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

by Yoko
(30) Reviews
10h $ 304 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 15:00 ¥800)
  • 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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303.60 USD

Price up to 5 people
FREE cancelation 30 days prior

Extras (optional)

Hotel Meetup at Tokyo area.
$ 9.20
Extra person.
$ 13.80

Overview

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.

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 15:00 ¥800)
  • 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.

If you're interested in NIKKO, MOUNT FUJI or TOKYO, please check the tours before you make inquiries.

It's impossible to make quotation 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.

CHECK THE WEATHER FORECAST of LAKE KAWAGUCHIKO AREA ONLINE, please.

I'll keep my fingers crossed, but you can NOT ALWAYS have the view of Mt. Fuji.

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.

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 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 ( 30 )
Lynn Lynn Australia ( Family )
Excellent
6 days ago

“ Caring & knowledgeable local guide ”

Yoko was very timely, provided clear agenda for day and kept our family on time to ensure we achieved our tour objectives. She also gave us additional walking tours around neighborhoods after our tea ceremony experience, we enjoyed witnessing what locals do and best snacks to have on a busy walking tour day. Despite our family’s needs and questions for Yoko, she was very patient and tried her best to answer all our questions. In fact went above & beyond to provide follow up tips for our free day in Tokyo. Nothing beats local expertise and recommendations. Overall, we are very happy and thankful for Yoko’s guidance and care.

Yoko:

Thank you, Lynn, for such a great review. It was a great pleasure meeting you and your wonderful family. I had a great time talking with you and your family. Every one of you were so polite. I'm glad you liked Yanaka. It is a town still keeping the flavor of good ol' days of Tokyo. Yomogi mangu and "melon pan" were delicious, weren't they? About the question about the size of the tea bowls that Steven asked, it is larger because we whisk in the same bowls. I hope Steven could find something he could add to his collection of Tokoname-yaki. I wish I could also show you the awesome sculptures of Nikko, the World Heritage, some day. I'll be looking forward to seeing you soon.

Bill Bill United States ( Family )
Excellent
1 week ago

“ You need a guide in Tokyo and Yoko is great ”

The 1st thing to Understand is that Tokyo is huge and you really maximize your time by having a guide taking you to the places you want to see in the most efficient manner. 2nd - English is a very distant 2nd language - so if you can’t speak Japanese you will get frustrated without a guide. 3rd - Japan is very formal and generally speaking reserved. I found Yoko via a search and spent a considerable amount of time exchanging emails with her on how to organize her trip as we were arriving during the new year when many things were closed. Although there is a slight cultural barrier and she can be a bit rigid in her approach at times, her advice was very good and helpful. We changed hotels based on her recommendation for location and changed the order of our sightseeing due to holidays. ... read more

Yoko:

Thank you so much for writing such an excellent review during your flight, sir. English is not even a second language in Japan, it is a complete FOREIGN language for the majority of Japanese. The two languages have a completely different language structures and pronunciations are also quite different. Japanese have more vowels pronounced as you might notice if you would see some other guides' videos. You mention Japanese are reserved. Well, your daughter is also quite reserved , especially during shopping, so I had to make sure if she want it/them or not, which was cute. She was quite hesitant to ask you to buy them even when she wanted you to, so please tell her it's OK to ask you to buy things and kindly ask her more from now on. Sorry I asked a lot of questions before and during... read more

Linda Linda United States ( Family )
Excellent
1 week ago

“ Highlights of Tokyo ”

We were interested in a cultural and historical overview of Tokyo and Yoko delivered the most delightful day-long private tour. We not only visited temples, shrines, gardens, historical districts and architecture, but Yoko explained the tradition and meaning behind everything we saw. This was primarily a walking tour, but Yoko helped us cover a great deal of territory using the subways. An exceptional highlight of our day was when Yoko brought us to a local, traditional family-run tea shop for an afternoon break where the owner afterward presented us with an artistic drawing of the antique tea bowls we had used and description of their historical significance. We would highly recommend Yoko to anyone wishing to see Tokyo.

Yoko:

Thank you so much for a great review, Linda. I enjoyed those one day and a half with you, a lovely couple. We covered the Kabukiza Theater, Asakusa with Nakamuraza Theater, Ueno Park, East Gardens, Meiji Jingu Shrine, Shibuya Crossing and that Antique Gallery where you enjoyed the tea ceremony. It started to be rainy in the afternoon, but because I was with you and that lovely family hosts, it was quite heart-warming. As it the beginning of the year, I wish you and Ron's health and seeing you again soon to see more sights together. Thank you again for your review.

Stan Stan United States ( Friends )
Excellent
2 weeks ago

“ Two Day Tokyo Tour ”

Yoko is very knowledgeable and flexible in her schedule. We were a group of four and she was able to keep the tour interesting. One of the highlights was the tea ceremony, which none of us had experienced before. The night tour of the Rainbow Bridge was also a wonderful sight to see. Riding the metro train during the busiest time of the day was an interesting experience. With Yoko's help, we were able to find the restaurant that was recommended to us by a friend, Umenohana. We thoroughly enjoyed the delicious dinner! We just returned a couple of days ago from our cruise to the Far East and Tokyo has been one of our most memorable, thanks to Yoko.

Yoko:

Thank you so much, Stan, for writing a review even you just returned from the tour. I'm glad you enjoyed the tea ceremony even if it was your first time. I also had a lot of fun having picnic under the Sakura of the East Gardens with the box lunches we bought at a department store. Please say hi to Bea, your beautiful wife and Paul and June. All of you were so nice so I miss you so much. I will be looking forward to seeing you in the near future. Thank you again for everything, Stan.

Dominic Dominic United States ( Solo )
Excellent
1 month ago

“ Nikko and Kamakura ”

Yoko was very helpful and informative throughout. She was detailed in how to get tickets ahead of time and where to meet for going to Nikko, she picked an excellent lunchspot and tailored the trip to exactly what I was interested in. She had the timing down perfectly to realistically say what could be seen and then keep us on schedule. In Kamakura she also tailored the trip well and organized the schedule around buses so everything ran smoothly. She even went above and beyond when back in Tokyo, taking me to the Samurai Museum before parting ways. She knows her stuff and is good company. I would recommend her as a guide to anyone.

Yoko:

Thank you so much for a great review, sir. I'm quite grateful to you that we could see so much beautiful spots in a couple of days. I appreciate all the conversations I had with you that it was so much fun for me. If you have your family with you on your next business trip to Tokyo, I would love to show them around while you might be working. Thank you again for everything.

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