Mt. Fuji viewing tour from Lake Kawaguchi

Highlights

Yuki K.

4.72
(270) reviews
Mount Fuji
English
10 hours
Private tour (only you and your group)
Up to 5 people

Lake Kawaguchi is the most popular place to view Mt. Fuji. I will show you around the most memorable places around Lake Kawaguchi based on my experience. My tour is very flexible to adjust the time and places to your interests. Japanese food is a very important part of my tour, I will take you to my favorite restaurant for lunch during the tour. We will take a highway bus from Shinjuku, Tokyo to Lake Kawaguchi. Then we mainly use buses, but we will take a taxi when necessary.

Itinerary

Check out what we are going to do.
Feel free to personalize this offer.

Meeting Point

at your hotel

The following is rough itinerary with several options.

08:30

At your hotel

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

09:30

9:30-11:30 Shinjuku to Lake Kawaguchi

We will take a highway bus from Shinjuku bus terminal to Lake Kawaguchi (Ticket: 1,750 JPY per adult)

12:00

12:00-13:00 Mt. Kachikachi

We will take the ropeway to the peak of Mt. Kachikachi to view of Mt. Fuji (Ticket: 800 JPY per adult)

Optional 11:30-13:00 Arakurayama Park instead of Mt. Kachikachi

We can see the scene of Mt.Fuji with Chureito pagoda which is very popular. (about 5,000 JPY by a taxi and have to climb up 398 stairs)

13:00

13:00-14:00 Lunch

I recommend Hoto which is a bowl of thick wheat noodles with vegetables in miso base soup stock. (about 1,000 JPY)

14:30

14:30-15:00 Lake Kawaguchi crusing

Great view of Mt. Fuji from the Lake for 30 min. (Ticket: 930 JPY per adult)

Optional: 14:30-15:00 Kubota Itchiku Museum of Kimono instead of Lake Kawaguchi cruising

It is a unique museum with wonderful Japanese garden second to none. (Admission: 1,300JPY per adult)

16:00

16:00-18:30 Lake Kawaguchi station to Shinjuku

Take a highway bus to Tokyo (Ticket: 1,750 JPY per adult)

19:00

At your hotel

End of the tour

Optional: Aokigahara Forest with ice caves ( instead of several places above)

Optional: Oshino-Hakkai with clear fountains from Mt. Fuji ( instead of several places above)

Ending Point

at your hotel

What to Expect

1. Memorable Tour; I can show you around the most memorable places around Lake Kawaguchi based on my experience.

2. Easier to Go; I will choose the most efficient and comfortable transportation, so you don't have to be bothered by how to visit them efficiently within a day.

3. Flexible Plan; My tour is very flexible with time and places depending on your interest.

4. Delicious Foods; Japanese food is a very important part of my tour, I will take you to my favorite restaurant for lunch during the tour.

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Inclusions & Exclusions

What‘s included

Guide fee

Hotel pick-up

What‘s not included

Transportation cost from Tokyo to Lake Kawaguchi (you and guide about 3,500 JPY/adult for highway bus, or 8,000 JPY/adult for train)

Ropeway and cruising fee (you only 1,400 JPY/adult)

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

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

Taxi (about 7,000 JPY per hour, optional)

Important Information

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Japan has been closed to foreign travelers since 2020 March. Please ask me the availability of this tour before you book it.

Not available on Mondays.

The possibility of viewing Mt Fuji depends on the season. The chance will be about 50% 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

Cancellation Policy

  • Free cancellation - 30 days prior to meeting time
  • 50% Refund - 15 to 29 days prior to meeting time
  • No Refund - Within 14 day(s) prior to meeting time

Frequently Asked Questions

Can we always expect to see Mt. Fuji in this tour ?

Not always. Your possibility of viewing Mt. Fuji will depnd on the season, please look at the last picture of this tour. But you can enjoy the Lake and other sightseeing such as Oshino hakkai, lava caves and museums.

If it will rain, I will propose you other areas in Tokyo such as museums and aquariums.

I will discuss it depending on the weatherforecast before the tour.

Where should we stay in Tokyo ?

I prefer to take the highway bus or express train for Lake Kawaguchi departing from Shinjuku station.

Why we use a tour taxi for some places ?

It takes long time to visit Arakurayuma park by public transportation.

It is inevitable to cover most popular places within a day.

If you don't want it, I don't insist and take you other places by public transportation.

Reviews

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Bradley K.

Jul 24, 2021

Beautiful tour of Kamakura

Thankyou for your splendid tour Yuki. It was an enjoyable expierence and you are well versed in escapism.

Yuki K.

Dear Bradley, Thank you for giving me the remark with many stars. I hope this virtual tour will help you when you come to Japan in the future. Best regards, Yuki

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Debbie L.

Feb 4, 2020

Two great days in Tokyo

We are so grateful for two amazing days in Tokyo. We saw SO MUCH that we could not have managed by ourselves especially with the complicated subways! Yuki took us to so amazing spots that we could not have known about or seen so quickly in two days.

Yuki K.

Dear Debbie, Thank you for taking my tour. I am very happy if you enjoyed it. Please give my best regards to Dave, too. Yuki

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Andrew H.

Jan 25, 2020

Kyoto be Tokyo

An awesome day in Kyoto followed by some Tokyo highlights .. Yuki was an awesome guide - very knowledgeable, knew the best restaurants, public transport system, Japanese history and culture .. we enjoyed an awesome 2 days with him :) Thanks !

Yuki K.

Dear Andrew, Thank you for taking my tours. I was very much upset when I found that we were waiting at different places. But we met just before the departure of the Shinkansen and saw Mt. Fuji from the window of the train. We delayed for the tea ceremony in Kyoto, but you made it through and arrived Kinkaku-Ji temple before the sun set. It was a memorable tour for me, too. Please give my best regards to your family. Yuki

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John S.

Jan 21, 2020

Meiji Shrine, Imperial Palace Gardens and Senso-Ji temple

We had an excellent day with Yuki. He was very well organised and prepared a very nice full day itinerary for our family. He organised Passmo travel passes for us all and navigated us around the Tokyo metro and rail network with ease. We visited Meiji Shrine, Imperial Palace Gardens and Senso-Ji temple. As a special treat for our girls (8 and 10 yo) he took us to a Owl cafe where we could have a hot coffee and the girls could get up close to owls, lizards, meerkats, chinchillas, hedgehogs and other animals. We also went to a Udon noodle restaurant for lunch - once again an excellent choice from Yuki. We had a great day and learned a lot at the same time as Yuki was very knowledgeable on everywhere we visited. Thank you Yuki - we really enjoyed our time with you today.

Yuki K.

Dear John, Thank you for taking my tour of Tokyo. Everything went well and I was very happy to see you enjoy the places I took you. Please have a nice vocation in Japan. Yuki

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