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

by Yuji
(34) Reviews
9h $ 324

Highlights

  • 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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323.84 USD

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1 person 323.84 USD
2 ~ 4 people 375.36 USD
FREE cancelation 30 days prior

Overview

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.

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Yuji Licensed Guide
(34) Reviews
Contact Yuji Response Time: 11 hs

Highlights

  • 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

Important

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

In case of guiding, dependent on the distance from where I live, I will add transportation costs ranging 1000 yen up to max. 8000 yen (also dependent on transportation type) in the whole tour price.

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 read more

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
Duration
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 ( 34 )
Margit Margit United States ( Family with kids )
Excellent
6 days ago

“ Rainy Day in Mt Fuji area ”

We had a lovely day with Yuji. It is the rainy season and we had some rain but we only opened our umbrellas once so we actually were lucky. Yuji took us around all 5 lakes at the base of Mt Fuji and to a beautiful shrine. He was very knowledgeable about the area. Lunch was amazing at a very traditional Japanese restaurant. I think we were the only foreigners there. Great experience. I would definitely recommend Yuji.

Yuji:

Dear Margit,, It was not a perfect day to enjoy the area. However, I am glad that you had some fun even in the rain. I have changed all plans due to the weather with your agreement but that could have been the best I could do to make your day valuable. I just hope you felt Mt. Fuji so close, though you were not able to see it directly. Please enjoy the rest of stay in Japan. You will definitely see more wonders of this country for days to come. Yuji

Meredith Meredith United States ( Friends )
Excellent
1 month ago

“ Fantastic Guide for Mt. Fuji ”

We spent a half day with Yuji in the Mt Fuji area. He was a fantastic guide that provided just the right about of history at each of our stops. Yuji customized an itinerary that was perfect for our interests and helped us explore all of the highlights of Mt. Fuji. He was kind, gracious, interesting and a delight to tour with. I would highly recommend him for a custom tour of Mt. Fuji. He even made recommendations for us on subsequent days touring in Japan. At every opportunity he went above and beyond!

Yuji:

Dear Meredith, Thank you for having taken time to write a review. It is always the pleasure to me. A bit unfortunate weather but I know you enjoyed the area. It was also nice to have met you in the forest on the following day. You must have visited Wind Cave before we met. Hope you had refund on the trains you did not take. Thank you again for having booked with me and I would like to see you again. Until then, take care. Yuji

RHODORA RHODORA Philippines ( Family )
Excellent
5 months ago

“ Mr. Yuji highly recommendable ”

Mr.Yuji was a very informative tour guide to our family. We chased Mt.Fuji and we did it! He drove us around Kawaguchiko. With him we experienced the horse meat sashimi, authentic hoto noodles, the song of mt.fuji at 60kph, mt.fuji from oshino park, wind cave & learned about the suicide forest. He's very knowlegeable and on time.

Yuji:

Dear Rhodora Thank you for your review. Just like yesterday, I remember the tour with your family. How is your family? The weather was not so good but we made it and we were able to see Mt. Fuji finally. It could have been much better, though, if we could have been able to see the whole. But I am sure you enjoyed whole Mt. Fuji on the following day. See other time hopefully at your beach in Philippines. Uuji

christy Christy United States ( Solo )
Excellent
6 months ago

“ Tokyo in the fast lane ”

If your looking to see the most for your money and have a guide that is informative.. Yuji is your guy. I landed in Tokyo and met Yuji at the meeting spot at my hotel at the scheduled time. I didn’t have to find him, he found me. His character is sweet, funny, kind and very well versed in his culture. I was so amazed at what he showed me and taught me in the time I booked him for which was 10 hours. He moves at your speed and makes it all about you. His English is fantastic and there were no communication barriers at all. Yuji is Amazing and I walked away with a new friend in the world. Thank you Yuji from the bottom of my heart! I would do this tour all over again with him. He really made this trip something very special for me. So if you plan a tour I strongly suggest you select him.. ... read more

Yuji:

Dear Christy Thank you for your great review. I feel you just like yesterday. It was so nice for me, too, having met you. Due to time limitation, we could not do all but it was fun for me, too. I thank you again for having booked with me and I feel so happy. Thank you again, Christy. Yuji

Zoom Zoom Viet Nam ( Family with kids )
Excellent
6 months ago

“ Excellent experience and being in very good hands ”

Yuji was very friendly, helpful and communicative even before we met. I had somewhat vague idea of how our trip should work out and Yuji provided much more details, did so much of preparation, including public transportation schedules, activitity passes,... Yuji was also flexible and attentive to our needs, especially when we have 2 little kids going with us. We thus highly recommend Yuji!

Yuji:

Dear Zoom Thank you for your taking time to review the tour. I was so worried about the weather but we were O.K. and we were lucky. Kids did it well during the tour. Hakone area with public transportation, especially with kids, is sometimes difficult to go along but it went well. I hope you will continue good days here in Japan. I would like to be of any further help to you when you would think you would need my assistance. Thank you again for your booking and review. Yuji