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Customized 1-day tour around the Mt. Fuji area with a licensed local guide

by Tomomi
(11) Reviews
7h $ 252 Price up to 5 people

Highlights

  • The Lake Kawaguchiko area (Ropeway, Sightseeing boat, Oishi park, Kimono museum, etc.)
  • The Lake Saiko area (Lava Caves, Aokigahra forest, Saiko Iyashi no sato Nenba-Craft village, etc.)
  • Chureito Pagoda (Arakurayama Sengen Park)
  • Osino Hakkai (Oshino Eight springs)

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252.00 USD

Price up to 5 people
FREE cancelation 30 days prior

Extras (optional)

Additional charge per extra preson.
$ 36.00

Overview

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.

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) - 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.

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Highlights

  • The Lake Kawaguchiko area (Ropeway, Sightseeing boat, Oishi park, Kimono museum, etc.)
  • The Lake Saiko area (Lava Caves, Aokigahra forest, Saiko Iyashi no sato Nenba-Craft village, etc.)
  • Chureito Pagoda (Arakurayama Sengen Park)
  • Osino Hakkai (Oshino Eight springs)

Important

・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) and Kawaguchiko is available. The bus for 6:45am from Shinjuku is suitable to start the tour as scheduled.
* A booking for a round-trip ticket is highly recommended as the evening buses from Kawaguchiko to Tokyo are always busy.

What‘s included
Guide fee
What‘s not included
Transportation expense (you and guide) - Two-day pass for unlimited ride (1,500jpy) is available at Kawaguchiko station. Two-day pass covers the Saiko and Kawaguchiko areas.
Extra fares for Chureito Pagoda and Oshino Hakkai.
Lunch
Admission fees
Transportaion expense for guide is to be charged to you.
Meeting Point
Kawaguchiko station
Ending Point
Kawaguchiko station
Duration
7 hours
Starting time
09:00 AM ( recommended )   Flexible
Number of people
up to 5 people   Flexible

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I make changes after I book?

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

Starting and ending points of the tour.

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.

What happens after I book a tour?

After booking a tour, the guide will accept (or decline) your booking within 24 hours. Then you will be noticed by email from Triplelights.

Is the price per person or per group?

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.

Can I add more people to my booking?

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.

Will there be other tourists in my tour?

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.

Can the guide pickup me at the airport?

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.

I'm travelling alone. Can I book this tour?

Yes, you can and you may be able to get a discount if you are traveling alone. Price depends on which guide you choose.

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Cancellation Policy

  • If you cancel in the first 14 day(s) before the meeting date ,there is a 100% charge.
  • If you cancel between 15 and 29 day(s) in advance of the meeting date ,there is a 50% charge.
  • If you cancel at least 30 day(s) in advance of the meeting date, there is a 100% refund.
Reviews ( 11 )
KM Dennis KM Hong Kong ( Solo )
Excellent
2 weeks ago

“ Fantastic Aokigahara and Caves Tour ”

It was a happy and meaningful tour leaded by Tomomi in Aokigahara Forest and Caves. Ms Tomomi is friendly and caring person suggested traffic solutions to access Kawaguchiko station and to our tour meetup-point. She is also knowledgeable on natural and cultural in related to the area. There is no communication issue since Ms Tomomi speaks well English. We started from Wind Cave and Ice Cave, then Aokigahara Forest, Dragon Cave and ended at beautiful Saiko Lake. Though it was raining all the time, it didn't disturb the tour. I think employing a local guide is necessary since the Japan government and residents have been trying best to protect the valuable nature and culture. Visitors with different background can learn to respect the environment through the professional guide's introduction... read more

Tomomi:

Thank you very much for sending such a great review. I’m really happy that you enjoyed the tour despite the bad weather. Thanks to your kind and friendly manner during the tour, I also had a wonderful time with you!Your review will definitely encourage me to work harder as the local nature guide since your deep insight into the natural environment and the tourism of the Mt. Fuji area is impressive and inspiring. I learned a lot about your country and its current situation through the conversation with you. Thank you again for joining the tour! Hope you come back to the Mt. Fuji area which has various charms. They are worth sharing with you!

Nirupa Nirupa United States ( Family )
Excellent
2 months ago

“ MT. Fuji 1 day tour ”

Spending the day with Tomomi was like spending a day with a family friend. From the time I signed up for the tour she was helping me all the way from booking bus tickets from Tokyo to the list of places we can see in a day. She gave various options for planning the tour to see places around Mt.Fuji. Our highlight of the visit was the Ice cave and Aokigahara Forest which we would have never attempted on our own. Thank you Tomomi for your kindness and hospitality and making this Mt. Fuji trip unforgettable. I am going to recommend Tomomi as their guide to all my friends when they visit Mt.Fuji.

Tomomi:

Thank you so much for your warm review. It was a great pleasure for me to have showed you and your family around the Mt. Fuji area. I also felt like you were my old friend when I first met you as we had exchanged lots of messages and come to know well each other before meeting. Your husband and daughter were so friendly and kind that I could enjoy chatting with laughter all the way through the tour. I really appreciate your consideration. It was a perfect day to see magnificent view of Mt. Fuji from all places we visited, so Mt. Fuji welcomed your visit! She wasn’t shy luckily. Hope the photos you took during the tour remind you of the good memories you had with me!

Kiki( Kyoko) Kiki( United States ( Family )
Excellent
3 months ago

“ Excellent ”

Tomomi san was so sweet and an excellent tour guide. She also helped me to plan the tour in the limited time. My husband and stepson were very pleased with her knowledge. I would have her again and again when I come back to Mt. Fuji area. I know my stepson will have her for sure in the near future.

Tomomi:

Thank you so much for your great review. It was a perfect day to enjoy the breathtaking views of Mt. Fuji at all places we visited! Mt. Fuji from the Fifth Station was just magnificent. The beautiful conical shape of Mt. Fuji from Lake Kawaguchiko was stunning and delighted our eyes. I’m very happy that you all seemed satisfied with a day-trip around the Mt. Fuji area. Thanks to the friendly atmosphere you all created, I had a lot of fun chatting with you with laugher! I really appreciate your consideration for me. Hope Ryan will come back to the Mt. Fuji area for Mt. Fuji-climbing!

Hung Hung Viet Nam ( Friends )
Excellent
4 months ago

“ Excellent trip ”

Tomomi is a great guide with passion and good knowledge. She is very helpful, her English is very good. If you really want to experience something special beyond just sightseeing, then Tomomi is a perfect choice. I would highly recommend Tomomi as a guide. Thanks Tomomi, i did have a fantastic trip.

Tomomi:

Hi Hung-san! Thank you so much for giving me such a great review. I’m very happy that you all had a lot of fun experiencing what you wanted to do on the foot of Mt. Fuji. Lots of photos of the beautiful autumn leaves you took will remind you of the wonderful memories you had there. Next time you come to the Mt. Fuji area, the spring is definitely recommended! You can take a bunch of photos with cherry blossoms and Mt. Fuji in the background. Thank you again for having me as your guide. The time I shared with you all was so precious and fulfilling that I won’t forget it!

Jade Jade Australia ( Couple )
Excellent
4 months ago

“ Fun and informative!! ”

Tomomi-san was a great guide! The tour she gave us was as interesting and informative, and her English was very good. Highly recommended.

Tomomi:

Thank you very much for your great review. I’m pleased that you enjoyed exploring the beautiful forest and the stunning view of Mt. Fuji at the lakeside. I had a lot of fun spending some time with you as you guys were so friendly and cheerful. I felt like we were long-time friends. Hope you’ll come back to the Mt. Fuji area to discover something interesting and fascinating other than Mt. Fuji!