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Mt. Fuji area, Shorter Essence Nature Walking in Mysterious/ Beautiful Aokigahara Sea of Trees

by Yuji
(27) Reviews
4h $ 147

Highlights

  • Meeting at Saiko Bat Cave (Green Line bus stop 66)
  • Exploring Saiko Bat Cave
  • Walking and observing Sea of Trees (Aokigahara Jukai)
  • Exploring Ryugu Cave
  • Back to walking and observing Sea of Trees (Aokigahara Jukai) to Fugaku Fuketsu
  • Exploring Fugaku Fuketsu (Wind Cave)
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146.85 USD

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1 person 146.85 USD
2 ~ 4 people 176.22 USD
FREE cancelation 30 days prior

Extras (optional)

Hotel pick-up in case your hotel is not in Lake Kawaguchiko Area such ....
$ 8.90
Extra person .
$ 44.50

Overview

You will explore 2 types of caves, Saiko Bat Cave, Fugaku Fuketsu Wind Cave and watch one more Ryugu Cave. You will also leave your steps in beautiful Sea of Tree known as Aokigahara Jukai. You will see how volcanic activities of Mt. Fuji affected the area. Take note that Saiko Bat Cave will be closed for the period of Dec. 1 - Mar. 20. Thank you for understanding.

What to Expect

"Sea of Trees" known as Aoki-gahara Jukai, have been created by eruptions of side volcano of Fujiyama (Mt. Fuji) in 9th century. Eruptions destroyed old rich forest and had filled the land with lava. The oldest trees generated on the lava are estimated back 300 years, meaning current mysterious Sea of Trees is still relatively young forest. In this mysterious forest, some say compass mal-functioned and others say compass completely broken. In this Sea of Trees, we are able to see lots of caves like bat cave, wind cave and ice cave, created by the same volcanic activities.

1. See beautiful forest known as Sea of Forests on lava with thin soil layer
2. Explore two caves. Saiko Bat Cave and Fugaku Fuketsu (Fugaku Wind Cave) and visit another Ryugu Cave.
3. Understand Mt. Fuji activities
4. Feel mysteries of the forest

As options, I can take you to Nenba as Saiko Iyashi No Sato, and/or hot spring to which all are welcome even with tattoos.

By coming to Saiko Bat Cave as a meeting point by Green Line bus (stop 66) from Kawaguchiko Station by yourself and taking the same Green Line bus from Fugaku Fuketsu (Wind Cave, bus stop 71), where you end the tour, back to Kawaguchiko Station, you can experience local route bus rides in coming and going back while enjoying the area and great view of Mt. Fuji.

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Highlights

  • Meeting at Saiko Bat Cave (Green Line bus stop 66)
  • Exploring Saiko Bat Cave
  • Walking and observing Sea of Trees (Aokigahara Jukai)
  • Exploring Ryugu Cave
  • Back to walking and observing Sea of Trees (Aokigahara Jukai) to Fugaku Fuketsu
  • Exploring Fugaku Fuketsu (Wind Cave)

Important

In case of severe weather including typhoon forecast, the tour may be cancelled.

You first come from Shinjuku Bus Terminal or any other terminals to Kawaguchiko Station by Express Bus.
The tour excludes Green Line bus rides from Kawaguchiko Station to Saiko Bat Cave (bus stop 66) and going back from Fugaku Fuketsu (Wind Cave, bus stop 71) back to Kawaguchiko Station (total around 80 minutes).
I recommend you purchase 2-day Green/Red Line bus ticket valid for 2 days upon your arrival at Kawaguchiko Station.
2-day Green/Red Line bus ticket is 1500yen.
No need to look for small coins every time you get off the Green/Red Line bus.

Shorter hiking to enjoy essences of caves and Sea of Trees. Around 6 km.
Total time about 4 hours.
This area you visit is around 1000m high above sea level.
Take note that it is around 6-7 degrees lower than Tokyo (Celsius)
This is outdoor walking activities and is affected by the weather.
Recommended to wear outdoor -oriented clothes and proper shoes.
Make sure you bring rain gear in preparation of rain.
You need to bring your energy foods and drinks to go through.
You may not see Mt. Fuji dependent on the weather condition. read more

What‘s included
Guide fee,
Guide's transportation to meeting point
Hotel pick-up in case of your hotel in Lake Kawaguchiko Area
What‘s not included
1. Your transportation to Kawaguchiko Station or your hotel in the area ( in case you start from Tokyo, I recommend you take an expressway bus from Shinjuku, Shibuya, Tokyo and prices are 1,750 yen or 1,800 yen /one way) , Need to reserve on-line in advance
2. Lunch・drinks (usually take during the walking in the forest, however, in case of using a restaurant on the way, for yourselves and your guide, lunch around 1.000 - 3,000 yen dependent on the dining place)
3. Any entrance or riding fees (for yourselves and your guide) (ex. caves around 300 yen/person, Ichiku Kimono Museum 1,300 yen/person, Nenba Iyashi no Sato 300 yen, other facility prices will be advised during our communication in discussing details)
4. Your and guide's transportation during the tour (in case of circulating bus for Red/Green Line bus around Lake Kawaguchiko or Lake Saiko, two days' free ride ticket costs 1,500 yen/person, which is valid for two days.)
5. Hotel pick-up in case your hotel is not in Lake Kawaguchiko Area such as Lake Yamanakako or Lake Saiko
Meeting Point
Saiko Bat Cave
Ending Point
Fugaku Fuketsu (Wind Cave)
Duration
4 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 ( 27 )
Jeremy Jeremy United States ( Friends )
Very Good
13 hours ago

“ 2 full days in Tokyo ”

Yuji was great for our 2 days in Tokyo. He was always prompt, attentive and courteous to all of us (group of 5 adults) and made any adjustments to our itinerary we requested. Communication was excellent. He is very knowledgeable and made sure we were well informed. Highly recommended.

Yuji:

Dear Jeremy, Thank you for taking time to review my tour and myself. It was good two days and I think I enjoyed guiding your group. Some of things I feel I should have been more careful. Your days continue and hope you will have more fun and enjoy every part of our country. Take care until we meet some other day in the future. Yuji

DeAnna DeAnna United States ( Family )
Excellent
3 weeks ago

“ Journey of a lifetime ”

My son could not have had a better guide or person take him to the top of Mt. Fuji! He watched over his safety and made the entire experience one he will never forget! He stayed in contact with us from the time he was booked and kept us informed on conditions and everything that was needed! We will recommend him to anyone coming to Japan!

Yuji:

Dear DeAnna Thank you for your quick review. I have had so many concerns in light of weather and the forecast turned true. Unfortunate about the weather and views but I have understood John would appreciate just reaching to the top. Good job for John as we were even able to make a round at the top. He stood at the highest point of Japan. It was a memorable experience for me, too. We also had good conversations even when we were out of breath. Thank you. Yuji

Laura Laura United States ( Couple )
Excellent
3 weeks ago

“ Perfect English speaking guide! ”

We were looking for a guide who spoke excellent English and could lead us on both a day hike on Mt. Fuji as well as tour other sights. He was willing and able to do either or both and customize it to be exactly what we wanted. He did a wonderful job at telling us in depth about the sights as well as giving us a better understanding of the culture and location. We had just arrived in Japan and he was an excellent introduction to the country. He was also very helpful with helping us figure out how to book a ticket we needed for the next day. He is a very nice, kind, interesting and knowledgeable man who we would highly recommend as a guide.

Yuji:

Dear Laura, Thank you for taking time to review the tour. And thank you for the nice review. It was a rainy day and unfortunate but we had some lucks, too, by having been able to see the face of Mt. Fuji. As you just arrived, I could have given more introductions but too much is sometimes not good. I just hope you will spend good days in Japan to enjoy to your hearts' content. Please enjoy whatever you feel you would like to enjoy. I made it to the top of Mt. Fuji regardless of the rain. Thank you again. Yuji

Yen Yen Singapore
Excellent
1 month ago

“ Excellent guide ”

Yuji was very meticulous and helpful. He gave us a lot of sound advice during the trip. We enjoyed his tour very much. Would definitely look for him again if we need a guide next time.

Yuji:

Dear Yen, Thank you again for having booked with me. I have revised some itinerary as I thought you could enjoy some well-known sightseeing spots. There are more to see but you can save them for your next visits in the future. If the weather is fine, Mt. Fuji area offers variety of Mt Fuji faces from different angles and Mt. Fuji shows different faces season by season. You may try Yoshida trail next time for your Mt. Fuji climbing. Please enjoy further for the rest of days in Japan. Take care. Yuji

Nalneesh Nalneesh United States ( Solo )
Excellent
1 month ago

“ Very caring aervic ”

Yuji helped me customize my itinerary. He was on time and provIded good information along the way. He was informative, caring and respected my requests. We went to a great place for lunch and then at the end of the day as arranged, he dropped me off at the Mishima train station. Like a caring family member, he came inside the train station to make sure I was all setup for my train departure. Highly reliable and recommended.

Yuji:

Dear Nalneesh Thank you for your taking time to write a review. I am more than happy to have received a good review. We were so blessed with a good weather and that was really great. We also had good insightful conversations. I know you are busy but I will be more than glad if I can be with you again in the near future. Yuji