If you are a nature-lover, how about wandering around Aokigahara with a certified nature guide? Unique vegetation created by the eruption of Mt. Fuji is worth observing. A 3-hour hike in the serene atmosphere offers you a special experience. Fresh air, singing birds and greenery will make you feel relaxed.
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Feel free to personalize this offer.
Saiko Bat Cave bus stop (No. 45) - The meeting place may change, depending on the itinerary.
- Meet at Saiko Bat Cave bus stop
- Different types of beautiful lava formations inside are amazing and worth seeing.
- Saiko Bat Cave closes from December through the mid-March in order to protect bats hibernating inside of the cave. Wind cave or Ice Cave would be an alternative place to visit during that period.
- Aokigahara, "the Sea of Trees", stretches over the lava plateau formed by the eruption of Mt. Fuji. Formations of lava and creepy-looking roots spreading over a thin layer of soil have created the mystical and serene atmosphere. The fresh air and greenery spreading through the forest will make you feel relaxed and peaceful!
- You might find the field signs of wildlife on the way.
- The view spot offers a majestic view of Mt. Fuji if the weather permits.
- The cave with the serene atmosphere used to be regarded the sacred place by the followers of Mt. Fuji worship. It'll be a special opportunity for you to learn a different aspect of Mt. Fuji as the holly object
Saiko Bat Cave bus stop (No. 45) - The place where the tour ends may change, depending on the itinerary.
Aokigahara, "the Sea of Trees", stretches over the lava plateau formed by the eruption of Mt. Fuji. Formations of lava and creepy-looking roots spreading over a thin layer of soil have created the mystical and serene atmosphere. The eco system and unusual vegetation of the forest are informed along the way.
The fresh air and greenery spreading through the forest will make you feel relaxed and peaceful!
The following are what you can see and learn during the tour.
You can choose the itinerary or make yours, referring to the list below.
1) A hike through the woods
- You might find the traces of the animals on the way.
- Moss-covered lava and creepy-looking roots spreading over a thin layer of soil are amazing.
2) Saiko Bat Cave
- Different types of beautiful lava formations can be observed.
3) Nenba Hama (North shore of Lake Saiko)
- A view spot with magnificent landscape of Mt. Fuji and the lake
Enjoy the stunning view of Mt. Fuji from the north shore of Lake Saiko if the weather permits.
4) Ryugu Lava Cave
- The cave used to be regarded the sacred place by the followers of Mt. Fuji worship.
It'll be a special opportunity for you to learn a different aspect of Mt. Fuji as the sacred object.
5) Learn about the history of Mt. Fuji and Aokigahara, and unusual vegetation formed by the lava flow and wildlife in the forest.
・Enter ”Saiko Bat Cave”.
・Hike in the Aokigahara forest.
・Visit "Nenba Hama" which is the north shore of Lake Saiko. It offers a majestic view of Mt. Fuji if the weather permits.
・Visit "Ryugu Lava Cave".
・Enter ”Saiko Bat Cave”.
・Hike in the Aokigahara forest.
・Visit "Ryugu Lava Cave" on the way to the final destination.
・Enter either "Fugaku Wind Cave" or "Narusawa Ice Cave"
You can extend your tour for a visit to "Saiko Iyashi no sato Nenba" - Craft village with thatch-roofed houses, or for a hike to the top of Mt. Sankodai (Elevation : 1,202m) which commands the breathtaking scenery of Mt. Fuji, Aokigahara and lakes if the weather permits.
*Please note that...
・Saiko Bat Cave closes from December through the mid-March in order to protect bats hibernating inside of the cave. Wind cave or Ice Cave would be an alternative place to visit during that period.
・Hiking up to Mt. Sankodai is available from mid-March through mid-December.
Transportation expense - Two-day pass for the unlimited ride (1,500jpy) is available at Kawaguchiko station.
Food and drinks during a hike
Admission fee for Saiko Bat Cave: 300jpy
＊Take a Sightseeing Bus (Green-Line) from Kawaguchiko station to meeting place (Approx. 40-min ride). I can inform you how to get there in advance. However, if you are not farmiliar with the transportation in that area, I accompany you from/to Kawaguchiko station. In this case, the extra charge and the bus fare for me (1,500jpy) are required of you.
＊Be well-prepared for a hike.
＊Suitable shoes for a hike (Sneakers are preferable.)
＊Rain gear in preparation for rain
＊Warm clothes (The Aokigahara area is much colder than the other places like Tokyo. Altitude: about 900m)
＊Bring snacks and drinks if needed.
＊Keep in mind that Mt. Fuji won't be visible depending on the weather conditions.
＊Highway bus service between Tokyo (Shinjuku) and Kawaguchiko is available. (one-way fare: 2000jpy)
- The purchase of round-trip tickets is highly recommended in advance as the highway bus tickets for Tokyo are sold out quickly.
＊In case of severe weather conditions such as heavy rain and snow, the itinerary may be changed.
- Saiko Iyashi no sato NENBA is recommendable as the alternative place to visit.
(Craft village with thatch-roofed houses where traditional crafts and local products are available.)
The one day tour around the Aokigahara Forest (including the Wind and Ice cave) was amazing. The beauty of the place is unique. Regarding Tomomi, she was such a nice and helpful. All the explanations provided by Tomomi during the tour made the experience really interesting and wonderful. Highly recommend. Tomomi, thank you for the tour!
Tomomi was great! Our trip to the Aokigahara Forest, Wind cave, and Ice cave was pure magic! She explained us a lot of details about those places who give us the necessary insight to fully understand the traditions and customs of the zone. Our trip consisted ona trip arround the caves arround the Jukai, then some hiking into the forrest and at the end we visited the Saiko Lake. She is a very kind person with lot of patiance to share all the knowledge that she has with the people arround her. Kudos to Tomomi!
Thank you so much for your great review. It was a great pleasure for me to share part of your precious time with you, and I just felt happy that you guys chose Japan for your honeymoon. The cool and crisp air spread over the forest was so refreshing that we could recharge ourselves. Hope you will come visit the forest again in the season of fresh greenery which is the best time to explore there. Thank you very much for giving me a lot of happiness!
This is a review from our visit in late Nov. 2019. We were traveling with our 2 young kids (3&6 y/o). Even though the weather that day was not very cooperative, and we could not see Mt. Fuji but just having spent time with Tomomi was enough for us. She was very considerate and kind with us and our children. She is extremely honest and when we changed some timing of the tour to reduce time in cold with kids, she was very meticulous in making sure that we get out refund for that time. Thank you Tomomi. We highly recommend her to anyone visiting Mt. Fuji area.
Thank you for your warm words which are really encouraging. I’m very pleased to have shown you around the Mt. Fuji area full of the beautiful autumn colors. It was a lot of fun my chatting with your little kids. They were so friendly and adorable that I miss them now. Hope your family photos with the colorful leaves in the background remind you of the memories you had during the tour. Thank you very much again for hiring me. You all were pleasures to be with!
Tomomi is just great. She’s not only perfectly knowledgable - she was born and raised in the region - but she is just the nicest person we ever met. Very flexible, very interesting, she’s a pleasure to be around. We were so happy to hire her, she took us to wonderful sites and we had the best day. Plus her English is perfect. Highly recommend her.
Thank you for your great review! When I met you at the hotel lobby. I felt like we were close friends as we’d got to know well each other by exchanging the messages. The time we were together was short, but enough to have the deep understanding of mutual culture and way of thinking derived from the different backgrounds. I was quite impressed with your son’s enthusiasm to learn the things about Japan! Hope he’ll come back to Japan for the further learning. I’m just happy to have accompanied you as your guide on the perfect day to appreciate Mt. Fuji. Arigato-Gozaimashita!