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

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$1174.11

A full day to take the best shots of the scenic Mt Fuji and have cultural experiences.

In this activity you can choose on either spending the day around the most popular Lake Kawaguchi and five lakes of Mt Fuji, starting from a perfect shot at the Arakurasengen Park for a panoramic view of Mt Fuji and the five-story pagoda on your background etc,. The other choice will be Hakone well-known place for its hot spring resort, Hakone Shrine with its torii gate standing on the Lake Ashi where cruising is also recommended and ride a ropeway to reach for another scenic view from 1327 meter high.

Your guide will be picking you up at your requested central location in Tokyo at 8:30 am.

Lunch will be served with the local traditional dish of the region at your expense.

Please tell us how you would like to spend your day and we will be happy to give you the best of it.
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- May be operated by a multi-lingual guide, subject to availability. Please specify your preferable language at checkout
- The tour will not be cancelled or refunded even if some spots are not fully visible due to weather conditions. The activity schedule is subject to change/cancellation due to weather or traffic conditions
- Bathing suits or any form of clothing is not permitted inside the hot springs. Men's and women's tubs are separate. Tattoos or body paint is strictly prohibited from entering the hot spring facility
- Wheelchair accessible
- Stroller accessible
- Infant seats available
- Transportation is wheelchair accessible
- Most travelers can participate
- This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
- This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

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Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Pass By: Mount Fuji, Chubu

The highest peak and Icon of Japan and world cultural heritage since 2013.


Stop At: Chureito Pagoda, 3360-1 Arakura, Fujiyoshida 403-0011 Yamanashi Prefecture

Take the panoramic shot of Mt. Fuji with the Chureito Pagoda ( 5 storied pagoda) at Arakura Sengen Shrine.


Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Oshino Hakkai, 151 Shibokusa, Oshino-mura, Minamitsuru-gun 401-0511 Yamanashi Prefecture

Discover the 8 ponds from the snow melter water of Mt. Fuji and enjoy different Japanese street food.


Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Arakura Fuji Sengen Jinja, 2-chōme-4-1 Asama, Fujiyoshida, Yamanashi 403-0011, Japan

One of the most desired destination around Mt. Fuji. Take the best panoramic shot of Mt. Fuji with the Chureito Pagoda ( 5 storied pagoda)


Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Lake Yamanaka, Yamanakako-mura, Minamitsuru-gun 401-0500 Yamanashi Prefecture

The biggest lake out of the five lakes of Mt. Fuji


Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Fujisan World Heritage Center(Mt.Fuji World Heritage Center), 6663-1 Funatsu, Fujikawaguchiko-machi, Minamitsuru-gun 400-0046 Yamanashi Prefecture

Watch a video to learn visually about Mt. Fuji and know the ritual of the region.


Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Arakurayama Sengen Park, 3353-1 Arakura, Fujiyoshida 403-0011 Yamanashi Prefecture

One of the most desired destination around Mt. Fuji. Take the best panoramic shot of Mt. Fuji with the Chureito Pagoda ( 5 storied pagoda)

Duration: 1 hour

Pass By: Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park, Japan

Fuji Hakone Izu National Park


Stop At: Fujisan Hongu Sengen Taisha Shrine, 1-1 Miyacho, Fujinomiya 418-0067 Shizuoka Prefecture

The most visited and main Shrine in the northern part of Mt. Fuji protecting it's region also known as the first step of the Mt. Fuji ascension.


Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Fuji Sengen Jinja Shrine, 3353 Arakura Arakura Fuji Sengen Jinja and Chureito Pagoda, Fujiyoshida 403-0011 Yamanashi Prefecture

Sengen Shrine enshrining the goddess of Fire, the symbol of Mt. Fuji


Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Oshino Hakkai, 151 Shibokusa, Oshino-mura, Minamitsuru-gun 401-0511 Yamanashi Prefecture

Discover the 8 ponds from the snow melter water of Mt. Fuji and enjoy different Japanese street food.


Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Oshino Shinobi no Sato, 2845 Shibokusa, Oshino-mura, Minamitsuru-gun 401-0511 Yamanashi Prefecture

Enjoy the exciting Ninja show and become yourself as a ninja.


Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Oishi Park, Oishi, Fujikawaguchiko-machi, Minamitsuru-gun 401-0305 Yamanashi Prefecture

Enjoy the over 90 different flowers throughout the 4 seasons. Well known for its lavender.


Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Fuji Oishi Hana Terrace, 1477-1 Oishi, Fujikawaguchiko-machi, Minamitsuru-gun 401-0305 Yamanashi Prefecture

Find regional crafts, souvenirs and enjoy some of the best ice cream and sorbets made with the local fruits in a relaxing space.


Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Lake Kawaguchiko, Fujikawaguchiko-machi, Minamitsuru-gun 401-0300 Yamanashi Prefecture

The most visited lake out of the 5 lakes of Mt. Fuji


Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Aokigahara Forest, Fujikawaguchiko-machi, Minamitsuru-gun 401-0332 Yamanashi Prefecture

Hiking in the relaxing sea of forest.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Saiko Lake, Saiko, Fujikawaguchiko-machi, Minamitsuru-gun 401-0302 Yamanashi Prefecture

One of the five lakes of Mt. Fuji, known as the maiden lake.


Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Kawaguchiko Music Forest Museum, 3077-20 Kawaguchi, Fujikawaguchiko-machi, Minamitsuru-gun 401-0304 Yamanashi Prefecture

European style theme park with a wide collection of precious music boxes of around 100 years old and more. A place for all music lovers with beautiful seasonal flowers.

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: Mt. Fuji 5th Station, Narusawa-mura, Minamitsuru-gun 401-0320 Yamanashi Prefecture

2300m high on Mt. Fuji closest point you can go up with a car.
To go to the 5th station we need to ask you to pay the toll fee of 2060 yen on the spot.
Please note that the access to the 5th station is closed form July 10th to September 10th due to the climbing season for the climbers and also in the winter season.

Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Saiko Iyashi no Sato Nemba, 2710 Saikonemba, Fujikawaguchiko-machi, Minamitsuru-gun 401-0332 Yamanashi Prefecture

See the old Japanese traditional house with straw roof and meet local artists. You can also dress up in Kimono and samurai armor.


Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Fugaku Wind Cave, 2068-1 Aokigahara Saiko, Fujikawaguchiko-machi, Minamitsuru-gun 401-0332 Yamanashi Prefecture

Adventure in the cave in the Aokigahara forest.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Narusawa Ice Cave, 8533, Narusawa-mura, Minamitsuru-gun 401-0320 Yamanashi Prefecture

Adventure in the cave in the Aokigahara forest.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Mt. Fuji Panoramic Ropeway, 1163-1 Azagawa, Fujikawaguchiko, Minamitsuru-gun, Yamanashi 401-0303, Japan

Get on a ropeway and enjoy the panoramic view of Mt.Fuji, Lake Kawaguchi, and Fuji Yoshida city.

Duration: 50 minutes

Stop At: Ide Sake Brewery, 8 Funatsu, Fujikawaguchiko-machi, Minamitsuru-gun 401-0301 Yamanashi Prefecture

The only sake brewery at Lake Kawaguchiko city using Mt. Fuji snow melted water. You can enjoy sake tasting and a visit to the brewery every day from 3 pm for just 500 yen.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Yamanashi Gem Museum, 6713 Funatsu, Fujikawaguchiko-machi, Minamitsuru-gun 401-0301 Yamanashi Prefecture

Yamanashi is also known for its gem and could find a variety in a certain area. The cutting technique is still here today and you can find a wide collection of different gems of the world.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Itchiku Kubota Art Museum, 2255 Kawaguchi, Fujikawaguchiko-machi, Minamitsuru-gun 401-0304 Yamanashi Prefecture

Collection of beautiful rare Kimono and in a unique architecture all designed and created from the same person Icchiku Kubota.

You can find original souvenirs where locals love to buy at the museum shop too.

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Pass By: Fuji Five Lakes, Yamanashi Prefecture

The most popular destination for Japanese to spend weekend in summer.


Stop At: Lake Ashi (Ashinoko), Hakone, Hakone-machi, Ashigarashimo-gun 250-0521 Kanagawa Prefecture

Big lake formed after a gigantic eruption inside a kaldera.

It is believed that a nine Head Dragon is living in the lake. Known for lake cruising and Hakone Shrine.

2 cruisers for sightseeing Lake Ashi the Pirate ship if famous but take the regular cruise ship if you prefer to avoid the crowd.

Duration: 40 minutes

Stop At: Hakone Shrine / Kuzuryu Shrine Singu, Hakone-machi, Ashigarashimo-gun 250-0522 Kanagawa Prefecture

A very powerful Shrine built about 1260 years ago. It has been visited by many of our Shogun in our history. It is also known for it's instagrammable Tori gate.

Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Hakone Ropeway, 1251 Sengokubara, Hakone-machi, Ashigarashimo-gun 250-0521 Kanagawa Prefecture

The best viewing point of Mt Fuji in Hakone area. Take the best aerial shot of Mt. Fuji and from 1350m (4430 feet) hight. (1600 yen per pers.)

Duration: 1 hour

Pass By: Tokyo Star Agency, Meguro 152-0031 Tokyo Prefecture

Head office of Tokyo Star Agency

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Traveler pickup is offered
Don't worry if your hotel is not on the list, we do pick up from any location in Tokyo including air BnB. Please type your pick up information when you book.

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Duration:

10 hours

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Terms and Conditions:

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.


Reviews:

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Simon T

We spent a great day with Takashi (guide) and Toshi (driver) in the 5 lakes region. They planned the whole day according to our preferences. We got spectacular views of Mt. Fuji from the different sites.
Traffic was very bad coming back due to culture day weekend, but they kept their positive attitude throughout.

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Mary L

our guide Teddy (Tetsuya Ishida) was wonderful and so was the driver. They picked us up at our hotel in a comfortable minivan. They took us as close to Mt. Fuji as possible and the weather was gorgeous so we were able to see Mt. Fuij and take great pictures. The place he took us for lunch (special Hoto Noodle Soup) was in a high elevation with great views of mt. Fuji, and the noodle soup was delicious. We would highly recommend him and his driver.

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Andrew R

We had the most wonderful private tour of Mt Fuji and Lake Kawaguchiko going to certain places where there were no crowds yet the most wonderful scenery with Mt Fuji in the background. The 400 step climb to the Pagoda at the beginning of the trip was the perfect start with glorious views of Mt Fuji. We also loved the Ice Cave, the walk through the forest and then the Wind Cave and then the local folk village. Lunch was also a treat with the restuarant uncrowded and the vegetable noodle dish indeed fit for a Samurai. Akio-San, the guide and Tachi-San, the driver, were exceptionally friendly, accomodating and informative and made the day very special. The beautiful weather also helped.

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NARESH I

Our trip to the Fuji five lakes area with Takashi was truly memorable. Takashi is a consummate professional and went truly above and beyond to make our trip a great experience for the entire family. While the weather was not quite optimal and Mount Fuji was barely visible, Takashi managed our expectations and figured out ways to make our trip interesting. He was extremely flexible and customized the itinerary to meet our objectives. Takashi’s suggestion to go to Iyashi Na Sato ( healing village) was a great one, and we go to experience life in rural Japan. I personally enjoyed conversing with Takashi on a range of topics regarding Japanese culture, customs and life Japan in general. Takashi also provided good suggestions for other places to visit during our stay in Japan. Our driver was also extremely professional and did a great job of navigating difficult traffic conditions to bring us back on time. A truly memorable trip! Thanks for the wonderful memories!

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Jack O

Excellent trip and guide
Make sure you can go to mountain since some months if the year private cars not allowed
Only buses,
Our driver had a disability so we were able to go to top and see the peak,
When you book make sure to ask to go to fifth station or ask for a tour with a lot off walking if that is what you like.
The lakes around mountain are beautiful but going to top is best
You can go above the clouds and the views are serene
There is a brewery that. You can visit if you like
Sake is cheap and it’s the good stuff

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Natasha B

Our tour operator Taiji was amazing. We had a wonderful experience. We saw some beautiful sites. Taiji went above and beyond our expectation. He was very well informed and knew which places to take us to visit. We had lunch at at an authentic Japanese restaurant overlooking the lake. He even offered to take us to see Tokyo at the end of our tour. It was an experience we will never forget. Thank you Taiji

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evane1973

Upon confirmation of this private tour, I received an email instructing to contact the tour operator directly. So I called and was happily assisted by Taiji Endo. I found out that there was no available English speaking guide on our selected day but Endo-san promised to try his best to find an English guide for us within the day. True to his words, by afternoon I received an email from him saying he was able to find us one of the best guide in the region. On the day of the tour, we were picked up from our hotel by the best driver Higashi-san, he was very patient with us especially since we were a group of 9 people traveling with 3 kids and 2 senior citizens and so we have to stop for at least 2 toilet breaks and 1 snack break. He also introduced to us some on the popular places we passed by along the way to the meeting place with our local tour guide. We met with the best tour guide Yuko-san.at Fujisan World Heritage Center and she guided us to each of the place in our itinerary. She was quite knowledgeable with the places we visited and brought us to each of the highlights of the place. She even gave us options and alternatives since that day was quite rainy and foggy and so we decided against sightseeing by boat since we wouldn't be able to see Mt. Fuji from the fog anyway. Even though we weren't able to see Mt. Fuji (considering the rainy weather), we all enjoyed the Lava Tunnel, Ninja Village, Music Forest, and strolling around Lake Kawaguchiko.... She also brought us to have lunch to try the local noodles in Mt. Fuji- the hoto noodles and also the fried smelt pond fish. They were quite yummy and the serving was huge. She even brought us some gift of mochi which we really enjoyed eating. We parted with Yuko-san our guide at Kawaguchiko Natural Loving Center around 5:30 pm and our driver Higashi-san drove us back to our hotel. Even though we exceeded our alloted time for the tour, not once did he complain or hurry us up, he even agreed to stop for a toilet break along the way since the drive back was quite long. Overall, the whole family enjoyed this tour. We would definitely get their services again in the future.

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Sarah Y

We traveled to Japan in the beginning of the rainy season and our tour guide, Mr Takashi Koizumi, emailed us back and forth and provided several detailed itineraries based on our needs. Because the season is not great for viewing Mt Fuji, on the day of the trip, he also made some adjustments according to the clouds to ensure that we maximized our opportunity to view the majestic mountain. We have an 80 year old grandmother with us so he also had to take into consideration of her needs. It was a lot to consider! However, we had a fantastic experience! The fifth station was cloudy, but as the day moved on, the clouds dispersed a lot and we were able to see Mt Fuji from the Lake Kawaguchiko, Oishi Park, Oisno Hakkai, and a beautiful flower park Hananomiyako Kouen. It was a perfect day! Mr Takashi speaks perfect English. He explained many cultural and historical references to us to enrich our trip. He also made recommendations for us for the next few days, and wrote down notes for us in detail. At the end of the day, he not only dropped us off near our dinner place but also came with us until we found the restaurant. He is not only a professional tour guide, but a genuinely nice and thoughtful person. This trip is definitely the highlight of our tour of Japan! We highly recommend Mr Takashi as a tour guide!

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nelia a

We enjoyed our tour the Mt. Fuji Five Lakes Region a great deal! Our guide Taija was very personable and a highly knowledgeable guide, both about the region as well as Japan's broader history and culture. He tailored the trip to that day's weather to ensure the best view of Mt. Fuji. He also brought us to several lovely places away from the guide bus crowds. What a wonderful day!

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Abdullah B

This was the best tour ever !
Mr.Taiji Endo our amazing guide made it even better !
We visited some secret spots to take the best Fuji photography shoots
Make sure your guide is Mr.Taiji Endo
He speaks English fluently
شكرا لك يا سيد تايجي
لقد كانت رحلة رائعه


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

A full day to take the best shots of the scenic Mt Fuji and have cultural experiences.

In this activity you can choose on either spending the day around the most popular Lake Kawaguchi and five lakes of Mt Fuji, starting from a perfect shot at the Arakurasengen Park for a panoramic view of Mt Fuji and the five-story pagoda on your background etc,. The other choice will be Hakone well-known place for its hot spring resort, Hakone Shrine with its torii gate standing on the Lake Ashi where cruising is also recommended and ride a ropeway to reach for another scenic view from 1327 meter high.

Your guide will be picking you up at your requested central location in Tokyo at 8:30 am.

Lunch will be served with the local traditional dish of the region at your expense.

Please tell us how you would like to spend your day and we will be happy to give you the best of it.

From USD

$1174.11

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