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Mt. Fuji viewing tour from Lake Kawaguchi

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Lake Kawaguchi is the most popular place to view Mt. Fuji. I will take you to Arakurayama Park, which is the most popular place to take the picture of Mt. Fuji with the Pagoda. We will take a direct express train from Shinjuku in Tokyo to Lake Kawaguchi to avoid the traffic jam by a highway bus. The place is now overcrowded with foreign visitors so I will choose places not so busy yet. In case of unfavorable weather to view the mountain, I will propose other places.

Mount Fuji Tour Guide - Yuki K.
Yuki K.
4.78 / 5
(360 reviews)
08:30 AM

Meeting Point

at your hotel

- I will meet you near the reception. I will show your name on my iPad.

The following is rough itinerary with several options.

08:30 AM

At your hotel

I will pick you up near the reception. The pick up time depends on the location of your hotel.

09:30 AM

9:30-11:00 Shinjuku to Lake Kawaguchi

Shinjuku to Lake Kawaguchi. We will take a direct express train from Shinjuku to Lake Kawaguchi (Ticket: 3,930 JPY per adult)

11:00 AM

11:00-13:00 Arakura-yama Park

Arakurayama Park; We can see the scene of Mt.Fuji with Chureito pagoda which is very popular. (We have to walk up 398 stairs)

11:00 AM

11:00-13:00: Oshino-Hakkai ( Instead of Arakura-yama Park)

If you can't see Mt. Fuji, you can visit Oshino-Hakkai with clear fountains and fish instead of Arakurayama Pagoda. We may have to use a taxi to save time.

01:00 PM

13:00-14:30 Lunch

Lunch; I recommend Hoto which is a bowl of thick wheat noodles with vegetables in miso base soup stock. (about 1,500 JPY)

02:30 PM

14:30-17:00 You can choose one of the following three plans

plan A

14:30-15:00 Take a bus

15:00-15:30 Lake cruise

15:30-16:30 Walking along the lakeside and visit Muse Museum (close Thur., fee 600 JPY)

17:00 return to Lake Kawaguchi station

plan B

14:30-15:00 Take a bus

15:00-16:30 Kimono Museum (close Tues. & Wed., fee 1300 JPY)

17:00 return to Lake Kawaguchi station by a bus

plan C

14:30-15:30 Take a bus. We may have to use a taxi to save time.

15:30-16:00 Aokigahara Forest and Fugaku Wind Cave

16:00-17:00 return to Lake Kawaguchi station by a bus.

05:30 PM

17:36-19:30 Lake Kawaguchi station to Shinjuku

Take a direct express train to Tokyo (Ticket: 4,123 JPY per adult)

08:00 PM

At your hotel

End of the tour

Ending Point

at your hotel

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Inclusions & Exclusions

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What‘s included

Guide fee

Hotel pick-up near Tokyo

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What‘s not included

Transportation cost from Tokyo to Lake Kawaguchi (you and guide about 8,000 JPY/adult for train)

Cruising fee (you only 1,000 JPY/adult)

Bus free pass (you and guide 1,300 JPY/adult)

Lunch (you and guide from 1000 to 2,000 JPY/person)

Hotel pick up near Lake Kawaguchi, I can pick you up at your hotel near lake Kawaguchi if you pay me extra 20,000 JPY for transportation and lodging during the tour as I live in Yokohama.

Tour Important Information

The possibility of viewing Mt Fuji depends on the season. The chance will be about 80% during winter, but less than 20% in summer time. Please take a look at the graph at the last page of the pictures of this tour. In case we can not see Mt.Fuji at all, we will visit other interesting places near the lake such as museums of Kimono and ice caves in Aokigahara forest.

If you book any of my tours on the other days, I can switch the date with one of them so that you have better chance to view Mt.Fuji.

The highway buses are sometimes fully booked so please book the tour one week before so that I can book your seats.

If the bus is not available, we have to use trains.

- The tour guide is not available on Monday.

- Please, send a direct message to the tour guide for confirming the availability before booking

We have to use a taxi to visit Oshino Hakkai and Arakurayama if you choose these options.

Not available on Mondays.

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There is little restriction due to COVID 19 in 2023. I was vaccinated six times with the Pfizer one.

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Alisa P.

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5 / 5
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A Rainy Day Made Better

If you're interesting in visiting historical sites and learning about Japanese culture, Yuki is the guide for you! While it rained must of our day in Tokyo, it did not make it any less exciting, fun, and interesting. Yuki added color to every place that we went to. He taught us how to use the subway, how to read our fortunes, and how to properly enter and exit shrines. This you cannot learn just by reading signs. This is what I believe is important in respecting and appreciating the Japanese culture. He has an iPad with information on each location which provided an additional knowledge and fun facts. He is very kind, friendly, and welcoming. He only provides tours around 3 times a week, so do not wait to book him! We cannot recommend him enough. Thank you Yuki for sharing your day with us. We are so grateful and can only hope our paths cross again. - Alisa

Alisa P.

Dear Alisa Thank you for your review. It was a rainy day but we took the advantage by visiting less crowded quiet gardens. There are lotus and Iris flowers blooming even better under the rainy weather. Thank you for taking my Tokyo tour. Yuki

M

Meghan C.

5 / 5
Jul 6, 2024

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Yuki was wonderful!

We had such a great trip today with Yuki. He was knowledgeable and so helpful getting us around. He was patient with our two kids (ages 9 and 12) and set up a perfect day. He was on time and the day was perfectly planned. Thank you!!

Meghan C.

Dear Meghan Thank you very much for wring the review of my Hakone tour on the same day. It was cloudy but Mt. Fuji appeared at the last minutes. It was unfortunate that the Shinkansen had a big trouble on our return trip to Tokyo so that we changed our plan to take a local train instead. Thank you again for taking my tour. Yuki

S

Sandi A.

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Jul 1, 2024

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We had a wonderful experience in Yokohama with Yuki. He was very informative being a native of Yokohama and took special care of me, by slowing down the pace because I was recovering from Respiratory illness. My pace was slow and I would often stop for a picture of nature and he would patiently wait on me. We enjoyed his kindness the most. Recommend highly. Sandi & Chip from Hawaii

Sandi A.

Dear Sandi Thank you very much for your review. I'm very happy to know you appreciated my tour. Thank you for taking my tour of Yokohama. Yuki

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