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Hakone and Fujikawaguchiko

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Hakone and Fujikawaguchiko

We (retired husband and wive) have 14 days JR Pass and stay in Shinjuku.

We want to take a JR train from Shinjuku to Odawa and take the local transportation into Hanoke to stay a night.

Next day, take the local transportation to Kawaguchiko, and then to Otusik.

What is the pass (and cost) which we need to purchase to get into these areas?

What is the bus or train we need to take to Kawaguchi and then to Otusik?

Thank you

Thomas

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1. Re: Hakone and Fujikawaguchiko

JR Pass is meant for long distance travel. Staying at Shinjuku and then just going on day trips won't make the Pass pay off for any sort of reasonable itinerary.

Post your complete itinerary down to the day for accurate pass assessment.

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2. Re: Hakone and Fujikawaguchiko

As Sammyfloyd said, unless we know your whole itinerary, we cannot assess if the 14 Pass JR Pass is good for you. I personally select Kawaguchiko over Hakone, if you are going to Matsumoto and then to the north or the west from Matsumoto and avoid visiting both because that costs.

Here is the Fuji Hakone Pass which cost 8,000 yen.

http://www.japan-guide.com/e/e2358_014.html

Whether it's Kawaguchiko or Hakone, if you can see Mt. Fuji clearly depends on the weather: if it's sunny, OK. Rainy, no good. Cloudy, good or bad, and how long you can see Mt. Fuji can affect it because the clouds move in a day. Thus, IMO, you have more chances in Kawaguchiko to see Mt. Fuji than in Hakone in cloudy days, because there are many hotels and Ryokans there in which you can see the mountain from your room.

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