Tour around Lake Kawaguchiko, the north foot of Mt. Fuji
The tour starts from Shinjuku Station, Tokyo to visit Lake Kawaguchiko at the north foot of Mt. Fuji, not to climb Mt. Fuji nor to visit Hakone.
Mt. Fuji is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Japan as well as Tokyo and Kyoto, which was designated as a World Cultural Heritage Site by UNESCO in 2013.
The area has a variety of attraction with panoramic Mt. Fuji and Fuji Five Lakes, cherry blossoms in spring, colored leaves in autumn and beautiful landscape covered with white snow in winter. The tour highlights some view points around Mt. Fuji including lakes, parks, an excursion ship, and an onsen hot spring bathhouse. Your itinerary will be tailored upon your request.
Mt. Fuji is often invisible unless whether permits and the alternative tour date may be suggested by the guide.
The tours is offered from November through April exclusively when Mt. Fuji is capped with snow.
A part of or a whole tour can be canceled due to bad weather in case heavy snow fall.
9:15 Meet at Shinjuku Station
9:30 Limited express train from Shinjuku
11:30 Excursion ship on Lake Kawaguchiko
12:00 Lunch, local specialty hoto wheat noodles
13:15 North shore of Lake Kawaguchiko
14:00 Old folk village Iyashi-no-sato Nemba
15:30 Onsen hot spring bathhouse, Yurari
18:00 Limited express train for Shinjuku
19:15 The tour ends at Shinjuku Station
The itinerary will be flexibly tailored upon your request to include Mt. Fuji 5th station, Fuji Q Highland, shrines, plateaus, lakes, seasonal festivals, and so on.
But the tour is not able to start from elsewhere outside Tokyo such as Hakone, Yokohama or Shimizu.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: Shinjuku Station
End location: Shinjuku Station
Duration: 10 hours
Limited expressway trains between Shinjuku and Otsuki (approx. 67 min.) and a rental vehicle from Otsuki to the destinations.
Note: the tour may take local public transportation instead of the rental car in short notice when heavy snow or icy road condition is expected.
Transportation and admission of each tourist attraction above are NOT included and will be estimated when your detailed itinerary is offered by the guide, for the travel expense differ according to actual places you request to visit or your possession of Japan Rail Pass or JR East Pass.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
11770 JPY - approx. 110 USD per person (5810 JPY - approx. 55 USD for a child under 11 years old).
5540 yen: round-trip trains from Shinjuku
3450 yen: local transportation around Mt. Fuji
930 yen: excursion ship
350 yen: old folk village
1500 yen: onsen hot spring bath house
The transportation will be booked in advance by the guide.
All transportation, admission of each tourist attraction. The actual expense is expected to be settled at the end of the tour by JPY cash.
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I had a specific tour request to focus on photography. Yoshi was great in watching the weather forecast and adjusting the schedule to maximize the chance of getting good shots of Mt. Fuji. He also put together a route plan to take in all five lakes surrounding Fuji. The weather cooperated and we had a great day of touring and photos.