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Fuji Hakone Pass: Where to Buy and Is It Worth It?

by Ryu_C@RakuRakuJP

Discounted tickets ideal for sightseeing in Mt. Fuji and Hakone

If you can go to Mount Fuji and Hakone, two very popular hot spring areas, in the next vacation, it will certainly be a very rare itinerary. But if you pay attention to the local transportation costs, you will probably find that the transportation costs to these two areas are very high. It seems that the itinerary to enjoy the scenery of Mount Fuji and experience the hot springs is not something that ordinary people can afford to arrange.

Indeed, the transportation costs of Mt. Fuji, Lake Kawaguchi, and the Hakone area are really high. Take the Kawaguchiko Tour Bus as an example. If you depart from Kawaguchiko Station, it will cost ¥300 to go to the hot spring hotel next to Kawaguchiko. It is not uncommon for a one-way fare to exceed ¥1,000 yen if it is a long-distance journey. If you want to visit Mt. Fuji and Hakone within a limited transportation budget, it is basically an impossible task.

However, because Mount Fuji and Hakone are both traditional hot spring areas and popular attractions for enjoying Mount Fuji, in order to encourage more people to visit Mount Fuji and Hakone and stay in local hot spring hotels, the Fuji-Hakone Pass was launched. It is specially designed to allow overseas tourists who visit Mount Fuji and Hakone to use the discount package to take unlimited rides on designated transportation in the Mount Fuji and Hakone areas.

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Features of the Fuji-Hakone Pass

If you want to visit Mt. Fuji, Lake Kawaguchi, and Hakone within the same itinerary, the Fuji-Hakone Pass will be the most suitable package for you.

Because as long as you purchase this Fuji Hakone Tour Pass, you can use this Fuji Hakone Tour Ticket to take the required transportation to the main attractions during the entire Fuji Hakone three-day tour itinerary.

For example, the Odakyu Electric Railway train departing from Shinjuku Station in Tokyo to Hakone Yumoto, the pirate sightseeing ship in the Hakone area, the Hakone cable car, the climbing tram, the mountaineering bus, etc., or the bus routes connecting the Hakone area - Mount Fuji area, As well as bus routes within the Mt. Fuji and Kawaguchiko areas, you can ride freely.

The route map of the Fuji-Hakone Travel Pass. You can use different means of transportation with one set ticket. (Click to enlarge the picture)

Means of transportation included in the Fuji-Hakone Freepass

The means of transportation included in the entire Fuji-Hakone Pass can be divided into two areas: Hakone and Mt. Fuji. The designated means of transportation include:

Designated means of transportation in Mt. Fuji Kawaguchiko area

  1. Mt. Fuji and Lake Kawaguchi Area Sightseeing Bus (designated section, connecting different scenic spots such as Fuji Five Lakes, Gotemba, Oishi, etc.)
  2. Fujikyu Railway (Kawaguchiko Station – Otsuki Station)
  3. Kawaguchiko Tour Bus, Saiko Tour Bus, and Mt. Fuji Area Tour Bus

Designated means of transportation in the Hakone area

  1. Hakone Tozan Tram
  2. Hakone Tozan Bus (designated section)
  3. Hakone Tozan Ropeway
  4. Hakone Ropeway
  5. Hakone Lake Ashinoko Pirate Cruise
  6. Odakyu Hakone Expressway Bus (designated section)
  7. Tokai Bus Orange Shuttle (designated area)
  8. Hakone Tozan "Sightseeing Cruise Bus"

Means of Transportation Connecting to Shinjuku, Tokyo

  • Odakyu Electric Railway one-way ticket (Shinjuku Station – Shin-Matsuda Station)
Mt. Fuji Transportation Pass
The Fuji-Hakone Pass can be used to take the Kawaguchiko Bus and get additional discounts on other sightseeing transportation. (Click to enlarge the picture)

Itinerary planning for the Fuji-Hakone Freepass

Although the Fuji-Hakone Pass can save you a lot of transportation costs during your travels in Mount Fuji and Hakone, for you who use this Pass for the first time, the transportation arrangements may be too complicated. If you have not decided how to use this Fuji-Hakone Travel Pass, you can also refer to the following itinerary planning, so that this package can save you the most transportation expenses.

Transportation from Shinjuku, Tokyo

Since the Fuji-Hakone Travel Pass only includes the Oda Tetsu Electric Railway ticket connecting Shinjuku and Hakone, not between Shinjuku and KawaguchikoFuji Kyuko Bus, orFuji Tour Train. So when you are planning your itinerary, you should pay attention to whether your Fuji-Hakone three-day tour itinerary will first visit Hakone, or first depart to Kawaguchiko Station.

To put it simply, if you will go to Kawaguchiko Station first and enjoy the view of Mt. Fuji, buy a Fuji-Hakone Tour Pass from Otsuki and Kawaguchiko. Fuji-Hakone Freepass departing from the station. Since the transportation ticket connecting Otsuki, Kawaguchiko and Tokyo Shinjuku is not included in the Fuji Hakone Tour Pass, you only need to buy a bus ticket at Kawaguchiko Station or Shinjuku Station, or JR Fuji You can travel with a ticket.

How to effectively use the Fuji-Hakone Pass?

For the Fuji Hakone Travel Pass, which is only valid for three days, there is only one way to effectively use this package, which is to visit Hakone and Lake Kawaguchi at the same time. The main reason is that if you simply go to Hakone, you can also consider buying a cheaper one.Hakone 3-Day Tour Pass. Since the number of vehicles in Lake Kawaguchi is relatively small, and the fare is not as high as that in the Hakone area, visiting Hakone and Lake Kawaguchi at the same time can maximize the effectiveness of the Fuji Hakone Pass.

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Transportation arrangements in the Hakone area

As for the effective use of the Fuji-Hakone Pass, in the Hakone area, you only need to arrangeHakone day tripItinerary, and take most of the transportation once, you can almost recover most of the cost of the entire Fuji-Hakone Pass.

For example, the one-way charge for the Hakone Pirate Ship is ¥1,200, and the one-way charge for the Hakone Cable Car is ¥1,500. In addition, the charges for taking the Hakone Tozan Bus and Hakone Tozan Tram to different Hakone attractions are also about ¥2,000. Yen or so. In addition, the fare of the Odakyu Electric Railway connecting Shinjuku Station to Shin-Matsuda Station also costs ¥800.

If you simply calculate the expenses of different Hakone transportation means, basically you only need to arrange a one-day trip, starting from Hakone Yumoto to Motohakone Port, then departing from Motohakone Port to Yuantai Station, and finally returning to Hakone Yumoto Station through Gora Station. Just take all the Hakone transportation once, in fact, you can get back the ticket cost of about 50% of the Fuji-Hakone Pass.

More accommodation options in the Hakone area: Recommended list of Hakone Onsen Hotels

The time required to go around Hakone from Hakone-Yumoto Station
The main means of transportation in the Hakone area. (Click to enlarge the picture)

Transportation arrangements between Hakone – Kawaguchiko

Generally speaking, the only way to connect Hakone and Kawaguchiko is to take the Mt. Fuji bus that passes through Gotemba, because other transportation methods take longer to get there.

The Fuji-Hakone Pass will become a must-have ticket package for a three-day tour of Mt.

If the transportation expenses in the Hakone area are included at the same time, before you arrive at Kawaguchiko to visit Mount Fuji, you have already recovered the cost of the entire package ticket, which is about 80%.

Transportation arrangements in the Kawaguchiko area

There are a variety of transportation options throughout the Mt. Fuji area, connecting Kawaguchiko Station to different major attractions. The Fuji-Hakone Tour Pass includes Kawaguchiko Tour Bus, West Lake Tour Bus, Fuji Lake Tour Bus, etc., all kinds of transportation that you have the opportunity to take during the one-day tour of Mount Fuji.

The average one-way fare of these vehicles is about ¥300-¥500. Basically, it can be said that it is not difficult to spend more than ¥1,000 yen on different buses in one day.

If you set off to Oshino Hakkai on the afternoon of the next day, then take a bus from Kawaguchiko Station to KawaguchikoSpa Hotel, you have already spent about ¥1,500 on transportation, which is the additional cost of getting back the 15% package of the Fuji-Hakone Pass.

If you arrange to visit two scenic spots in the Kawaguchiko area on the third day of the itinerary, such asTenjō-Yama Park,Kawaguchiko Herb Museum, every time you visit an attraction, you can save ¥600-¥800 in transportation fees, which is about the cost of the 10% package of the Fuji-Hakone Pass.

More Lake Kawaguchi and Mount Fuji travel information: Lake Kawaguchi Tourist Information Classification

Discounts on tickets for the Fuji-Hakone Freepass

In addition to being able to take unlimited rides on designated means of transportation, you can also get additional ticket discounts by using the Fuji-Hakone Travel Pass. like in HakoneGora ParkAllows you to enter for free, at Mount Fuji'sfuyue wind point,Kawaguchiko Excursion Boat,Tianshangshan Park Cable Car, and more scenic spots in Kawaguchiko and Mount Fuji areas can get additional ticket discounts.

And these attractions are also some must-see places in the itinerary of Mt. Fuji and Hakone. So if you want to fully recover the cost of the entire package within the three-day Fuji-Hakone itinerary and get more additional discounts, it is actually easier than you think.

Transportation methods and travel times connecting Mt. Fuji and Hakone

When planning the itinerary for the next day, that is, when taking a bus from Hakone to Lake Kawaguchi, or from Lake Kawaguchi to Hakone, you must pay attention to the traffic time, bus route, and departure time of different buses.

especially when looking at differentTraffic APPSometimes, it may show that it only takes about 2.5 hours to travel from Hakone-Yumoto Station to Kawaguchiko Station. However, because there are not many buses departing from Gotemba Station, there is only one bus per hour.

So if you want to check into the room of Kawaguchiko Onsen Hotel on time at 15:00 in the afternoon, it would be better to reserve about 4 hours of traffic time, that is, it would be better to start from Hakone Yumoto Station at 11:00 in the morning, so that you can enjoy the hot springs every minute, every second.

Travel time between Mt. Fuji, Kawaguchiko and Shinjuku
Calculate the travel time between Mt. Fuji, Lake Kawaguchi, and Hakone-Yumoto Station. (Click to enlarge the picture)

How to purchase the Fuji-Hakone Freepass

If you plan to use the Fuji-Hakone Tour Pass to go sightseeing in Lake Kawaguchi and the Hakone area, you can buy a package ticket at the Shinjuku West Exit Odakyu Tourist Service Center. Under normal circumstances, you only need to tell the staff where to start, and provide your passport to the staff for verification.

Odakyu Customer Service Center where the pass is sold
You can buy the Fuji-Hakone Travel Pass at the Odakyu Tourist Service Center at the West Exit of Shinjuku. (Click to enlarge the picture)

Another way to buy a Fuji-Hakone Pass is to pre-purchase tickets before departure and useTicket discounts provided by klook, exchanged for a physical package ticket upon arrival at Shinjuku Station. Compared with the general on-site ticket purchase, this kind of ticket purchase method can get an additional discount of about 5%. For some passengers who have already decided on their itinerary, it is definitely a way to buy tickets that cannot be missed.


If you like the scenery of Mount Fuji and enjoy the hot springs, the Fuji-Hakone Pass is the most suitable package for this trip, because it allows you to save more transportation costs when taking the main means of transportation. . At the same time, the discount of the Fuji-Hakone Tour Pass is designed around the main itinerary, so that you can get additional discounts on admission tickets when you visit different attractions.

If you are planning to visit Mt. Fuji, Lake Kawaguchi, and Hakone, in addition to purchasing the Fuji-Hakone Travel Pass before departure, you can also open the Fuji-Hakone travel information category. We have prepared more scenic spot information, accommodation discounts, Ticket discounts. I believe that you can get a new and different experience in this trip.

More Mt. Fuji and Hakone travel information

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