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Mt. Fuji viewing tour from Lake Kawaguchi

by Yuki
(216) Reviews
10h $ 304 Price up to 5 people

Highlights

  • The following is rough itinerary with several options.
  • pick up time depends on the location of your hotel
  • 9:30-11:30 From Tokyo to Lake Kawaguchi by a highway bus ( 1,750 JPY )
  • 12:00-13:00 Ropeway to the peak of Mt. Kachikachi to view of Mt. Fuji ( 800 JPY )
  • Optional 11:30-13:00 Arakurayama Park , the scene of Mt.Fuji with Chureito pagoda is very popular ( about 5,000 JPY by a taxi and climb 398 stairs)
  • 13:00-14:00 Lunch ( I recommend Hoto which is a bowl of thick wheat noodles with vegetables in miso base soup stock, about 1,000 JPY )
  • 14:30-15:00 Lake Kawaguchi crusing ( Great view of Mt.Fuji from the Lake for 30 min. 930 JPY)
  • Optional: 14:30-15:00 Kubota Icchiku Museum of Kimono ( Unique museum with wonderful Japanese garden second to none. 1,300JPY)
  • 15:00-19:00 return to your hotel in Tokyo by a highway bus (1,750 JPY )
  • Optional: Aokigahara Forest with ice caves ( instead of several places above)
  • Optional: Oshino-Hakkai with clear fountains from Mt. Fuji ( instead of several places above)
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303.60 USD

Price up to 5 people
FREE cancelation 30 days prior

Extras (optional)

Extra person ( from the 6th person including children ).
$ 64.40
Extra hour per group.
$ 36.80

Overview

Lake Kawaguchi is the most popular place to view Mt.Fuji.
We will visit at least three places you can choose from the following list.
My tour is very flexible to adjust your interests.

What to Expect

1. Memorable Tour; I can show you around the most memorable places around Lake Kawaguchi based on my experience.
2. Easier to Go; I will choose the most efficient and comfortable transportation so you don't have to be bothered by how to visit them efficiently within a day.
3. Flexible Plan; My tour is very flexible with time and places depending on your interest.
4. Delicious Foods; Japanese food is very important part of my tour, I will take you to my favorite restaurant for lunch during the tour.

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Highlights

  • The following is rough itinerary with several options.
  • pick up time depends on the location of your hotel
  • 9:30-11:30 From Tokyo to Lake Kawaguchi by a highway bus ( 1,750 JPY )
  • 12:00-13:00 Ropeway to the peak of Mt. Kachikachi to view of Mt. Fuji ( 800 JPY )
  • Optional 11:30-13:00 Arakurayama Park , the scene of Mt.Fuji with Chureito pagoda is very popular ( about 5,000 JPY by a taxi and climb 398 stairs)
  • 13:00-14:00 Lunch ( I recommend Hoto which is a bowl of thick wheat noodles with vegetables in miso base soup stock, about 1,000 JPY )
  • 14:30-15:00 Lake Kawaguchi crusing ( Great view of Mt.Fuji from the Lake for 30 min. 930 JPY)
  • Optional: 14:30-15:00 Kubota Icchiku Museum of Kimono ( Unique museum with wonderful Japanese garden second to none. 1,300JPY)
  • 15:00-19:00 return to your hotel in Tokyo by a highway bus (1,750 JPY )
  • Optional: Aokigahara Forest with ice caves ( instead of several places above)
  • Optional: Oshino-Hakkai with clear fountains from Mt. Fuji ( instead of several places above)

Important

Summer is not good season to visit there as the possibility of viewing Mt.Fuji is low and there is no snow cap on it.

Please ask me the availability of this tour before you book it.
The wholesale area of Tsukiji moved to Toyosu on October 11th, 2018 but its outer market stays at Tsukiji where we can enjoy good sushi and delicious Japanese foods.
I have a one day tour to Kyoto from Tokyo, but you have to pay the cost of about 30,000 JPY per person for the transportation of you and me.

The possibility of viewing Mt Fuji depends on the season. The chance will be about 50% during winter but less than 20% in summer time. Please take a look at the graph at the last page of the pictures of this tour. In case we can not see Mt.Fuji at all, we will visit other interesting places near the lake such as museums of Kimono and ice caves in Aokigahara forest.
If you book any of my tours on the other days, I can switch the date with one of them so that you have better chance to view Mt.Fuji.
The highway buses are sometimes fully booked so please book the tour one week before so that I can book your seats.
If the bus is not available, we have to use trains. read more

What‘s included
guide fee, hotel pick-up
What‘s not included
transportation cost from Tokyo to Lake Kawaguchi (you and guide about 3,500 JPN/adult for highway bus, or 8,000 JPY/adult for train)
the cost of tour taxi ( it takes about 1 hours for about 6,000 JPY up to 5 people )
ropeway and cruising fee (you only 1,400 JPN/adult)
bus free pass ( you and guide 1,300 JPY/adult)
lunch ( you and guide from 1000 to 2,000 JPY/person)
Depart From
Mount Fuji , Tokyo
Meeting Point
at your hotel
Ending Point
at your hotel
Duration
10 hours
Starting time
08:30 AM
Number of people
up to 5 people   Flexible

Frequently Asked Questions

Can we always expect to see Mt. Fuji in this tour ?

Not always. Your possibility of viewing Mt. Fuji will depnd on the season, please look at the last picture of this tour. But you can enjoy the Lake and other sightseeing such as Oshino hakkai, lava caves and museums.
If it will rain, I will propose you other areas in Tokyo such as museums and aquariums.
I will discuss it depending on the weatherforecast before the tour.

Where should we stay in Tokyo ?

I prefer to take the highway bus or express train for Lake Kawaguchi departing from Shinjuku station.

Why we use a tour taxi for some places ?

It takes long time to visit Arakurayuma park by public transportation.
It is inevitable to cover most popular places within a day.
If you don't want it, I don't insist and take you other places by public transportation.

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 ( 216 )
Daniel Daniel Hungary ( Family )
Excellent
6 days ago

“ Excellent guide at Tokyo Imperial Palace ”

If you need a private guide tour, then Yuki is the best choice for it. He knows lots of from Japan's history and he gave a perfect Imperial Palace for us and he escorted us to the Tokyo Station at the end of the tour. I can 100% recommend his guide for everybody.

Yuki:

Dear Daniel, Thank you for taking my tour and writing the review with the highest rating. I hope my tour is useful for your travel in Japan. Best regards, Yuki

Michele Michele United States ( Family with kids )
Excellent
1 week ago

“ Yuki was the best! ”

We went to Mount Fuji with Yuki last week, and we are so glad we chose him as our guide! Before the trip, we messaged back and forth about the cost of bus vs. train, and Yuki did all of the research to let us know which would be more cost effective. Our hotel was in the Okubo area (not where most easy-to-get-to Shinjuku hotels are), and he willingly met us in the hotel lobby on the morning of the tour. Yuki led the way as soon as we met him. Japan's train/bus stations could get confusing at times, so it was nice to have someone who confidently got us to where we needed to be. Once we got to the Mount Fuji area, Yuki noticed that the clouds were blocking the view of the mountain, and suggested an alternative to what we had planned that day so that we would be able to see it. We drov... read more

Yuki:

Dear Michele, Thank you for taking my tour to Lake Kawaguchi and write such an intensive review. The weather was unpredictable on the day so I did my best to provide you the best tour of mine. It was fortunate for us to see Mt. Fuji on a cloudy day. We planed to visit the Koreito Pagoda to see Mt. Fuji but the clouds blocked Mt. Fuji in the direction so I asked the taxi driver to take us to the west where we found the great view of Mt. Fuji. The DVD we watched at the Kimono Museum was very educational. By all means, it was a good experience for me too. Best regards, Yuki

Bob Bob United States ( Family )
Excellent
1 week ago

“ Best time with Yuki ”

Yuki is so knowledgeable and Friendly Always informative and the use of the iPad to show us maps was great. Can’t wait for our next tour with him

Yuki:

Dear Bob, Thank you for taking my tours and write the review before the second tour of Kamakura. You are very friendly persons with good manner. See you tomorrow! Yuki

Carol Carol United States ( Family )
Excellent
1 week ago

“ Wonderful guide! ”

My father and I were in Yokohama for a cruise. Since neither of us had been to Japan and neither speak or read Japanese, we decided to hire a guide in order to maximize our time. Yuki turned out to be the perfect choice. My father cannot walk long distances or climb stairs so Yuki took that into consideration when planning our day. He is pleasant to be with and was a pleasure to talk to. His knowledge of Yokohama is extensive and he went out of his way to make our day enjoyable. You will not regret booking a tour with him!

Yuki:

Dear Carol, Thank you for taking my tour and write the review with the highest rating. Your father has a marvelous personality. It was my privilege to spend a day with such a person. Sankei-En was the perfect place for us. Please give my best regards to Mr. Happy. Yuki

Puneet Puneet India ( Family )
Good
2 weeks ago

“ ok guide for tokyo ”

we did a day tour of tokyo with him from our cruise port yokohama, he was ok as he showed us many places on subway, but he never explained much to us about japan or places we saw, moreover he asked us to pay 1 hour extra fees which paid despite of finishing our tour 2 hours early as our free shuttle bus from yokohama railway station to cruise port was at 21:30 (not his fault). in short he was ok.

Yuki:

Dear Puneet, I guided you from 13:30 to 21:30 for 8 hours, which is one hour longer than my regular time duration of 7 hours. So, you didn't lose anything on the day. Instead, you should pay me the extra charge for the 6th person which you didn't mention when you booked me. I asked you the extra charge during the tour. At the moment, I trusted your word and charged you online which you have not paid yet. It was a busy tour so I limited explanation to important ones such as Sakurada-Mon Gate, Main Gate of the Palace, and the origin of Senso-Ji Temple all of which you seems to forget. You spent more time for shopping and eating at Ginza and Takeshita street. You should have asked me if you want to know anything more. Best regards, Yuki

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