Lake Kawaguchi: Our most recommended tours and activities

Mt Fuji and Lake Kawaguchi Scenic 1-Day Bus Tour

1. 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.

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

2. 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: 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 Gotemba Premium Outlets (for tours before the end of April 2023) with plenty of time to shop in Gotemba City and enjoy beautiful views of Mt. Fuji. For tours that take place from May onwards, you will instead visit the 5th Station of Mount Fuji before being dropped back in Shinjuku Subaru.

From Tokyo: Private Trip to Mount Fuji and Lake Kawaguchi

4. From Tokyo: Private Trip to Mount Fuji and Lake Kawaguchi

If you want to move around with your family or friends in private comfort, then my luxury car service will be the best choice for you. Compared with using public transportation, you can save physical strength and improve efficiency. For a better sightseeing experience. Find the best viewpoints on this private tour from Tokyo via luxury van. visiting Mt. Fuji and relax as your navigates twisting mountain roads with ease en route to sites such as Lake Kawaguchi, Arakura Sengen Park. You can see the iconic UNESCO-listed mountain from its best angles. Stop at cultural attractions like Oshino Hakkai village along the way You can customize the itinerary of your tour.

From Tokyo: Mt. Fuji or Hakone Private Sightseeing Day Trip

5. From Tokyo: Mt. Fuji or Hakone Private Sightseeing Day Trip

Set off on a journey through the stunning landscapes of Mt. Fuji and Hakone. With two itineraries to choose from, pick the experience that best suits your preferences. Itinerary A focuses on the majesty of Mount Fuji and the Fuji Five Lakes and itinerary B takes you to Hakone's hot springs and artistic treasures. Itinerary A: A Glimpse of Fuji's Majesty 1. Arakurayama Sengen Park: Begin your adventure at Arakurayama Sengen Park, where you will be treated to a panoramic view of Mount Fuji. As you ascend the park's vantage point, prepare to be mesmerized by the awe-inspiring sight of Japan's tallest and most revered mountain, standing majestically against the azure sky. 2. Kitaguchi Hongu Fuji Sengen Shrine: Continue your journey to the Kitaguchi Hongu Fuji Sengen Shrine, a place of spiritual significance. Immerse yourself in the ancient traditions and serene atmosphere of this sacred shrine, which has long been a destination for pilgrims seeking blessings and protection on their ascent of Mount Fuji. 3. Mount Fuji (5th Station): The highlight of Itinerary A awaits as you ascend to the 5th Station of Mount Fuji. Located halfway up the mountain, this vantage point offers breathtaking panoramic views of the surrounding countryside. Take a moment to breathe in the crisp mountain air and marvel at the beauty of the landscapes below, capturing the essence of this iconic peak. 4. Lake Kawaguchi & Mount Fuji Panoramic Ropeway : From Mount Fuji, journey to Lake Kawaguchi, one of the renowned Fuji Five Lakes. This picturesque lake, with its tranquil waters, provides a perfect reflection of the grandeur of Mount Fuji. Take a leisurely stroll along the shores, embracing the serene ambiance and capturing captivating views that paint a postcard-perfect setting. The Mount Fuji Panoramic Ropeway ascends 400 meters from the eastern shore of Lake Kawaguchiko to an observation deck near the peak of Mount Tenjo. From the observation deck, which sits more than 1000 meters above sea level, there are panoramic views of the lake below and of Mount Fuji. 5. Oishi Park: Next, immerse yourself in the beauty of Oishi Park, known for its vibrant flowers and breathtaking views. Adorned with seasonal blooms, this park offers a kaleidoscope of colors against the backdrop of Mount Fuji. Engage your senses as you explore the park's pathways, capturing the harmony between nature and the iconic mountain. 6. Oshino Hakkai: Conclude Itinerary A with a visit to Oshino Hakkai, a traditional Japanese village famous for its crystal-clear spring water ponds. Admire the idyllic scenery, characterized by ancient thatched-roof houses and tranquil ponds fed by Mount Fuji's melting snow. Experience the charm of rural Japan and gain insight into the local lifestyle and customs. Itinerary B: The Serenity of Hakone 1. Arakurayama Sengen Park: Embark on your journey at Arakurayama Sengen Park, capturing one last glimpse of Mount Fuji before venturing into the captivating region of Hakone. 2. Oishi Park: Indulge your senses in the serene beauty of Oishi Park, where colorful blooms and peaceful surroundings create a captivating atmosphere. Stroll along the pathways, immersing yourself in the harmony between nature and art. 3. Hakone Ropeway: Board the Hakone Ropeway, an extraordinary aerial cable car ride offering panoramic vistas of Mount Fuji, the lush valleys, and the glistening Lake Ashi. As you ascend to the summit of Mount Komagatake, revel in the breathtaking views that stretch as far as the eye can see. 4. Hakone Sightseeing Cruise: Embark on a scenic cruise on Lake Ashi, surrounded by the natural splendor of Hakone. Relax and soak in the tranquil ambiance as you glide across the pristine waters, with the iconic torii gate of Hakone Shrine in the distance. 5. Hot Springs Bath: Unwind and rejuvenate your senses with a visit to the renowned hot springs of Hakone. Immerse yourself in the healing mineral-rich waters, known for their therapeutic properties. Allow the soothing atmosphere to envelop you, providing the perfect respite amidst nature's embrace. 6. Hakone Open Air Museum: Conclude Itinerary B with a visit to the Hakone Open Air Museum, a unique art space set amidst breathtaking natural surroundings. Discover captivating sculptures and installations that blend seamlessly with the landscape, creating an enchanting fusion of art and nature.

Tokyo: Mt. Fuji, Oshino Hakkai & Outlets or Hot Spring Tour

6. Tokyo: Mt. Fuji, Oshino Hakkai & Outlets or Hot Spring Tour

★Kindly understand that the itinerary schedule may be adjusted according to weather, road conditions and other reasons. 8:00 Start your beautiful journey. 10:30 Yamanashi ▼Mount Fuji fifth station(about 40 minutes) This is the itinerary from April 26 to November 30 of the same year. 【Mt.Fuji 5th station】Located on the halfway of Mount Fuji, with an elevation of 2305 meters,it is the highest mountain in Japan, which is different from far and near.Looking up at the top of the mountain from the closest distance to Mount Fuji, you can feel the majestic beauty.When the weather is clear and cloudless, you can overlook the surrounding scenery, Kawaguchi Lake, etc.... When the clouds are shrouded in mist, you can overlook the beautiful sea of clouds. ▼Internet popular attraction - Arakurayama Sengen Park - Great location for a panoramic view of Mt. Fuji (about 90 minutes)This is the itinerary from December 1st to April 25th of the following year. New Internet popular attraction. It is known as one of the "21 places photographers all over the world must visit before they die" which is a great location for a panoramic view of Mt. Fuji. Climbing up the 397 steps near the main hall, you will see the five-story "Chureito Pagoda". Here you can take a full picture of "the five-story pagoda & Mt. Fuji & the street scene under the mountain". 12:00 Yamanashi ▼Taste sweet and clear spring at Oshino Hakkai which is at the foot of Mount Fuji.(about 1 hour) 【Oshino Hakkai】(about 1 hour)The so-called "Oshino Hakkai" are actually eight clear springs formed by the snow water of Mount Fuji flowing through the strata. Oshino Hakkai is famous for its beautiful natural environment. Integrated with the beautiful Mount Fuji, the pools and waters are shimmering.Oshino Hakkai is a nationally designated natural monument. 14:00 Yamanashi Outlets shopping OR Take a hot spring bath itinerary Pick one ▼Gotemba Premium Outlets (about 3 hours) Gotemba Premium Outlets is a shopping mall with a panoramic view of Mount Fuji. There are many famous Japanese brand franchise stores here. Luxury brands such as Gucci and Prada have a complete range of styles and lower prices. This place is where you can not miss. ※You can choose to get off the bus and stop at the outlets, or you can go to the next attraction: experience the hot spring bath. ▼Day-use hot spring bathing experience(about 3 hours)Not going to Outlets If you choose a hot spring bath, we provide a pick-up service, and you will be sent to the hot spring bath of"Konohananoyu" ,newly opened at the end of 2019. The name of the hot spring comes from the goddess "Konohananosakuya-Hime"enshrined in Mount Fuji and Fuji Sengen Taisha Shrine. The hot spring has an overwhelming view of Mt. Fuji and the high-quality hot spring from its own source. You can enjoy a large open-air bath while looking at Mt. Fuji. Reference for bathing fees: JP¥1,600 on weekdays, JP¥1,900 on weekends. ▼17:00 Return to Tokyo (About 1.5 hours to 2 hours)

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

7. 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 Private Day Tour

8. 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.

From Tokyo: Mt. Fuji 5th Station & Lake Kawaguchi Bus Tour

9. From Tokyo: Mt. Fuji 5th Station & Lake Kawaguchi Bus Tour

Enjoy a relaxing day away from the hustle and bustle of Tokyo on a bus tour to Mt. Fuji and Lake Kawaguchi. Board the bus from Toromohills and head away from your routine to breathe the fresh air by the lake in the Kawaguchi area. Sit back on a cruise on the calm lake and marvel at Mount Fuji up close. Start your day at the 5th Mt. Fuji station and take in one of the most iconic views of Japan. The height of Mount Fuji, the famous symbol of Japan, is 3,776 meters. Drive up to the middle point of Mt. Fuji at 2,305 meters, the highest point accessible by car. Mount Fuji has been the subject of much literature and art throughout Japanese history. At Kawaguchiko, choose how you spend your three hours of free time. There is a panaromic ropeway, a cable car, and a sightseeing boat for you to make the most of the area. Stop for lunch here and choose from either the buffet lunch or the pasta one. After lunch, head to the Panaromic Ropeway cable car. The cable car is connected to the top of the mountain at an altitude of 1,075 meters and takes only three minutes to reach the top of the mountain. From the observation deck, in addition to overlooking Lake Kawaguchi, you also enjoy a superb view of Mount Fuji and the Southern Alps. Next, make your way down the mountain for your Lake Kawaguchiko boat cruise. Set sail from Appare Pier and cruise under the Kawaguchiko Ohashi Bridge to swing by Unoshima, the only island in the Fuji Five Lakes. Prepare to look upon Mt. Fuji like you’ve never seen the mountain before.

Tokyo: Mt. Fuji, Lake Kawaguchi, Yamanaka and Onsen Day Tour

10. Tokyo: Mt. Fuji, Lake Kawaguchi, Yamanaka and Onsen Day Tour

Start your beautiful journey. 8:00 JR Marunouchi, Tokyo station(Pick-up and drop-off combo at the meeting point) 8:30 SMBC Bank Shinjuku Nishiguchi(Pick-up and drop-off combo at the meeting point) 10:30 Yamansh ▼Free Movement at Lake Kawaguchi --overlook Mt.Fuji (about 140min) Lake Kawaguchi, situated at the foot of Mount Fuji in Japan, is a captivating destination renowned for its stunning beauty. As part of the Fuji Five Lakes, it offers an unparalleled view of the iconic Mount Fuji in its backdrop. The tranquil ambiance of the lake invites visitors to enjoy boat rides, scenic walking paths, and the enchanting reflection of Mount Fuji on its calm waters. The area also boasts an array of accommodations, hot springs, and cultural sites, providing a complete experience of Japan's natural and cultural splendor. Season limited tour - Special planning: See all the four seasons of Mt.Fuji ▼21 Mar-14 Apr,18 Jun-10 Jul go tovisit Oishi Park at Lake Kawaguchi ▼15 Apr-28 May go to visit Fuji Shibazakura Festival ▼11 Jul-19 Oct go to visit Narusawa Ice Cave ▼20 Oct-23 Nov go to visit Maples Corridor at Lake Kawaguchi 13:20 Yamansh ▼Internet popular attraction - Arakurayama Sengen Park - Great location for a panoramic view of Mt. Fuji (about 1 hour) (This is the itinerary from December 1st to April 25th of the following year,going to Arakurayama Sengen Park,not going to Mt.Fuji 5th station) ▼Mount Fuji fifth station(about 40 minutes) (This is the itinerary from April 26 to November 30 of the same year, going to Mt.Fuji 5th station, not going to Arakurayama Sengen Park) 14:50 Yamansh ▼Enjoy the Hot Spring at Lake Yamanaka (Stay for about 70min) Lake Yamanaka is the only lake in The Five Lake of Fuji with natural river outflow. It is also the largest and most shallow lake in the five lakes (only 13.3 meters). Mt.Fuji is reflected in the lake and looks charming. Swans are called “white birds” in Japan. Every year from February to April, despite the cold weather, swans come here to lay eggs. Because the visitors often feed the swans, the swans sometimes swim to the tourists and show intimacy. So the Lake Yamanaka is also called “Lake Shiratori”-- the white birds’ lake. On June 22,2013, Lake Ymanaka was recognized as a World Cultural Heritage site. If you choose a hot spring bath, we provide a pick-up service. But the fee of hot spring are not covered. BENIFUJINOYU(Hot spring with a view of Mt.Fuji): bathing fees: JP¥800 Fujiyama Onsen tourists can enjoy a view of Mt.Fuji in the anteroom: bathing fees: JP¥1500 16:00 Return to Tokyo About 1.5-2 hours for driving if there is no traffic jam. Kindly understand that the itinerary schedule may be adjusted according to weather, road conditions and other reasons.

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Started at 8:30 and takes a couple of hours to get there, with a break stop. Make sure you book for a clear skies sunny day, it’s beautiful and we ended up stopping 4 times! At different viewing areas and a lovely village at the end. The guide was amazing and he gave us some good insight and then you go and explore the area yourself. Great day out! Highly recommend.

Definitely worth the money! Everywhere you go, you'll have beautiful views of Mt Fuji (provided it's a clear day), the outlets included. The guide was charming and informative, and the driver was professional.

The bus depart on time, we visited exactly the places they told us at the description of the tour. The places visited were amazing the only thing we could see Mt. Fuji because of the cloudy day.

It’s a pretty chill tour and it’s perfect get away day from the city.

Good driver, only the Sushi place he recommended for lunch is bad