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Explore Aokigahara, "Sea of Trees", as you like with a licensed local guide.

by Tomomi
(11) Reviews
3h $ 126 Price up to 4 people


  • A hike in the Aokigahara forest
  • Lava Caves -
  • Natural beauty created by the eruption of Mt. Fuji
  • The stunning view of Mt. Fuji from the north shore of Lake Saiko if the weather permits.

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126.00 USD

Price up to 4 people
FREE cancelation 30 days prior

Extras (optional)

Additional charge per hour due to the extension of the tour.
$ 36.00
Additional charge per extra preson.
$ 36.00
Additional charge to accompany guests from/to Kawaguchiko station (App....
$ 45.00


If you are a nature-lover, how about wandering around Aokigahara forest as you like with a local guide? Unique vegetation created by the eruption of Mt. Fuji is worth observing. A 3-hour hike in the serene atmosphere offers you a special experience. Fresh air, singing birds and greenery will make you feel relaxed.

What to Expect

Aokigahara, "the Sea of Trees", stretches over the lava plateau formed by the eruption of Mt. Fuji. Formations of lava and creepy-looking roots spreading over a thin layer of soil have created the mystical and serene atmosphere. The eco system and unusual vegetation of the forest are informed along the way.
The fresh air and greenery spreading through the forest will make you feel relaxed and peaceful!

The following are what you can see and learn during the tour.
You can choose the itinerary or make yours, referring to the list below.

1) Enjoy hiking through the woods
- You might find the traces of the animals on the way.
- Moss-covered lava and creepy-looking roots spreading over a thin layer of soil are amazing.
2) Saiko Bat Cave
- Different types of lava formations can be observed. You may have a chance to see bats hibernating inside.
3) Nenba Hama (North shore of Lake Saiko)
- A view spot with magnificent landscape of Mt. Fuji and the lake
4) Ryugu Lava Cave
- The cave used to be regarded the sacred place by the followers of Mt.Fuji worship.
It'll be a special opportunity for you to learn a different aspect of Mt. Fuji.
5) Narusawa Ice Cave and Fugaku Wind Cave
6) Learn about the history of Mt. Fuji and Aokigahara, and unusual vegetation formed by the lava flow and wildlife in the forest.

[Model Itineraries]
Model 1
 ・Enter ”Saiko Bat Cave”.
 ・Wander around the Aokigahara forest.
 ・Visit "Nenba Hama" which is the north shore of Lake Saiko. It offers a majustic view of Mt. Fuji.
 ・Visit "Ryugu Lava Cave".

Model 2
 ・Enter ”Saiko Bat Cave”.
 ・Wander around the Aokigahara forest.
 ・Visit "Ryugu Lava Cave" on the way to the final destination.
 ・Enter either "Fugaku Wind Cave" or "Narusawa Ice Cave"

You can extend your tour for a visit to "Saiko Iyashi no sato Nenba" - Craft village with thatch-roofed houses, or for a hike to the top of Mt. Sankodai (Elevation : 1,202m) where the breathtaking scenery of Mt. Fuji, Aokigahara and three lakes can be seen if the weather permits.

*Please note that...
・Saiko Bat Cave closes from December through the mid-March in order to protect bats hibernating inside of the cave.
・Hiking up to Mt. Sankodai is available from mid-March through mid-December due to the bad condition of the trails during winter.

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  • A hike in the Aokigahara forest
  • Lava Caves -
  • Natural beauty created by the eruption of Mt. Fuji
  • The stunning view of Mt. Fuji from the north shore of Lake Saiko if the weather permits.


・Take a Sightseeing Bus (Green-Line) from Kawaguchiko station to meeting place (Approx. 40-min ride). I can inform you how to get there in advance. However, if you are not farmiliar with the transport network in the rural area, I accompany you from/to Kawaguchiko station. In this case, the extra charge and the bus fare for guide (1,500jpy) are required of you.
・Be well-prepared for a hike.
* Suitable shoes for a hike (Sneakers are preferable.)
  * Rain gear in preparation for rain
  * Warm clothes and jacket (The Aokigahara area is much colder than the other places. Altitude: about 900m)
・Bring snacks and drinks if needed.
・Keep in mind that Mt. Fuji won't be visible depending on the weather condition.
・Highway bus connecting Tokyo and Kawaguchiko is available. (one-way fare:1,750jpy)
* The booking for the round-trip ticket is highly recommended in advance as the evening buses from Kawaguchiko to Tokyo are always busy.
・In case of severe weather condition such as heavy rain and snow, the itinerary may be changed.
  * Saiko Iyashi no sato NENBA is recommendable as the alternative place to visit.
(Craft village with thatch-roofed houses where traditional crafts and local products are available.) read more

What‘s included
Guide fee
What‘s not included
Transportation expense - Two-day pass for the unlimited ride (1,500jpy) is available at Kawaguchiko station.
Food and drinks durng a hike
Meeting Point
Saiko Bat Cave bus stop (No. 66) - The meeting place may change, depending on the itinerary.
Ending Point
Saiko Bat Cave bus stop (No. 66) - The place where the tour ends may change, depending on the itinerary.
3 hours
Starting time
10:00 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 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 )
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


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 )
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.


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 )
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.


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 )
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.


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 )
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.


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!