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

by Tomomi
(7) Reviews
7h $ 246 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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246.40 USD

Price up to 5 people
FREE cancelation 30 days prior

Extras (optional)

Additional charge per extra preson.
$ 35.20

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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Tomomi Licensed Guide
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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 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 ( 7 )
Jade Jade Australia ( Couple )
Excellent
3 weeks 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!

Sheila Sheila United States ( Family )
Excellent
4 weeks ago

“ Tomomi is your guide to an informative, fun time! ”

Tomomi was terrific from the moment my family and I stepped off the bus! There was an accident in route and so we were late on arrival but Tomomi shuffled things around and we were still able to do all that we wanted. She is excellent as a tour guide! She is extremely knowledgeable and her English is perfect! I wouldn't hesitate to book her again! We have made a lifelong friend! Aloha! Sheila Nagaji-Santos

Tomomi:

Thank you for your great review. It will definitely encourage me to make more efforts to become a better guide until next time I see you! You all were so kind and friendly that I really enjoyed guiding you around the Kawaguchiko area. The time we spent together was quite short. However, it was precious and brought me a lot of pleasure. The wonderful photos you sent me will always remind me of the great memories of the trip I had with you. Hope I come to your place sometime very soon in the future. I’m also happy to have made lifelong friends!

Sarah Sarah Germany ( Solo )
Excellent
1 month ago

“ Aokigahara with Tomomi ”

When people hear "aokigahara" most of them think of a spooky, dangerous place. Tomomiさん showed me the beauty of the forest, it's unique nature. In advanced we talked about what I was interested in and she modified the trip she normally does, so it fitted right into what I wanted to do/see. Tomomiさん explained everything from interest and could answer the questions I had sovereign. It was very interesting listening to her and to learn about the area. I had a lot of fun and I hope I can have a tour with Tomomiさん when I come back to Japan with my family. Thank you very much for the awesome time, Tomomi さん!

Tomomi:

Thank you so much for your great review, Sarahさん!It was a great pleasure for me to show you around the Aokigahara area and meet your satisfaction. I really had a wonderful time sharing what we are interested in during the tour. Your deep insight into nature and all living things was quite impressive. The four-hour hike just went so fast because I had so much fun with you. Hope you’ll come back to Japan with your family and enjoy rich nature on the foot of Mt. Fuji. Sarahさん, your Japanese was excellent. Please keep it up!

Dustin Dustin Hong Kong ( Couple )
Excellent
2 months ago

“ Tomomi san is excellent, so happy we had her as our guide ”

The whole experience with Tomomi san is just top notch, from very quick response time to insanely detailed suggestions. She speaks fluent English, extyremely friendly and very considerate. My girl friend and myself had a wonderful time, all thanks to Tomomi san. We went to a very nice trail, had some very good local food and she try her best to accommodate all our requests, to the point it was past the hiring time and she even help us to arrange transportation on days we didn’t hire her. We recommend her with zero hesitation, she will make sure you have a wonderful time around Mount Fuji! Thanks again, Tomomi san!

Tomomi:

Thank you so much again for having me as your guide! It is a great joy for me to have taken you to the Ochudo trail since that area is definitely worth visiting though it isn’t well-known! You guys were very friendly and considerate to me throughout the tour, so that hearty atmosphere allowed me to guide you around the Mt. Fuji area with relax. The great success in your private tour was actually attributed to you! I really appreciated it.

Timothy Timothy United States ( Family )
Excellent
2 months ago

“ Awesome Forest Adventure ”

Tomomi was a great guide with tons of knowledge about the forest and the caves. She adjusted the tour for our needs perfectly. Her English was great and was a very pleasant guide. She is highly recommended.

Tomomi:

A three-hour hike through the forest went by so quickly since the time I shared with you guys was enjoyable and fulfilling. I was very happy to see you having fun with what you discovered in the forest such as a tiny beetle, beautiful mosses and leftovers of squirrels. Mt. Fuji has the different faces though the seasons, so she welcomes your visit any time! Thank you very much again for joining the tour, Timothy and Nova!!