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WHAT CAN I EXPECT FROM GUIDED TOURS?
To enjoy fun cars we have, we need fun roads to drive on! That's why we are in Hakone, a mecca of car enthusiasts near Mt. Fuji. Combined, the cars and roads constitute a real fun2drive experience.
Only 2 hours from Tokyo, Fun2Drive is conveniently located at a gateway to the greatest winding roads in Japan. Here, a number of great and legendary fun cars are awaiting fo you. As soon as getting behind the wheel, you can drive on a variety of winding roads while enjoying stunning scenery of Mt. Fuji, landscapes, lakes, oceans, etc...
For all car enthusiasts to best enjoy our cars, we have prepared guided tours, whereby you actually drive a Fun2Drive car by yourself while being led by our pace car on a variety of mountain passes. Whichever tour you choose to participate in, you will have a once-in-a-life-time fun2drive experience!
HOW DO I DRIVE?
On a tour, you will be driving in convey while being led by a pace car that our experienced guide drives. Radio transmissions will be used for timely communications among the participants and guide. The guide will lead you to ensure safety of the roads ahead, and adjust the pace in accordance with the participants' skills/requests, road/weather conditions, and any other factors to keep the tour as enjoyable as possible;)
CAN I DRIVE MORE THAN 1 CAR?
You are basically authorized to drive only the car you choose to participate in a tour. However, you can drive other participant's car(s) if he/she properly registers you as an additional driver to his/her participating car(s). Given that, a lot of our customers have come in as a group, chosen a different car for each group member, and registered each other as an additional driver so that they can enjoy driving/swapping multiple cars.
CAN I COME WITH FRIENDS AND FAMILY?
Yes, your friends and family are welcome to ride together free of charge as long as your car's capacity allows. Children are welcome and we have a rental child seat available. However, for safety reasons we do not recommend children under the age of 24 months attend this tour. Pets are not allowed.
CAN MY FAMILY AND/OR FRIENDS DRIVE THE CAR?
Yes, they can if they are properly registered as additional drivers.
I HAVE A GROUP OF PEOPLE WHO WOULD LIKE TO DO THE TOUR WITH ME. CAN WE BOOK MULTIPLE CARS AS A GROUP AND SWAP THEM WITHIN THE GROUP?
Yes, you can rent multiple cars as a group. You can swap the cars among the group members if the members are properly registered as additional drivers for the respective cars. For a rental of more than 3 cars, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
CAN I USE MY OWN CAMERA TO RECORD THE EXPERIENCE?
Because of our insurance policy, we restrict any other camera or video equipment in the cars. For more details, please consult our guide on the day of your tour.
CAN I BUY/HAVE FOOD AND DRINKS DURING THE TOUR?
You can purchase food and drinks during the tour. We ask you to refrain from having them when driving, though. Alcohol is not permitted.
WHAT HAPPENS IF IT RAINS?
Fun2Drive is open even in the rain. Our cars are equipped with tires to handle driving in any conditions. However, in the event the weather is so bad it is deemed unsafe to conduct a tour, Fun2Drive will either postpone your experience waiting for acceptable conditions or reschedule your experience for a date and time in the future.
IS THE TOUR CONDUCTED IN ENGLISH?
Yes, it will be conducted in English.
ARE THERE ANY REQUIREMENTS TO PARTICIPATE IN THE TOUR?
Our services are exclusive to Fun2Drive members, and overseas residents and/or non-Japanese nationals are required to present the following documents for membership:
- Home driver's license
- International driving permit based on the 1949 Geneva Convention or equivalent (N/A to a Japanese driver's license holder)
- Passport (to be pledged during your rental)
DO I HAVE TO BECOME A MEMBER FIRST? HOW DO I APPLY FOR FUN2DRIVE MEMBERSHIP?
You don't have to be a member when yet requesting for availability and quote. Instructions for membership will be provided as part of booking procedures.
WHAT IS THE MINIMUM AGE TO PARTICIPATE?
You must be 18 years of age and have a valid drivers license to drive.
DO I NEED TO KNOW HOW TO DRIVE A MANUAL TRANSMISSION?
Yes, you do except for certain cars equipped with paddle shifters.
CAN I BOOK THE TOUR FOR SOMEONE ELSE? I AM THINKING OF IT AS A SURPRISE GIFT.
You can book on behalf of someone else under certain circumstances while the actual driver is required to complete his/her booking procedures on site. Service charge of JPY1,080 applies for such an arrangement.
DO ALL THE DRIVERS HAVE TO BECOME MEMBERS?
Not necessarily. Only one unique member is required per each car. An appropriately registered additional driver can drive as long as he/she has a home driver's license and an international driving permit (or equivalent).
HOW DO I MAKE A RESERVATION?
It starts with a request form. Once you fill in the form, we will provide you with availability and quote via email, which also contains instructions for 2 booking procedures:
1. Down payment of JPY1,080 via credit card
2. Membership registration (if not a member yet)
We will send you a booking conformation once the procedures are properly completed.
CAN I SUBMIT CERTAIN DOCUMENTS LATER? I'M YET TO OBTAIN A PASSPORT AND/OR INTERNATIONAL DRIVING PERMIT.
We can wait on your passport and/or international driving permit under certain circumstances. You're required to submit all at least two weeks before your reservation.
CAN I RESCHEDULE OR GET A REFUND IF I CAN'T MAKE IT?
Subject to availability, your reservation may be re-scheduled or cancelled up to 30 days prior to the reservation with no fee. Re-scheduling or cancelling between 30 and one day before the reservation is subject to a 50% surcharge, and re-scheduling or cancelling within 24 hours of the reservation as well as no-shows will result in 100% forfeiture.
HOW MANY DAYS AHEAD DO I NEED TO MAKE A RESERVATION?
If you are not flexible in your plan, we strongly recommend that you book a tour as soon as possible. Some people book their tour as early as 1 year ahead.
WHERE IS FUN2DRIVE LOCATED? HOW CAN I GET TO FUN2DRIVE?
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WHAT HAPPENS IF I'M LATE TO MY SCHEDULED START TIME?
As we start each tour punctually, please make sure to come well in advance for your tour.
HOW CAN I PAY?
For booking, your credit/debit card is required for a down payment of JPY1,080. The remaining balance is to be paid by CASH ONLY on your reservation day.
DO YOU PROVIDE TRANSPORTATION SERVICES?
Due to our limited capability, we can provide you with pick-up/drop-off services only within a 3km radius.
CAN I LEAVE MY LUGGAGE AT FUN2DRIVE DURING THE TOUR?
Sure, you can;)
CAN I COME BY CAR AND LEAVE IT AT FUN2DRVIE DURING THE TOUR?
Sure, you can;)
WHAT ARE INCLUDED IN THE BASIC RATE?
Auto insurance, tour guide fee, and tax are included, while gasoline and tolls for rental car are excluded.
HOW MUCH WOULD GASOLINE AND TOLLS COST?
Approximate total cost of gasoline and tolls for Standard Tours is as follows:
-Holy Mt. Fuji Drive: JPY2,000
-Ultimate Hakone Drive: JPY7,000
-Mt. Fuji and Hakone Drive: JPY9,000
Such cost for Custom Tours depends on where, how, and how long you drive.
ARE THERE ANY OTHER OPTIONS TO PURCHASE?
You may purchase options as follows:
-Reduction of Deductible (Excess): JPY2,160
-An Additional Driver: JPY2,160 per Car
IS INSURANCE INCLUDED?
Yes, basic auto insurance is included. In the event of an accident, the following shall be covered by the customer:
- Deductible (excess) of JPY200,000* for damage to third party's property
- Deductible (excess) of JPY200,000* for damage to the rental car
- Any amount of damage that is not paid for by insurance company due to one's gross neglegence and so forth
- A Non-Operation Charge (NOC) of JPY100,000 if the rental car is drivable, and JPY200,000 if it is not drivable * There is an option to reduce the deductibles (excesses) at JPY2,160
CAN I RENT A CAR WITHOUT A GUIDE?
You could rent our car(s) without a guide, should you be over 26 years old and agree to certain terms and conditions. Please email us at email@example.com for more information.
HOW LONG IS MY MEMBERSHIP VALID?
It's valid as long as all the documents you have presented when applying for membership are valid.
DO YOU HAVE ANY RECOMMENDATIONS FOR ACCOMMODATION NEAR HAKONE?
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