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Mt.Fuji area, Nature walking in Mysterious/ Beautiful Aokigahara Sea of Trees and explore caves.

by Yuji
(10) Reviews
7h $ 246 Price up to 4 people

Highlights

  • Meeting at Kawaguchiko Station
  • Riding to bus stop of Nenba
  • Observing beautiful Mt. Fuji from the shore of Lake Saiko
  • Walking and observing Sea of Trees (Aokigahara Jukai)
  • Exploring Saiko Bat Cave
  • Back to walking and observing Sea of Trees (Aokigahara Jukai)
  • Exploring Ryugu Cave
  • Back to walking and observing Sea of Trees (Aokigahara Jukai)
  • Exploring Narusawa Ice Cave
  • Walking along Tokai Shizen Hodo (Tokai Natural Trail) in the Sea of Trees
  • Exploring Fugaku Fuketsu (Wind Cave)
  • Riding back to Kawaguchiko Station
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246.45 USD

FREE cancellation 14 days prior

Extras (optional)

Hotel pick-up in case your hotel is not in Lake Kawaguchiko Area such....
$ 9.30

Overview

You will explore 3 types of caves, Saiko Bat Cave, Fugaku Fuketsu Wind Cave and Narusawa Ice Cave and watch one more Ryugu Cave. You will also leave your steps in beautiful Sea of Tree known as Aokigahara Jukai. You will see how volcanic activities of Mt. Fuji affected the area. Take note that Saiko Bat Cave will be closed for the period of Dec. 1 - Mar. 20. Thank you for understanding.

What to Expect

Easy to meet the guide and escorted back to starting/ending point of Kawaguchiko Station, where you will just get off and get on the Expressway Bus from/to Shinjuku or other metropolitan bus terminals.
Expressway bus needed to be reserved individually in advance.

"Sea of Trees" known as Aoki-gahara Jukai, have been created by eruptions of side volcano of Fujiyama (Mt. Fuji) in 9th century. Eruptions destroyed old rich forest and had filled the land with lava. The oldest trees generated on the lava are estimated back 300 years, meaning current mysterious Sea of Trees is still relatively young forest. In this mysterious forest, some say compass mal-functioned and others say compass completely broken. In this Sea of Trees, we are able to see lots of caves like bat cave, wind cave and ice cave, created by the same volcanic activities.

1. See beautiful forest known as Sea of Forests on lava with thin soil layer
2. Explore three caves. Saiko Bat Cave, Fugaku Fuketsu (Fugaku Wind Cave) and Narusawa Ice Cave and visit another Ryugu Cave.
3. Understand Mt. Fuji activities
4. Feel mysteries of the forest
5. Stop by at the northern shore of Lake Saiko to watch grand scale Mt. Fuji

As options, I can take you to Saiko Iyashi No Sato, and/or hot spring which all are welcome even with tattoos.
Hot Spring, Kaiun-no-Yu hot spring ( as hot spring bath facility in Royal Hotel)
********** (no English but you feel the atmosphere from the photo)
1000 yen /person

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Organized by Yuji

Licensed Guide
(10) Reviews

Highlights

  • Meeting at Kawaguchiko Station
  • Riding to bus stop of Nenba
  • Observing beautiful Mt. Fuji from the shore of Lake Saiko
  • Walking and observing Sea of Trees (Aokigahara Jukai)
  • Exploring Saiko Bat Cave
  • Back to walking and observing Sea of Trees (Aokigahara Jukai)
  • Exploring Ryugu Cave
  • Back to walking and observing Sea of Trees (Aokigahara Jukai)
  • Exploring Narusawa Ice Cave
  • Walking along Tokai Shizen Hodo (Tokai Natural Trail) in the Sea of Trees
  • Exploring Fugaku Fuketsu (Wind Cave)
  • Riding back to Kawaguchiko Station

Important

In case of severe weather including typhoon forecast, the tour may be cancelled.

Extensive walking to enjoy fully the area. Around 10km.
Total time of 7 hours including bus rides from Kawaguchiko Station and back.
Consider time to take many photos.

This area you visit is around 1000m high above sea level.
Take note that it is around 6-7 degrees lower than Tokyo (Celsius)
This is outdoor walking activities and is affected by the weather.
Recommended to wear outdoor -oriented clothes and proper shoes.
Make sure you bring rain gear in preparation of rain.
You need to bring your energy foods and drinks to go through.
You may not see Mt. Fuji dependent on the weather condition.

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What‘s included
Guide fee,
Guide's transportation to meeting point
Hotel pick-up in case of your hotel in Lake Kawaguchiko Area
What‘s not included
1. Your transportation to Kawaguchiko Station or your hotel in the area ( in case you start from Tokyo, I recommend you take an expressway bus from Shinjuku, Shibuya, Tokyo and prices are 1,750 yen or 1,800 yen /one way) , Need to reserve on-line in advance
2. Lunch・drinks (usually take during the walking, however, in case of using a restaurant on the way, for yourselves and your guide, lunch around 1.000 - 3,000 yen dependent on the dining place)
3. Any entrance or riding fees (for yourselves and your guide) (ex. caves around 350 yen/person, Ichiku Kimono Museum 1,300 yen/person, Nenba Iyashi no Sato 300 yen, other facility prices will be advised during our communication in discussing details)
4. Your and guide's transportation during the tour (in case of circulating bus for Red/Green Line bus around Lake Kawaguchiko or Lake Saiko, two days' free ride ticket costs 1,500 yen/person, which is valid for two days.) (Take note price has been changed from April 1, 2018 from 1300 yen to 1500 yen/person).
5. Hotel pick-up in case your hotel is not in Lake Kawaguchiko Area such as Lake Yamanakako or Lake Saikoduring the tour (in case of circulating bus for Red/Green Line bus around Lake Kawaguchiko or Lake Saiko, two days' free ride ticket costs 1,500 yen/person, which is valid for two days.) (Take note price has been changed from April 1, 2018 from 1300 yen to 1500 yen/person).
5. Hotel pick-up in case your hotel is not in Lake Kawaguchiko Area such as Lake Yamanakako or Lake Saiko

Meeting Point
Kawaguchiko Station or at your hotel in Fuji Goko (5 Lakes) area
Ending Point
Kawaguchiko Station or at your hotel in Fuji Goko (5 Lakes) area
Duration
7 hours
Starting time
09:00 AM ( recommended )   Flexible
Number of people
up to 4 people   Flexible

Frequently Asked Questions

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.

About Yuji


Licensed Guide

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  • English ( License )

I am a National Government Licensed Guide Interpreter living in Yamanashi Prefecture. My name is Yuji. The area of Mt. Fuji is actually part of Yamanashi Prefecture. Tourists to Mt. Fuji area are not necessarily aware of that. Mt. Fuji as the highest mountain in Japan is on the border of Yamanashi and Shizuoka prefectures. In Yamanashi sit the 2nd highest mountain, Mt. Kitadake and the 3rd highest mountain of Mt. Ainodake. Yamanashi faces no sea and capital city of Kofu is in the basin area.

I grew up in Yamanashi until high school and then I studied and worked in Tokyo Metropolitan area. I came back to Yamanashi at the end of 2002. During my working days for companies including Harley-Davidson Japan, I had sharpened my English and communication skills. I had some opportunities to escort executives or employees of Harley-Davidson Motor Company and I have vaguely been thinking how rewarding it is to guide people. Now I have clear prospect about guiding.

After I came back to Yamanashi, I have also developed further enthusiasm about hiking in mountains and exploring the nature. If you are interested in any special type of hiking such as hiking to see snow capped Mt. Fuji, I will be the perfect fit to arrange. I have many hiking experiences including several times to Mt. Fuji, 2nd highest Kitadake and many more mountains in Yamanashi, Mt. Fuji Area.

Due to my strong interest about people from different background and different culture, I love to meet people. I am flexible and act ********** will be my basis about being in this field.

I look forward to meeting a lot of people through my guiding. I have developed my tour plans listed but I can make your dreams come true through any other planning as well. I can explore things with you, hike with you, and even climb Mt. Fuji with you.

Please contact me to find more and what I can offer.
I will respond quickly. I am learning Halal things now.

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Reviews ( 10 )

Excellent
3 days ago |   by Amaya

“ Hakone day trip ”

We had a wonderful day with Yuji. We started by going to see Mount Fuji. (we were extremely lucky - since it disappeared 30 minutes after we got to see it) and then we navigated across Hakone . We ended up our day in the Open Air Museum which was perfect. Yuji is very knowledgeable and was very attentive to us and our teenagers daughters. We had a good mixed of history and Japanese culture instruction. Definitely recommend him if you are in Hakone. We could not have covered so much in one day. Thanks a lot Yuji

Excellent
3 days ago |   by Larissa

“ Fuji Area Experience ”

Yuji was a wonderful guide from the beginning. He is great communicating through email and understanding what you would like to do and see. We had a wonderful time exploring the Fuji area with him. We even went to the sea of trees which I recommend and he took us to the most amazing lunch location for a local type of noodle dish. If you can book an excursion with Yuji I recommend you do.

Excellent
1 week ago |   by Sharon

“ fantastic guide ”

Yuji is a great tour guide. He was very knowledgeable about the geology of Mt Fuji and could explain how the local area formed. He worked with us around our schedule as we had our children with us. He took us to Churieta, Sea of Trees (aokigahara), saiko bat cave, wind cave, and showed us plenty of views of Fuji. He picked us up from the bus station and brought us back there, making sure we caught our bus back to Tokyo. The saiko bat cave is a “must see” and we’re so happy we had a guide to follow as we may have turned back if we were on our own. The low ceiling height would have intimidated us but we knew we were in good hands with Yuji. Highly recommend his tour.

Excellent
3 weeks ago |   by Lena

“ Amazing tour in Hakone Area ”

I arrived very tired (since I couldn`t sleep the night before) to my hotel in Hakone where Mr. Yuji the wonderful guide met me right on time. Mr. Yuji is a wonderful guide, very attentive, considerate and so professional! He told me a lot of interesting things about the area, Japanese history, customs and so much more. I especially enjoyed his explanation about Sakura blossom and it`s analogy to life. I highly recommend Mr. Yuji as your guide to the area. The Hakone area is not so easy to get around by yourself, with all the buses, gondolas and trains, but with a guide like Mr. Yuji, you are in wonderful hands! Thank you Yuji for a wonderful time!

Excellent
3 weeks ago |   by Leah

“ Mt Fuji Tour ”

Yuji was wonderful form start to finish. He was quick to reply to our emails, provided us with great information and help regarding our tour. We was silly and got off the wrong bus station, caught a taxi to the correct station and was worried sick that Yuji wouldn't be there. He was a champ and was still waiting for us. He provided us exactly what we wanted in our tour, gave us plenty of time to enjoy the places take pictures and provided great information. Was a great day. Even at the very end he made sure we were on the correct bus and waved us goodbye. A lovely man highly recommend him

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