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Mt. Fuji's View from Lake Kawaguchiko Up-to-You Tour

by Yoko
(15) Reviews
10h $ 267 Price up to 5 people

Highlights

  • Lake Kawaguchiko
  • Option: 1) Saiko Iyashi no Sato Nemba (with a discount coupon: Adults: ¥300, Jr. High and Elementary School Kids ¥100)
  • Option: 2) Arakurayama Sengen Park with the Chureito, famous pagoda viewpoint (398 stairs) 
  • Option: 3) Kawaguchiko 20 minute Lake Cruise (Adults ¥930・Children 6-12 years old ¥470 / COMBINATION TICKET of 3)&4) ¥1300)
  • Option: 4) Fuji Panorama Ropeway/Tram (Adults ¥800・Children 6-12 years old ¥400 / COMBINATION TICKET of 3)&4) Adults ¥1400 Elementary School Students ¥700)
  • Option: 5) Ide SAKE Brewery 15:00 Tour with tasting (Adults ¥500): Reservations are required, so please let me know so I can book them.
  • Option: 6) Kawaguchiko Museum of Art (Adults/University Students ¥720 Jr. & Sr. High school students ¥450, using a discount coupon)
  • Option: 7) Kawaguchiko Music Forest Museum(Adults ¥1,500 University and High school students ¥1100 Elementary and Jr. High ¥800 AFTER 16:00 ¥500)
  • Option: 8) Kubota Ichiku Kimono Museum (1,300 yen, College and High School Students ¥900, Jr. High and Elementary ¥400)
  • Option: 9) North Shore of Lake Kawaguchi, Walking to Ooishi Park
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267.00 USD

Price up to 5 people
FREE cancellation 14 days prior

Extras (optional)

Hotel Meetup at Tokyo area.
$ 8.90
Extra person.
$ 13.35

Overview

Mt. Fuji isn't always visible, especially when it's hazy and hot.

Please choose the spots in the highlights you would like to visit around Kawaguchiko/ Mt. Fuji, based on your interest/preferences, your physical condition and the weather. It depends on which ones you choose, but I'll do my best to arrange it the way you can visit more than three of them.

What to Expect

You can take as much time as you want to take pictures, just relax and enjoy the view as far as we can make the bus or train back to Tokyo, instead of being rushed through like when you're in a package bus tour.

On visible days, we can enjoy the view of huge Mt. Fuji outdoors, and when we cannot have the view, we can enjoy art around the Lake Resort.

When the weather forecast won't be good enough, it's possible to change to other days if I'm available.

Flexibility is the greatest point of this tour. In case you're not departing from/returning to Tokyo, arrangements are possible.

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Highlights

  • Lake Kawaguchiko
  • Option: 1) Saiko Iyashi no Sato Nemba (with a discount coupon: Adults: ¥300, Jr. High and Elementary School Kids ¥100)
  • Option: 2) Arakurayama Sengen Park with the Chureito, famous pagoda viewpoint (398 stairs) 
  • Option: 3) Kawaguchiko 20 minute Lake Cruise (Adults ¥930・Children 6-12 years old ¥470 / COMBINATION TICKET of 3)&4) ¥1300)
  • Option: 4) Fuji Panorama Ropeway/Tram (Adults ¥800・Children 6-12 years old ¥400 / COMBINATION TICKET of 3)&4) Adults ¥1400 Elementary School Students ¥700)
  • Option: 5) Ide SAKE Brewery 15:00 Tour with tasting (Adults ¥500): Reservations are required, so please let me know so I can book them.
  • Option: 6) Kawaguchiko Museum of Art (Adults/University Students ¥720 Jr. & Sr. High school students ¥450, using a discount coupon)
  • Option: 7) Kawaguchiko Music Forest Museum(Adults ¥1,500 University and High school students ¥1100 Elementary and Jr. High ¥800 AFTER 16:00 ¥500)
  • Option: 8) Kubota Ichiku Kimono Museum (1,300 yen, College and High School Students ¥900, Jr. High and Elementary ¥400)
  • Option: 9) North Shore of Lake Kawaguchi, Walking to Ooishi Park

Important

Kawaguchiko Museum of Art and Kubota Ichiku Kimono Museum are closed on Tuesday.

I'll keep my fingers crossed, but you can NOT ALWAYS have the view of Mt. Fuji. (In July, the humidity and moisture prevents the visibility most of the time.)
We will have better chances if you stay till twilight at the Lake area, so I wish you wouldn't have dinner reservation or other reservations afterward.

During the climbing season of Mt. Fuji during July and August, Kawaguchiko Station will be hectic with so many people, so please be ready for that.

Chuo Highway buses are less expensive and reasonable, basically punctual but sometimes might get jammed.
Some are fully booked up, so ADVANCE BOOKING IS NECESSARY.
I would call them and book them. At the vending machine, you could use your credit card if you know your four-digit PIN No.

On Weekends, taking a Holiday Kaisoku (rapid train) which leaves Shinjuku at 8:14 and gets at Kawaguchiko Station at 10:28 might be safer.

It is impossible to go to all of the eight options in a day.

#1, Saiko Iyashi no Sato Nemba takes 40 minutes from Kawaguchiko Station and the bus comes only every 30 minute, so if you choose #1, we can only visit a few more spots.

#7, Kawaguchiko Music Forest Museum will be closed at 18:00.

WEARING WALKING SHOES/SNEAKERS are recommendable, whichever options you choose.
It's a little chilly during the Lake Cruise, you will appreciate a nice jacket to keep you warm.

We will basically use buses around Lake Kawaguchi unless you're willing to pay for cabs.
The loop buses run approximately every fifteen minutes.

If you hope the tour to start or end around Kawaguchiko/Fujisan area, I will send you a new itinerary after your inquiries, so please let me know. read more

What‘s included
Guiding fee, The Guide's Admission fee for Saiko Iyashinosato Nemba/ Kawaguchiko Music Forest Museum/Kubota Ichiku Museum
The Guide's Transportation fare for the Ropeway and the Lake Cruise
What‘s not included
Transportation fare (You and guide: Shinjuku to Kawaguchiko Round trip by highway bus is ¥3500, by trains ¥6580.
If you'd like to visit several spots along the Lake, the Loop bus one day ticket ¥1500 might be convenient.)
There is a combination ticket for the Ropeway, Thirty Minute Lake Cruise & Loop Bus at the price of 2600 yen/Elementary School Student 1300 yen.)

Options:
meals
snacks
beverages
Admission fee of your options (Please look at the highlights for each price)

Depart From
Tokyo
Meeting Point
At Bus Terminal Shinjuku or Shinjuku Station
Ending Point
At your hotel
Duration
10 hours
Starting time
09:00 AM ( recommended )   Flexible
Number of people
up to 5 people   Flexible

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it possible to go to Gotemba Premium Outlet from Kawaguchiko Station?

It is possible, but it takes 80 minutes at least by local bus and not so many.

There is a highway bus from Shinjuku Bus Terminal to the Outlet, which takes 95minutes.

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 at least 14 day(s) in advance of the meeting date, there is a 100% refund.
  • If you cancel between 2 and 13 day(s) in advance of the meeting date, there is a 20% charge.
  • If you cancel within 1 day prior to the meeting date, there is a 40% charge.
  • If you cancel on the meeting date, there is no refund.
Reviews ( 15 )
Excellent
1 week ago |   by Allison

“ Amazing personalized service from a friendly and completely fluent English speaking guide! ”

There basically aren’t words that I could use to describe how incredibly happy we were that we booked Yoko! We had three days in Mt. Fuji and needed to book a guide super last minute (like within 12 hours). Yoko was incredibly prompt responding and the communication was super easy. She took the train all the way in from Tokyo to meet us and had the whole day well organized and planned out. First off, Yoko (having lived in the US as a child) is completely fluent in English which was really nice for us since we don’t speak Japanese. She was able to give us the history of the area, context, and knew all the right spots to hit up. We had a blast! During the tour, we mentioned to Yoko that we were trying to track down some “long lost” relatives in Japan (only using my great-aunt’s journals from over 30 years ago). We shared the story with Yoko and talked about the challenges we were having hunting down our relatives info in Japan. Yoko offered to look into it for us... by the next morning, Yoko did some amazing investigative work and tracked down their contact info and even found them on *******! I reached out to them but had a little trouble communicating (again, not speaking Japanese). Yoko offered to reach out to them for us. She called them on our behalf and, over the next few days, was able to arrange a dinner for all of us in Kanazawa. We couldn’t believe it, she was literally a miracle worker! On top of that, we were also interested in visiting the shrine for some of our ancestors in Matsumoto. She made more phone calls and connected with more relatives and was able to share with us the cemetery where they were buried (and even gave us instructions on how to approach the priest at the temple to have him help us find the right shrine). The whole experience was absolutely incredible and it never would have been possible without Yoko’s assistance. The long short of it... Yoko really cares. The tour she provided was highly personal and customized and exactly what we needed. Before we met Yoko, we considered hiring a “private detective” in Japan to help us find our family (at a considerable cost). But... Yoko actually found them and she did it for free just because she cared and wanted to help us out. It was such a wonderful gift for us and we’ll always be grateful! Thank you Yoko!!!

Excellent
2 weeks ago |   by Songsiri

“ Awesome, dedicated, conscientious, polite, helpful... virtues of a wonderful guide ”

My family and I found Yoko on TripleLights and the first thing that attracted us to her was that she said she had lived in the USA from age 3-9. I knew that it would be easy to communicate with her and for our kids to understand her explanations of the places we were planning to visit. I gave Yoko places that I had wanted to visit ahead of time and she balanced out both days with culturally stimulating activities to both entertain the kids and also to let our family learn more about Japanese history, culture and foods. She was so caring, and when my daughters were tired because of jet lag, she fitted in time to go get breaks for snacks and to go into air conditioned areas to cool down from the summer heat. She took so many pictures of our family... it was awesome for us to have all 4 of us in the pictures! Yoko was a guide whom I felt secure with and I would trust my girls with. She is not a push over though; she was more like a teacher who kept the girls stimulated and they actually followed her directions. It was amazing because after our 4th shrine/temple, my girls knew the difference between the two and how to respectfully behave at each. I enjoyed being with Yoko because it was like having an old friend guide us around town! Thank you Yoke for your dedication to your profession and your perseverance towards high customers experiences.

Excellent
4 weeks ago |   by Maggie

“ Great time in Tokyo and Custom Nikko Tour ”

I had a fantastic time with Yoko! On Day 1 I joined her for a tour of the Imperial Gardens. She was prompt and even found a vegan ramen restaurant to take me to so I could enjoy ramen as a vegetarian. Her knowledge of the city and the sites was impressive, and at the end of the day, on my request, she found a beautiful fan shop to take me to for souvenir shopping. The second day was a spectacular, custom tour or Nikko. Yoko listened to what I wanted to do and arranged an itinerary to suit my needs, including a local vegetarian lunch she had arranged in advance. She took care of everything so I could just enjoy the sites. As a first-time visitor to Japan I was a little intimidated by all the details I needed to take care of for a day trip to Nikko, and Yoko made it effortless. She even took extra time at the end of the day to take me to a free observatory near Tokyo Skytree that I would never have discovered if it weren't for her. I highly recommend Yoko as a tour guide. She's friendly, knowledgeable, understanding, and speaks perfect English. I hope to work with Yoko again if I come back to Japan!

Excellent
1 month ago |   by Paul

“ Great couple days with Yoko in Tokyo ”

Yoko is an amazing guide, punctual, thorough, and energetic. She spoke English fluently and was very knowledgeable with every site we visited. We loved how she made sure that we are cognizant of local customs. She even managed to find this specialty store we needed to visit and we would have never have found it without her assistance. She tailored her suggested places to visit according to our interests and ensured that we had a good grasp of the public transportation system. We highly recommend her.

Very Good
2 months ago |   by John

“ KAMAKURA TOUR ”

Yoko preplanned tour for us taking into consideration our ages (75+) and any diet problems in advance.We all enjoyed our tour of temples and shrines and were amazed with the size and age of the Big Buddha.Yoko spoke good english and had great background knowledge of the tour.

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