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help with going to Hakone to Fujiq highland ...

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help with going to Hakone to Fujiq highland ...

Done some research here and there and I'm wondering if it's good to do these in 2 days.. I'll be departing my Shinjuku since that's where my hotel will be .

I've read that some people would purchase the Fuji Hakone pass. Does it make sense to buy this pass? Also, I'm wondering if anyone has a sense on how long these transportation will take?

With the Fuji Hakone pass, I guess I can a little more to get on the Romance Car from Shinjuku to Hakone and stay for the night. On the next morning, I guess I'll check out at 10 and bus to Gotemba and to Fujiq ? This is where I"m stuck .. is there a direct bus that does this and do you know the timeframe and cost required? Just trying to figure out I shoudl just buy the tickets individually or if I should go for the Fuji Hakone pass ..?

Any help would be appreciated .. :)

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1. Re: help with going to Hakone to Fujiq highland ...

If you tour the Hakone Loop on the first day, the Fuji Hakone Pass would then pay off, probably saving you about 2,000 Yen.

Planning-wise, you can first take an Odakyu bus from Hakone to Gotemba, then take a Fujikyu bus from Gotemba toward Kawaguchiko. The bus should make a stop at Fujikyu Highland before reaching Kawaguchiko. You can then board the Fujikyu bus again from Fujikyu to return to Shinjuku. Therefore, theoretically, you don't even have to go to Kawaguchiko. Of course, if you can spare a third day, you can make the pass pay off even more by visiting the lakes area.

Fujikyu Bus website:

…fujikyu.co.jp/english/index.html

Edited: 12:30 pm, November 27, 2013
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2. Re: help with going to Hakone to Fujiq highland ...

thanks for your helpful suggestion ! :)

Letme look this up and see if I can finalise this over the next month. Many thanks once again !

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3. Re: help with going to Hakone to Fujiq highland ...

As my onsen hotel will be next to Miyanoshita station, do you by chance know if the Tozan us runs from this station to Gotemba? I'm trying to find a bus timetable for this but no luck. Do you know a site for this by chance?

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4. Re: help with going to Hakone to Fujiq highland ...

Yes, there is a direct bus from Miyanoshita to Gotemba. See route map here:

hakone-tozanbus.co.jp/english/pdf/intro.pdf

Bus timetable (not many of them head all the way to Gotemba):

hakone-tozanbus.co.jp/pdf/10129-001001.pdf

Confirm the above when you buy the Fuji Hakone Pass at Odakyu's Travel Service Center.

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5. Re: help with going to Hakone to Fujiq highland ...

Many thanks Sammyfloyd for helping out again. :)

I have no idea how to interpret this timetable. Any chance you do?

I wish to know when is the first bus going from Miyanoshita to Gotemba and do you know the arrival time?

Many thanks in advance !

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6. Re: help with going to Hakone to Fujiq highland ...

The timetable are the departure times from Miyanoshita for the bus lines that go through there. On a weekday, the first bus leaves for Gotemba at 9:21am. On Saturdays and Sundays/holidays, it leaves at 9:01. If you miss those buses, the next bus for Gotemba departs at 12:46pm weekday or 12:47pm on weekends and holidays.

The bus ride takes 40 minutes.

There is also a bus that goes to Gotemba Outlet at 9:22am, but I don't think this bus stops at Gotemba.

Edited: 12:02 pm, December 02, 2013
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7. Re: help with going to Hakone to Fujiq highland ...

O wow thanks, you're a wonder and you have no idea how much this helps with my planning as I am trying to shorten the Hakone-Fuji trip to 2 days to fit my schedule better.

Just one last question, do you know where I can find the timetable for the Fujikyu bus that goes from Gotemba to Fujikyu Highland? I have had a look on the Fujikyu bus sites but I can't seem to locate the weekday timetable. Also, the timetable going from Fujikyu Highland back to Shinjuku on a weekday.

A millions thanks in advance again Sammyfloyd !

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8. Re: help with going to Hakone to Fujiq highland ...

Gotemba to Fuji Q:

translate.google.com/translate…

Fuji Q to Shinjuku:

…fujikyu.co.jp/english/gettinghere/01.html

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9. Re: help with going to Hakone to Fujiq highland ...

Ahh lemme go draft up the Hakone side trip plans now. Many thanks !

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