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

Mount Fuji
10 hours
up to 5 people
Japanese ( Native ), English ( License )
Private tour (only you and your guide)

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.

  • 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 ¥1000・Children 6-12 years old ¥500 / COMBINATION TICKET of 3)&4) ¥1600)
  • Option: 4) Fuji Panorama Ropeway/Tram (Adults ¥900・Children 6-12 years old ¥450 / COMBINATION TICKET of 3)&4) Adults ¥1600 Elementary School Students ¥800)
  • 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 ¥1,800 University and High school students ¥1300 Elementary and Jr. High Free during 2019 AFTER 16:00 ¥1000)
  • 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
  • Option: 10) Fuji Airways (7.5 minute ride, must be taller than 110cm) of Fuji-Q Hiland (1,500 yen)

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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.

Departure & Return

Depart From Tokyo
Starting time 09:00 AM ( recommended )   Flexible
Meeting Point At Bus Terminal Shinjuku or Shinjuku Station
Ending Point At your hotel

Inclusions & Exclusions

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 ¥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)


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.

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

Cancellation Policy

  • Free cancellation - 30 days prior to meeting date
  • 50% Refund - 15 to 29 days prior to meeting date
  • No Refund - Within 14 day(s) prior to meeting date

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 95 minutes.

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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Reviews ( 63 )
4.7 (63) Reviews
Very Good
whitney Whitney United States ( Couple )
Very Good
3 weeks ago

“ Great intro to Japan ”

Very friendly and good navigator. I liked her knowledge of current Japanese pop culture and never made me feel stupid for asking questions. She had lots of little tidbits that were helpful, like the story of the 7 thieves. She did seem somewhat flustered by our American habits, I hope she forgives us. She also had to be prompted with questions rather than volunteering the info, perhaps this is cultural. We loved the tea ceremony. Overall worth it!


Thank you for your review. Well, it was five thieves, not Seven dwarfs, but it is fun to find them at Denbouin Street at Asakusa, isn't it? I don't remember what "American habits" you're mentioning to, but if you're mentioning the escalator rules, it would be better to observe when you come next time. Sorry about not asking enough questions that day. If you're talking about the "paper stripe" shide, I usually wait for the guests' to answer what it looks like, but because the day before you the guest had a hard time guessing what it was, I gave the answer without asking you. I appreciate your questions so much proving you're geniunely interested in Japan even though sometimes I had a hard time to figure out where you're looking at and barely had time to catch my breath. You and Jua... read more

traci Traci United States ( Solo )
3 weeks ago

“ Best way to see Tokyo!! ”

Loved our time with Yoko!!! We had a few short days in Tokyo and we love getting a guide for part of our trip so we can learn more out the history and culture of the places we travel. Yoko did not disappoint! She took us to all the places on our list and showed us a few extra things. Loved every minute!!


Thank you so much for such a sweet review. I'm glad that you could find a Netsuke at that antique shop. The weather was also great when we traveled around Tokyo. It was a great pleasure for me to meet you and your wonderful husband. I hope I can see you soon with your daughters soon. Please take good care of yourself till then!! Thank you again.

Hans Hans Sweden ( Family )
1 month ago

“ A full day in Tokyo. ”

Me and my daughter had a full day w Yoko. It could not have been better where she shared her knowledge on all the spots she brought us to. We will highly recomend Yoko and you will not be disappointed.


Thank you so much for your review. It was a great day meeting you and your beautiful daughter Emma. I had a great time walking and talking with both of you and it was a pleasure for me seeing both of you appreciating Japanese culture very much. I hope you enjoy the Karate tournament and Osaka, too. Please come again at the Sakura season!!

Alex Alex United States ( Couple )
1 month ago

“ The Best Part of Tokyo is Nikko ”

Let me start by saying Yoko speaks English well with little to no accent which is a huge plus in a guide. She is knowledgeable in Japanese history. We spent an entire day with her and she introduced us to the amazing sites at Nikko. If you want to experience Japanese history (2hr trip from Tokyo) a visit to Nikko is a must and you can not go wrong with Yoko.


Thank you so much for your excellent review. It was a great pleasure for me to enjoy the beautiful Autumn foliage of Nikko with a very intelligent couple like you and Nicole. I appreciated the way you were amazed at each sites and enjoying them to full extent. Please send my best regards to your beautiful lovely wife, Nicole. I will be looking forward to seeing with your kids in the future. Thank you again for everything.

Christopher Christopher United States ( Solo )
1 month ago

“ You won't regret booking with Yoko ”

When I decided to participate in a Japanese-only sample-making workshop in Kappabashi, I decided to look for a translator who might be able to act as a guide as well! In my search, I ran across Yoko's profile and messaged her with my plans. She was enthusiastic and ready to accept the task, and she quickly got to work arranging the reservation with the sample shop and building an itinerary to tour Asakusa and Sensoji temple as well. Even a typhoon couldn't stop our plans, and Yoko was very flexible in postponing our tour. She even helped by splitting up our days so I could take the workshop later when the sample shop remained closed on the day of our Asakusa tour. I had a wonderful time learning about Japanese culture and practicing the language as she drilled me on various sign kanji and ... read more


Thank you so much for writing an excellent review, Chris!! It was so much fun exploring Asakusa having Kagetsudo "Melon Pan" and Kibidango etc. It was too bad that the typhoon forced to change the schedule, but I felt lucky you could change your schedule and have the Sample Making Experience Workshop at the second leg of your trip. 想像以上に日本語を知っていて、ビックリしました。I will be looking forward to seeing you again and going to Nikko the next time soon. 日本語の勉強頑張ってください。次回また色々お話しできるのを楽しみにしてます。

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