Hakone, part of a magnificent national park and gateway to Japan's illustrious Mt. Fuji. Fuji-san, as it's known in Japanese, stands 3776m high and dominates the region southwest of Tokyo. Hakone is probably the most famous spot for Fuji viewing, allowing a glimpse of that picture-postcard perfect volcanic cone.
From playful monkeys, sumo lessons, kimono clad geishas and spiritual shrines to futuristic skyscrapers, quirky theme restaurants and Harajuku clad teens, this adventure is packed with Japanese cultural adventures from past, present and future.