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Fuji-Q Highland Amusement Park: One-Day Pass Ticket

1. Fuji-Q Highland Amusement Park: One-Day Pass Ticket

The Fuji-Q One-Day Pass (includes Fuji-Q and Thomas land) will get you all day access to Fuji-Q Highland and unlimited access to rides. Get ready to feel your heart to race as you explore Fuji-Q Highland where you can enjoy four top major roller coasters with the iconic Mount Fuji in the background. Get your thrills on Fujiyama, the tallest and fastest roller coaster, the 10th fastest, 8th tallest, and 5th longest ride in the world. Check out Do-dodonpa’s new vertical loop and the world's fastest acceleration of any roller coaster, at a speed of 111.9 miles per hour in 1.6 seconds. Takabisha is famous for having a drop angle of 121-degrees, the steepest coaster in the world. On Eejanaika, you can experience life in 4-D. When you’re not on an exciting coaster ride, check out the Labyrinth of Fear, anime-themed rides, and kid-friendly rides.

Fuji-Q Highland: Afternoon Pass Ticket

2. Fuji-Q Highland: Afternoon Pass Ticket

The Fuji-Q Afternoon Pass, including Fuji-Q and Thomas Land, will give you full-day access not only to Fuji-Q Highland, but also to unlimited rides. Get ready to feel your heart race as you explore Fuji-Q Highland, where you can enjoy four major roller coasters with the iconic Mt. Fuji in the background. Test your limits on thrilling roller coasters, like the Fujiyama, the 10th fastest roller coaster in the world with views of Mt. Fuji. Jump on Do・dodonpa with its vertical loop and be sure to check out Takabisha, the steepest roller coaster in the world. Apart from the roller coasters, you can also enjoy Fuji-Q Highland park's other thrills, such as the Super Scary Labyrinth of Fear. For the less thrill-inclined folk in your group, there are anime-themed rides. Make sure to head to "Thomas Land" and "Lisa and Gaspard Town" for a fun-filled time for the kids in your group. Fuji-Q Highland is a great time for all ages.

From Tokyo: Mt. Fuji Full-Day Sightseeing Trip

3. From Tokyo: Mt. Fuji Full-Day Sightseeing Trip

Experience the most famous sightseeing spots around Mount Fuji. Learn about Japanese history and culture while soaking in the dramatic views around Mount Fuji. Depart from Tokyo by bus and arrive at Kawaguchiko Oishi Park where you can capture beautiful photos with lake Kawaguchi and Mount Fuji in the background. Head to Oshino Hakkai, one of the most famous spots in the Fujisan area, and see the 8 different lakes located there. Taste the water from Mount Fuji. Continue to Arakura Sengen Park, located halfway up Mount Arakura in Fujiyoshida in the Yamanashi Prefecture. Take in the panoramic views of the city with Mount Fuji in the background and admire the cherry blossoms. Then, explore Gotemba Premium Outlets or Gotemba Heiwa Koen (Peace Park). Enjoy time to shop or visit the Peace Park in Gotemba City with beautiful views of Mt. Fuji. See the chalky stupa which contains some of the Buddha's ashes. Visit the Buddhist Monastery of Nihonzan Myohoji Temple where 33 Kannon, goddess of mercy, images are housed. Stroll around this authentic Japanese garden before being be dropped back at the Shinjuku Subaru.

From Tokyo: 1-Day Private Mt. Fuji Tour by Car

4. From Tokyo: 1-Day Private Mt. Fuji Tour by Car

You will be picked up from your hotel and taken to important sites in the Mount Fuji area on this customizable, full day tour. This private charter is perfect for larger groups, especially for families, as it lets you see more in a day and with the utmost ease. The flexible tour schedule allows you to enjoy the day at your own pace. You can choose which sites to explore in the region, including the Sengen Shrine Complex - the gateway to the ascension of Mt Fuji, where hikers would pray for a safe climb here before embarking on their journey. You could also see the gorgeous Kawaguchiko Lake, Kachi Kachi Ropeway, and even Oshino Hakkai - a traditional Japanese style village with evergreen ponds. Along the way, you will be accompanied by an expert driver. If you wish, you can also choose to have a guide accompany you during the tour.

Shizuoka: Private Guided Tour

5. Shizuoka: Private Guided Tour

Explore Shizuoka and Shimizu with a private nationally licensed guide. Choose a 6 or 4-hour tour depending on your schedule and preferences. Let the guide know what special requests you have for the day and they will tailor your itinerary accordingly. Discover the city of Shizuoka which is home to amazing cuisine, history, culture, and natural beauty. Follow in the footsteps of ancient travelers along the Old Tokaido Road while taking in the majestic views of Mt. Fuji and other natural attractions. Sample 6-hour Itinerary Meet up with your guide at your hotel at 9:00 AM. First visit Nihondaira, a scenic viewpoint where you can enjoy the beautiful views of Mt.Fuji, the town of Shimizu, Shimizu Port, and the Izu Peninsula. Make your way to Kunozan Toshogu Shrine. Explore the complex with its many bright red buildings decorated with gold accents, colorful carvings, and paintings. Afterward, enjoy a traditional lunch at Shimizu Fish Market. After lunch, head to Miho Beach with its picture-perfect views of Mt. Fuji alongside the pine-tree-lined sandy beach. Alternatively, head to the Sunpu Castle, built in the 1600s. End the tour in the middle of the afternoon.

Kyoto: Arashiyama Full Day Private Guided Walking Tour

6. Kyoto: Arashiyama Full Day Private Guided Walking Tour

Visit iconic spots such as the Bamboo Forest path, Togetsukyo Bridge, and Kimono Forest on this walking tour. Arashiyama was once the holiday villa area for the authorities for more than a thousand years.  Walk along Bamboo Forest Path, one of the most photogenic spots in Arashiyama, and take photos to remember the trip by. Next, see theTogetsukyo Bridge, an iconic bridge which is framed by the Katsura River and an impressive mountain in the background. Carry on to Kimono Forest to see a beautiful path with palls wrapped with kimono cloth. You'll then go on to visit Jojakko-ji Temple. See the temple in a mountain that has no walls between the greenery and the precinct. The beautiful red autumn leaves here are so beautiful that it is a must to visit this spot. Feel craftmanship at Yuzen Chopsticks shop which is specializing in chopsticks where you will find a perfect souvenir for your Kyoto tour! Find your favorite one and get your name carved on it! Learn and understand the history of Tenryu-ji Temple, a registered as UNESCO world heritage. It has a beautiful Japanese garden which is a national treasure. At the end of the tour, you will have a famous matcha (green tea) parfait while looking over Katsura River. You can even try special curry and rice with local Kyoto vegetables.

From Tokyo: Fujikawaguchiko & Gotemba Premium Outlets Trip

7. From Tokyo: Fujikawaguchiko & Gotemba Premium Outlets Trip

Set off towards the Mount Fuji & Kawaguchiko area after being picked up at your hotel / your home. Your first destination is Mt. Fuji 5th station. Mt. Fuji is a world heritage site. The 5th station especially is a popular spot amongst visitors since you could experience the fresh air and beautiful scenery of Mt. Fuji, even if you're not an experienced climber. Continue on from Mt. Fuji 5th station and proceed to Kawaguchiko area. You could take time to enjoy your lunch (not included in tour price) at a restaurant in the area and walk around the lake as you take in the scenic view of Mt. Fuji's reflection on the water. After this, head to Oshino Hakkai (Springs of Mt.Fuji) which is one of the world cultural heritage sites. There are eight springs that are quite deep and have interesting freshwater plant life and large fish at Oshino Hakkai. Finally, visit Gotemba Premium Outlet mall for shopping for around 90 minutes. There are over 200 shops including popular Japanese brands as well as luxurious international designer's brands. -------------------- 【COVID-19 Safety Measures】 ・Safety screen installed between driver's seat and passengers' seats in vehicles. ・Vehicles regularly sanitized. ・Vehicles regularly ventilated for fresh air circulation. ・Regular temperature checks for all drivers. ・Drivers wears a face mask. ・Drivers regularly sanitize/wash hands. ・Drivers have a hand sanitiser for passengers.

From Tokyo: Private Scenic Day Trip to Hakone

8. From Tokyo: Private Scenic Day Trip to Hakone

Enjoy a private and personalized walking experience of the beautiful mountain town of Hakone just 2 hours away from the city. You'll be paired with guides that are passionate about the place they call home and who choose to spend their free time sharing it with like-minded travelers matched to them. Meet your host in Tokyo, board the luxurious and express Romancecar train and enjoy the scenic trip to the peaceful hamlet of Hakone, where your pilgrimage begins. Discover why Mount Fuji has a special place in Japanese culture and experience one of three sacred mountains, which is beautiful from all angles.  Get a chance to see the mountain from across the shimmering waters of Lake Ashinoko, and from remote locations only accessible via the enchanting Hakone Ropeway.  The foothills of the iconic and active volcano are home to a part of the Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park. Wander along the many walking trails and see a collection of protected areas that encompass lakes, islands, and a remarkable breadth of natural beauty.  The region’s lush greenery will give you all the tranquility you crave, granting you some much-needed rest from the constant motion of Tokyo.

Gotemba: Guided Nighttime Food Tour with Drinks

9. Gotemba: Guided Nighttime Food Tour with Drinks

Spend an evening on a food and drink tour of Gotemba and immerse yourself in the local culture. Enjoy some food and drinks at some popular spots with a local. Meet your guide at the Gotemba Tourism and Welcome Center to start your tour. Enjoy an opportunity to create your own cocktail or mocktail using ingredients local to Shizuoka and Gotemba. Next, hop around between local izakaya bars and sample local specialties. Learn about the history of this town as you explore. Visit four different bars each with their own local specialties. Craft beer fans can try some local craft brews at one of the bars. Try some Japanese cuisine while familiarizing yourself with the drinking and dining culture on this nighttime food and drink tour in Gotemba.

Hakone Fuji Day Tour: Cruise, Cable Car, and Volcano

10. Hakone Fuji Day Tour: Cruise, Cable Car, and Volcano

Depart from Shinjuku in Tokyo to the scenic areas of Hakone near Mount Fuji. First, cruise on a well-decorated pirate boat to enjoy breathtaking views of Mount Fuji around the green on Lake Ashinoko. After viewing the mountain from the water, view it in the air by taking the Hakone Ropeway up to Mount Hakone, where you can see a clear view of Mount Fuji from another mountain.  The Ohwakudani, Great Boiling Valley, is another famous volcano, which erupted 4,000 years ago with live white sulfur escaping. Try the local Black Boiled Egg, Kuro Tamago, to see whether the legend is true and that it extends your life for seven years. In the afternoon choose to visit Gotemba Premium Outlet for around 2 hours. Gotemba premium outlet is one of the largest outlets in Japan, you can see Mount Fuji from inside the outlet.  The other choice is to experience the famous hot spring from which you can enjoy a view of Mount Fuji view. Hot springs are one of the most famous cultures of Japan and many tourists like to experience it when they visit. Return to Shinjuku by 6:00 PM. 

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What people are saying about Shizuoka Prefecture

Overall rating

4.1 / 5

based on 636 reviews

... great trip ... Beautiful weather and very nice locations. The lake was nice but windy, shame it was just 1/2 hour. The location of the hill with te pagode was on my list for a long time ... very nice view of Fuju in every way. Just get good shoes and good condition. The ponds where also nice and beautiful location again ... rather had 2 hours to visit all 8, just mised one due to time. The Peace Park was ok, liked the valley of the Kannon statues and the garden ... had luck to see and hear the Monks pray. Only downpoint was traffic to Fuji and back. But the day made it ok.

Fuji-Q has 4 main roller coasters, some are the fastest and steepest in the world. It also offers the great sight of Mt. Fuji in all of it’s glory. Plenty to do here in a day. Recommend going on very clear day to see Mt. Fuji. Bring extra COVID masks. Mine flew off on one of the coasters and you’ll need them inside the park.

We were traveling with some senior members, and so a wheelchair and elderly friendly tour was what we need. This package is definitely a convenient and best way to reach all the great spots around Fuji mountain areas in one day!

Totally worth visiting when in japan. Lots to do so make sure you get there early. To make it easier i suggest getting the day pass. The fast passes can be bought at every ride also.

The spots our guide took us to we're amazing. We took lots of pictures and hope to go back and see a few more.