You can have your trip customized based on your interests! Mt. Fuji embraces natural beauty on her base where beautiful forests, lava caves and lakes with magnificent views of Mt. Fuji spread. As the local guide born and brought up in the Mt. Fuji area, I'll be able to suggest some interesting spots worth visiting and arrange the itinerary as you like.
Feel free to personalize this offer with Tomomi.
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. Fuji Panoramic Ropeway (fare:900jpy) - 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:1000jpy) - 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) - A small 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)
[ Model 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 a look around Saiko Iyashi no sato Nenba and have lunch at a Japanese-style restaurant within the facility.
・Go back to the Kawaguchiko area by the sightseeing bus
・Enjoy the ropeway ride and/or the sightseeing boat "Un Soleil"
・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.
・Transportation expense (you and guide) - Two-day pass for unlimited bus rides is available for 1,500jpy. It covers the Saiko and Kawaguchiko areas.
・Extra fares are required if you visit Chureito Pagoda and Oshino Hakkai as Two-day pass doesn’t cover the area where the two places are located.
＊Transportation expense and lunch for the guide are to be charged to you.
＊Transportation expense and lunch for the guide are to be charged to you.
・Wear comfortable shoes for a long walk. Sneakers would be preferable.
・Bring enough cash to pay admission fees, bus fare and lunch.
・Keep in mind that Mt. Fuji won't be visible depending on the weather condition.
・Highway bus connecting Tokyo (Shinjuku Expressway Bus Terminal) and Kawaguchiko is available. The bus for 6:45am from Shinjuku is suitable to start the tour as scheduled.
* The purchase of a round-trip ticket is highly recommended as the highway bus tickets from Kawaguchiko to Tokyo are always sold out quickly.
Yes! If you need to make changes such as removing or adding someone to your booking or changing the date or time of your tour, contact us by phone or email
After you secure your booking, the starting and ending points of your tour can be customized to your convenience (ex.: your hotel, nearby stations, etc.). Don't worry, we will take care of you! Some tours may have an extra fee for this service, make sure to check the tour page.
After booking a tour, the guide will accept (or decline) your booking within 24 hours. Then you will be noticed by email from Triplelights.
The price is charged per group. Which means that you make a one-time payment for your entire group and the price will not change if it is less or more people.
Some guides accept extra people (more than the specified number) for an extra charge. Please check for the extras on the tour or booking page, or contact your guide directly to clarify.
No. Your tour is private, only for you and your family or friends, there will be no other group of tourists together in your tour.
Yes, but there will be additional charge for that and it is not by car. The guide will go pick you up using public transportations. For further details, please contact your guide directly.
Yes, you can and you may be able to get a discount if you are traveling alone. Price depends on which guide you choose.
Tomomi was really fantastic. She was so full of knowledge of both the Mount Fuji area and of Japan in general. She takes nature tours and was so friendly. We had a truly amazing time with her. And her English was the best we have encountered here in Japan !
Thank you very much for your great review, Gary and Suzanne! We spent just half a day together, but I had a wonderful time with you as you two were super friendly and kind. I love your jokes! What *******ted about during the tour varied from something serious to funny ones. I enjoyed all. I was really lucky to be your guide! Mt. Fuji and myself always welcome your visit again. Arigato-gozaimasita.
Tomomi was very helpful and such a great companion to our family day at Mt Fuji. Very flexible as we had a handicapped father. She adjusted beautifully throughout the day that included her joining us on a fantastic speedboat ride on Lake Fuji. Definitely worth the extra money for a guide and she speaks incredibly great English. She made the trip memorable and even helped my dad which gave us a quick shopping trip break. Couldn’t do that great of a day without her!
Thank you very much for your great comment on the day-tour. The time we spent together was short, but precious for me. I was just happy that I became part of your family and shared some memories your dad had in Japan in his childhood. The highlight of your day-trip must have been a speedboat we rode in Lake Kawaguchiko. You guys all seemed to be thrilled with it and have super fun! It was too exciting for me though.. Hope you all come back to Japan in winter to see a breathtaking view of Mt. Fuji and to enjoy “Onsen” (hot spring) which would be effective for your dad. Arigatou gozaimashita!
Tomomi is a knowledgeable and personable guide who took us for a full day visiting the Aokigahara Forest and surrounding area. She was both responsive to our requests and able to offer suggestions that always were the best option. We hiked several miles in the forest with Tomomi pointing out intriguing natural features. We also visited the Bat Cave and the entrance to the Water Cave. All the locals knew Tomomi which allowed us to see some sights that are usually private. We highly recommend Tomomi if you want a personalized and informative guide and companion while visiting the five lakes region.
Thank you for giving me such a good review, Otak-san. It was a great joy for me to see you all enjoy hiking in the forest and wandering around the craft village. The hike in the forest was a bit longer than scheduled. However, I believe it was worth the time since we were able to get to where your son wanted to visit. I really had fun chatting with you all, sharing lots of topics we were interested in. Although Mt. Fuji was too shy to come out this time, she is always there to welcome your visit again. Hope you come back to find more must-sees!
Tomomi right from our first communication was thoughtful and thorough. We knew that we didn't want to do the mainstream things when we visited the Mt Fuji area. We had a couple of ideas that we shared with Tomomi. She not only got back to us with some suggestions she went the extra mile to provide websites and supporting details to help us make the best selection for us. We booked a full day tour and a private van and again Tomomi took the extra steps of coordinating with our driver to make sure that our day would go smoothly. Yesterday, we spent the day with Tomomi and it was all that we wanted and more, her knowledge of the area, of nature, of Mt Fuji and of the culture were greatly appreciated. Her verbal and written skills are exceptional but what we enjoyed most was her genuin... read more
Thank you so much for your great comments on the day-tour we had. I had a precious time with you all. I felt like I was part of your family as we had something in common, especially nature! Your girls were fascinated with everything they saw and found in the forest. They made me happy since my joy as the guide is to see my guests having fun during the tour. Your family’s deep interest in Japanese culture at Kimono art museum was quite inspiring. It was just fantastic to have matcha green tea in the serene atmosphere, viewing the beautiful Japanese-style garden, wasn’t it? We just spent a day together which was quite short, but will be the unforgettable memory for me. Thank you very much again for sharing your time with me! Hope you come back to the Mt. Fuji are again to see Mt. Fuji near... read more
Tomomi is wonderful! She is very knowledgeable and helpful. She made it very easy to navigate how to get there. Highly recommend booking a tour with Tomomi!
Thank you for giving me a good review, Sara-san. You and your cousins were so cheerful and friendly all the way during the hike that I had a lot of fun with you all. I’m just happy to have showed you around the forest as you had great interest in what you saw and experienced there. Mt. Fuji did not show us her beautiful appearance on that day unfortunately. However, now you have good reason to come back to the Mt. Fuji area again. To see Mt. Fuji!