Must-See Fuji Views Half-Day Tour By Car

   By Car
   Panoramic Views
   Art, Culture and Outdoors

Tour highlights:
  • our private car takes you to the 5th Station on Mt Fuji's slopes where you'll enjoy sweeping views from above the clouds
  • stroll along the shores of a picturesque lake and under the branches of cherry trees that flower in spring
  • take in panoramic views of the Fuji Five Lakes region from the bridge over the lake
  • walk through ancient shrine gates to a magnificent pagoda that frames the quintessential postcard shot of Mt Fuji
  • see the iconic mountain framed by maples and ginkos whose leaves turn red and yellow in fall
  • visit a park where a variety of seasonal blooms foreground Fuji
  • unlike most of our tours, this one involves no bike riding

Duration: 4 hours
Departs from: Kawaguchiko Train Station
Tour fee: ¥14,000/person for 3 or more people, ¥20,000/person for 2 people or ¥40,000 for 1 person
What's included: Private car and driver, English-speaking guides, bottled water and snacks, toll for the road to Mt Fuji's 5th Station

Description: Discover the spectacular beauty of Mt Fuji, Lake Kawaguchi and the Fuji Five Lakes region with the help of our team of guides who bring you by private car to a curated selection of the area's most sublime locations. See magnificent seasonal attractions like corridors of cherry trees in bloom, hillsides blanketed by snowy evergreens, tunnels of maple branches dressed in fiery colors and fields of flowers that foreground Fuji's silhouette. Go at your own pace as you take in each breathtaking scene and, if you're a photography enthusiast, set up your ideal shots.

You'll visit a wide variety of extraordinary sites that show off Mount Fuji or juxtapose the region's impressive cultural and architectural features with natural environments of incredible beauty. Stops on the journey include picturesque lakeshores where the iconic mountain can often be seen towering over its reflection on the surface of the water, creating a majestic "double Fuji" image. Photography enthusiasts can explore endless possibilities for composition beside ancient pagodas and from vista points on the forested slopes of Japan's highest peak.

Whether you're a a casual sightseer or a serious photographer, this tour offers you an excellent way to experience the best attractions and most awe-inspiring panoramas in the region. We also offer a full-day version and a two-day version of this tour that give you the opportunity to enjoy an even wider variety of outstanding views, including the hidden gems most tourists miss.

  • Meet our guides at Kawaguchiko Station
  • Ride up the Subaru Line Road on Mt Fuji's slopes in our support car (typically 75 minutes)
    • Stop at vista points along the road to enjoy views of the Fuji Five Lakes region below
    • At the 5th Station on Mt Fuji's slopes, take in views of the mountain's peak above and the landscapes and "sea of clouds" below
  • Ride back down Mt Fuji's slopes in our support car (typically 40 minutes)
  • Short break for snacks
  • Visit Arakurayama Sengen Park (typically 45 minutes)
    • view Mt Fuji framed by the Sengen Shrine's gate
    • walk up 400 steps to Chureito Pagoda
    • enjoy views of Mt Fuji framed by the pagoda, along with cherry blossoms in spring and colorful leaves in autumn
  • Our support car drives you to outstanding sites around Lake Kawaguchi for sightseeing (typically 75 minutes)
    • Walk across a bridge that spans the lake, taking in panoramic views
    • Stroll beside rows of cherry trees on the waterfront, enjoying cherry blossom viewing in spring
    • Stop at the "Maple Corridor" and "Momiji Tunnel," viewing Fuji framed by colorful leaves in autumn
    • Visit a flower park where colorful blooms foreground Mt Fuji and the lake
  • Ride to Kawaguchiko Station in our support car (5 minutes)
  • Tour concludes at Kawaguchiko Station

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