This day trip takes you to see and experience the breathtaking view of Mt. Fuji and the surrounding area, from shrines to hot spring towns, including lake Kawaguchiko and Oshino Hakkai. We will also stop by Gotemba premium outlet mall for shopping on the way back to Tokyo.
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At your hotel in Tokyo 23 wards
This is the highest point reachable by cars. Climbers usually start their ascension from the 5th station.
Have lunch around Kawaguchi Lake at Kawaguchiko Craft Park. Why not try your hand at local arts and crafts or even try throwing shurikens like a ninja ?
Oshino Hakkai is a small traditional village famous for its eight ponds that are known for containing Japan's purest water, coming from melted snow from the top of the mountain, filtered through porous layers of solidified lava.
Enjoy shopping at one of Japan's biggest outlets containing hundreds of shops of both Japanese and western brands.
At your hotel in Tokyo 23 wards
Your first destination is Mt. Fuji 5th station. Mt. Fuji is a world heritage site and a symbol of Japan. The 5th station especially is a popular spot amongst visitors because you can enjoy the fresh air and beautiful scenery of Mt. Fuji, even if you're not an experienced climber.
Continuing with the tour, the next destination is Lake Kawaguchiko, where you will have time for sightseeing and lunch. You can see the famed reflection of Mt. Fuji when the surface of the lake is calm and still. Lake Kawaguchiko also offers a variety of colors that changes with the seasons. Pink cherry blossom in spring, purple lavender in summer, Momiji (red leaves) in autumn and the Silver Forest Festival in winter. There are many restaurants surrounding the lake that offer a variety of meals from Udon, Tempura to even Halal.
The next destination after lunch is Oshino Hakkai. Oshino Hakkai (Springs of Mt.Fuji) is one of the world cultural heritage sites. There are eight springs at Oshino Hakkai. The water quality is pure enough that you can drink directly from the spring.
For the tours final stop, you will go to Gotemba Premium Outlets for shopping for around 90 minutes. There are over 200 shops including popular Japanese brands as well as luxurious international designer's brands.
•Meals and drinks
• There is a chance that you can enjoy Sakura (cherry blossom) around April, and Autumn leaves from October to November
• During heavy snowfall season, the road leading up to Fuji 5th station will be blocked off. In this case, instead of Mt. Fuji 5th station, you will visit Kitaguchi-Hongu-Fujisengen Shrine
• Mt.Fuji might not be visible in case of bad weather
We had a good experience with VIP charter. The driver was nice and he drove very well, we felt very safe. The car was very clean and in good condition. We will be happy to hire a car from this company again. Thank you.
Our driver Luna was very helpful. We really enjoyed the ski resort. Lift is included. However to use the lift, you have to rent ski gear.
I booked the Ski/Snowboard private tour with VIP Japan Charter through Triplelights website. After some back and forth emails, I was sent an invoice and paid through the website. Since we had 12 people in our family, we were happy that the company changed the 2 separate cars into 1 bus to fit everyone. Our driver arrived on time at 8am on Dec 30th. He was waiting for us in the lobby of the Hilton Tokyo Odaiba(Fantastic Hotel) holding a sign with my name on it. It was a 2.5 hour drive to the Fujimi Panorama resort. We had a 20 minute rest stop half way there. We were happy that as we arrived and the ski resort that it was snowing. The driver parked the bus and went to the lift ticket office and handed us our lift tickets and then escorted us to the ski rental shop where we had to wait in line. We were able to rent our ski equipment and ski jackets, pants, and gloves. We had to pay for this ourselves and was not included in the tour package. This was no surprise as this was explained in the tour description and in the emails. After about 5 hours of skiing we loaded back on the bus and headed back to Tokyo. Our driver was excellent and spoke enough English for us to communicate with what we needed. I would recommend this tour to anyone.
I would expect that the company would check the weather to see if the 5th station was open. I was barely able to see the Mount Fuji which we spend 6 hours driving to see. I tried to contact the company that my pick up point changed and couldn’t get hold of anyone. It took my driver almost hour to call me and another two hours to pick us up. Her English was difficult to understand and she refused to text so I have to email back and forth with the company to communicate about my location with the driver. Also she drives like old lady. Slowest one on the highway and had earphones in her ears the whole trip so it was hard to communicate. When we were walking back from outlets she was texting which I find very unprofessional. Very disappointed with the whole trip.