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Standing on the border between Yamanashi and Shizuoka Prefectures, Japan's most famous symbol and highest peak can be viewed from several locations and can also be reached by coach from Tokyo or by the popular Shinkansen bullet train. Go up to the 5th station halfway up the mountain on a day trip, make it one stop in a long vacation from Osaka, Kyoto or Nagoya, or (when in season) climb up to the summit and witness the breathtaking sunrise. Discover UNESCO World Heritage Site Fujisan, sacred place and source of artistic inspiration.
The most popular way to experience Mount Fuji's splendor is on a day trip from Tokyo which actually takes you halfway up the mountain. Visit the Fuji Subaru Line 5th Station which, at 2,300 meters above sea level, offers a view of the summit as well as views of the Fuji Five Lakes below. Enjoy the sights, grab some refreshments, shop for souvenirs and visit the Komitake Shrine. Hikers climbing to the peak can stock up on supplies before heading for the Yoshida Trail.
During official climbing season (around July to August), the hiking trails to Mount Fuji's peak open up to travelers wishing to witness the sun rise over the Land of the Rising Sun. All in all an itinerary spanning two days, hikes usually start in the afternoon from any of the 5th stations halfway up the mountain with a stop to dine and sleep at a mountain hut near the top. The hike to the peak of Mount Fuji starts out late in the evening allowing for enough time to reach the summit and witness a truly breathtaking sunrise.
Hakone, a resort town in the Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park, is famous for its onsen hot springs and ryokans (traditional Japanese inns). Mount Fuji can be viewed from a boat cruising Lake Ashi or from a ropeway cable car going up Mount Hakone or Mount Komagatake.
Traveling by Shinkansen from Tokyo to the direction of Nagoya, Kyoto and Osaka? Grab a seat by the right-hand side of the bullet train and keep an eye out for Mount Fuji as you approach the area around Shin-Fuji Station, about 40-45 minutes into the journey.
Only 100 kilometers (62 miles) from Tokyo, Mount Fuji can be seen from the city center and Yokohama on clear days. Climb up to the observation decks of Tokyo Skytree (Japan's tallest structure) which can offer a good view of the mountain.
The best close distance views of Mount Fuji can be enjoyed from the surrounding Fuji Five Lakes - Kawaguchiko, Yamanakako, Saiko, Shojiko and Motosuko.
Lake Yamanaka is a spectacular spot to behold the rare "Diamond Fuji" - a phenomenon that can be witnessed only from certain spots and on certain winter days. Catch that fleeting moment when the sunset or sunrise aligns perfectly with Mount Fuji's peak, setting off beams of light like a sparkling diamond.
Lake Kawaguchi meanwhile boasts of the classic image of Mount Fuji reflected on its waters depicted in the famous "Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji" landscape prints by Japanese ukiyo-e artist Hokusai.
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Endo-San was waiting for us at the appointed time in our hotel, he is truly fluent and an excellent guide and we had a knowledgeable and fun day. The other thing that was memorable was our udon lunch in a small restaurant (inn?) which was both delicious and good value. We ended the wonderful day with 45 minutes in an onsen - my first in an open-air onsen, looking at Mt Fuji. Of course thanks to God who gave us perfect weather and thus a marvellous view of the mountain. I would recommend Endo-San to anyone traveller.
Yoshi was an excellent guide. He showed us around well and was a good source of information. We would like to thank him very much.
Excellent program on the part of cave exploration. Mr Omari has been doing a fantastic job. We love the things were going during the exploration
Our Mt Fuji and Hakone tour was awesome. Our tour guide Toshi was outstanding. He spoke good English, was very pleasant and humorous. We enjoyed the tour. Indeed he is the best tour guide in Japan. At first Mt Fuji was too shy. Coming from a country with no snow, my daughter and I just enjoyed whatever the tour offered us, lots of snow. Then at last as we were about to leave, the beautiful Mt Fuji showed her splendore. She is indeed a beautiful sight. We are lucky indeed. I will definitely recommend this tour and give it 5 stars.
What a amazing tour ! We were very fortunate to have a clear day and amazing views of Mt Fuji Everything on this tour was great, the amount of time we stopped in each place and the traditional lunch was yummy Perfect tour for those who want to see a lot and the bus ride is comfy I couldn’t fault our tour guide, he was lovely and funny and entertaining and helped us all take amazing photos. He even switched around the schedule and we got to go to the ropeway instead of the 4D ride thing and at the rope way we got the most incredible pictures of mt Fuji. We were also very fortunate to able to go all the way to fifth station I would highly recommend this tour
Great tour , very patient tour leader, courteous driver. Surely give us memorable moment at Japan. Outstanding tour