Mt. Fuji viewing tour from Lake Kawaguchi

Highlights

Yuki K.

4.73(289) reviews
Mount Fuji
English
11 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.

Meeting Point

at your hotel

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

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

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

01:00 PM

13:00-14:00 Lunch

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

02:30 PM

14:30-15:00 Lake Kawaguchi crusing

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

Kubota Itchiku Museum of Kimono; It is a unique museum with wonderful Japanese garden second to none. (Admission: 1,300JPY per adult)

04:00 PM

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

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

07:00 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)

We have to use a taxi if you choose this option.

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 March, 2020. This restriction has been eased since October 11th, 2022 but you still need to vaccinated three and more times or have a certificate of COVID-19 negative . Please ask me the availability of the tour before you book it. I was vaccinated four times with the Pfizer one.



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

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

Cancellation Policy

  • Free cancellation - 8 days prior to meeting time
  • 50% Refund - 3 to 7 days prior to meeting time
  • No Refund - Within 2 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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Dan S.

Jan 21, 2023

Yuki is awesome!!

I just had one day in Tokyo and a tour with him was the ideal way to spend it! He has an abundance of knowledge about Japanese history and even brought an iPad with some supplemental documents and videos. I hope to have Yuki as a guide when I come back to Japan

Yuki K.

Dear Dan, Thank you for taking time for writing the review of my Tokyo half day tour. We visited Meiji Shrine where we saw a wedding ceremony and have a ramen near the Imperial Palace. I liked the soup of the ramen that was very warm. Then walked around the east garden of the palace during the best time of a winter afternoon. I wondered you didn't wear any coat, but it was good you enjoyed walking. Please come again for the other places in Japan. Yuki

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Nicholas F.

Jan 17, 2023

Trip to Kyoto from Tokyo

Yuki was an excellent, knowledgeable and versatile guide. Highly recommended. Thank you

Yuki K.

Dear Nicolas, Thank you for writing the review of my tour. We visited most of must see places in Kyoto such as Fushimi Shrine, Sanjyusangen-do Temple, Goldentemple , Bamboo Forest, Tenryu-ji Temple and in addition, the pottery shop your son asked to visit, in a day trip from Tokyo. It was a busy tour but the speed of the Shinkansen and use of taxies when effective made this possible. Please visit Japan again with your wife who loves Japanese gardens! Yuki

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James C.

Jan 8, 2023

Fantastic guide

Highly recommended. Very knowledgeable, friendly and punctual. Organised a great day in Tokyo the whole family really enjoyed.

Yuki K.

Dear James, Thank you for taking time to write the review of my tour. You visited the Imperial Palace, experienced Ninja, and met Hedgehogs. The weather was perfect to welcome your family. Please give my best regards to your family and enjoy your stay in Japan. Yuki

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Mario N.

Dec 25, 2022

Hakone day trip.

Mr Yuki was very friendly and is very knowledgeable about Hakone. He was flexible on changing the tour depending on the time constraints. I would highly recommend him and his tours!

Yuki K.

Dear Mario, Thank you for writing the review. we saw a great view if Mt.Fuji. Yuki

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