Welcome to Fuji Five Lakes


Yamanaka-ko is the easternmost lake, followed by Kawaguchi-ko, Sai-ko, Shōji-ko and Motosu-ko. Particularly during the autumn kōyō (foliage) season, the lakes make a good overnight trip out of Tokyo for leisurely strolling, lake activities and hiking in the nearby mountains.


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$127.48 Day Trips & Excursions

Mt Fuji Day Trip with Lake Ashi Sightseeing Cruise from Tokyo

Start your full-day trip with morning hotel pickup at select hotels and locations in Tokyo and then travel by air-conditioned coach via a scenic 2.5-hour route to Mt Fuji's 5th Station, located 7,607 feet (2,305 meters) above sea level. The natural beauty of the Japanese landscape will amaze you at your first destination: Mt Fuji. Learn about Mt Fuji through displays and films on the ecology, weather conditions, history and culture around the mountain and the Fuji Five Lakes. Your 20-minute stop includes the second-floor observatory deck, which provides up-close views of the iconic mountain on a clear day.Return to your coach and continue on to 5th Station, located about halfway up the mountain, for more breathtaking views of the surrounding lakes. You have 30 minutes to explore the souvenir shops, torii gates and shrines that decorate this station, known as the border between the heavens and the earth. Later enjoy lunch at a local restaurant.With your appetite sated, drive to nearby Lake Ashi, a crater lake formed after a powerful volcanic eruption nearly 3,000 years ago in what is now Hakone National Park. Embark on a 15-minute cruise over Lake Ashi, which provides postcard views of Mt Fuji, Mt Komagatake and other mountains from various angles.From the lake's shores, take the Mt Komagatake Ropeway to the summit and enjoy scenic vistas over Hakone National Park. For 50 minutes, including time to walk around at the peak, the aerial tram provides sweeping views of majestic Mt Fuji, the Izu Peninsula and the Izu Islands, among other sights. Your tour concludes with a coach transfer back to the Tokyo area around 8:30pm.

$109.27 Day Trips & Excursions

Mt. Fuji Tour: Lake Kawaguchi, Oshino Hakkai, Ninja Village

Discover Mt. Fuji, Japan’s highest majestic mountain, which is officially registered as a World Heritage site. During your 9 to 10 hour tour on an air-conditioned coach, you will have the chance to visit Lake Kawaguchi, Oshino Hakkai, Oshino Ninja Village, Mt Fuji’s 5th station, and a flight simulator at Fuji Airways. A fluent English-speaking tour assistant will escort you on your tour. You will depart from the meeting point at Shinjuku at 8:45 am  via Tokyo Metropolitan Expressway and Chuo Expressway. Alternatively, you can be picked-up from  7 different places as below.Please look the Departure page.At first we will go to the Oshino Hakkai “Oshino Eight Ponds" to experience excellent views of Mt. Fuji with spring water.You will then proceed to Oshino Shinobi no Sato, “the Oshino Ninja Village,” with beautiful views of Mt. Fuji's Japanese garden. You may even encounter a part of Japanese culture, Ninja, and take a photo with them. If you select the tour with lunch, you will have a Japanese-style lunch (chicken, as well as a buffet) at the Ninja Village Shinobi no Sato. Vegetarian options are available. Also we can arrange Muslim friendly lunch (No Pork and No Alcohol, Hoto Local Noodle in Hot Pod). If you would like to request Muslim, please let us know in remarks 2 days before the tour. If you do not select the lunch option, you will have lunch on your own or you may also bring your own lunch. After lunch you will head to the Mt. Fuji 5th Station for the closest view of Mt. Fuji for a duration of about 30 minutes. There is a Shinto shrine there.After that on your itinerary will be the Fuji Airways flight simulator, an 4D experience created by the latest Japanese technology, where you will spend 40 minutes enjoying the views of Mt Fuji in every season. And then we will go to Lake Kawaguchi, one of the Fuji Five Lakes, you will enjoy the natural reflecting pool for Mt. Fuji for approximately 20 to 30 minutes. Your tour will conclude when you are returned to the Shinjuku Station (West Exit) at approximately 18:00 pm.-Alternative Places-If the itinerary will be changed due to operation, weather and so on, we have alternative places as below.Mt. Fuji 5th station : 4th station or 1st station and Fuji World Heritage CenterFuji Airways : Kachi Kachi yama RopewayOshino Shinobi no Sato : Iyashi no Sato (Traditional Village) Nenba

$1338.53 Day Trips & Excursions

Mt. Fuji and Fuji Five Lakes Taxi Tour from Yokohama

At 8am, your taxi will come to pick you up from your centrally locate hotel in Yokohama and transfer you to Mt Fuji by taxi.  Your first stop will be the Mt Fuji 5th Station where you will start the ascent up Mt Fuji via the Fuji Subaru Line and climb 7,546 ft (2,300 meters) above sea level for breathtaking views from above the clouds. Then, you will visit the famous lakes at the base of Mt Fuji with four of Fujigoko (Fuji Five Lakes) including Lake Kawaguchiko, Lake Saiko, Lake Shojiko and Lake Motosuko, the town offers different views with different lakes. You can enjoy the best view of Mt Fuji from this area. Fujikawaguchiko has various seasonal activities including onsen hot springs, events and hiking, throughout the year:  The Kachi Kachi ropeway, a 30 minute activity, reaches the summit in three minutes, and then from the observation area at an elevation of 1,075 meters there is a 360 degree panoramic view of Mount Fuji and Lake Kawaguchiko, and on fair weather days even the Minami Alps (Mount Akaishi and Mount Arakawa). The Oshino Hakkai, a 50 minute visit, is a natural monument that is a set of eight spring water ponds that comes from the subsoil water of Mt Fuji. For this reason, this water is thought to be sacred water and is also extremely pure since it is filtered through porous lava layers.  Lake Yamanakako Flower Park, or the Hananomiyako koen, is the garden for relaxation for which you can enjoy many different kinds of seasonal vivid flowers in the 300,000 square meters. At the Yamanakako Onsen, you can experience bathing in a natural alkaline hot spring bath and see a beautiful view of Mt Fuji while enjoying a relaxing soak in the open-air bath for about an hour. Then, after a full day near Mt Fuji, you will depart Lake Yamanakako and return to Yokohama by taxi where you will be dropped off at your hotel by 7 or 8pm.

$1056.25 Private & Custom Tours

Photogenic Mount Fuji and The Itchiku Kubota Art Museum by private car

This private tour is aimed at photogenic travelers who would like to visit hidden local gems inaccessible by the large tour busses. You will be picked up at your hotel in Tokyo by a private car and driven to Mt. Fuji Region. Your first stop is Asama Sengen Shrine where you can have a glimpse of a bright red pagoda with Mt. Fuji in the background. You will then make a visit to The Itchiku Kubota Art Museum that has a vast collection of Mt. Fuji-inspired kimonos. You will enjoy Mt. Fuji from another angle at Lake Kawaguchi, one of the most scenic lakes of the Fuji Five Lakes. You will also enjoy hoto (thick flat noodles in miso soup) at a local restaurant near the lake. The last stop before heading back to Tokyo is a local sake brewery where you can sample a variety of locally produced rice wines. The tour is limited to a maximum of four participants and complimentary Wi-Fi is available throughout the tour so you can share your photos real time with your families and friends back home. Admission to the shrine, museum and sake brewery is included but lunch is at your own expense. Drop-off at Shin-Fuji Station is available with no extra charge for those who are continuing their trip to West Japan such as Kyoto. Please consult with the tour operator on the approximate arrival time and the luggage capacity in the car if you wish to opt for this option.

$1338.53 Day Trips & Excursions

Private Chartered Taxi Tour to the Mt Fuji 5th Station from Tokyo

At 8am, your taxi will come to pick you up from your hotel and head to Mt Fuji by taxi via the Chuo Expressway or the Tomei Expressway.  Your first stop will be the Mt Fuji 5th Station.  You will start the ascent up Mt Fuji via the Fuji Subaru Line and climb 7,546 ft (2,300 meters) above sea level for breathtaking views from above the clouds.Then, you will visit the famous lakes at the base of Mt Fuji with four of Fujigoko (Fuji Five Lakes) including Lake Kawaguchiko, Lake Saiko, Lake Shojiko and Lake Motosuko, the town offers different views with different lakes. You can enjoy the best view of Mt Fuji from this area. Fujikawaguchiko has various seasonal activities including onsen hot springs, events and hiking, throughout the year. The following are some places you will visit during your tour: The Kachi Kachi ropeway, a 30 minute activity, reaches the summit in three minutes, and then from the observation area at an elevation of 1,075 meters there is a 360 degree panoramic view of Mount Fuji and Lake Kawaguchiko, and on fair weather days even the Minami Alps (Mount Akaishi and Mount Arakawa).The Oshino Hakkai, a 50 minute visit, is a natural monument that is a set of eight spring water ponds that comes from the subsoil water of Mt Fuji. For this reason, this water is thought to be sacred water and is also extremely pure since it is filtered through porous lava layers.  Lake Yamanakako Flower Park (Hananomiyako koen), about a 30 minute visit, is the garden for relaxation for which you can enjoy many different kinds of seasonal vivid flowers in the 300,000 square meters. At the Yamanakako Onsen, you can experience bathing in a natural alkaline hot spring bath and see a beautiful view of Mt Fuji while enjoying a relaxing soak in the open-air bath for about an hour. Then, after a full day near Mt Fuji, you will depart Lake Yamanakako and return to Tokyo by taxi where you will be dropped off at your hotel by 7 or 8pm. *Please note: the taxi may make brief stops at the parking areas.

$1199 Cultural & Theme Tours

8 Day Japan Tour

Day 1.  Departure   – Osaka, JapanDay 2. Welcome to Osaka, JapanUpon arrival at Osaka Kansai Airport, a tour representative will meet you at the airport and escort you to check into your hotel. Please note that hotel check-in time is generally not before 3:00pm. Baggage storage can be arranged at the hotel. Take the rest of the day to rest up. Day 3. Osaka – Nara – Kyōto (Breakfast)This morning, first visit the famous landmark Osaka Castle Garden. Later, make your way to Nara, a city shrouded in legend and thronged with significant sites. Make a special visit to Nara Deer Park, home to hundreds of freely roaming deer. In the afternoon drive to Kyoto, you are visiting Kyoto Fushimi Inari Shrine, famous for its thousands of torii gates. The trails lead into the forest of the sacred Mount Inari. Day 4. Kyōto  (Breakfast)Enjoy today at leisure. If you’d like, book an optional tour to Hiroshima. It is best known as the first city in history to be targeted by a nuclear weapon when the United States Army Air Forces (USAAF) dropped an atomic bomb on the city at 8:15 a.m. on August 6, 1945, near the end of World War II. Day 5.  Kyōto – Hamanako  (Breakfast)Today you will be free at your own leisure to explore this historical city.  Alternatively, you can join an optional in-depth tour of Kyoto. For passengers who do not wish to take the optional tour, coach will pick up from your Hotel at 4:30pm, and transfer to Hamanako. Day 6.  Hamanako – Lake Yamanakako  (Mt. Fuji) – Tokyo  (Breakfast)After breakfast depart on a full day of sightseeing. Stop at Lake Yamanakako, which is the largest of the Fuji Five Lakes and the second most developed lake behind Lake Kawaguchiko. Drive to your hotel in Tokyo for a restful evening Day 7. Tokyo  (Breakfast)Enjoy a free day in Tokyo to explore this dynamic capital city, you may want to join an optional tour. Day 8. Tokyo / Home (Breakfast)Your tour representative will assist you in boarding  bus or train to the Narita International Airport. Your amazing Japan trip ends. *Transfer to airport isn't included after the tour*