Fresh air, beautiful flowers, picturesque lakes at Mt.Fuji
Fresh air, beautiful flowers, picturesque lakes..all set to the backdrop of Japan's most famous mountain – Mount Fuji. On this private 11 hour nature tour, you will get to experience the best of the Mt.Fuji area, with a focus on the outdoors and nature.You will feel worlds away from the hustle and bustle of Tokyo as you picnic amongst wildflowers while taking in the spectacular view of Mt.Fuji.This tour includes a private car or van, and your own personal English speaking guide. Unlike other tours, you will spend plenty of time outside the bus and in the nature.
① Pickup from your hotel in Tokyo and drive to the Kawaguchiko area (8:00〜10:30)
② Tenjoyama Park and the Mt.Fuji Panoramic Ropeway (10:30〜12:00)
With your guide, you will take the Mt.Fuji Panoramic Ropeway up 1,075m to the summit of Mt.Tenjo.From there you can see wonderful views of Lake Kawaguchiko (the most famous of the Fuji Five Lakes) with Mt.Fuji in all its glory in the background.Feel free to enjoy an icecream or snack from a stall at the top.Once you have soaked in the view, you will hike back down, enjoying an easy 40 minute trek along the “hydrangea road”, a path through the woods lined on both sides with hydrangea flowers.
(*In Sakura season, instead enjoy the famous five-story pagoda Chureito Pagoda. If you have ever seen a photo of a pagoda surrounded by cherry blossoms with Mt.Fuji in the background, chances are it was the Chureito Pagoda. In Sakura season we will drive to Arakurayama Park and ascend the 398 stone steps up to the pagoda. From there you can relax and enjoy the breathtaking views of hundreds of cherry blossoms and of course, Mt.Fuji.)
③ Lunch at Hotokura Funari Kawaguchiko (12:15~13:00)
Try the famous dish of the Kawaguchiko area - hoto noodles. Hoto noodles are like a heartier, thicker version of udon, served hot with vegetables in the stew.
④ Cycle around Lake Kawaguchiko and Oishi Park (13:10〜13:50)
You will rent bicycles at the Shiki no Yado Fujisan hotel and cycle 2.9km around the sparkling lake. You will then drop off your bikes at the Kawaguchiko Boathouse and be driven a few minutes to Oishi Park. Oishi Park is home to fields of flowers spreading like a carpet along the lakeshore.This is a lovely spot to take a rest and refresh, and take hundreds of photos of the flowers together with Mt. Fuji!
⑤ Lake Saiko (14:05)
Sitting beside the lush green of the Aokigahara Forest, Lake Saiko is perhaps the most tranquil of the Fuji Five Lakes.It's filled with crystal clear blue water and is the best place in the area for swimming or boating.Here you can take some wonderful photos of Mt.Fuji, or even go for a dip if you need refreshing.
⑥ Iyashi no Sato Nemba (14:10〜14:55)
Iyashi no Sato offers you the chance to explore a traditional Japanese farming village. Near to the shores of Lake Saiko, the village was destroyed in a landslide in 1966, but was reconstructed in 2006 as an open air museum.You can see how people once lived and try your hand at some traditional crafts and old-fashioned toys.
⑦ Fugaku Wind Cave (15:05〜15:30)
Situated in the infamous Aokigahara forest, the "Ice Cave" stays at freezing temperatures even in the heat of summer Due to this, it was historically used for storing ice for use in the warmer months.You can enter the depths of the earth and explore this historic cave.
⑧ Yurari Onsen (15:40〜16:30)
Relax and unwind from your active day by trying a Japanese onsen (hot spring)! With both private and public baths available, you can soak in the healing mineral waters while enjoying your last view of Mt.Fuji before you head back to the city.
⑨ Return to your hotel (16:30〜19:00 * possibility for delays due to traffic heading back into the city)
・ Enjoy fantastic panoramic views of Lake Kawaguchiko and Mt.Fuji
・ Hike the hydrangea filled paths of Mt.Tenjo
・ Cycle around the lake with Fuji as your backdrop
・ Beautiful flowers amid Mt.Fuji at Oishi Park
・ See how people lived back then at Iyashi no Sato
・ Explore an ice cave in Aokigahara
・ Experience a Japanese hot spring
・ There is often a traffic jam on the drive back into Tokyo so be careful if making plans for the evening, there is a high possibility to be late
・ The tour is customisable so feel free to skip anything, or request a change
This price is per group, so is the same regardless of number of people.
|Duration||11 hours (approx)|
|Hours of availability||
• Private transportation including gas and highway fees
• Food and drinks
Day trip to My Fuji
Excellent trip on a beautiful sunny day and the views of Mr Fuji were stunning ! Our guide Yoshima Sakai was excellent on role of guide and knowlege of the area including the history was 1st class. Great private transport arrangements with a very good driver.Would certainly recommend the guide / driver for this type of trip for English speaking tourists. Doug Smith