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Extensive, Long forest hiking, gorgeous views of Mt. Fuji, Mt. Kitadake, never can be missed

by Yuji
(24) Reviews
9h $ 313


  • Yashajin Toge Bus Stop
  • Yashajin Toge, good view of Mt. Kitadake
  • Tsuetate Toge
  • Yakeato, good view of Mt. Kitadake
  • Tsujiyama, Start descending
  • Yakeato
  • Tsuetate Toge
  • Yashajin Toge
  • Yashajin Toge Bus Stop
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313.28 USD

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1 person 313.28 USD
2 ~ 4 people 363.12 USD
FREE cancelation 30 days prior


Enjoy long walking on relatively easy, soft-ascending trail to Tsujiyama. From the peak of Tsujiyama, you will have a gorgeous view of Mt. Fuji, and "Shirane Sanzan" (three peaks covered with snow) mountains, which actually include 2nd and 3rd highest mountains of Mt. Kitadake, Mt. Ainodake. On the way up to Tsujiyama, Yashajin Toge and Yakeato are two more view point of Shirane Sanzan.

What to Expect

Long and extensive walking. Partially, short steep slope. After the long walking, you can have a gorgeous view of 2nd and 3rd highest mountains of Kitadake and Ainodake just before your eyes in addition to Mt. Fuji. From around the mid of November, you may walk on the snow. Road to Yashajin Toge bus stop may be closed when it rains heavily or when it snows and this tour will be cancelled.
In case of deep snow, you may not be able to make it to Tsujiyama.
Recommend to stay overnight in Kofu or Minami Alps area to make it easier on the day of the tour.

4.9 (24) Reviews
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  • Yashajin Toge Bus Stop
  • Yashajin Toge, good view of Mt. Kitadake
  • Tsuetate Toge
  • Yakeato, good view of Mt. Kitadake
  • Tsujiyama, Start descending
  • Yakeato
  • Tsuetate Toge
  • Yashajin Toge
  • Yashajin Toge Bus Stop


This tour will be cancelled when the road to Yashajin Toge is closed or is likely to be closed.

You start around altitude of 1300m to above 2500m
It is necessary to wear properly for mountain walking. Quick-drying and breathable items with water-proof shoes recommended.
Always carry with rain gear in preparation of rain.
In case of snow, crampon or "chain spike" are recommended.
Temperature is 10 -15 degrees Celsius lower in the mountains.
Requires walking experiences and it is necessary to be patient with walking.

How to come to Kofu Station:
1) Take an expressway bus from Shinjuku 2 hours but dependent on the traffic.
2) Take JR Limited Express of either Azusa or Kaiji from Shinjuku Station. 1.5 - 1.75 hours

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What‘s included
Guide fee,
Guide's transportation to meeting point
Hotel pick-up in case of your hotel in Kofu or Minami Alps Area
What‘s not included
Your transportation to either Kofu or Minami-Alps City or any other cities from other areas.
foods or drinks. Need at least 1.5 liter water or sport drinks with proper foods.
Meeting Point
Kofu Station
Ending Point
Kofu Station
9 hours
Starting time
06:00 AM ( recommended )   Flexible
Number of people
up to 4 people

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 in the first 14 day(s) before the meeting date , there is a 100% charge.
  • If you cancel between 15 and 29 day(s) in advance of the meeting date , there is a 50% charge.
  • If you cancel at least 30 day(s) in advance of the meeting date, there is a 100% refund.
Reviews ( 24 )
Yen Yen Singapore
2 weeks ago

“ Excellent guide ”

Yuji was very meticulous and helpful. He gave us a lot of sound advice during the trip. We enjoyed his tour very much. Would definitely look for him again if we need a guide next time.


Dear Yen, Thank you again for having booked with me. I have revised some itinerary as I thought you could enjoy some well-known sightseeing spots. There are more to see but you can save them for your next visits in the future. If the weather is fine, Mt. Fuji area offers variety of Mt Fuji faces from different angles and Mt. Fuji shows different faces season by season. You may try Yoshida trail next time for your Mt. Fuji climbing. Please enjoy further for the rest of days in Japan. Take care. Yuji

Nalneesh Nalneesh United States ( Solo )
3 weeks ago

“ Very caring aervic ”

Yuji helped me customize my itinerary. He was on time and provIded good information along the way. He was informative, caring and respected my requests. We went to a great place for lunch and then at the end of the day as arranged, he dropped me off at the Mishima train station. Like a caring family member, he came inside the train station to make sure I was all setup for my train departure. Highly reliable and recommended.


Dear Nalneesh Thank you for your taking time to write a review. I am more than happy to have received a good review. We were so blessed with a good weather and that was really great. We also had good insightful conversations. I know you are busy but I will be more than glad if I can be with you again in the near future. Yuji

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

“ Hakone day trip ”

We had 1 full day in Hakone and Yuji planned a great day trip. He shared lot of historical information which made the places more interesting. He is a great guy to have conversation on different topics. When he found out we had more time than originally planned, he was flexible and took us to few more places.


Dear Suresh, Thank you for your taking time to review the tour. Two weeks passed but I remember all scenes with your family just like yesterday. I enjoyed the tour with your family as well. I believe you had good memories in other parts of Japan and in Indonesia. One thing I still think about is that I did not have much time at the ending of the tour at the station. Thank you again for booking with me and hope to see your family some other time. Yuji

Premila Premila United States ( Family )
1 month ago

“ Trip to Tokyo and Hakone ”

We had a four day tour with Mr Yuji. We were a group of four. Yuji is an excellent guide and a genuine human being. He showed us Several places in Tokyo and had two day trip to Hakone. Inspite of scorching heat he made sure our trip was extremely efficient and comfortable at the same time. I would highly recommend him without any reservations. Thanks Yuji for your help!!


Dear Premila When you booked with me, I thought I have more days to prepare but it is over now. I miss you all. Definitely good 4 days. Thank you again and I hope you enjoy the rest of days in Japan. Yuji

Maribeth Maribeth United States ( Family )
2 months ago

“ 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!!


Dear Maribeth, Thank you for taking time to review the tour. It was a hot day and I felt that walking in the sun too long was a bit dangerous. I was not completely successful in walking in the shade all the way. I am glad that your family liked the restaurant and I thought lunch time must have given you some relaxation in breeze and in the shade. We were unfortunate as to views of Mt. Fuji to my regret. My original plan did not include Open Air Museum but I am glad to have asked you if you would like to go since it is one of the top 15 "must go" tourists' destinations. I would be happy to guide you again when you would think of coming back to Japan and think of visiting Mt. Fuji area. Take best care of yourself. Yuji