Private Tour: Chartered Car to Mt. Fuji Lake Kawaguchiko or Hakone and Lake Ashi

Badge of ExcellenceMarunouchi, Japan

From USD 1,288.72

per group (up to 8)

Select Date and Travellers

Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 10 to 11 hours (approx.)
  • Pickup from select hotels
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Find the best viewpoints on this private tour from Tokyo via minivan. Choose between visiting Mt. Fuji or Hakone and relax as your guide navigates twisting mountain roads with ease en route to sites such as Lake Kawaguchi, Lake Ashi, and Arakurayama Sengen Park. This full-day tour also includes hotel pickup and drop-off, a guide available in several languages, and the possibility to curate your trip to suit your interests—a privilege only allowed by a private tour.
  • See the iconic UNESCO-listed mountain from its best angles
  • Stop at cultural attractions like Oshino Hakkai village along the way
  • Curate your tour to suit your interests—tour operated with just your private party
  • Make the trip from Tokyo in comfort and ease with hotel pickup and drop-off included

Why Travellers Choose This Tour

Customize your tour and choose either Hakone or Mt. Fuji sights, with guides available in several languages.

What's Included

  • Hotel pickup/drop-off
  • Round-trip private transportation by air-conditioned minivan
  • Private guide (English, French, Spanish, Chinese, Korean professional guides are available)
  • One bottled water per person
  • Entrance fees (hot spring, museum etc.)
  • Food and drinks
  • Lunch

Meeting And Pickup

Pickup points

Select a pickup point

Start time

08:00 am

Pickup details

Don't worry if your hotel is not on the list, we do pick up from any location in Tokyo including air BnB. Please type your pick up information when you book.

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • The itinerary on the What to Expect is a list, please select around 4 to 6 sites.
  • You can ask our guide for advice and suggestions after booking.
  • Please advise for any specific dietary requirements at the time of booking, vegetarian option is available.
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Infant seats available
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Most travellers can participate
  • The tour will not be cancelled or refunded even if some spots are not fully visible due to weather conditions. The activity schedule is subject to change/cancellation due to weather or traffic conditions.
  • Bathing suits, bath towel, or any form of clothing is not permitted inside the hot springs. Men's and women's tubs are separate. Tattoos or body paint is prohibited from using the hot spring facility.
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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Traveller Tips

If you don't like big buses, this trip is for you.
Don't even bother going on this tour if you can't get Tom as your guide.
134 reviews
Total review count and overall rating based on Viator and Tripadvisor reviews
Reviews by Viator travellers.
Showing 1-10 of 134 reviews
Nahed_J, Mar 2023
You haven't seen the majestic beauty of Mt. Fuji, its people, and the surrounding area unless you do it with a private guide. There were so many little places we would have missed w/o our guide Tajii. The guide and the driver were both professional, courteous, and kind. We had one person at our party that was Vegan and Tajii accommodated. The lunch was delicious and Tajii and "Tokyo Drift" the driver made an excellent team. I hope to visit again in 2025 with my kids and plan on doing this tour again.
Response from Host, Mar 2023
Dear Nahed Thank you so much for joining our tour and leaving such a good comment. I hope you had a good stay in Japan and made a memorable journey. Our Country has different aspects throughout the year. We will be showing you different beauty of Japan on your next visit. I'd be happy to see you with your kids next time and make a new story together. Thank you so much again.
Great Day trip to Hakone & Mt. Fuji
Dana_S, Mar 2023
We had a great day with Yoshimi touring Hakone and seeing Mt. Fuiji. Yoshimi contacted me a few days before out tour to see which sights we wanted to see from the list. We chose the Hakone Ropeway and Osaka-Dani Valley, the Open Air Museum, the Ice Caves and the Arakura Fuiji Sengen Jinja Shrine. Yoshimi and driver picked us up right on time and we had a pleasant drive to Hakone. On the ride there, Yoshimi went over some Japanese history with us as well as Mt. Fuiji and how the five lakes were created. I was glad we did this tour early in the trip because the history was helpful for other sites we saw later. Yoshimi was a joy to be around all day and took care of everything. The only little hiccup we had was the place she had wanted us to grab a quick lunch only had hotdogs and a few pastries. So we just did a snack and got lunch food much later in the day. On our drive from Hakone over to the shrine Yoshimi had us stop at her favorite spot to see Mt. Fuiji. It was perfect timing as the clouds had cleared and we were able to get great photos of us with the family in the background. We hired three different guides during our trip to Japan and Yoshimi was by far the best — especially if you are wanting to learn about Japan. She was also happy to make suggestions on other places to visit during our trip.
Professional and Personalised Service Delivered as promised.
Raymond_K, Mar 2023
We met Masashi and Ken , the driver , at our Hotel as planed. Masashi had been in constant contact prior to the trip to keep us updated as to the venues we selected. It turned out that the sites selected were all that they promised and we had incredible views of Mt Fuji from multiple areas around the mountain. It was a cold but clear day so we were able to view Mt Fuji in all her glory. We visited many venues but were not rushed to maintain a tight schedule. We can't express our gratitude to Masashi enough for the caring attitude he showed to my wife when she needed assistance at some of the venues due to experiencing mobility issues during the tour. The fact that the booking allows the pre overview of multiple sites to be visited and planned to meet individuals interest allows pinpoint selection of places of interest. These tours are excellent for small parties requiring personalised service and guidance around this beautiful area.
Excellent experience! Must see
Tarun_P, Mar 2023
We had a great time on our tour today to the Hakone region. Our guide Miki Honda was very well informed and knowledgeable about the history and kept us engaged with insightful information throughout the day! We highly recommend this tour and Miki.
Wonderful tour!
Melissa_G, Mar 2023
I took this tour with some friends and our families on our trip from the US to run the marathon. Misuzu was a wonderful guide. She gave us a lot of great insight, listened to our preferences and was very helpful/friendly. She made sure that we all had a wonderful day with great memories. We loved the viewpoints of Mt Fuji and all of the food was delicious. I highly recommend!
Evi & Toshiaki
Xochitl_M, Mar 2023
Evi and Toshiaki are the dynamic duo. He knew all the secret spots and she spoke perfect English. We understood what we were looking at and the meanings along with the location. It’s more costly to do private tours but the convinience of it all is unbeatable.
Response from Host, Mar 2023
Thank you for your kind words. I was delighted to learn that you saw similarities between Japanese ancient beliefs and the Mayan beliefs! Something for me to learn more of. I hope you have a great run in Boston next!
Fantastic Guide on the Perfect Private Tour of the Mt. Fuji Area
Kellie_B, Jan 2023
Taiji was an incredible guide. We had booked for a rainy day and he was able to accommodate flexing our booking so we had better weather and were able to get an amazing view of Mt. Fuji. He made suggestions about some stops we hadn't considered and gave us an experience we'll remember forever. Would highly recommend this trip to anyone!
Yuko is the best!!!
Javier_O, Jan 2023
Yuko is Great!! I mean FANTASTIC!!!. She was our tour guide while we visited Mt. Fuji on family holiday. Not only was she super knowledgeable about the whole experience, she was super engaging and nice. We had a little change in our schedule last minute cause we wanted to visit a winery and she just got on the phone and had the OWNER of the winery wait for us to give us a personal tour and tasting. That was amazing! She even gave us restaurant recommendations in Tokyo that were great as well for when we finished the tour. I 100% recommend this tour and would highly recommend for you to ask for Yuko as your tour guide. This was an amazing experience. Thanks Yuko!!!
Response from Host, Jan 2023
Dear Javier, thank you from the bottom of my heart for writing such excellent feedback. As a local guide, I was very happy when on the day of the tour you requested to visit a winery in the birthplace of Japanese wine. Especially your brother is a connoisseur of wine, isn't he? Your family members had a friendly chat with the winery owner and he was very happy to see you. It was nice to add a little twist to your Mt. Fuji area tour. In the Mt. Fuji area, you enjoyed the view of the five-story pagoda and Mt. Fuji, the lake and Mt. Fuji, and Diamond Fuji, which can only be seen at this time of the year. In addition, you and your family explored the lava cave formed by the volcanic activity of Mt. Fuji. You and your family were very curious about anything and friendly, and I had a great time guiding you all through the tour. Thank you so much for sharing your time with me and the driver, Taka. We hope you will use tours by Tokyo Star Agency again when you come to Japan. Please tell your friends about us.
Fuji on New Year’s Day
JeanIsabelle_C, Jan 2023
The tour was an amazing experience. Especially that our tour guide Aki was very accommodating, kind, and was on top of our while itinerary. The day went smoothly and we were able to see plenty of destinations and activities within the a day.
Response from Host, Jan 2023
Thank you very much for your review. It was a great honor that I could start this year with your family. I'd like you to come to Japan again in the near future. I'm looking forward to seeing you again. Aki
Wonderful Family Experience
Ivan_M, Jan 2023
Great experience in family , great guides Tiam and Toshi , everything well organized very good explanations , a lot of learning a wonderful views
Response from Host, Mar 2023
¡Hola! También la pasamos muy bien con ustedes en el Monte Fuji. Como les dije allí, el Monte Fuji es un lugar que visitan y renacen. Apuesto a que todos ustedes están pasando página en México y los Estados Unidos. ¡Espero que vuelvas! T.N.
Wonderful tour.
Reyna, Dec 2022
With this package, you’ll definitely enjoy the outside city experienced. We had a great time with the tour guide and the driver. Borh pleasant and entertaining.
Response from Host, Jan 2023
Hello Reyna Thank you for sending us your wonderful comments right after the tour. It is an honor to receive such high praise from you, a well-traveled person. You, your family, and relatives enjoyed the beautiful Mt. Fuji from various angles, and also enjoyed the snowy scenery and snow biking at the ski resort at the foot of Mt. Fuji. You also went shopping at the Gotemba Outlet Mall, which must have been a satisfying finale for you stylish folks. We look forward to welcoming you back here again.
Travel in comfort, top quality service, an enjoyable day!
Peiqi_C, Dec 2022
Our tour guide was Ms. 岡田 and driver was Mr. 鄭さん from Tokyo Star Agency. The guide spoke excellent Mandarin and Japanese. She came with over 30 years of experience which meant she knew all the best photo spots around Hakone! She was attentive to our needs, very friendly and sincere. Our driver's car was Alphard - the most comfortable and luxurious vehicle one can wish for a road trip. He was a very safe driver and knew the directions very well. We had some great conversations with 鄭さん which made the trip even more enjoyable.
Response from Host, Jan 2023
陳小姐您好!非常感谢您及家人选择Tokyo Star Agency的箱根地区观赏富士山一日游,并荣幸我能陪伴你们同行,感谢天公作美,如愿以偿看到了富士山的壮观美景。衷心感谢您对此行给与的高度评价。希望有机会再来日本旅游,我们会根据你们的爱好推荐旅游景点,提供优质的服务,最后请代我问候您家人好。
Perfect day at Mt Fuji
Jing_L, Dec 2022
We are really impressed with our guide-东谦一(Higashi Kenichi)and he is fluent in Chinese and so friendly with so Much knowledge with culture and history. The trip is not just about sightseeing, but also about experiencing the culture. We had great local lunch and fantastic ice creams as snack. Everything is just perfect. 东谦一先生(Higashi)的知识和在中国的经历让他跟我们解释景点和历史文化时恰到好处。他是我们遇到过的最好的导游!强烈推荐给愿意用中文的朋友。
Response from Host, Jan 2023
谢谢你给我写评论!当天天气很好,也能看到了漂亮的富士山,是非常好的一天。而且,我能和你们度过一天,非常开心。有机会的话,我想下次再见到你们。祝你们旅途愉快!谢谢。东谦一(Higashi Kenichi)
Family Day Trip
Nobuko_A, Dec 2022
We had a beautiful private tour of the Lake Kawaguchi area and Hakone with Mr. Endo. He was very knowledgeable and helped to plan a stress-free day trip for my family (which included senior citizens). We especially enjoyed the wonderful views of Mt. Fuji, the Itchiku Kubota Museum, Kitaguchi Hongo Sengen Shrine and the Hoto noodle lunch. We learned so much history and culture from the fun conversations. We highly recommend this tour. おかげさまで今まで経験出来なかったLake Kawaguchi area を楽しめる事ができまでぃた。ありがとうございました。
Worth Every Penny
Alex_L, Nov 2022
This was the best way to see more than we could possibly be able to do on our own. We basically told our tour guide Taiji, a rough idea of what we wanted to see and he made it happen. We thought that we would have to pick and choose but he was able to fit everything we wanted in the one day and then some. He picked us up at our hotel, drove us to each location, explained many things on the way, and dropped us back off at the end of the day. Some of what we got to do was see some wonderful views of Fuji, have some amazing local food that we never would have been able to try on our own, hike through Aokigahara forest, and finish the night off in the hot springs. Having Taiji with us the whole way meant we didn’t have to worry about anything apart from experiencing the day. On top of that he’s a solid history buff and conversationalist, so we got to learn far more about each area than I think I’ll be able to remember. His experience in getting around and knowing how to maximize our day meant that we basically got an extra day of our vacation back because we got so much done. 10/10 would recommend to anyone who wants to have a great day around the Fuji area with a professional guide.
Trip around Mt Fuji...
Gregga_B, Nov 2022
Trip around Mt Fuji region including best viewing spots, best lunch spot (Kikori),local shrines and temples and the different lakes. There’s so much more to see than Mt Fuji (which is impressive) and a local guide is a must.
Family trip to Hakone and Mt Fuji
Sara_Y, Nov 2022
Had a wonderful day trip from Tokyo with my family. It was great to have the flexibility of a private tour with my family. Highly recommend!
1 day private tour to Mnt Fuji from Tokyo
Yoel_R, May 2022
I had a wonderful full day excursion from Tokyo to Mount Fuji area with Taiii. He took me, in the morning, from the hotel in his nice car, drove and guide through the day and dropped me back to the Hotel at late evening. We enjoyed the Peace Park cherry blossom (it was Just on time during early April), Mnt. Fuji observation center, lunch overlooking the lake and a nice Onsen. Enjoyed it very much and highly recommend. See ful tour description 1. Fuji Peace park We arrived at the best moment to see the cherry blossoms in full bloom. 2. Fuji World Heritage center Watched an overview movie of Mt Fuji, its surroundings, and knowing the history of pilgrimage. 3. Lunch at Premier By Daniel Paquet French chef, former chef at Maxim de Paris in Tokyo. Thank you very much for inviting me to join your private time. It was very good. 4. Kawaguchiko Music Forest Enjoyed the sound from various automatons and found a few souvenirs. 5. Onsen Relaxing time in a private Japanese natural hot spring with a great view of Mount Fuji. thx, Yoel
Japan Vacation
JonMichael_S, Jan 2020
The tour guide Teddy, gave us a very nice tour and customized the itinerary to suit our requests. We saw the Hakone sulphur springs and took the ropeway (cable car) from there to the Lake Ashi. We took the the pirate ship for a tour of the lake. The weather in December a little cool but nice. We were able to see Mt. Fuji for a bit until the clouds came out and covered it up. My wife went to outlets while I went to an onsen (hot spring). We enjoyed the whole experience although the price is slightly high as we had to pay for the pirate ship and cable car in addition to the tour fee.
Response from Host, Jan 2020
Dear Mike: Thank you very much for using our Hakone explore tour from Tokyo Star Agency this time. Also, we appreciate your good feedback on the tour. I am happy that you enjoyed the tour and a day in Hakone Area. As you mentioned you had various unique experiences with our Van tour. Though the weather on the day was not good enough, you could enjoy every activity such as viewing Owakudani sulfur springs from the ropeway and a ride on the pirate ship over the lake, visiting experiencing Onsen by moving around the area. I also believe your wife had a good shopping time in Gotemba Premium Outlet. If you or your friends want to visit Tokyo and the surrounding area (such as Mt. Fuji/Hakone, Nikko, Kamakura, etc) in the future we are ready to take you to the best tour at any time. Thank you again for using TSA tour this time. Thank you very much!!!! Teddy
Excellent Service
keecheong, Dec 2019
Our guide Takashi-san has excellent command of English and share with us a lot of information on Mount Fuji, wind/ice cave. He led us to each location and explain clearly. Our driver(Toshi-san) is extremely professional, patiently waiting in the car for us at each site. As we did not manage to catch sunset over Mount Fuji due to bad weather, he volunteer to send us some pictures which he has taken a week earlier. Overall my family enjoyed the trip and the professionalism of both the guide and driver.
Response from Host, Dec 2019
Dear Kee Cheong Thank you very much for your kind comments on our tour. Both Toshi and I were extremely happy to work for such a lovely family as you. We shared a great day! You were very lucky to see a full view of Mt. Fuji from different angles through Arakura Sengen Park, Lake Shoji, Lake Sai and Lake Kawaguchi although we did not manage to see the sunset over Mt. Fuji from Lake Yamanaka due to the suddenly changed weather. Not many people are as lucky as you because Mt. Fuji is notoriously shy, often hiding behind low hanging clouds. We very much enjoyed interesting conversations with you on various issues. As you are a genuine intellectual of great insight, we learned a lot on the political and economic situation in South East Asia from you, most of which are not often covered by neither Japanese nor international media. As I need to send some photos of the sunset on Mt. Fuji to you, could you kindly send a simple or empty message to my email account which you can find in my business card (I do not have your e-mail account)? I wish a Happy New Year to you and your family. Please give our best regards to all of your lovely family. Best wishes, Takashi and Toshi