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

by Yuji
(31) Reviews
4h $ 145

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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145.20 USD

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1 person 145.20 USD
2 ~ 4 people 174.24 USD
FREE cancelation 30 days prior

Extras (optional)

Hotel pick-up in case your hotel is not in Lake Kawaguchiko Area such ....
$ 8.80
Extra person .
$ 44.00

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.

In case of guiding, dependent on the distance from where I live, I will add transportation costs ranging 1000 yen up to max. 8000 yen (also dependent on transportation type) in the whole tour price.

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 ( 31 )
christy Christy United States ( Solo )
Excellent
6 days ago

“ Tokyo in the fast lane ”

If your looking to see the most for your money and have a guide that is informative.. Yuji is your guy. I landed in Tokyo and met Yuji at the meeting spot at my hotel at the scheduled time. I didn’t have to find him, he found me. His character is sweet, funny, kind and very well versed in his culture. I was so amazed at what he showed me and taught me in the time I booked him for which was 10 hours. He moves at your speed and makes it all about you. His English is fantastic and there were no communication barriers at all. Yuji is Amazing and I walked away with a new friend in the world. Thank you Yuji from the bottom of my heart! I would do this tour all over again with him. He really made this trip something very special for me. So if you plan a tour I strongly suggest you select him.. ... read more

Yuji:

Dear Christy Thank you for your great review. I feel you just like yesterday. It was so nice for me, too, having met you. Due to time limitation, we could not do all but it was fun for me, too. I thank you again for having booked with me and I feel so happy. Thank you again, Christy. Yuji

Zoom Zoom Viet Nam ( Family with kids )
Excellent
1 week ago

“ Excellent experience and being in very good hands ”

Yuji was very friendly, helpful and communicative even before we met. I had somewhat vague idea of how our trip should work out and Yuji provided much more details, did so much of preparation, including public transportation schedules, activitity passes,... Yuji was also flexible and attentive to our needs, especially when we have 2 little kids going with us. We thus highly recommend Yuji!

Yuji:

Dear Zoom Thank you for your taking time to review the tour. I was so worried about the weather but we were O.K. and we were lucky. Kids did it well during the tour. Hakone area with public transportation, especially with kids, is sometimes difficult to go along but it went well. I hope you will continue good days here in Japan. I would like to be of any further help to you when you would think you would need my assistance. Thank you again for your booking and review. Yuji

RADHA RADHA India ( Solo )
Excellent
3 weeks ago

“ An excellent guide and a very helpful person ”

We engaged Yuji for two visits one for two days with four friends and the other for my wife. On our visit the clouds had restricted the views of Fuji San but Yuji found spots on the lakes from where we could do good photography. The next day was totally cloudy wet and cold yet Yuji found places such as Oshiano to make memorable visits. He has good knowledge of interesting restaurants specialising in local cuisine During my wife’s visit the gorgeous weather enabled several spots for “Kodak moments” Yuji also volunteered to pick up my wife from Mishima and drop her to Shizuoka Sohe went above and beyond guiding services Yuji is now a dear friend who made our trips to Fuji truly memorable

Yuji:

Dear Ramesh and Radha, Thank you for days with 5 people and Radha. Radha san was blessed with beautiful weather and I am glad. Radha san mentioned the main purpose was her pilgrimage to Mt. Fuji and I guess she fulfilled it. Days with all of you are so much memorable for me, too. I eventually covered wide area and I believe that must have eased her trip to Mt. Fuji area. I hope all of you will keep on enjoying the rest of days in Japan and I look forward to seeing you again some day, either in this country or your country. Until then. Let us keep our healthy conditions. Yuji

Allan Allan United Kingdom ( Family )
Excellent
2 months ago

“ Completed our itinerary in full and got us back to our ship in good time ”

Yuji took the 4 of us up to 5th station Mt Fuji in his car. We had coffee at the top before descending to the Heritage Cente where we also visited the Shinto shrine. The drive back took us through the hills and not on Expressway. An excellent day out with Yuji easy to understand and very flexible with our itinerary.

Yuji:

Dear Allan, thank you for taking time to write a review. It was not a perfect day for 5th station of Fujinomiya Trail but it was really worthwhile for you to leave your steps. I am so glad we made it back on time and you enjoyed the tour. I hope you continue enjoying your tour and hope to see some other time. Thank you again. Yuji

Jeremy Jeremy United States ( Friends )
Very Good
2 months 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