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

by Tomomi
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7h $ 249 Price up to 4 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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249.20 USD

Price up to 4 people
FREE cancellation 14 days prior

Extras (optional)

Additional charge per extra preson.
$ 35.60

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) - 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.

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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 7:15am from Shinjuku is suitable to start the tour as scheduled.
* A booking for a round-trip ticket is highly recommended as bus seats between Tokyo and Kawaguchiko would be fully booked up.

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 4 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 at least 14 day(s) in advance of the meeting date, there is a 100% refund.
  • If you cancel between 2 and 13 day(s) in advance of the meeting date, there is a 20% charge.
  • If you cancel within 1 day prior to the meeting date, there is a 40% charge.
  • If you cancel on the meeting date, there is no refund.
Reviews ( 1 )
Excellent
1 week ago |   by Vickie

“ Amazing trip made even better with Ms. Tomomi as the guide ”

My family and I had a day and half in Kawaguchiko. To maximize the experience, we retained the service of Ms. Tomomi as our guide for a one-day tour. It was a very rewarding experience. Ms. Tomomi was very responsive in the pre-trip correspondences. After knowing the type of activities we were interested in, she put together a proposed plan for the day trip. We toured around Kawaguchiko and Saiko areas -- visited Kitaguchi Hongu Fuji Sengen Jinja Shrine, checked out Bat Cave, walked through Aokigahara forest, and visited Saiko Iyashi no sato Nemba. Ms. Tomomi was punctual and knowledgeable with very good English. She's engaging and considerate when she noticed that we might want to spend more time in a particular area so that she could make quick adjustments to the plan. All said, I am very happy that I came across this site and found Ms. Tomomi to be our guide. It was a really fun day for myself, my sister, and my mom! I would highly recommend anyone planning to visit Mt. Fuji area to retain the service of Ms. Tomomi. She's fantastic!