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Stop At: Aokigahara Forest, Fujikawaguchiko-machi, Minamitsuru-gun 401-0332 Yamanashi Prefecture
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Stop At: Mt. Fuji Subaru Line 5th Station, Narusawa-mura, Minamitsuru-gun Yamanashi Prefecture
Duration: 30 minutes
KEIO PLAZA HOTEL TOKYO, 2 Chome-2 Nishishinjuku, Shinjuku City, Tokyo 160-0023, Japan
11 hours 30 minutes
If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
This little excursion to the ice cave was the highlight of our trip to Japan. The cool and leisurely walk through the tranquil and peaceful forest was a pleasure punctuated with interesting tidbits of information provided by our very knowledgeable and fluent guide, Ms Mina Ono. The descent into the cave was thrilling but safe. The absolute darkness in the cave and the sound of water droplets dripping was mesmerizing and the feeling was awesome. Ms Mina was really friendly and patient and we thoroughly enjoyed the outing.
AMAZING! This was our favorite tour while visiting Japan! Beautiful forest, very informative guide, and exciting caves.
It was a really great trip. Everything organized perfectly. We learned a lot from guides who shared their knowledge happily.
When in Tokyo, visiting Mt. Fuji is a must do.
Joining a tour provides the additional value of getting a commentary about the history and culture of Japan and of Mt Fuji. It saves you the hassle of figuring out how to get there too. The guide gave ideas of what we can do at the 5th Station, e.g. sending a post card with a special stamp from Mt Fuji, trying out the local Fuji pastry.
We took the less popular package of checking out the Aokigahara Forest and Cave. If you like nature and hiking, this is a good option. The tour provides the gear for the hike and the trek into the cave, i.e. overall, gloves, hard hat. The guide gives the background of how the forest and the ice caves were formed. She also generously took photos. Just note those photos can be used by the guide company.
My daughter and I did this trip and it was great. You don’t get to spend much time on the 5th station at Mount Fuji but the trip to the ice cave is worth it! You do need to be able to climb and be steady on your feet but it’s an incredible experience. Our guide Yaya was very knowledgeable and gave us loads of information about the ecosystem in the forest. Make sure you wear good walking shoes/running shoes and warm clothing. At the end you get a public bus back to Shinjuku which takes around and hour and a half. If you get back early you can ask to get an earlier bus back. Overall worth doing and a great trip to escape the hustle of Tokyo
We were so lucky to be one of the 10% of people who actually see Mt. Fuji in July! It was beautiful, even without snow. And the ice caves were incredible - although good, non-slip shoes are vital. And the walk through the forest with Kevin was very informative.
This trip was well worth it ! the mountain is beautiful although if your doing this tour mostly for the mountain you will be disappointed bc you only spend a small amount of time at the 5th station. the forest was pretty awesome and our tour guide was very knowledgeable and amusing . the cave was cool but wasnt as cool and icy as we thought but we did go in october so maybe bc it was winter it wasnt as icy ! everything was well organized.
The bus ride out to Mt. Fuji was beautiful! So much green and lush mountain terrain. And our tour guide - a tiny Japanese women with a thick accent - was ADORABLE! She told the story of the two mountains and did voices for the different characters - we couldn't stop laughing. She also gave us sheet music and sang us a traditional Japanese nursery song. No - she can't sing - which made it even better. She made the long bus ride - which would normally be tedious - one of the best parts of this tour. When we got to the 5th station, it was foggy. Too foggy to see the mountain. So, we went into the little shopping center for some souvenirs. After a bit, our tour guide found us in the crowd and ushered us outside. There was a break in the fog and just for a moment you could see Fuji. She could have left us in the store - but she went out of her way to make sure we saw the mountain when we could! AND THEN, the forest. So beautiful. So creepy. Pictures don't do it justice. I grew up in the mountains of Oregon and I have NEVER seen anything like this. The ice cave was like any other ice cave - wonderful if you've never been in a volcanic lava tube before. But it was very small. Probably the smallest lava tube I've been in, including, Oregon, California, Hawaii, Italy, and Australia. Come for the forest, and don't expect much from the ice cave.
My boyfriend and I chose this tour because we wanted to see the forest - overall this tour is very well done - the sky was clear so we got to see Mt. Fuji and had about 45 min at the 5th Station to take pictures, look around and go to the gift shops. We then went to the hotel and got a bite (lunch is not included but there’s a Japanese restaurant, an Italian restaurant and a bakery at the hotel to choose from that you pay for on your own). At the hotel we separated from the original tour group and our tour guide for the forest/cave picked us up in a van - we then went to pick up our gear and went to the forest. Our guide was very informative and the hike through the forest was really neat, but the cave exploring was the coolest part of the day! The helmets with lights are necessary because it is pitch dark and damp - not something for anyone unstable on their feet! The cave really made this tour worthwhile - do be aware that you will most likely be dealing with traffic on the bus on the way back to Tokyo and might not return to Shinjuku until 8 or 9 at night.
The Aokigahara Forest day Trip was AMAZING! It did rain that day but the experience and walk through the forest was well worth it. Yaya was our tour guide and she is extremely knowledgeable. That being said our trip to Mt Fuji was completely overshadowed by the Ice cave. You have 30 mins to see Mt Fuji (if there’s no fog) but you’re not the only tour bus there. You basically have sufficient time to go to the bathroom, glance at souvenirs, and go hunting for your tour bus.
Visit Japan’s iconic Mt Fuji and nearby Aokigahara Forest on a day trip from Tokyo. Discover the unique natural environment of this formerly active volcanic region, and see ice and wind caves that have been formed by lava. Stop at the 5th Station for breathtaking views of Mt Fuji from an altitude of 7,610 feet (2,305 meters). Your day trip ends in Tokyo’s bustling Shinjuku precinct.