Japan's iconic volcano is just a short trip from Tokyo writes Sarah Pollok.

It's hard to imagine Japan without the bold shape of Mt Fuji coming to mind. So if you're ready to take a break from the neon chaos of Tokyo, escape to the mountains and tick this iconic attraction off your bucket list, Hakone is the place to go.

Getting there

Hakone is within Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park. Travellers can take a bus or car, but for the proper Japanese experience, you simply can't go past the train. Take the express via Shinjuku for a two-hour trip with a

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