw

72a8815842aa5db137c135807bd6bb11?s=50&d=mm
Daniel-san
12232 posts
over 3 years ago
Expert button 2

Hi Ryan Shaw,

The best day visit to Fuji is probably a visit to Kawaguchiko and the Fuji Five lakes. Both buses are trains will get you there in reachable time and the area is a very beautiful one.

An alternative could be a visit to Hakone, this is only 36 minutes away by Shinkansen from Tokyo but this a little further away from Fuji.

Hope this helps!
Daniel

ryanhull
ryanhull
5 posts
over 3 years ago

Hi Daniel,

Thank you so much for the information! Could I ask your recommendation on getting to the Fuji Five Lakes from Tokyo using the JR Pass

72a8815842aa5db137c135807bd6bb11?s=50&d=mm
Daniel-san
12232 posts
over 3 years ago
Expert button 2

Of course!

There are two options to consider.

One is by rail, this is the most economic when you have a JR Pass. It's also the most scenic. Use the JR to travel to Otsuki station from Tokyo at Otsuki station transfer to the Fujikyu line to Kawaguchiko. The last part on the Fujikyu requires a separate fare of 1,150yen.

An other option is to take the bus from Tokyo or Shinjuku station. This cost 1,700yen (not covered by the JRPass) and will get you directly from to Kawaguchiko. Generally an express bus is a about 30minutes faster than rail.


Looking for more information? Search the forum

Instant Quote

Starting from $259.00 for 7 days of unlimited Japan Rail travel

Can’t find the answer?

Learn from over 10946 questions about the Japan Rail Pass, or ask our Japan Rail travel experts

Ask Question

Get pocket Wifi in Japan

Get pocket Wifi in Japan

Visit us on Facebook

Get inspired for your visit to Japan by following us on Instagram and don't forget your own shots once you are there.


Order your JRPass Now!

We have special prices for children and great first class options. See all tickets.
Or see our range of Regional Passes