Mt. Fuji isn't always visible, especially when it's hazy. 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.
Feel free to personalize this offer with Yoko.
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.
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
Transportation fare (You and guide: Shinjuku to Kawaguchiko Round trip by highway bus is ￥3500, by trains ¥8120 if Limited Expresses.)
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.)
Admission fee of your options （Please look at the highlights for each price)
You need the transportation fare shown at EXCLUSION and check the highlights for admission. Kawaguchiko Museum of Art and Kubota Ichiku Kimono Museum are closed on Tuesdays.
It will be first booked, first served basis.
If you're interested in TOKYO, MOUNT FUJI, or NIKKO, please check the tours before you make inquiries. (Some transportation for Mount Fuji or Nikko might be fully booked if you do last minute booking.)
If you'd like a car chartered, please check the PRIVATE CARS TOUR by yourself.
It's concerned with your budget, so I'm afraid I cannot make arrangements for that, but I will be happy to guide you with the car you chartered.
It's impossible to make quotes without knowing the spots you would like to visit.
Nikko and Mount Fuji are approximately two hours on Limited Express from Shinjuku or Asakusa.
Tokyo is not a compact city, but a huge one.
If you have difficulties with stairs, please tell me in your message. Thank you.
NOT ON WEEKENDS. I recommend a Tokyo tour for weekends.
CHECK THE WEATHER FORECAST of LAKE KAWAGUCHIKO AREA ONLINE, please.
Also could you check the live cameras I wrote in my blog.
I'll keep my fingers crossed, but you can NOT ALWAYS have the view of Mt. Fuji.
Also TRY TO AVOID WEEKENDS if you can unless you love to wait in lines. If you go to Meiji Jingu Shrine during the weekends, you might be able to see a traditional Japanese wedding, so switch your date of Tokyo Sightseeing to the weekend if you can.
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.
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.
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
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 95 minutes.
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
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.
After booking a tour, the guide will accept (or decline) your booking within 24 hours. Then you will be noticed by email from Triplelights.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Yes, you can and you may be able to get a discount if you are traveling alone. Price depends on which guide you choose.
Yoko was an excellent tour guide. She devised a tour with our interests as well as “must sees” as a newbie to Japan. Yoko is extremely organized and knowledgeable. Our time with her was well spent. We learned a lot and would definitely recommend Yoko for an enjoyable tour of Tokyo.
Thank you for a wonderful review. I had a great day with both of you. When I see works of Yayoi Kusama, I will remember you and the wonderful conversations we had that day. Nikko is also an amazing place to visit for an art fan like you, so please come again. Thank you again!!
As stated in earlier review. Perfect guide for perfect trip
Thank you so much for your review, Mr. McGuire. It was a great pleasure for me to guide you, Kelly, Kirsten and Jordan, Tokyo, Nikko and Lake Kawaguchiko. All of you were so intelligent, beautiful and so sweet, so I had a great time during the three days. I'll be looking forward to seeing you coming back with them or your other grandchildren. Please take care till then. Thank you again for the wonderful days!!
We had a good day with Yoko exploring all aspects of our local surroundings as per an itinerary we had designed. The day was cold and eventually wet, but we continued through our itinerary despite the elements. It was a long day but we managed to see everything that we had set out to see and explore. Yoko was very knowledgeable and was able to provide the context details that made the journey more interesting.
Thank you very much for your review. It was too bad it started to rain but we dropped by to get umbrellas even though some of you didn't like to use them. I hope you could find something interesting at Sekaido and enjoyed your stay in Japan. Sakura (Cherry blossoms) are very beautiful in Spring, so please come to see them in the future. Please take care!!
Yoko was very knowledgeable and very patient with my youngest who complained all day about walking. She took us to soo many different sights and taught us about why the Japanese do what they do and showed us how to cleanse ourselves before entering a temple. Sometimes she did walk super fast ahead of us and would be talking so we couldn’t hear but she was overall amazing.
Thank you for your review. It must be tough for your younger daughter when she couldn't sleep well and had jet lag but I was quite amazed that her sister agreed to walk the extra block to enjoy the view . I walked ahead of you when we went to the Disney Store and I told your husband that I would go to the counter ahead of you to ask if they dealt with the tickets but maybe you didn't get that message. Sometimes some of you seemed to be completely indifferent so I started to explain. Well, we did cover a lot in a day. I hope you enjoyed Disney Resort.
Yoko was very nice, on time, flexible to my preferences, and spent extra time to make sure I got to do everything I wanted to do. She's an excellent tour guide and very knowledgeable on the history of the city and tourist attractions.
Thank you so much for a great review, Rebecca san. I was so glad to guide you around because you appreciated each site so much. Not only sites, we had good time having Okonomiyaki and geniune Japanese sweets and Matcha together. Thank you so much for your generiosity, too. There are still so much to see, so I wish I could see you soon again. Till then, please take care!!