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

by Tomomi
(7) Reviews
3h $ 123 Price up to 4 people

Highlights

  • 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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123.20 USD

Price up to 4 people
FREE cancelation 30 days prior

Extras (optional)

Additional charge per hour due to the extension of the tour.
$ 35.20
Additional charge per extra preson.
$ 35.20
Additional charge to accompany guests from/to Kawaguchiko station (App....
$ 44.00

Overview

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.

[Sample 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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Tomomi Licensed Guide
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Highlights

  • 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.

Important

・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.
Duration
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 ( 7 )
Jade Jade Australia ( Couple )
Excellent
2 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!!