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Possible to drive to Mt Fuji/Gotemba?

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Possible to drive to Mt Fuji/Gotemba?

Hi, apologies in advance if this topic has been discussed before, i just couldnt find the related thread/post.

We are from Malaysia, going to tokyo in April 2018 - we have 3 adults and 2 very young kids in the group. We would like to visit Mt Fuji and Gotemba. We are staying at Shibuya.

Is it possible for us to rent a car and drive ourselves to Mt Fuji/Hakone area and Gotemba? Is it difficult to drive in and around Tokyo? Any advice on private tour to visit those places at our own leisure time?

Many thanks in advance.

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1. Re: Possible to drive to Mt Fuji/Gotemba?

>> Is it possible for us to rent a car and drive ourselves to Mt Fuji/Hakone area and Gotemba?

yes if you have the proper licence (IDP) https://rent.toyota.co.jp/eng/drive/

>> Is it difficult to drive in and around Tokyo?

congestion, road toll

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2. Re: Possible to drive to Mt Fuji/Gotemba?

Q1. about 2 hours from Tokyo/Shibuya to Gotemba, expect congestions on Tomei expressway, average steering speed won't exceed 80km/h despite paying tolls.

Q2. also getting lost even with GPS, taking wrong turns, exits etc. Not a good idea to drive in Tokyo metropolitan area at all. Just take public transports.

Edited: 18 November 2017, 02:41
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3. Re: Possible to drive to Mt Fuji/Gotemba?

It's fine to rent a car once you get closer to the Fuji area. For example, you can make a good 2-3 day trip visiting Hakone and Fuji Five Lakes, using Odawara as you car pick-up/drop-off point.

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