Traveling from Tokyo to Kyoto? Why don't you break your journey at Fujinomiya? It is at the southwestern skirt of Mt. Fuji, and is easily accessible for people traveling on Shinkansen train. Why don't you enjoy view of Mt. Fuji, its related cultural spots and a green tea farm?
Check out what we are going to do.
Feel free to personalize this offer.
Shin-Fuji Station (JR Shinkansen), Fuji Station (JR local Tokaido line) or place of your choice
Please take a Shinkansen train I propose.
Meet your guide at the gate, drop your luggage (if you have any) at tourist center, and let's take a bus.
Museum featuring Mt. Fuji
Lunch in the vicinity, such as popular fast food, Fujinomiya yakisoba (fried noodles)
After enjoying the view of Mt. Fuji from the green tea field, we will walk to the house/shop to enjoy afternoon green tea with madame of the farm (green tea instructor).
Back to the Shinkansen station, pick up your luggage and travel on to your lodging for the night.
Shin-Fuji Station, Fuji Station or place of your choice
Typically, you can leave Tokyo at 8:26 by Shinkansen Kodama train, spend a day near Mt. Fuji, and catch a Shinkansen train in time to reach Kyoto on the same day. View of Mt. Fuji from a shrine registered as the World Heritage Site and the relaxing time you spend at a tea farm will surely be the highlight of your trip in Japan.
guide fee, making reservation of necessary services during the tour
Transportation fee (you and the guide); ¥630/person for bus,
Taxi (Estimated fare is around ¥4,500-5,000 for a small car for a group of 3 guests or less. Depending on the number of people in your group, you may need to hire a car longer to travel between tea farmer's house and tea field, or a larger car. In such cases, car fare may vary. Ask your guide for detail),
Green tea experience; ¥1100/person for 1 hour course,
Admission fee at the World Heritage Center; ¥300/person,
Guide's transportation fare to the meeting spot (3300 yen to/from Shin-Fuji).
★Total costs outside the tour varies depending on the number of people and detailed itinerary. Ask your guide if you wish to obtain total estimated costs.
View of Mt. Fuji is weather dependent. Let's keep our fingers crossed.
Please ask the guide in advance, if you wish to extend your tour to cover other places in the vicinity, such as inside tour of sake brewery, Shiraito Waterfalls (World Heritage Site), a nice lunch at a reserved table, etc.
The tour uses a combination of public transportation and taxis (please look at the expense not inclusive section). The tour requires some walking (about 30 min. in total). If you wish to hire a car, I can make a reservation on your behalf.
You can leave your luggage either at a tourist office in the Shin-Fuji Station or use coin-operated lockers.
Yes, I can make necessary arrangement for you. You may want to charter a bus. I can look for local bus companies and make reservations on your behalf. They usually ask you to make payment in cash. I will translate and relay their messages to you.
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