What to Expect
Mt. Fuji is one of the most popular destinations in Japan. There are a lot of places worth visiting on her base. As the local guide familiar with the Mt. Fuji area, I'll be able to customize one-day trip around there just for you.
The following are the suggested spots and activities you may visit and do. However, please make sure that you can select some from the list below as the transport network on the foot of Mt. Fuji is not developed enough to cover all spots.
1. The Lake Kawaguchiko area
・Mt. Kachi Kachi Ropeway (fare:800jpy) - Three-minute ropeway ride takes you to the top of Mt. Kachi Kachi which commands the stunning views of Mt. Fuji and her surroundings.
・Sightseeing boat "Un Soleil" (fare:930jpy) - Enjoy cruising in Lake Kawaguchiko
・Oishi park - It stands on the north side of the lake that offers you the wonderful landscape with Mt. Fuji.
・Itchiku Kubota Art Museum (admission fee:1,200jpy) - It features amaizingly beautiful Kimono works.
・A stroll along the lakeside with a great view of Mt. Fuji
・Sake brewery (participation fee:500jpy) - A short guided tour of the brewery and sake-tasting are available. However, the guided tour is not always conducted. Available dates for the brewery tour need checking in advance.
2. The Lake Saiko area
・Lava caves "Bat Cave" or "Wind Cave" (admission fee for each:300jpy) - Lava caves were formed by the eruption of Mt. Fuji occurred in 864.
・A short hike in Aokigahara forest - Trees and plants growing on the lava-covered ground have created the distinctive atmosphere. The forest is worthwhile visiting.
・Saiko Iyashi no sato Nenba (admission fee:300jpy) - Craft village with hatch-roofed houses in which traditional Japanese goods are available
・Lunch - "Hoto" noodles served with some vegetables in miso-based soup. (local specialty)
3. Chureito Pagoda (Arakurayama Sengen Park)
4. Oshino Hakkai (Oshino Eight springs)
[ Sample Itinerary ]
・Meet up at Kawaguchiko station and head for the Lake Saiko area by the sightseeing bus (Approx. 40min.)
・Enter a lava cave (Bat Cave-from Aprl to November / Wind Cave-from December to March)
・Explore the Aokigahara forest
・Have lunch at an eatery near Saiko Iyashi no sato Nenba or at a restaurant within the facility.
・Go back to the Kawaguchiko area by the sightseeing bus
・Enjoy the ropeway ride
・Visit Oishi park
* If you have any preferences other than the spots on the list above, please let me know.
The itinerary would be made flexibly in order to meet your requests.