Excursion: Mt. Fuji, Hakone Pass & Flower Gardens

An excursion on water at Lake Ashi, and a visit to flower gardens, hopefully with cherry blossoms

A boat excursion on Lake Ashi with a wonderful view of Mt. Fuji, a visit to the famous pass of Hakone illustrated by Hiroshige and of a flower garden where with luck we can enjoy cherries, but there are always many other wonderful flowers.

Details
Time: 07:30-17:30 (approx. 10 hours)
Price: JPY17,000 per person
Condition: Minimum Participants required 30 persons, maximum 40 persons
Included: Transportation, English speaking guide, lunch, entrance tickets
Assembly Time: 07:20
Assembly Point: JR Ueno Station Park Exit, Tokyo Bunka Kaikan

Itinerary
Ueno Station Hakone Sekisho-ato Port – Hakone-en Port – Okada Museum of Art Lunch @Gora Kadan – Hakone Gora Park Ueno Station

Highlights
Lake Ashi Excursion Boat:
Large excursion boats modeled after medieval European pirate and merchant ships give cruises around beautiful Lake Ashi, a crater lake with a circumference of nearly 18 kilometers. In autumn the deck of an excursion boat is the ideal place from which to savor the flame-tinted leaves of trees along the shoreline and in the surrounding mountains. Teeming with trout and black bass, the lake is a mecca for fishermen. Swimming and boating are also popular. Lake Ashi is also well known for the inverted reflection of Mt. Fuji. The inverted
reflection can be seen from many points along the shore. However, it is best viewed near the torii gate along the road between
Hakonemachi and Moto-Hakone at daybreak on a clear, calm day.

Okada Museum of Art:
Okada Museum of Art generally displays about 350 artworks such as painting, pottery & porcelain, lacquer ware and Buddhist arts
including both sculptures and paintings in the most spacious museum building in Hakone. Those art pieces of Japan, China and Korea
are dating from ancient times to the modern period. After touring the galleries, visit the footbath café and relax your feet in the footbath
with 100% natural hot spring water that constantly flows from the source, or enjoy a stroll in the beautiful garden. (The extra admission
fee, JPY 300, is required for the garden) The Special Exhibition is planned to be “A Museum Journey: Traveling the Fifty-Three Stations of
the Tokaido through Hiroshige’s Prints”.