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Mt. Fuji viewing tour from Lake Kawaguchi

Mount Fuji
10 Hours
up to 5 people
English ( Business )
Private tour (only you and your guide)
Walking / Public Transportation Tour
( Contact guide for other options )

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.


Feel free to personalize this offer with Yuki.

  • 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

    9:30-11:30 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 PM

    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 PM

    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 PM

    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 PM

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

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

  • 19:00 PM

    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)

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Departure & Return

Starting time 08:30 AM
Meeting Point at your hotel
Ending Point at your hotel

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)


Not available on Mondays.

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.

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 read more

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.

Can I make changes after I book?

Yes! If you need to make changes such as removing or adding someone to your booking or changing the date or time of your tour, contact us by phone or email

Starting and ending points of the tour.

After you secure your booking, the starting and ending points of your tour can be customized to your convenience (ex.: your hotel, nearby stations, etc.). Don't worry, we will take care of you! Some tours may have an extra fee for this service, make sure to check the tour page.

What happens after I book a tour?

After booking a tour, the guide will accept (or decline) your booking within 24 hours. Then you will be noticed by email from GoWithGuide.

Is the price per person or per group?

The price is charged per group. Which means that you make a one-time payment for your entire group and the price will not change if it is less or more people.

Can I add more people to my booking?

Some guides accept extra people (more than the specified number) for an extra charge. Please check for the extras on the tour or booking page, or contact your guide directly to clarify.

Will there be other tourists in my tour?

No. Your tour is private, only for you and your family or friends, there will be no other group of tourists together in your tour.

Can the guide pickup me at the airport?

Yes, but there will be additional charge for that and it is not by car. The guide will go pick you up using public transportations. For further details, please contact your guide directly.

I'm travelling alone. Can I book this tour?

Yes, you can and you may be able to get a discount if you are traveling alone. Price depends on which guide you choose.

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Reviews ( 269 )
4.7 (269) Reviews
Very Good
Debbie Debbie United States ( Family )
1 year ago

“ 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.


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

Andrew Andrew Australia ( Family with kids )
1 year ago

“ 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 !


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

John John Australia ( Family with kids )
1 year ago

“ 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.


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

Lori Lori United States ( Couple )
1 year ago

“ Up close and personal Hakone ”

Yukie was an awesome guide taking us to Hakone from our Hotel in Tokyo. He was smart and very personal. I would highly recommend Yuki!


Dear Lori, Thank you for taking my tour. I am very happy that you have enjoyed my Hakone tour. Best regards, Yuki

Karin Karin Singapore ( Family )
1 year ago

“ Hakone region Nature guide not necessary ”

The weather was unpredictable but we would, as a result, have appreciated the guide to have been more flexible and client responsive. Information lacking on geology of the region, artists and architect of the Picasso museum. I have no doubt the guide will be of more value for a city tour!


Dear Karin, Thank you for taking my tour. I did my best to make the tour enjoyable for all of you, but it did not work on the day in Hakone. Best regards, Yuki

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