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Sweet November (Weekday Afternoon) at Lake Kawaguchiko: Up-to-You Tour

Mount Fuji
8 hours
up to 5 people
Japanese ( Native ), English ( License )
Private tour (only you and your guide)
Walking / Public Transportation Tour
( Contact guide for other options )

Mt. Fuji isn't always visible, but during Autumn and Winter, we have a better chance of seeing it.

Please choose the spots in the highlights you would like to visit around Kawaguchiko near 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 ) Arakurayama Sengen Park with the famous pagoda viewpoint (398 stairs) 
  • Option: 2) Panaroma Ropeway (Adults Round-trip ¥800 One-way ¥450 Children Round-trip ¥400 One-way ¥230)
  • Option: 3) Kawaguchiko 20 minute Lake Cruise (Adults ¥930・Children 6-12 years old ¥470 / COMBINATION TICKET of 3)&4) ¥1300)
  • Option: 4) Kawaguchiko Museum of Art (Adults/University Students ¥800 Jr. & Sr. High school students ¥500)
  • Option: 5) Kawaguchiko Music Forest Museum(Adults ¥1,500 University and High school students ¥1100 Elementary and Jr. High ¥800 AFTER 16:00 ¥500)
  • Option: 6) Kubota Ichiku Kimono Museum (Adults 1,300 yen, College and High School Students ¥900, Jr. High and Elementary ¥400)
  • Option: 7) Momiji (Maples) Corridor (Sunset is about 16:30 in November)

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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.
Instead of paying fees to Museum, strolling along the North Shore of Lake Kawaguchiko or staying a while at some viewpoints are possible on a clear day.

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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Departure & Return

Depart From Shinjuku
Starting time 12:00 PM ( recommended )   Flexible
Meeting Point At Bus Terminal Shinjuku or Shinjuku Station
Ending Point At Bus Terminal Shinjuku, Shinjuku Station or Tokyo Station

Inclusions & Exclusions

What‘s included

Guiding fee, The Guide's Admission fee for Kubota Ichiku Museum/ Kawaguchiko Music Forest 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 ¥1300 might be convenient.)

Admission fee of your options (Please look at the highlights for each price)


This tour will be held only on WEDNESDAYS, THURSDAYS and FRIDAYS in November.

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.


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

IF YOU'RE GOING TO USE JR PASS, please let me know. (From Otsuki to Kawaguchiko Station, you have to pay ¥1140 at least for Fujikyu Line.)

Chuo Highway buses are less expensive and reasonable, basically punctual but sometimes might get jammed due to traffic congestion.
Some are fully booked up, so advance booking is desirable.

As Lake Kawaguchiko is approximately two hours from Shinjuku, we will spend four hours at Lake Kawaguchiko unless you request extra hours.

It is impossible to go to all of the options in a day.

WEARING WALKING SHOES/SNEAKERS are recommendable, whichever options you choose.
It's becoming colder and especially on the Lake Cruise, it is recommendable to bring glooves and a jacket with you.

Lake Kawaguchiko area is usually five degrees Centigrade lower than Tokyo.

We will basically use buses around Lake Kawaguchi unless you're willing to pay for taxi fares.
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

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 ( 54 )
4.7 (54) Reviews
Very Good
Suzi Suzi Australia ( Family with kids )
7 hours ago

“ Simply an amazingly kind and efficient guide! ”

Yoko-san went above and beyond any expectations since the moment I contacted her to book our day tour with her months ago. She provided advice on hotels, suburbs, best advice on ways to get from the airport, and to other places that we would do on our own, inquiries about where to find Dragon Ball Z figures and a cat cafe that allowed kids. Our day yesterday with her visiting the Imperial Palace Gardens, strolling Ginza streets, Ginza Six, Nissan showrooms, Nezu-jinja and Yanaka, and finally Akihabara to get the DBZ figures was blessed with a beautiful sunny but quite a warm day. She asked us to leave 10minutes earlier than our scheduled meeting time and surprised us by making us watch an official carriage procession of dignitaries coming to meet the Emperor. She also took it upon herse... read more

Jim Jim United States ( Solo )
2 weeks ago

“ A day of Tokyo ”

Yoko was fun, knowledgeable, and very helpful with my visit and tour. I was happy to have met her and to have spent the day exploring Tokyo. Yoko was very informative about the city and sights. She was also was very helpful when I mailed some purchased back home. She checked in with me to make certain I was enjoying my stay even after our tour. I highly recommend Yoko as a guide to anyone who wants to visit Tokyo.


I appreciate your excellent review so much. I really enjoyed your dry sense of humor so it was great fun for me to be able to go around Tokyo with you. I hope you enjoyed Nikko and Miyagi, too. Please enjoy your Japanese green tea and I wish I can see you and guide other places too in the future. Thank you again, Jim!!

Thomais Myrto Thomais Greece ( Family )
2 weeks ago

“ A full day in Tokyo ”

I stayed in Tokyo for less than 2 days with my 5 year old son. I decided that the best way to get a flavour of this wonderful city would be to go on a tour with a guide. I was right. Yoko was just great! Very knowledgable and organized. She took us on a great tour to all the major landmarks whilst navigating so effectively through the complicated transportation system! It was a beautiful day; we walked a lot and discovered so much! My son loved the experience too! Thank you Yoko for everything! We will not forget you! Myrto and Jason


Thank you so much for such a sweet review. It was a great pleasure for me to meet a wonderful beautiful lady like you,Myrto, with full of International experiences. I had so much fun talking with you. Your son is so cute and adorable. I already miss both of you so much. It was a very lovely day. I wish you enjoy Kyoto and Nara. I hope to see you and maybe with your brother's family visiting Japan again. Please say hi to Jason for me. See you!!

Michael Michael United States ( Family with kids )
1 month ago

“ Full day in Nikko ”

We (me and my 12 year old son) scheduled a full day tour of Nikko with Yoko. We could not have been happier with the service she provided. No way we could have seen everything we did or navigate the trains/buses so efficiently without her. She also provided terrific insight into the history of the area as well as provided us with a great overview of current Japanese customs and culture. She is amazing. Travel with her, you will not regret it.


I appreciate that you wrote such a warm and kind review. Even we couldn't see Kegon Falls that day because of the thick fog, Jack found interest in the Tamozawa Imperial Villa thanks to the bus ride. Both of you were so nice that I also enjoyed the Nikko visit very much. I hope you enjoyed Kyoto, too. I wish to show you around more places in the future. Thank you again for everything.

Russell Russell United States ( Solo )
Very Good
3 months ago

“ Fun and informative Day ”

Had a really fun and informative day with Yoko. We started and ended on time even with a very aggressive schedule of activities. Yoko was pleasant and had taken considerable time to pre plan the day to ensure my desired touring locations were all achieved. I would certainly recommend her.


Thank you so much for your review. Well, your hotel was a little too south to finish on time, but we can squeeze in many places. We visited Imperial Palace Plaza with the view of Double Bridge instead of the Imperial Palace. Please visit the Imperial Palace when you become one of the US's dignitaries some day. There are still so much places to see in Tokyo and we can also see the Great Buddha of Kamakura, so I will be waiting for you to come with your wife on vacation. BTW, the icecream flavor that we had as dessert is the same flavor that President Obama called "unforgettable.":-)

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