Japan on a Whim

If you were given an opportunity to go to Japan in one week which would turn your world upside down because it was a last minute opportunity, would you do it?


I had not been to Tokyo since I was 5 years old. All I could recall was seeing pandas at the zoo.

I usually spend months planning our excursions. This time around, I gave us options to wherever our whim would take us, depending on how we felt and the weather, of course.

Spontaneity allows you the endless options to explore.

I took a chance and downloaded the Viator app (owned by TripAdvisor) and booked a day trip to Mount Fuji. Why not? When would we have a chance to go to Japan again? I’m not usually one to be part of a large tour group, but how else would we get to Mount Fuji without spending a fortune?

• Explore Mt Fuji, Lake Ashi, Mt Komagatake and Hakone National Park and return by bullet train to Tokyo
• Visit the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Mt Fuji
• Cruise the waters of beautiful Lake Ashi in a boat
• Ride the Mt Komagatake Ropeway (tram) for sweeping views of Hakone National Park
• See the bright red shrine and panoramic views on a stroll at the top of Mt Komagatake
• Learn from your knowledgeable guide about the history and significance of the sights you visit
• Travel in comfort by deluxe coach and bullet train (Shinkansen) on Tokyo’s most popular day tour
The coach bus took 2 1/2 hours to drive from Tokyo to Mount Fuji and only 35 minutes to get back to Tokyo by bullet train. Check it off the bucket list.
Being open to adventures gave us an unforgettable once in a lifetime experience of seeing Mount Fuji in person.
#Tokyo #Japan #MountFuji #travel

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