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From Tokyo: Mt. Fuji Full-Day Sightseeing Trip

From Tokyo: Mt. Fuji Full-Day Sightseeing Trip

Experience the most famous sightseeing spots around Mount Fuji. Learn about Japanese history and culture while soaking in the dramatic views around Mount Fuji. Depart from Tokyo by bus and arrive at Kawaguchiko Oishi Park where you can capture beautiful photos with lake Kawaguchi and Mount Fuji in the background. Continue to Arakura Sengen Park, located halfway up Mount Arakura in Fujiyoshida in the Yamanashi Prefecture. Take in the panoramic views of the city with Mount Fuji in the background and admire the cherry blossoms in Spring. After that will be Oshino Hakkai, one of the most famous spots in the Fujisan area. You can see the 8 different lakes located there and taste the water from Mount Fuji. The last spot you will go to 5th Station (half way) of Mount Fuji, which is 2300m high. You can enjoy some special food or buy unique souvenirs here, with very close view of top of Mount Fuji. In winter, we will go to 4th Station/Mt. Fuji 1st Station or Yamanakako Hananomiyako park to see the diamond fuji sunset view instead.

Tokyo: Mount Fuji and Lake Kawaguchi Scenic 1-Day Bus Tour

Tokyo: Mount Fuji and Lake Kawaguchi Scenic 1-Day Bus Tour

Discover the scenery and historic landmarks around Lake Kawaguchi on a guided tour from Tokyo. Admire the views of Mount Fuji as you see traditional houses, stunning pagodas, and the colorful flowers and plants of Oishi Park. Join the tour at the heart of Tokyo, Shinagawa or Shinjuku departure point, and set off towards the Mt. Fuji area. On clear days, you will be able to see Mt. Fuji from afar during the bus ride. Make the first stop at one of Japan's most iconic spots: Arakurayama Sengen Park. Admire the picture-perfect view of the 5 symbolic pagodas with Mount Fuji in the background. Continue on from Mount Arakurayama and proceed to the Kawaguchiko craft park right next to Kawaguchi Lake. We prepare Wine beef lunch set or Houtou noodles lunch set for you to choose. If you prefer, after lunch you can take time to enjoy walking around the lake as you take in the scenic view of Mount Fuji's reflection on the water. After this, head to Oishi park which offers seasonal scenery with various types of flowers. Finally, stop by Saiko Iyashi no Sato Nenba which is located on the banks of Lake Saiko. Take a stroll through the village and marvel at the houses with thatched roofs which will give you a glimpse into life in Japan in the olden days. Conclude the tour at 6:00 PM when you will be dropped off in Shinjuku.

From Tokyo: Guided Day Trip to Kawaguchi Lake and Mt. Fuji

From Tokyo: Guided Day Trip to Kawaguchi Lake and Mt. Fuji

Escape the hustle and bustle of Tokyo for a relaxing respite on Mt. Fuji on this day trip with a guide. Visit Lake Kawaguchi, the Mt. Fuji Panoramic Ropeway, and Oshino Hakkai. After meeting your guide, head to the popular Instagram-worthy spot near Mount Fuji—a Lawson convenience store in front of Kawaguchi Station. Experience the unique beauty of Mt. Fuji and receive a complimentary ice cream or hot beverage at this location. Enhance your experience with a matcha session. Engage in a matcha-making experience with local instructors, enjoy a cup, and immerse yourself in authentic Japanese culture. After the matcha experience, you can head to the shores of Lake Kawaguchi to capture a picturesque shot of Mt. Fuji. Lake Kawaguchi, situated at an altitude of 830 meters with an area of 5.7 square kilometers. Marvel at its winding and intricate shoreline adorned with numerous vantage points to admire Mt. Fuji. Capture the captivating reflection of Mt. Fuji in the lake's waters. Then, hop on the Mt. Fuji Panoramic Ropeway, enjoying beautiful landscapes along the way. Proceed to the observation deck, which is elevated at 1075 meters and serves as the best location for panoramic views of Mt. Fuji and Lake Kawaguchi. On clear days, the Southern Alps may also be visible. Next, stroll through Oshino Hakkai, located amidst the spring group between Lake Yamanaka and Lake Kawaguchi in the Yamanashi Prefecture. It earned its name due to the harmonious arrangement of eight clear springs. These springs, combined with the majestic Mt. Fuji, create a beautiful landscape. Afterward, follow your guide for the return journey to Tokyo.

Tokyo: Mt.Fuji Area, Oshino Hakkai & Kawaguchi Lake Day Trip

Tokyo: Mt.Fuji Area, Oshino Hakkai & Kawaguchi Lake Day Trip

Explore the Japanese countryside on a day tour from Tokyo. Marvel at panoramic views of the iconic Mt. Fuji from Arakurayama Sengen Park, stop at Oshino Hakkai, and get Instagram-worthy photos from in front of Kawaguchiko Station. Meet your driver in Tokyo and head towards Mt. Fuji. Stop at the internet-famous attraction, Arakurayama Sengen Park, for a stunning panoramic view of Mt. Fuji. Climb up the 397 steps near the main hall to see the 5-story tall Chureito Pagoda. Continue to Hikawa Clock Shop Street. Escape the urban hustle and bustle to reach the "Stairway to Mt. Fuji," a serene path leading to the iconic mountain. This tranquil road, resembling a stairway to the clouds, takes you closer to the majestic Fuji. Don't miss the Instagram-famous Hikawa Clock Shop, where the fusion of Japanese streets and the stunning backdrop of Mt. Fuji create a picturesque experience. Next, continue to Oshino Hakkai, 8 clear springs formed by the snow melt of Mount Fuji. Taste the fresh water and get Instagram-worthy pictures. Continue your journey until you reach Lawson Convenience Store, which has recently become famous on Instagram for its picturesque viewpoint of Mt. Fuji. After snapping your photos, enjoy an ice cream or a hot snack in the shop. Finish your tour with a stop at Lake Kawaguchi. Depending on the season, visit Oishi Park or Maples Corridor. Marvel at the many colors of the flowers and plants at Oishi Park, with Mt. Fuji towering in the distance before returning to Tokyo.

From Tokyo: Mt. Fuji 5th, Oshino Hakkai, Onsen Full-Day Trip

From Tokyo: Mt. Fuji 5th, Oshino Hakkai, Onsen Full-Day Trip

Embark on a Scenic Odyssey Kick off your adventure with a scenic drive from Tokyo to Mount Fuji, Japan's highest peak and an active volcano. Enjoy a comfortable air-conditioned ride, escorted by an expert guide. As you ascend towards the iconic mountain, stop at the 5th Station, nestled halfway up. Here, marvel at the awe-inspiring views of the countryside and feel the majestic beauty of Mount Fuji from a close distance. If you embark on this tour anytime between December and April, visit Arakurayama Sengen Park. This internet sensation spot is known as one of the ‘21 places photographers all over the world must visit before they die.’ Here, climb up 397 steps and view the 5-story Chureito Pagoda, a sight not to be missed. Oshino Hakkai Ponds & Traditional Japanese Onsen Post Mount Fuji, immerse yourself in the tranquil beauty of Oshino Hakkai. Visit the sacred series of 8 ponds filled with crystal-clear water sourced from Mount Fuji's melting snow. The purity of this water is renowned, deemed one of the best in Japan, and used in sacred Shinto rituals. Next, make a choice between indulging in a traditional Japanese Onsen (hot spring) or retail therapy at a buzzing outlet mall. If you opt for the Onsen, prepare for a cleansing ritual that promises both physical relaxation and spiritual rejuvenation. This harmonious blend of serene natural beauty and engaging cultural tradition makes this tour an absolute must for every wanderlust-infused soul.

Fuji-Q Highland Amusement Park: One-Day Pass Ticket

Fuji-Q Highland Amusement Park: One-Day Pass Ticket

The Fuji-Q One-Day Pass (includes Fuji-Q and Thomas land) will get you all day access to Fuji-Q Highland and unlimited access to rides. Get ready to feel your heart to race as you explore Fuji-Q Highland where you can enjoy four top major roller coasters with the iconic Mount Fuji in the background. Get your thrills on Fujiyama, the tallest and fastest roller coaster, the 10th fastest, 8th tallest, and 5th longest ride in the world. Check out Do-dodonpa’s new vertical loop and the world's fastest acceleration of any roller coaster, at a speed of 111.9 miles per hour in 1.6 seconds. Takabisha is famous for having a drop angle of 121-degrees, the steepest coaster in the world. On Eejanaika, you can experience life in 4-D. When you’re not on an exciting coaster ride, check out the Labyrinth of Fear, anime-themed rides, and kid-friendly rides.

From Tokyo: Mt. Fuji 5th Station & Lake Kawaguchi Bus Tour

From Tokyo: Mt. Fuji 5th Station & Lake Kawaguchi Bus Tour

Enjoy a relaxing day away from the hustle and bustle of Tokyo on a bus tour to Mt. Fuji and Lake Kawaguchi. Board the bus from Toromohills and head away from your routine to breathe the fresh air by the lake in the Kawaguchi area. Sit back on a cruise on the calm lake and marvel at Mount Fuji up close. Start your day at the 5th Mt. Fuji station and take in one of the most iconic views of Japan. The height of Mount Fuji, the famous symbol of Japan, is 3,776 meters. Drive up to the middle point of Mt. Fuji at 2,305 meters, the highest point accessible by car. Mount Fuji has been the subject of much literature and art throughout Japanese history. At Kawaguchiko, choose how you spend your three hours of free time. There is a panaromic ropeway, a cable car, and a sightseeing boat for you to make the most of the area. Stop for lunch here and choose from either the buffet lunch or the pasta one. After lunch, head to the Panaromic Ropeway cable car. The cable car is connected to the top of the mountain at an altitude of 1,075 meters and takes only three minutes to reach the top of the mountain. From the observation deck, in addition to overlooking Lake Kawaguchi, you also enjoy a superb view of Mount Fuji and the Southern Alps. Next, make your way down the mountain for your Lake Kawaguchiko boat cruise. Set sail from Appare Pier and cruise under the Kawaguchiko Ohashi Bridge to swing by Unoshima, the only island in the Fuji Five Lakes. Prepare to look upon Mt. Fuji like you’ve never seen the mountain before.

Tokyo: Mt. Fuji, Lake Kawaguchi,Lake Yamanaka,Onsen Day Tour

Tokyo: Mt. Fuji, Lake Kawaguchi,Lake Yamanaka,Onsen Day Tour

Start with Ease Embark on a picturesque journey that takes you away from the bustling city of Tokyo and into the serene landscapes surrounding Mount Fuji. Your adventure begins with convenient pick-up options at either JR Marunouchi, Tokyo Station(8:00am) or SMBC Bank, Shinjuku-Nishiguchi(8:30am). With comfortable transportation arranged, you'll be ready to capture breathtaking moments right from the start. Serene Waters and Scenic Wonders Your journey continues to Kawaguchi Lake, the largest of the Fuji Five Lakes. Here, unwind amidst spectacular Fuji views. Lake Kawaguchi, situated at the foot of Mount Fuji in Japan, is a captivating destination renowned for its stunning beauty. As part of the Fuji Five Lakes, it offers an unparalleled view of the iconic Mount Fuji in its backdrop. The tranquil ambiance of the lake invites visitors to enjoy boat rides, scenic walking paths, and the enchanting reflection of Mount Fuji on its calm waters. The area also boasts an array of accommodations, hot springs, and cultural sites, providing a complete experience of Japan's natural and cultural splendor. Season limited tour - according to different seasons, Special planning: See all the four seasons of Mt.Fuji ▼ Oishi Park at Lake Kawaguchi (May. 27th to Jul.10th, Nov.24th to Apr.12th ) ▼ Fuji Shibazakura Festival (Apr.13 to May.26) ▼Kawaguchiko Music Mori Art Museum (Jul.11 to Oct.19) ▼ Maples Corridor at Lake Kawaguchi (Oct.20 to Nov.23) Next, venture to the tranquil Lake Yamanaka, the highest of the Fuji Five Lakes. Capture the charming reflection of Mount Fuji in the lake, and if you're inclined, enjoy a soak in the natural hot springs with picturesque views (hot spring fees not covered). Relish the quieter atmosphere and panoramic views of not just Mt. Fuji but also the distant Mt. Hakone. During summers, the lake transforms into a hub for water sports, and in winter, it hosts the mesmerizing ‘Swan Lake' ice sculpture festival. Your comfortable, air-conditioned ride and expert guide and driver ensure an unforgettable, hassle-free exploration of Japan's scenic splendors. Your journey continues to the Internet popular attraction - Arakurayama Sengen Park - Great location for a panoramic view of Mt. Fuji (Oct.1 to Apr.25) or Mount Fuji fifth station (Apr.26 to Sep.30),an idyllic vantage point to capture the snow- capped wonder.

From Tokyo: Mt. Fuji or Hakone Private Sightseeing Day Trip

From Tokyo: Mt. Fuji or Hakone Private Sightseeing Day Trip

Set off on a journey through the stunning landscapes of Mt. Fuji and Hakone. With two itineraries to choose from, pick the experience that best suits your preferences. Itinerary A focuses on the majesty of Mount Fuji and the Fuji Five Lakes and itinerary B takes you to Hakone's hot springs and artistic treasures. Itinerary A: A Glimpse of Fuji's Majesty 1. Arakurayama Sengen Park: Begin your adventure at Arakurayama Sengen Park, where you will be treated to a panoramic view of Mount Fuji. As you ascend the park's vantage point, prepare to be mesmerized by the awe-inspiring sight of Japan's tallest and most revered mountain, standing majestically against the azure sky. 2. Kitaguchi Hongu Fuji Sengen Shrine: Continue your journey to the Kitaguchi Hongu Fuji Sengen Shrine, a place of spiritual significance. Immerse yourself in the ancient traditions and serene atmosphere of this sacred shrine, which has long been a destination for pilgrims seeking blessings and protection on their ascent of Mount Fuji. 3. Mount Fuji (5th Station): The highlight of Itinerary A awaits as you ascend to the 5th Station of Mount Fuji. Located halfway up the mountain, this vantage point offers breathtaking panoramic views of the surrounding countryside. Take a moment to breathe in the crisp mountain air and marvel at the beauty of the landscapes below, capturing the essence of this iconic peak. 4. Lake Kawaguchi & Mount Fuji Panoramic Ropeway : From Mount Fuji, journey to Lake Kawaguchi, one of the renowned Fuji Five Lakes. This picturesque lake, with its tranquil waters, provides a perfect reflection of the grandeur of Mount Fuji. Take a leisurely stroll along the shores, embracing the serene ambiance and capturing captivating views that paint a postcard-perfect setting. The Mount Fuji Panoramic Ropeway ascends 400 meters from the eastern shore of Lake Kawaguchiko to an observation deck near the peak of Mount Tenjo. From the observation deck, which sits more than 1000 meters above sea level, there are panoramic views of the lake below and of Mount Fuji. 5. Oishi Park: Next, immerse yourself in the beauty of Oishi Park, known for its vibrant flowers and breathtaking views. Adorned with seasonal blooms, this park offers a kaleidoscope of colors against the backdrop of Mount Fuji. Engage your senses as you explore the park's pathways, capturing the harmony between nature and the iconic mountain. 6. Oshino Hakkai: Conclude Itinerary A with a visit to Oshino Hakkai, a traditional Japanese village famous for its crystal-clear spring water ponds. Admire the idyllic scenery, characterized by ancient thatched-roof houses and tranquil ponds fed by Mount Fuji's melting snow. Experience the charm of rural Japan and gain insight into the local lifestyle and customs. Itinerary B: The Serenity of Hakone 1. Arakurayama Sengen Park: Embark on your journey at Arakurayama Sengen Park, capturing one last glimpse of Mount Fuji before venturing into the captivating region of Hakone. 2. Oishi Park: Indulge your senses in the serene beauty of Oishi Park, where colorful blooms and peaceful surroundings create a captivating atmosphere. Stroll along the pathways, immersing yourself in the harmony between nature and art. 3. Hakone Ropeway: Board the Hakone Ropeway, an extraordinary aerial cable car ride offering panoramic vistas of Mount Fuji, the lush valleys, and the glistening Lake Ashi. As you ascend to the summit of Mount Komagatake, revel in the breathtaking views that stretch as far as the eye can see. 4. Hakone Sightseeing Cruise: Embark on a scenic cruise on Lake Ashi, surrounded by the natural splendor of Hakone. Relax and soak in the tranquil ambiance as you glide across the pristine waters, with the iconic torii gate of Hakone Shrine in the distance. 5. Hot Springs Bath: Unwind and rejuvenate your senses with a visit to the renowned hot springs of Hakone. Immerse yourself in the healing mineral-rich waters, known for their therapeutic properties. Allow the soothing atmosphere to envelop you, providing the perfect respite amidst nature's embrace. 6. Hakone Open Air Museum: Conclude Itinerary B with a visit to the Hakone Open Air Museum, a unique art space set amidst breathtaking natural surroundings. Discover captivating sculptures and installations that blend seamlessly with the landscape, creating an enchanting fusion of art and nature.

From Tokyo: Instagram-Worthy Mt. Fuji Full-Day Tour

From Tokyo: Instagram-Worthy Mt. Fuji Full-Day Tour

Meet your guide in Tokyo and head to Arakurayama Sengen Park. Climb the 397 steps to reach the Chushin-to Pagoda. Enjoy a stunning panorama of Mount Fuji and snap photos of the cherry blossoms in spring, fresh greenery in summer, vibrant autumn leaves, or a snowy landscape in winter. Next, visit the Shimoyoshida Tokei-ten Shop, a hidden gem at the foot of Mount Fuji. Stroll down the “Stairway to Heaven”, a quiet street that resembles a stairway to the sky. At the end of the street, get a perfect photo of Mt. Fuji merging seamlessly with the town. Continue to Oshino Hakkai, where 8 springs formed by the snowmelt from Mount Fuji meet. Snap a photo of the mountain's reflection and enjoy the tranquil atmosphere of the village before tasting the sweet spring water and sampling some local delicacies, like soba noodles, grilled fish, and pickles. Finally, finish your tour at Lake Kawaguchi Oishi Park, a scenic spot filled with colorful flowers, including lavender, begonia, cosmos, and Japanese blood grass. Admire the panoramic view of Mount Fuji before snacking on an ice cream or hot food from a popular local convenience store. Before returning to Toyko, stroll around the park and take some more photos of the mountain.

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José was a great guide! We definitely recommend the tour to those who are looking for private tour and customizable route. Car was big, clean and comfortable. We were a group of 4 thereof 2 seniors. Thank you Jose!

Amazing trip. The transportation and tour was great. Only downside was the cloudy weather so we didn't see the full top of Mt. Fuji but it was still a great experience.

It was amazing! We had a great time there. The guide showed us so many nice places. The trip was around Mt Fuji so we could see the it from every side 👌

it was so good & Anna was really informative, helping us at all the destinations, made sure had the information needed. change nothing

Excellent trip and we had great driver/guide as well.