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Things to do in Yamanashi Prefecture

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From Tokyo to Mount Fuji: Full-Day Tour and Hakone Cruise

1. From Tokyo to Mount Fuji: Full-Day Tour and Hakone Cruise

Discover the Japanese natural miracles of Mt. Fuji and Hakone in 1 day on a guided tour. Step away from the hustle and bustle of Tokyo and surround yourself with nature as you visit the highest mountain in Japan. Ride the thrilling Hakone Ropeway and enjoy a scenic cruise on Lake Ashi. We start the tour from the center of Tokyo, Shinjuku (Love statue) at 8am. A comfortable air-conditioned coach will first take you to all the way up to the 5th station of Mt. Fuji, 2,000 meters above ground. Take a deep breath at the wonderful nature in Mt.Fuji while seeing magnificent scenery. Also feel the sacred atmosphere at Japanese shinto Shrine there! *If we cannot go up there, we will attend the highest available point on the day and if it is only the first station or the driveway is closed, we will visit Oshino Hakkai or alternative place Then the bus will take you to “Oshino Shinobi no Sato”, a Ninja Village for buffet lunch! Enjoy a Japanese Lunch buffet with local fresh ingredients as much as you like! Walk through a traditional Japanese garden with a Japanese landscape of Mt fuji. Maybe you can take photos with Ninjas!!! *Vegetarian meal, Muslim Friendly is available. Please request when you make a booking. After recharging some energies, the bus head to Hakone area! Starting with “Owakudani” a valley once was called “Valley of Hell.” It is still an active volcano that you can still see the steam coming from the ground. Experience the smell of sulfur and try eating “Kuro Tamago” Black Egg which is said to prolong your life! We will take a Hakone Ropeway, an exhilarating experience with an amazing view of Mt. Hakone. You can see the rich nature of the mountain and you can even see Mt. Fuji in a clear sky! This ropeway will take you to Lake Ashi, a caldera lake. Enjoy the refreshing cruise of Lake Ashi and see the beautiful natural landscape and Mt. Fuji. Don’t miss out to see Torii Gate which is floating on the water! It’s not over yet! We are finishing at Hakone Shrine, one of the most famous shrines in the area because of its photogenic red torii gate floating on the water called “Torii of Peace.” Yes, this is the gate we will see from the cruise! Go ask your friendly tour guide to take pictures that can go on your Facebook picture! And don’t forget to bring your empty bottle! Go up to the main Shrine, pray for your health and get some spring water that is said to purify your bad spirits. After having a peaceful time at the shrine, the bus will have a quick stop at Odawara Station and head back to Shinjuku Station getting there around 6:50pm. *People who has JR pass can use their own tickets and use bullet train from Odawara Station.

Mt Fuji and Lake Kawaguchi Scenic 1-Day Bus Tour

2. Mt Fuji and Lake Kawaguchi Scenic 1-Day Bus Tour

Discover the scenery and historic landmarks around Lake Kawaguchi on a guided tour from Tokyo. Admire the views of Mt. Fuji as you see traditional houses, stunning pagodas, and the colorful flowers and plants of Oishi Park. Climb aboard the shuttle bus or join the tour at the Shinjuku departure point, and set off towards the Mt. Fuji area. On clear days, you will already be able to see Mt. Fuji from afar during the bus ride. Make the first stop at one of Japan's most iconic spots: Arakurayama Sengen Park. Admire the picture-perfect view of the 5 symbolic pagodas with Mt. Fuji in the background. Continue on from Mt. Arakurayama and proceed to the Kawaguchiko craft park right next to Kawaguchi Lake. If you prefer, take time to enjoy your lunch and walk around the lake as you take in the scenic view of Mt. Fuji's reflection on the water. After this, head to Oishi park which offers seasonal scenery with various types of flowers. Finally, stop by Saiko Iyashi no Sato Nenba which is located on the banks of Lake Saiko. Take a stroll through the village and marvel at the houses with thatched roofs which will give you a glimpse into life in Japan in the olden days. Conclude the tour at 6:15 PM when you will be dropped off in Shinjuku.

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. 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. 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. Explore the Gotemba Premium Outlet with plenty of time to shop in Gotemba City with beautiful views of Mt. Fuji before being dropped off back in Shinjuku Subaru. Remarks: The tour will go to 5th Station of Mount Fuji instead of Gotemba Outlet starting from 1st May 2023.

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

4. 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.

From Tokyo: Mount Fuji Private Day Tour

5. From Tokyo: Mount Fuji Private Day Tour

Discover the stunning natural beauty of the Mount Fuji area as you enjoy the comfort and convenience of a private, chartered car and a professional driver. On this day tour, choose your own adventure and go at your own pace. Visit spots like Sengen Shrine and Lake Kawaguchi. Begin your tour and set out from Tokyo after your driver picks you up from your desired location within the 24 wards, including hotels and stations in Shinjuku, Shibuya, Ginza, and Ikebukuro, etc. Then, make your way to the Mount Fuji area. Admire the scenic views of the countryside as you ride. Continue your day following your own sense of adventure, or get suggestions from your driver. Stop at the Arakurayama Sengen Park for the spectacular sights of Mount Fuji and the five-storied red pagoda. If seasonal weather allows, go to the Fujinomiya 5th Station before pausing for lunch. Next, go to Lake Yamanaka for further views of Mount Fuji. Relish the peacefulness and tranquillity of the water as you admire the impressive volcanic peak. Finally, visit the eight, aquifer-fed springs of Oshino Hakkai before making your way back to Tokyo.

Tokyo: Mt. Fuji, Hakone, Lake Ashi Cruise and Bullet Train

6. Tokyo: Mt. Fuji, Hakone, Lake Ashi Cruise and Bullet Train

Experience Mt. Fuji, the highest mountain in Japan and listed as a World Heritage in 2013. Enjoy lunch before seeing Hakone, which is famous for its natural beauty and having such breathtaking views over Lake Ashi. First, board a comfortable air-conditioned coach with Wi-Fi that will take you to the 5th station of Mt. Fuji, 2,000 meters above the ground. Step out and take a deep breath of the nature of Mt.Fuji and the sacred atmosphere at the Japanese Shinto Shrine. Then the bus will take you to “Oshino Shinobi no Sato”, a Ninja Village for a buffet lunch. Enjoy a Japanese Lunch buffet with local fresh ingredients before taking a walk through a traditional Japanese garden with a Japanese landscape of Mt Fuji. Next, the bus will take you to the Hakone area. Begin at “Owakudani” a valley once called the “Valley of Hell", once and still an active volcano. Experience the smell of sulfur and try eating a “Kuro Tamago” black egg which is said to prolong your life. From here, take a Hakone Ropeway, an exhilarating experience with an amazing view of Mt. Hakone. See the rich nature of the mountain, and on a clear day, all the way to Mt. Fuji. This ropeway will take you to Lake Ashi, a caldera lake where you will take a cruise. Finally, conclude your tour at Hakone Shrine. See its photogenic red torii gate floating on the water called “Torii of Peace.” Fill up your empty bottle at the main Shrine, pray for your health, and get some spring water that is said to purify your bad spirits. Then, board the bus headed to Odawara Station, and take a Japanese bullet train, Shinkansen. Arrive back in Tokyo around 6 PM.

From Tokyo: Mount Fuji Highlights Private Day Tour

7. From Tokyo: Mount Fuji Highlights Private Day Tour

Discover the stunning natural beauty of the Mount Fuji area as you enjoy the comfort and convenience of a private, chartered car and an English-speaking driver. On this day tour, choose your own adventure and go at your own pace. Visit spots like Sengen Shrine and Lake Kawaguchi. Begin your tour and set out from Tokyo after your driver picks you up from your desired location within the 23 wards, including hotels and stations in Shinjuku, Shibuya, Ginza, and Ikebukuro. Then, make your way to the Mount Fuji area. Admire the scenic views of the countryside as you ride. Continue your day following your own sense of adventure, or get suggestions from your driver. Stop at the Arakurayama Sengen Park for spectacular sights of Mount Fuji and the five-storied red pagoda. If seasonal weather allows, go to the Fujinomiya 5th Station before pausing for lunch. Next, go to Lake Yamanaka for further views of Mount Fuji. Relish the peacefulness and tranquility of the water as you admire the impressive volcanic peak. Finally, visit the eight, aquifer-fed springs of Oshino Hakkai before making your way back to Tokyo or Odawara.

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

8. 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.

From Tokyo: Mount Fuji & Fujikawaguchiko Private Day Trip

9. From Tokyo: Mount Fuji & Fujikawaguchiko Private Day Trip

Set off towards the Mount Fuji & Kawaguchiko area after being picked up at your hotel / your home. Your first tour destination is one of Japan's most iconic spots: Arakurayama Sengen Park where you could see the picture-perfect view of the symbolic 5-storied pagoda with Mt. Fuji in the background. Continue on from Arakurayama Sengen Park 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 Oishi park which offers seasonal scenery with various types of flowers. Finally, stop by Saiko Iyashi no Sato Nenba which is located on the banks of Lake Saiko. Take a stroll through the village and marvel at the houses with thatched roofs which will give you a glimpse into life in Japan in the olden days. -------------------- 【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: Guided Day Trip to Hakone, Owakudani, & Mt. Fuji

10. From Tokyo: Guided Day Trip to Hakone, Owakudani, & Mt. Fuji

If you want to enjoy a relaxing day away from the hustle and bustle of Tokyo, this one-day tour to Hakone, Owakudani, and Mt. Fuji is what you need. Board the bus from Ikebukuro or Shinjuku, the heart of this busy city. The bus will take you away from your routine and let you breathe fresh air by the lake in Hakone area. Start your journey of the day by cruising using the famous Hakone Pirate Ship! This beautiful ship will take you from Motohakone pier to Togendai pier in 25 minutes. Indulge your eyes with its magnificent exterior and interior design. After being awed by the pirate ship, rest a little bit while having lunch at Togendai View Restaurant. If you finish your lunch early, you can wander around Togendai Station and find what it has to offer. Get ready to be amazed by the view from the Hakone ropeway! After lunch, this tour will take you from Togendai to Owakudani in 30 minutes using Hakone Ropeway. It has signature view for each season throughout the year! The trip is not over yet. The area around the crater created by the last eruption of Mt. Hakone, which occurred roughly 3000 years ago, is known as Owakudani. Sulfur fumes, hot springs, and hot rivers can be experienced throughout a large portion of the region, which is currently an active volcanic area. On a clear day, Owakudani also offers a fantastic glimpse of Mt. Fuji. Upon arriving at Mt. Fuji 5th Station, spend the following 40 minutes discovering and soaking in the breathtaking views of Japan. A well-known symbol of Japan standing at 3776 meters high, the spectacular Mt.Fuji has made the subject of literature and art throughout Japanese history. After that we will bring you back to Tokyo.

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What people are saying about Yamanashi Prefecture

Overall rating

4.2 / 5

based on 1,058 reviews

Great trip that was well organized and with a very good guide. Amount of time spent at different locations was very reasonable. The only bit that was not quite there for me was the mall part (But it is pretty unique so I could see plenty of people liking it, olus we had the option to go to an onsen nearby for those who didn't want to shop which was a great spot).

Highly recommend this tour. You'll see different vantage points of Mt. Fuji, all stunning. I opted for the wagyu beef lunch was not disappointed.

Everything was very organized and on time. All instructions are very clear and easy to follow, no need to be intimidated when booking this tour!

Great tour guide, well organized and beautiful placed to explore.

Given a chance i will do this again , i really enjoyed it.