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

by Yuji
(20) Reviews
7h $ 240

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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240.30 USD

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1 person 240.30 USD
2 ~ 4 people 302.60 USD
FREE cancellation 14 days prior

Extras (optional)

Hotel pick-up in case your hotel is not in Lake Kawaguchiko Area such....
$ 8.90
Extra person.
$ 62.30

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)
http://www.royalhotel-kawaguchiko.com/ja-jp/ab/abcd.htm (no English but you feel the atmosphere from the photo)
1000 yen /person

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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 Saiko 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 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.
Reviews ( 20 )
Excellent
1 week ago |   by Maribeth

“ Vails in Hakone ”

Yuji was very easy to get along with. He was very knowledgeable about the area. My daughter was not feeling well and Yuji slowed the tour down kept us in the shade and got us to a restaurant that had food she would like!! We also wanted to see the open air museum and Yuji made time for it. We were leaving that day and Yuji made sure we got to the train and knew where we were going from there. I would recommend him to anyone who wants to tour this are of Japan!!

Excellent
2 weeks ago |   by Kimberly

“ Amazing Mt. Fuji and Hakone trip with Yuji ”

From my initial inquiry, I knew that working with Yuji would be a great experience. He was quick and thoughtful in his responses and helped me consider and decide upon a 2 day visit to the Lake Kawaguchiko and Hakone areas. Upon meeting at our hotel, Yuji jumped right in and helped me find my laptop left on a bus and had it sent to my next stop. Whew ! Our itinerary was well thought out and Yuji provided historical and background information about our sites. He is also a licensed Mt. Fuji guide so he was able to give us tidbits about Mt. Fuji that were very interesting. He took us to a local Houtou noodle restaurant on our first day which was really enjoyable. His english is great and he knows alot of American slang as well is very knowledgeable about just about everything which allowed us to have great conversations. My teenage sons also thought Yuji was witty. Yuji took good care of us and made sure that when we parted at Odawara station that we were comfortable with taking the Shinkansen and even offered to buy a ticket and go to the train platform with us. We thoroughly enjoyed our time with Yuji and would highly recommend him

Excellent
3 weeks ago |   by Adnan

“ Made our trip even more memorable ”

Mr Yuji gave us an exceptional tour of Mr Fuji and it’s surrounding areas.

Excellent
1 month ago |   by Colin

“ Excellent tour of Mt Fuji area ”

We booked a two day tour with Yuji of the Mt Fuji area, starting in Kawaguchigo and ending in Hakone to catch the Romance train back to Tokyo. We had asked Yuji to keep the planning fairly flexible as the activities we might want to do (being a photography enthusiast) would vary according to the weather, whether Mt Fuji was visible, the forecast for the next day adn whether the cherry blossoms were early or late. As it turned out the weather was fantastic for our visit and so we spent much of the time finding viewpoints of Mt fuji along the lakes, especially where there were later flowering cherry varieties (since the main flowering was unfortunately very early this year and basically finished for our arrival). But Yuji still included all the standard things like temples, Fifth Station, ropeway, caves and museums. Would definately book Yuji again if we are back at Mt Fuji.

Excellent
1 month ago |   by Martin

“ Great visit with Yuji ”

With less than 24 hours notice, Yuji was able to put together a great Tokyo city tour that hit the highlights we wanted to see plus some other things we would not have thought of. Recommended!

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