Below is a sample itinerary of our One-Day Mt. Fuji Tour during winter season (10h). We organize each tour based on our customer’s interests and preferences, as well as the weather and the season. Please feel free to let us know what you like and we will customize tour plan just for you!
●8:00 Leaving the hotel: Your driver will come to your hotel to pick you up.
●10:00 Viewing Spot by the Lake Yamanakako
Lake Yamanakako is known for it’s stunning view together with Mt. Fuji. Winter is one of the best season to enjoy the view, as it’s sunny almost everyday and the top of the mountain is beautifully covered with snow.
●10:30 Shore of Lake Yamanakako
After enjoying the panoramic view of Mt. Fuji, you can go down to the shore of Lake Yamanakako, where wild birds such as swans, ducks are staying during winter time.
If you are lucky enough, you’ll probably have chance to feed them too. Don’t forget to bring some pieces of bread too!
●11:00 Oshino Hakkai
Oshino Hakkai (or 8 ponds in Oshinio) is a traditional village-like area with eight beautiful spring ponds. Those small ponds are filled with crystal clear water that comes down from Mt. Fuji, where several kinds of colorful fish swim.
One of the traditional local food is “Houtou”, which is Udon like thick noodle cooked in miso-based vegetable soup. The soup is slightly sweet as they typically use pumpkin, but it matches well with the miso taste. This healthy dish will warm you up after walking in the cold air of winter.
You can also enjoy some street food at Oshino Hakkai. Grilled dango (sweet dumpling), grilled chest nuts, fried fish cake, fresh fruits and ice cream, etc.
This area is colder than Tokyo or other big cities in Japan. If you are lucky, you’ll have chance to see/touch ice and snow around.
●13:30 Kitaguchi Sengen Shrine
This small shrine situated at the bottom of Mt. Fuji is another popular tourist destination in the area. The god of the shrine is Mt. Fuji itself, and people come to the shrine and pray for their good luck, safety of the trip, etc., typically before climbing the mountain.
After going through the quiet and calming entrance path in woods, you’ll find a giant Torii-gate of shrine. Surprisingly, the gate is made of real natural wood.
●14:30 Kachi Kachi Ropeway by Lake Kawaguchi
This “Ropeway” or cable car is located by the famous Lake Kawaguchi, and it’ll take you to the top of a small mountain where you can enjoy another panoramic view of the lake, Mt. Fuji and other areas around. This is very beautiful and enjoyable when the weather is nice!
If you are not tired, you can choose to walk down the hill by taking the trail through the mountain. It takes around 40min and you can enjoy refreshing walk through woods.
●16:30 Arakura Fuji Sengen Shirne
Founded in 705, the shrine enshrines the goddess of Mt. Fuji, Konohanasakuya. Today the shrine is known as one of the most scenic place around Mt. Fuji…but be prepared! You’ll need to go up the steep steps to reach the Five-storied Pagoda!
●16:30 Leaving Mt. Fuji: Time to say goodbye to Mt. Fuji and start heading back to Tokyo.
●18:00 Arriving at your hotel: Your driver will safely take you back to your accommodation.
*As it’s a little far from the central area of Tokyo, it is highly recommended to book “10h One-Day Tour” to visit Mt. Fuji area.