[Virtual Tour] Mt. Fuji & Hakone Highlights Tour led by Local Expert with National Guiding License (1st Session， From 11:00 JST)
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Mt. Fuji Tour
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1. 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.
2. 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!
3. This virtual tour is modeled after a bus 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 an introduction of a Japanese-style meal, a taiko drum show, and actual scenery as seen from the bus window.
11:00- 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.
-12:30 Odawara Station 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. The virtual tour will be brought to a close with the scene of riding a Shinkansen to get back to Tokyo.