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 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 May exclusively when Mt. Fuji is snowcapped.
A part of or a whole tour can be canceled due to bad weather such as heavy snow fall.
9:30 - 10:37 Shinjuku to Otsuki, Limited Express Kaiji 101
11:30 - 11:50 Excursion Ship Ensoleille on Lake Kawaguchiko
12:00 - 13:00 Lunch, hoto wheat noodles or Japanese cuisine
13:15 - 13:30 View Mt. Fuji from Lake Kawaguchiko
14:00 - 14:15 View Mt. Fuji from Lake Saiko
14:15 - 15:00 Saiko Iyashino-Sato Nenba, old folk village
15:15 - 15:30 View Mt. Fuji from Lake Shojiko
15:45 - 16:45 Onsen hot spring bath at Yurari
18:01 - 19:09 Otsuki to Shinjuku, Limited Express Kaiji 120
The itinerary will be flexibly tailored upon your request to include Arakura Sengen Park, Oshino Hakkai spring, shrines, lakes or seasonal events.
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, admission of each tourist attraction and lunch 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
13500 JPY - approx. 123 USD per person (7000 JPY - approx. 64 USD for a child under 12 years old).
5540 yen: round-trip trains from Shinjuku
3450 yen: local transportation around Mt. Fuji
1730 yen: lunch
930 yen: excursion ship
350 yen: old folk village
1500 yen: onsen hot spring bath house
The transportation will be booked by the guide in advance, but train seats are supposed to be reserved by the guest in case you would like to book them with your Japan Rail Pass.
All transportation, lunch, admission of each tourist attraction. The actual expense is expected to be settled at the end of the tour by cash.
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This was a great day visiting the 5 lakes of mt Fuji. Yoshi was great guide with terrific knowledge of area. Highly recommend touring with Yoshi