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Mt.Fuji Tour Spots as UNESCO World Culture Heritage


Mount Fuji
10 hours
up to 8 people
Japanese ( Native ), English ( License )
Private tour (only you and your guide)
Walking / Public Transportation Tour
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Mt.Fuji whose altitude of 3776 meters is a sacred mountain which has been the object of Shinto religion from ancient period and registered as UNESCO world culture heritage.It cover not only Mt.Fuji itself but also surrounding Shrines, mountain trails, Five Mt.Fuji lake, Oshino-Hakkai and so-on.
You can enjoy and feel the sacred world.

Itinerary

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  • Lake Kawaguchi : the most popular place to view
  • Ohishi park :Ohishi park is located an area around Lake Kawaguchi and familiar with the park where you can enjoy various beautiful flowers in each season. Also, this park location is the best for you to see Mt.Fuji on the opposite side of Lake Kawaguchi. The main flower of this park are lavender in early summer and kokia from August to September.
  • Mt.Kachi-kachi Ropeway: This Tenjozan mountain called “Kachi-Kachiyama” is located an area around lake-Kawaguchi which is one of Fuji five lakes.
  • Oshino Hakkai: This site is one of the component of UNESCO World Culture Heritage of Mt.Fuji. There are eight ponds created by spring water from Mt.Fuji.
  • Fugaku-Fuketsu; There are infinite caves in the area of Aokigahara-sea of trees that are located on the foot of Mt.Fuji.

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What to Expect

Mt.Fuji whose altitude of 3776 meters is a sacred mountain which has been the object of Shinto religion from ancient period.
Japanese Shinto appeared in Japan long years ago without no founder and no scripture.
Ancient people had executed rice cropping as their staple food. However, Nature phenomena such as typhoon, firing, earthquake, Tsunami, lightning and so-on had prevent them to make cropping. Therefore, people had afraid those nature and become prayed them so that they do not disturb them to make rice cropping. In the result, Japanese ancient people had become to believe all kind of nature such as mountain, forest, rock , river and so-on as God and that had led Japanese Shinto religion been established in Japan.
You will find the Shinto shrine on the summit of Mt.Fuji. Almost all Japanese people try to climb up the summit of Mt.Fuji and pray to the Shrine, I think.
The reason Mt.Fuji was registered as UNESCO World Culture Heritage is not only as the beauty of the nature but also the value of the object of Shinto religion which Japanese people have in mind and the origin of various arts occurred in Japan through it.
The UNESCO World Heritage cover not only Mt.Fuji itself but also surrounding Shrines, mountain trails, Five Mt.Fuji lake, Oshino-Hakkai and so-on.
I propose one day Mt.Fuji tour as follows
1) Lake-Kawaguchi including Mt.Kachi-Kachi Ropeway, Ohishi park
2) Fugaku-Fuketsu
3) Oshino Hakkai
(Additional merits of the tour)
a) While you are moving from Fugatsu-Fuketsu (West side of Lake Kawaguchi) to Oshino Hakkai(East side of Lake Kawaguchi),
you can see the landscape of both Lake-Saiko and Kawaguchi.
b) By moving from west , center to east of Lake Kawaguchi, you can enjoy different face of Mt.Fuji by watching with different angles.

Lake Kawaguchi : the most popular place to view
Lake- Kawaguchi is one of Fuji five lakes which are located on the foot of Mt. Fuji in the side of Yamanashi prefecture. Those five lakes are Lake-Motosu, Shojin, Saiko, Yamanaka and Kawaguchi. All those lakes was created by each original river being dammed by the eruption of Mt.Fuji and are registered as Fuji-Hakone-Izu National park. In 2011, those five lakes were named as “Fuji-Goko” and it has been registered as UNESCO World Cultual Heritage. The shore-line of Lake-Kawaguchi has the longest within the five lakes and the area is same with that of 130 numbers of Tokyo domes. From the lake, you can look the overview of the lake including Mt.Fuji.

Ohishi park :Ohishi park is located an area around Lake Kawaguchi and familiar with the park where you can enjoy various beautiful flowers in each season. Also, this park location is the best for you to see Mt.Fuji on the opposite side of Lake Kawaguchi. The main flower of this park are lavender in early summer and kokia from August to September.

Mt.Kachi-kachi Ropeway: This Tenjozan mountain called “Kachi-Kachiyama” is located an area around lake-Kawaguchi which is one of Fuji five lakes. The altitude of it is 1075 meters. There are two ways for you to access the mountain, one is to climb up by walking through the hiking course spending around 40 minutes where lots of hydrangea are blooming, and another is to take Ropeway to reach the top of mountain.
While riding the Ropeway, you can enjoy both beautiful landscape and walking in the sky. After you arrive at the summit, please move to a observation stage and see both Mt.Fuji, lake-Kawaguchi and South Alps in the distance.

Oshino Hakkai: This site is one of the component of UNESCO World Culture Heritage of Mt.Fuji. There are eight ponds created by spring water from Mt.Fuji. In Edo era (1603 ~ 1867), these ponds used to be the places of pilgrimage for them to purify themselves before entering Mt.Fuji.

Fugaku-Fuketsu;
There are infinite caves in the area of Aokigahara-sea of trees that are located on the foot of Mt.Fuji. These caves were created as an air space which had remained inside lava. The pressure occurred by cooling of flowing lava which had created by eruption of Mt.Fuji had pushed out internal gas of lavas through the weak portion of outer surface of lavas. That created caves.
This cave called Fugatsu-Fuketsu consists of a main cave as 110 meters from South to North and sub-internal path as 110meters from East to West. The width of it is 4 ~ 7 meter and the height is 2 ~ 10 meter.
Inside the cave, the stiff and fine lavas are accumulated with lots of layers including lava bed. On the bottom of the cave, water gather and those are frozen in winter. The frozen statue of the water has remained even in summer due to the constant temperature of 3 degrees through a year.

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Departure & Return

Starting time 08:00 AM ( recommended )   Flexible
Meeting Point At your staying hotel in Tokyo
Ending Point At your staying hotel in Tokyo

Inclusions & Exclusions

What‘s included

Guide fee

What‘s not included

Pick up fee for a guide: yen2000
Lunch for you and a guide
Entrance fee for you and a guide: Mt.Kachikachi Ropeway (both way): yen800 per person,

: Please reserve and pay Van service (10 hours) to Van transportation who is registered in Triplelights.

Important

I am now living in Gunma prefecture located around 100km north from Tokyo.
Therefore, if you reserve Kansai area such as Kyoto, Nara, Kobe and Osaka, please request me at least one week in advance. We can exchange the idea of the tour.

1) This tour use Van service of that is registered in TripleLights.
10 hours service
I will support for you to reserve this service including getting a estimated fee from the Company.
2) For fairly long walking of sight-seeing, please put on the shoes to walk with ease.
3) Please prepare the cash to spend any train riding, lunch and souvenir.

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

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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Linda Linda Australia ( Family with kids )
Very Good
4 weeks ago

“ Passionate about Japan ”

Kashima was flexible and knowledgeable. We had an itinerary we wanted and he made it happen. We had a group of 14 which included 8 kids. He handled it fabulously!

KASHIMA:

Linda san, Thank you very much for your great and inspired review for me. It was great time for me to support you,your family and your friends with total 14 people for Mt.Fuji tour. We visited Mt.Fuji area such as Lake-Kawaguchi, Fugaku-Fuketsu, Mt.KachiKachi viewing by Ropeway, Ohhashi bridge hiking over Lake Kawaguchi, Ohishi park and Oshino Hakkai by using a Micro bus. The weather on the day was very fine and I was pleased that all your group could see no more beautiful Mt.Fuji at every visiting spots with the shape of different angle. Specially, I was very much impressed that all 8 kids enjoyed snow and throwing snowball each other which were piled up on the area because they saw actual snow at the first time there. Also, we could enjoy exchanging lots of conversation with you and ... read more

Diane Diane United States ( Family )
Excellent
1 month ago

“ Wonderful daytrip from Kyoto to Osaka ”

Kashima is very good guide who was extremely accommodating and took our U.S. family of 5 round trip from Kyoto to Osaka by train. He planned a very interesting day for us that we enjoyed immensely. A nice variety of sights and experiences at a good active pace. Definitely recommend!

KASHIMA:

Diane san, Thank you very much for your warm and utmost review for me. It was great time for me to support you and your family for Osaka tour. We visited Osaka castle, Dotonbori including river cruising, Kuromon market and Umeda sky building. I am very much pleased that you, your husband and your three children could have lots of experience and impression of these tour spots. Specially, Osaka castle related with Samurai top worriers with great historical background, the best eating streets in Japan by tasting various interesting foods and overwhelming Osaka night view from Umeda Sky building. Also, we could enjoy exchanging lots of conversation with you and your family about Japanese culture and daily life comparing with that in your country. I hope that you continue to enjoy Japan tour a... read more

I-Lin I-Lin Singapore ( Family with kids )
Excellent
2 months ago

“ Hiroshima Day Tour ”

I organised this tour on behalf of a teenager who is fascinated with the Yamato battleship so this tour had to be very customised and Kashima-San lived up to the challenge! The boy really enjoyed himself. The guide spoke good English, very polite and respectful and he was flexible with the schedule. In fact the family said that they would highly recommend Kashima-San to others who visits Hiroshima!

KASHIMA:

I-Lin san, Thank you very much for your great and utmost review for me. It was great time for me to support your mother and your family for Hiroshima tour. We visited Yamato-museum where we could see the models (1/10) of Battleship named “Yamato” and lots of other ships and actual objects of submarine & airplane “Zero fighter plane”. There are many historical background explanations, photos and actual objects & ship models exhibited which are historically very important ones manufactured before and during World War2. Also, we visited Atomic bomb dome and Peace memorial museum. I am pleased that we could enjoyed a lot. Specially, your mother's young boy is so clever and has lots of knowledge about Yamato and related Japanese history. I am so much impressive for him. He has so strong c... read more

May BN May Japan ( Friends )
Very Good
3 months ago

“ A day at Miyajima/Hiroshima ”

Kashima-san organized the timing of the trip very well. Even there were situation where stayed longer than, he did an effort to change the timing of Shinkansen tickets and didn’t try to rush us. He well explained to us history of places we visit and patiently responded to all our questions.

KASHIMA:

May san, Thank you very much for your great review for me and selecting me as a guide for you precious Hiroshima tour, I am very much pleased that you and your friends could enjoy Hiroshima tour including Miyajima island, Itsukushima shrine, Hiroshima Peace Memorial museum and Atomic dome. These tour spots are historically one of the most important tour spots in Japan which are registered as UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site. Thanks to your strong curiosity, we could exchange lots of deep Q & A about Itsukushima shrine and the detail information of Atomic Bomb attack in Hiroshima city. I am looking forward to meeting with you again in near future. Thanks, Kashima

hollie Hollie United States ( Friends )
Excellent
4 months ago

“ Great guide ”

Had a great day with Kashima - our itinerary and the numbers in our group changed several times and he was so accommodating and nice about it. We saw the highlights we wanted and some great places we didn’t know about!

KASHIMA:

Hollie san, Thank you very much for your warm and utmost review for me. Our original tour plan was one day tour on Oct.12 for Hakone & Yokohama. However, unfortunately, the biggest typhoon named 19th hit Japan in Kanto area from Oct.11 to Oct.12. Under this circumstance, you and your friends were kindly flexible to see the storm situation by communication with me and we could set the alternate tour on Oct.13 by making several alternate tour options prepared. In the end, we could enjoy Tokyo tour visiting Imperial palace, Zojoji, Tokyo tower, Harajuku, Omotesando and Shinjuku Golden Gai with beer drinking as final enjoyment under sunny weather on the day. I am very much pleased that you and your friends could enjoy the tour even under this unexpected situation. During the tour, we coul... read more

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