Day Tour

[Virtual Tour] Mt. Fuji & Hakone Highlights Tour led by Local Expert with National Guiding License (1st Session)

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per person USD 23
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On this virtual tour, you can experience sightseeing at the famous Japanese location of Mt. Fuji, Hakone, and Odawara Castle, as well as riding on the Shinkansen, all from your own home! Participating is easy! Download Zoom on your device (smartphone, PC, etc.) in advance, and once it is time to start, click on the designated URL, and enjoy the tour online.

Day 1:


This virtual tour is led by a National Government Licensed English Guide Interpreter in real time. In order to make it so that participating customers feel as if they are strolling around, you will be shown pre-recorded tour footage while a knowledgeable National Government Licensed English Guide Interpreter with a hospitable heart provides explanations for sightseeing spots and Japanese culture. If you have any questions or comments, feel free to mention them to the guide right then and there!
On this virtual tour, you will visit an area halfway up the World Heritage-registered Mt. Fuji and see its majestic scenery. And in Hakone, one of Japan's leading beauty spots and resort districts, you can enjoy a pseudo boarding experience on a ropeway in the impressive Owakudani region as well as a cruise ship on the beautiful Lake Ashi. At the final stage of the tour, you'll visit Odawara Castle, which was once said to be impregnable, and enjoy its history and the beauty of its form. Additionally, enjoy the sight of a Japanese-style meal, a taiko drum show, and actual scenery as seen from the bus window. On the return trip, you can enjoy traveling on the Shinkansen.

Day 1:

11:00a.m. (Japan time)

Depart Shinjuku
Following greetings from the guide, the tour will depart Tokyo/Shinjuku. (Tour Video Start) 
 
Drive-by Sightseeing
While viewing the scenery on the expressway on the way to Mt. Fuji, customers can listen to the guide's explanation.
(Drive-by sightseeing example: Soccer stadium, golf practice ground, horse racecourse, linear motor train experimental track, world-famous business office, etc.)  
 
Mt. Fuji 5th Station
The tour will stop at an area halfway up Mt. Fuji, the symbol of Japan that has been an object of worship from ancient times and has been the origin of much art.
Enjoy the majestic scenery seen from Mt. Fuji. Also, the tour will stop by Komitake Shrine that sits at Mt. Fuji's 5th Station and meet the head Shinto priest of the shrine.  
 
Viewing of Lunch & Japanese Taiko Drum Show
At lunchtime, in addition to the Japanese-style meal that features sukiyaki, there will also be an introduction of vegetarian meals and Muslim-friendly meals which were prepared after taking into account customers' various backgrounds. There will be an explanation from the guide on Japanese cuisine and etiquette. And in the restaurant, you can see a performance of the Japanese taiko drum group Fugaku Taiko which has also held several performances overseas. 
 
Hakone Ropeway
Board the Hakone Ropeway and head to Owakudani. You will be able to see the impressive natural landscape created by the white smoke and crater formed by the eruption some 3,000 years ago. You can also enjoy video of a taste test of the specialty black egg. 
 
Lake Ashi Cruise
At Lake Ashi, the caldera lake of Mt. Hakone, you will board a cruise ship. From the ship you can see the beautiful lake, the red torii gate of Hakone Shrine, and Mt. Fuji all at once. Spend a relaxing time while experiencing nature. 
 
Hakone-en
Hakone-en is a popular spot with a ropeway station, restaurants, souvenir shops, and leisure facilities. The single 100-year-old Oshima cherry blossom tree within the grounds reaches its peak viewing season in the spring, when it will gorgeously decorate Hakone-en. 
Odawara Castle
Odawara Castle, which was built during Japan's Middle Ages, has gone through multiple restorations, leading to its current visage. You can see not only the architectural beauty of a Japanese castle, but also historical documents and fine arts and crafts exhibited within the castle. From the castle keep's observation deck, you can see out to Sagami Bay. 
 
~12:30p.m.
Odawara Station
Board the Shinkansen and travel comfortably back to Tokyo. From the station platform, you can see the impressive sight of the Shinkansen, which boasts of a speed of close to 300 kilometers per hour, as it passes by your eyes. 
 

Departure Date

Nov.02, 2020 - Oct.29, 2021: Mon., Thu., Fri. (except Dec.31, Jan.01, Jan.04)

Minimum Participants Required

1 person

Inclusion

National Government Licensed Guide Interpreter, Q&A session with National Government Licensed Guide Interpreter, Virtual tour video

Not include

Actual sightseeing on location, Live broadcast from sightseeing spots


1.

[Operation Conditions/Tour Conditions]


*Watch the trailer on YouTube!
https://youtu.be/RmSOZEtsDlw

 

- This tour is a virtual tour via Zoom. Please note that this is not a live broadcast of an actual tour/from sightseeing spots.


- Please download Zoom on a smartphone or computer beforehand.


- The Zoom URL will be sent to the email address entered during booking by 1 hour prior to the tour on the day at the latest.
*Use of the login URL is limited to customers who have made a booking.


- On the day, the National Government Licensed Guide Interpreter will be on standby 10 minutes prior to start. Customers are recommended to connect early.


- There may be a change of time, etc. depending on signal conditions on the day or other reason. Thank you for your understanding.


- There will also be a question and answer session. Please feel free to say something.


- The video and guide may be difficult to hear. Customers are recommended to participate in a quiet location.


- If the minimum number of participants (1) is not met by 2 days before the scheduled date, or due to other operational management circumstances, the tour on that date may be canceled.
Regarding Using Zoom:


- The Zoom meeting room opened online can be entered 10 minutes prior to start.


- For first-time users of Zoom, in order to prevent trouble when starting, please enter the room prior to the start time.


- While participants can enter and leave the room as they please, refunds will not be issued if participation time is shortened due to participant circumstances.


- For Zoom's basic operation methods, please check the Zoom official website below.
https://support.zoom.us/hc/ja


- *We will not take any questions relating to Zoom. Also, we take no responsibility for any errors or trouble that occur because of Zoom.
   If you have any questions on how to use it, etc. please inquire with Zoom.

2.

[Disclaimers]


- Please note that refunds cannot be issued in the event that customers cannot participate on the virtual tour or end up participating partway due to trouble with the Zoom app or their device or due to an unstable Internet environment.


- During the virtual tour, there may be unexpected disruptions to images or sound depending on the signal condition. Please be aware that no refunds will be issued even in such cases.


- [Virtual Tour] 1-Day Mt. Fuji & Hakone Tour led by Local Expert with National Guiding License (2nd Session) has a different starting time but the same content as this tour. Please select one of the times that fits your schedule.

3.

[From Booking to Day Prior (or 1 Hour Prior to Tour on the Day)]


 (1) Book virtual tour
 (2) Zoom URL is sent to email address entered during booking

4.

[Day of Tour] 


 (1) Connect to Internet
 (2) Click on sent Zoom URL
 (3) Enjoy a virtual tour with online conversation with the guide and tour video of sightseeing spots on Zoom.
*In the event that the email with the Zoom URL does not arrive, please contact the agent that handled your tour booking.

Please contact JTB Reservation Center for the pickup service to assembly place.
JTB Reservation Center : Tel 1(800) 223-6104, email reservation@jtbusa.com

Date & Price Tour Start Tour End Departure Adult Child Single Supplement
11/02/2020 10/29/2021 Tokyo $ 23 $ 23 $ 0
Cancellation rates will apply to the tour fare as below. If notice of cancellation is received on the day of the tour 100%. Cancellation period is based on United State PST time.. Notice must be received during JTB USA office hours. Mon. - Fri., 9:00AM-5:30PM PST Except National Holidays.

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