This tour covers key sites of Mt. Fuji and its surroundings with beauty and wonders of nature. I will also cover the cultural aspect of this World Heritage Site. I will meet you at your hotel and will escort you back to your hotel. As I designed this tour, I focused on full coverage of key sites of Mt. Fuji in regards to geography, culture and history, plus time and budget efficiency utilizing a coach (bus) transport from Tokyo to Mt. Fuji area. Your safety/satisfaction will be my #1 key.
At your hotel
The key issue for this tour is transportation "from Tokyo to Mt. Fuji area" and also "around Mt. Fui". The best solution, I believe, would be the combination of an economical coach bus for the long distance travel "from Tokyo to Mt. Fuji area" and "a hired car or van around Mt. Fuji area". The one-way coach fee is Yen 2,200 (US$15) and the basic hourly hired car/van fee is Yen 7,020 (US$50). You will need just about 4 hours for the tour around Mt. Fuji.
This is your first visit of the day for a quick preview of the tour. With free admission, you will learn the overall feature of Mt. Fuji with its natural, cultural and historical characteristics.
One of the most famous Instagram Photo Spots in Mt. Fuji sites. I will walk you through the famous Shinto Shrine with the stunning view of Mt. Fuji, weather permitting.
One of the best authentic Japanese restaurants in the area with quality local food. The owner and the restaurant team will host you with their warmest hospitality and variety of authentic Japanese food.
Witness the wonder of water around Mt. Fuji. You will be amazed by the clarity and wonder of the water in those ponds - the water is the result of wonderous dynamic of nature around Mt. Fuji. The water you see in those ponds is the mater which is the result of the melting snow from 20 years ago. The snow that accumulated onto the mountain 20 years ago has melted and has been absorbed into the cave, soil and rocks of the mountain and resrufaced and sprang to those ponds - really amazaing dymatic of natural water circulation.
Ride on the coach bus back to Tokyo and then I will escort you back to your hotel
At your hotel
Experience of natural beauty, deep culture and geographical wonder of Japan's highest and arguably the most well known and loved mountain.
You will also witness and feel the unforgetable beauty of air and sceneries of well-reserved nature of one of Japan's most renowned World Cultural Heritage Sites.
I will guide you to the authentic Japanese restaurant that serve truly Japanese and tasteful cuisine.
Your tour guide will help you to discover the best parts of Mt. Fuji and answer your questions on history, culture and geography of Mt. Fuji.
Guide's transportation fee
Your transportation fee
Any admission fees
I can guide you if you pay my transportation fee.
The traffic of the expressway to and from the destination may be heavy, which may cause some delays of the tour.
The view may be affected by the weather condition of the day, so if the clouds and moisture interferes of the view, I will try my best to offer you some alternatives such as museums and/or sites that are not affected by the weather.
We hired Tom for our first two days in Tokyo. Tom speaks fluent English, is communicative, kind and cordial. Our second day was excellent, with lunch at a delicious restaurant in Asakusa! Tom took care of booking a tea ceremony for us and it was an unique and immersive experience into the Japanese culture. We were able to visit several places in Tokyo calmly and peacefully! Thanks, Tom! Now we have a friend in Tokyo! We hope to return soon!
After carrying out a lot of research about Tokyo, my husband and I decided to hire a guide - the city is huge and has an efficient public transport system, but it is confusing for first-time visitors. After we hired Tom we were able to share everything we would like to visit on our first two days in Japan. Tom carefully took care of every detail and on our first day in Tokyo we noticed not only the attention and care given to the details of the sites we were visiting but also his kindness and affection towards us. The tours were pleasant and we were able to visit beautiful and different places in Tokyo at great times, without a crowd of people. Tom took us to excellent restaurants!!! Tom was helpful and willing to help us in any situation that might arise while we were in Japan. At the end of our first day in Tokyo, Tom was even kind enough to help us reserve our seats and times on the bullet trains at Tokyo Station. I hardly recommend his tours! Thank you for everything!
Tom was amazing. We had a big group of us and I had specific sights we wanted to visit in Tokyo, and he accommodated our needs so well!! Thank you so much Tom for looking after us on our first day in Japan! We had the best time :)
Jody from Tom, I really appreciated your kind words about my tour. You and everyone in your group were so nice that whatever I did for you was purely the reflection of how nice you were. I hope we will meet again. I am wishing you nothing but the very best for you and yours. Sincerely, Tom
We were originally going with another family that are very familiar with japan, but it turns out they were not able to go due to family reasons, then it left me with my wife, kid and an older aunt and uncle couple. I am not a big fan of researching and planning but at the same time has a demanding wife. Then I decided to hire a guide so I can be off the hook. And am glad I did. Tom was amazing, we booked him for 2 days, we told him what places we want to go and he planned the whole itinerary for us in advance, and also made reservations for us as well for restaurants we want to try out. When the day came, Tom was so accommodating and was paying so much attention to details to make sure everyone was taken care of. On day1 he even took us to dinner and even helped us ordered food before taking off. Then day2 he went totally out of the way for us to the car rental place just to make sure I was able to pick up the car for our next day mt fuji trip. Also, japan has a very well developed metro system but quite complex for a newbie, Tom prepared all info needed and made sure we know the system well enough and can commute on our own for the rest of the trip, and now we are. Tom also takes really good pictures too and he literally put together an album for us and even did a day summary for us with pictures after each day. Bottom line is that we did the critical sight seeings needed and now I can just relax and enjoy the rest of my trip. My kid was crying after saying goodbye to you and kept saying he misses you. Thank you Tom.
To David and a beautiful family - Joyce, Jayden, Wella and Berry from Tom H., I truly appreciate your kind words - I am not sure if I deserve such generous comments. In fact, it is me who really enjoyed those two days which I will continue to cherish for a long time. We tour guides say it really is a luck what kind of people we meet in a given tour. The moment I met you at about 8:30 at the Metropolitan Edmond Hotel, I knew I was very lucky and after those wonderful 2 days, my first impression has been more than proven. For me, those two days were not "work" but a quality time that is actually difficult to experience only because there are rarely such warm hearted people whom you would enjoy being around. I will print some of the pictures we took together, frame them and review when I need to brighten up my mind. All of your family including yourself radiate natural pleasant feelings which create smiles in the people around you and for those two days, I was a lucky person who had an opportunity of being around you. I always wonder what makes human minds "warm" - I'm not quite sure what it is but I am convinced that positive mental attitude and consideration on others would be the key. I really enjoyed the natural smiles from you and your family along with affection all the family members were showing each other. This time I prayed for your safe journeys three time - at Yasukuni Shtrine, Sensoji Temple and Meiji Shrine. Now please let me pray for the wonderful journey of each member of your family in her and his lives and of course for you David. I really appreciate you. With love, Your friend, Tom