Explore the history and the culture of Mt. Fuji, with stops at Sengen Shrine, Oshino Hakkai and a relaxing hot spring. You English and French-speaking guide will make sure you don't miss a thing!
Discover the history and culture of Mt. Fuji from a cultural perspective in a private tour visiting the pilgrimage spots around the beautiful mountain.
You and your group will be whisked to Mt. Fuji in a private mini-van, which will provide pick ups and drop offs directly at your hotel. A Japanese, English, French speaking multilingual guide will be on board to assist you along the way. A Chinese-speaking guide is also available upon request.
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.
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Pick-up at Your Requested Location in Tokyo
Depart towards Mt. Fuji
Visit the Shinto shrine complex encompassing Kambe Jinja, Sengen Jinja, and Ohtoshimioya Jinja, where Mt. Fuji climbers would pray for a safe journey. Know the legends behind the three shrines and its deities.
Mt. Fuji Fifth Station
Make your way to the 5th station of Mt. Fuji, 2,300 meters above sea level and if the weather permits, take in the sea of clouds drifting by.
Lunch at Tokimekino Fuji
Enjoy a scrumptious meal (own expense) sourced from fresh, organic products. Ask for the dish recommendations and best-sellers to make your lunch even more filling.
Explore this beautifully landscaped village at the foot of Mt. Fuji and see traditional thatched roof houses along with crystal clear ponds and lakes. You can also visit the site of a lake that dried out several centuries ago.
Cap off the tour with a relaxing dip in the hot springs while taking in the wonderful views of Japan's most iconic mountain.
Drop-off at Your Requested Location in Tokyo
Price & Options
Admission, lunch and hot spring fee is not included and will be needed on site.
About visiting Mt. Fuji's 5th Station: Due to road closures at the 5th station between July 11th to August 31st and restriction of access during the winter, the tour operator can offer alternative plans such as visiting shrines, museums, walks around Lake Kawaguchi, visiting the ice caves, activities at the Ninja Village or other options you wish to request. Courses can be customized according to your needs.
Please bring your own towel to the hot springs. In the case you forget, it is available for purchase on site.
About the hot springs: 1. Bathing suits or any form of clothing is not permitted inside the hot springs. 2. Men and women's tubs are separated. 3. Participants with tattoos or body paint will not be allowed to enter the hot springs facility as these are strictly prohibited within the premises.
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 or cancellation due to weather or traffic conditions.
You can book a maximum of 9.
Frequently Asked Questions
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 knowledgeab...le 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. more
This tour made me enjoy seeing Mt Fuji at our own pace. We were picked up by a good driver and a knowledgeable tour guide. Upon r...iding the van wee discussed first the final.itinerary. the guide Akiko detailed out the places we were visiting and their significance. So we proceeded as planned to the heritage center shrine lunch near the pond and the lake. My family enjoyed it very much especially at our own pace. I highly recommend this tour to small groups. more
The tour was really enjoyable and educative. The sceneries were amazing. The tour guide was very kind and accommodating to assist ...us and extend extra services to his customers.
It was only frustrating that we did not reach the 5th station since the access was closed due to the climate condition. However, the overall experience was great more
On the morning of our tour, our guide, Taiji was waiting when we exited our hotel lobby. After introductions, Taiji familiarized h...imself with folding my wife’s wheelchair. Once we were in our seats, we explained that we would prefer not to participate in the hot springs bathing. Taiji accepted this and said we should still see the lakes and towns along the way to Mount Fuji as they are quite remarkable.
Taiji took us to the World Heritage Site Visitor Center where we watched an informative video about Mount Fuji. It was there that my wife noticed photography by Rocky Tanaka. We later learned Taiji and he are friends. At the end of our tour Taiji arranged for us to meet with Mr. Tanaka so we could view his gallery and purchase a piece of his art.
From the Visitor Center, we traveled on to see lakes and ponds which have formed by snow melt from Mount Fuji. Some of the villages along the way also exist only because Mount Fuji is towering in the distance. Mount Fuji is a Religious symbol to the Japanese.
We saw and ate white strawberries for the first time. We saw a traditional Japanese home with a thatch roof that will last for 100+ years. We saw bonsai trees and gardens and shops and fish ponds with giant fish and markets. We ate a traditional Japanese meal in an authentic Japanese restaurant where no one spoke English except for us. The food was DELICIOUS and the portions were HUGE! Then we continued on to the Fifth Station.
Taiji is an exceptional tour guide: He was a very safe and capable driver. Even in the high traffic areas of Tokyo’s interstate, we felt we were in safe hands. His English is impeccable and he is extremely articulate. His manners are first rate and he was professional, observant and intuitive. He has a seemingly unending knowledge of Japanese history and culture.
We went on the private Mt. Fuji pilgrimage tour. Our tour guide was Taiji Endo. We all had a good time and our our guide was great...! Very informative and a safe driver. He also gave us a good restaurant recommendation for lunch. We would definitely recomment the tour and our tour guide as well. more
Any cancellations made between 7 business days (17:00:00 local time) to 3 business days (17:00:00 local time) prior to the activity will be subject to a charge of 50% of the total amount.
Any cancellations made within 3 business days of your activity (after 17:00:00 local time) will be subject to a charge of 100% of the total amount.
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