Mt. Fuji, Five Lakes and Oshino Hakkai are registered as UNESCO's World Heritage sites. In this tour, you can be relaxed in the beautiful nature in Fuji area, take a cruise on Lake Kawaguchi and enjoy local meals for lunch. The view of Mt. Fuji is fantastic if the weather permits.
At your hotel in Tokyo
We meet in the lobby. The pick-up time is a little earlier due to the day's condition.
We take the best way to get to Fuji area. I can arrange your itinerary, taking into consideration your interest and traffic conditions on the day. It takes about 90 minutes to the first destination. If you have JR pass, please let me know in advance.
Chureito Buddhist Pagoda in Arakurayama park is the most famous scenic site among our guests where you can see Mt. Fuji, the pagoda at the same time and see and learn Japanese culture at a shrine, a sacred place. You can go up to Chureito tower on foot when you are fine and have great views form the mountain.
Heading for Lake Kawaguchi on foot or by bus, you can take a cruse on the lake. Lunch will be on the way at a comfortable time.
Itchiku Kubota Kimono Museum is near the lakeside, where you can enjoy some special, famous and gorgeous works made by a tie dye hand-made Kimono master, Itchiku Kubota. (It's closed on Tuesday and Wednesday)
Instead of Kimono museum and Oishi flower park, you can choose to go to Oshinohakkai, the village with eight ponds of natural springs. The water is clear because it's flowing underground from Mt. Fuji. You can stroll around the ponds and along the river, and enjoy a typical Japanese countryside. .
End of the tour
In Shinjuku or the place of your convenience
*hotel pick-up fee in central Tokyo
*transportation fee (you and guide) Express bus from Shinjuku to Kawaguchiko: 2,000JPY (or one-way express train: 4,000JPY) Express bus from Oshinohakkai to Shinjuku: 2,250JPY
*your meals and drinks, if you buy the guide's lunch, it will be appreciated.
*Option: Kawaguchi Lake pleasure boat and round ropeway combined ticket: 1,600JPY
I can guide you in Kyoto, Nikko, Hakone if you pay my tranportation fee.
In order to avoid the crowds, weekdays are recommended.
We walk a lot. Please wear comfortable clothes and shoes.
This tour is recommended on weekdays. On Sundays and national holidays, roads are expected to be busy and you will have to wait for long time every place.
Once the tour starts, it will not be cancelled and refunds will not be issued though the weather is not good.
It was our first morning in Tokyo and we are so glad we found Yuka to show us around. She was friendly, knowledgeable and enthusiastic. We learnt a lot about the history of Tokyo and Japan from her. Thank you Yuka!
Thank you, Angela, so sweet. It was really nice meeting you and your family. Your trip has just started. I hope for good weather and lovely days for you! You must have already enjoyed Sumo.
I had a very pleasant day with Yuka The tour was well planned and adapted to my wishes We have visited many places:eastern gardens, tsukiji, Ueno park, sky tree and Yuka was able to answer all of my questions, she s very knowledgeable. She is also made me very confortable and explain me japonese traditions She likes her city and with her you will love it as well!
Thank you very much for your kind and warm words, Marion. I also enjoyed walking with you. I'll always try my best to improve the tour.
We had a lovely visit with our guide. She was very helpful and informative. We especially liked the walks in the gardens
I'm happy you liked the Japanese gardens with summer flowers. It was a lovely morning for me, too. Thank you for joining, Sally.
Attentive, very friendly, helpful, competent, highly recommended
Thank you for sending your greatful comment. You will be in my wonderful memory forever.