We had an excellent day in the Fuji area of Japan with Motoyuki. He was very friendly and informative. We visited the 5th Station on Mount Fuji and went for a walk beneath the slopes. Unfortunately due to the ever-present Fuji clouds, we didn't get a great view of the mountain, but it was very atmospheric and almost haunting. From there we had an authentic Japanese-style lunch - we tried a number of new foods, not all to our palates, but it was certainly an experience. Moto will help you feel at home even when you're eating horse intestines! Later, we visited Aokigahara Forest, which didn't disappoint. The forest is dense and very quiet, and despite its reputation, is a very beautiful, green and lush environment. I'd have liked to gone deeper into the forest but due to time, we stuck to the basic tourist trail. Moto also took us to a lesser known area of the forest with a strange shrine built into a cave. This is certainly a cool facet of the area that we'd have never found without Moto. After the forest we visited the wind and ice caves, which are interesting but much shorter than we imagined. We finished the day with a short drive around the lakeside, which was stunning. The mountains are wreathed in mist, and small rowboats wait on the shore. No view of the mountain, but the atmosphere is incredible. We needed more time to fully explore the lake area, including its tourist attractions, so that will have to wait for next time. I'd definitely recommend Moto as a tour guide. He planned the tour very well and I loved discussing the nature of the mountain, and the creepiness of the forest. Thank you Motoyuki!