• HOLIDAY IDEAS - TOKYO TO MOUNT FUJI

    Create your perfect Tokyo to Mount Fuji motorhome holiday with the help of our suggested 14-day itinerary. Spend 4 nights in Tokyo before embarking on your motorhome adventure to see the real Japan.
    There are many more places to visit along the way, so make the experience yours by simply adding or removing any locations you want to include or leave out. You may also wish to spend longer in specific places of interest or add more locations to your itinerary.

    TOKYO TO MOUNT FUJI ROUND TRIP

    DAYS 1 – 2 
    Fly to Japan with British Airways
     
    DAY 3 - 5
    Take your time to visit Tokyo. There are a number of attractions in Tokyo that should not be missed. There are large-scale downtown areas, including Ginza the famous shopping district, the sleepless Shinjuku that has become the "new city centre of Tokyo," Asakusa which is reminiscent of the traditional Edo (the former name of Tokyo), and the trendy Shibuya.

    Other unique areas include the computer town Akihabara, a dense retail area where numerous electronic shops compete, attracting many shoppers from Japan and overseas, and Tsukiji, an open-air wholesale food market catering to shops and consumers everywhere in Japan.


     
    DAY 6 
    Transfer to Narita pick up your motorhome and drive to Chiba for your first overnight stop. 
    DAY 7 

    Drive along Tokyo Bay and past Mt Nokogiri, famous for its cable way and ancient Buddhist shrine. From the top you can see Tokyo Bay and Mt Fuji. Cross Tokyo Bay using either the Aqua Line or Tokyo-Wan Ferry to Kanagawa and Sagami Bay coast surf beaches.

    Visit Enoshima an island dedicated to Benzaiten, the goddess of music and entertainment. Finish the day eating fresh seafood and soaking in a hot spring bath in the Hakone district.

    DAY 8
    Hakone is a small city along the shores of Lake Ashi and is a popular get away for Tokyo residents. There are several rope and cable ways including Hakone Komagatake Ropeway, which goes to the top of Mount Komagatake with views of volcanically active Owakudani geysers and Mt Fuji. 
     
    DAY 9 - 10
    Drive along the Izu Peninsula coast to Shimoda. Famous for being the place during the 19th century when American "Kuro Fune" Black Ships entered Japan and demanded a trade treaty with the Empire of Japan. There is replica of US Naval Officer Perry's ship in Shimoda Harbour.

    Spend a day at the beautiful white sandy beaches of Shirahama or hiking along mountain rivers and the Seven water falls in Kawazu.
    DAY 11 - 12
    Follow the scenic coastline of western Izu and Dogashima. Ancient volcanic lava flows have formed into cliffs, islands and coves where locals live in small fishing villages. Keep driving north as Mt Fuji looms ahead and to the famous Fuji 5 lakes area. Stop by the shores of Lakes Kawakuchi-ko, Sai-ko and Mototsu-ko, all providing amazing views of Mt Fuji. The most famous view is at Lake Mototsu and is the same as seen on a 1000 Yen note.

    Depending on the time of year it is possible to drive up the Mt Fuji Subaru Line to the 5th Station, 2,300 metres high and the starting point to climbing to the peak. Finish the day at one of the many excellent restaurants serving local home-made Miso Udon and bathing in an onsen.
     
    DAYS 13
    Finish exploring the Mt Fuji area and head back on the motorway towards Tokyo. If you leave early you can stop by places such as the Tokyo Tower or Odaiba and take in the city sights before going back to the motorhome depot in Narita and taking your evening flight to London.
     
    DAY 14
    Arrive London.