Welcome to Mt Fuji

The Japanese proverb 'He who climbs Mt Fuji once is a wise man, he who climbs it twice is a fool' remains as valid as ever. While reaching the top brings a great sense of achievement (particularly at sunrise), be aware that it's a gruelling climb not known for its beautiful scenery or for being at one with nature. During the climbing season routes are packed, and its barren, apocalyptic-looking landscape is a world away from Fuji's beauty when viewed from afar. At the summit, the crater has a circumference of 4km, but be prepared for it to be clouded over.

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$605.19 Multi-day & Extended Tours

Mt Fuji, Kyoto and Nara 3-Day Tour by Bullet Train from Tokyo

Your 3-day tour includes all transportation, two nights in Kyoto in your choice of tourist class or first class accommodations, a professional guide in the daytime, and the evenings free to spend at your leisure. Your guide and hotel are happy to offer recommendations for restaurants and other places to see in your free time. Have the option to return to Tokyo late on the third day or remain in Kyoto, the choice is yours. Occasionally weather conditions at Mt Fuji may necessitate itinerary changes. If an activity is not possible, a substitution will be provided. If any sites in Kyoto or Nara are closed on the day of your visit, a substitute site will be visited. Both cities have a wealth of amazing places to see.

$85.15 Day Trips & Excursions

Mt Fuji, Outlet Shopping, and Onsen in One Day from Tokyo

Meet at a designated location in Shinjuku, Tokyo and departure on a comfortable coach to Mt Fuji. You’ll travel 60 miles (100 km) to 5th station, a viewing area on the slopes of Mt Fuji. Check out the incredible views from observation points around the area. As you stroll and snap photos, your expert guide will share stories of the revered mountain, which has inspired many poems, paintings and pilgrims over the centuries. More than 200,000 climbers each year begin their ascent from 5th station to the mountaintop, Japan’s highest peak at 12,389 feet (3,776 meters). As it can be chilly due to the elevation, be sure to bring a jacket. Warm up at a nearby restaurant where you'll enjoy lunch. If you select lunch option, a Japanese-style lunch will be served. Otherwise, you'll have some time exploring lunch options on your own expense. After lunch, you’ll return to the base of the mountain where Lake Kawaguchiko glistens next to the village of Kawaguchiko. Here you’ll take a mini-retreat at the onsen at Fuji Chobo-no-yu . Relax in the outdoor hot pools set among lovely gardens with excellent views of the Mt Fuji. You can also explore the saunas, steam rooms, and waterfall showers on the grounds.  After refreshing yourself at the onsen, head to the nearby Gotemba Premium Outlets and enjoy 2 hours of shopping. With 210 shops and international brands like Dior, Ray-Ban and Yves Saint Laurent, you’ll have plenty of options for your browsing pleasure. Have time to stroll around the tasteful shopping center and catch yet another glimpse of Mt Fuji in the distance. At the end of the day, your coach will return you to the Shinjuku district of Tokyo.

$164.80 Day Trips & Excursions

Mt Fuji and Aokigahara Forest Day Trip from Tokyo

In the morning of your tour, travel by coach two hours west from Tokyo to Mt Fuji, Japan's highest mountain. Drive up the mountain, admiring the stunning scenery as you make your way to the 5th station, the highest point on Fuji that can be reached by vehicle. Hop out for 30 to 40 minutes of free time to enjoy the views, take photos, browse the gift shop or visit one of the restaurants, if you wish. The second half of your day trip begins as you head to Aokigahara Forest, aka the Sea of Trees, located at the base of Mt Fuji. Known for its unusual topography due to its volcanic makeup, the forest is home to above-ground tree roots, exposed lava flows, scattered chunks of volcanic rock and caves created by volcanic gas that collected below the ground and then exploded. With your guide, enter the Narusawa Ice Cave, covered year-round by ice. This cave is off-limits to the public, so you’re only allowed to enter with your guide. Walk carefully over the wet, uneven, sometimes-icy surfaces, marveling at the ice formations deep in the cave. When you leave the cave, you’ll be dropped off at the Fuji-Q Highland amusement park bus stop, where you’ll catch the bus back to Tokyo. Your bus ticket is provided by your guide, and your seat is already assigned and reserved, so don’t worry about waiting in line. While you wait for the bus, you can buy souvenirs or snacks at the concession stand, or check out the amusement park entrance, which is home to a large gift shop where you can buy candy and local wine or even enjoy a round of bowling (you may have an hour or more of wait time, depending on when you leave the cave). The approximate 2-hour bus ride ends in Tokyo’s Shinjuku precinct, a vibrant shopping and entertainment area that will be busy and lively when you arrive — a great way to end your night! Please note: Views around Mt Fuji are always subject to weather conditions, as mountain weather is notoriously unpredictable. Visibility tends to be better during the colder months, in the early morning and late evening.

$1030.01 Cultural & Theme Tours

Private Tour: Chartered Car to Mt. Fuji and Hakone Lake Ashi

List of activities we can propose for the tour around the 5 lakes of Mt Fuji: Visit Fuji World Heritage center to explore about the history of Mt Fuji and its worship culture, which will be giving you a quick outline of the region and culture. Venture into Arakura Sengen Shrine to take Mt. Fuji with its famous five-story pagoda. It is a year-round scenic point. You can enjoy views of Mt Fuji with cherry blossoms in April and maple tree leaves turning red in November. See Oshino Hakkai village with traditional thatched roof houses and check out the wonderfully clear ponds formed by the water of Mt Fuji. Witness Ooishi Park another scenic view with this time Lake Kawaguchi and shop at Hanaterasu, cozy mall designed by a local artist just opened in summer 2017 to find traditional local craftwork and maybe have a coffee break where a barista will be waiting. Itchiku Kubota museum, not only his creation kimono but the museum itself is a whole artwork. From the Japanese style garden at the entrance, you will already be attracted by Itshiku's world. It is only here that you can see his beautiful kimono. Sake brewery and whiskey distillery to visit. We can have a stop to try sake made with Fuji water or Whiskey at Kirin distillery. You may also have a tour in the distillery if you let us know in advance. Narusawa ice cave and Wind Cave. And more places to have a scenic view of the day and alternatives on a difficult cloudy day. List of activities we can propose for the tour to Hakone:Enjoy a breathtaking viewpoint from a ridge. Visit Onshi Hakone park a Japanese style garden originally owned by the imperial family, now open to the public. Another stunning view of Mt Fuji with lake Ashi. Explore Hakone Shrine most visited Shinto shrine of the region, make a wish and thank the Shinto god and take pictures with the Torii red Shinto gate rising from the lake. If you are lucky you might be able to see traditional festival too. Komagatake ropeway to catch another scenic view from 1327m meter high, definitely one of the best views when the sky clears up. Be prepared to cover up yourself because the temperature is much lower. Lake cruising on the famous pirate ship or on a regular cruiser and it will be from the regular ship that you can actually take the surreal shot of the pirate ship in Lake Ashi. See the volcanic activity at Owakudani Valley and eat the black egg boiled from the hot spring. The story tells that if you eat one egg you will live 7 years longer. Experience yourself or just get some as a souvenir, the local craftwork Yosegi Tsukuri, only found in Hakone using different types of trees to make patterns with natural color. Visit the beautiful Japanese castle of Odawara owned by the powerful feudal lord, Hojo family. If you wish, you can end your day relaxing in a hot spring like the locals do after their journey before heading back to the busy city.

$521.45 Multi-day & Extended Tours

2-Day Mt Fuji and Kyoto Rail Tour by Bullet Train from Tokyo

Featuring some of Japan’s most iconic experiences, from Mt Fuji to the bullet train, this 2-day tour packs a lot of punch in a short amount of time. Throughout the two days, you'll be accompanied by a guide or escort who can help with translation or provide any other assistance you may need. You have four hotel options for your night in Kyoto; make your selection when booking. Please also specify if you prefer a single, twin or double room, and provide your accommodation information in Tokyo for the day before and day after this tour. Day 1: Tokyo – Mt Fuji – Hakone – Kyoto (L)Your 2-day tour begins with pickup from select Tokyo hotels or by meeting your guide at the Hamamatsucho Bus Terminal. From here, head out of the city by deluxe coach for the scenic drive to Mt Fuji, Japan’s highest mountain, about 60 miles (100 km) southwest of Tokyo.Start heading to the 5th Station of Mt Fuji and stop by a local restaurant for lunch before continuing your tour to Lake Ashi for a sightseeing cruise. End your adventure in this region with a ride on the Komagatake Ropeway, an aerial tramway on Mt Komagatake that provides views over Hakone National Park.Next, zoom to Kyoto aboard the Shinkansen, Japan’s network of high-speed bullet trains. If the weather is clear, you may catch views of Mt Fuji during the ride. When you arrive in Kyoto, you’ll be dropped off at your selected hotel for the evening.Accommodation: Karasuma Hotel, New Miyako Hotel, or Kyoto Hotel Okura (depending on your selection at checkout) Day 2: Kyoto (for one-way tour) or Kyoto – Tokyo (for round-trip tour) (L)Meet your guide to start your morning sightseeing tour of Kyoto. Visit the city’s famous historical and cultural attractions like the Golden Pavilion, Kyoto Imperial Palace and Nijo Castle, noted for its gorgeous interiors. Visit a local restaurant for lunch with your guide, and then continue your sightseeing with an afternoon tour to Sanjusangendo Hall, home to 1,001 images of Buddha; Heian Shrine, famous for its red exteriors; and Kiyomizu, a Buddhist temple with a large veranda built into a hillside. When your afternoon tour ends, if you select one-way tour option, you’ll be dropped off at your Kyoto hotel. If you select round-trip tour option, you’ll be transferred to Kyoto Station to board the bullet train back to Tokyo.

$89.73 Day Trips & Excursions

Mt Fuji Tour: 5th Station, Pirate Cruise, Outlets from Tokyo

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Lake Ashi (Ashinoko), Hakone-machi, Ashigarashimo-gun, Kanagawa Prefecture, KantoPirate Ship RideDuration: 30 minutesStop At: Gotemba Trail Shingogome, Gotemba, Shizuoka Prefecture, Tokai, ChubuVisitingDuration: 20 minutesStop At: Gotemba Premium Outlets, Gotemba, Shizuoka Prefecture, Tokai, ChubuShoppingDuration: 2 hours