Mt Fuji Private Tour with English-Speaking Driver (1 Day)
If you are coming to Japan, Mt. Fuji should definitely feature on your itinerary. This beautiful mountain is a sight to behold at any time of the year, whether you come to Japan in spring, summer, autumn, or winter. Each season has its own attractions, and by taking the Mt Fuji private tour with one of our English-speaking drivers you will be sure to see all the best Kawaguchiko and Mt. Fuji have to offer in the season you come.
Mt Fuji Private Tour Description
Your amazing day trip will be worry-free and comfortable; you can avoid busy public transportation and don’t have to use a map to try and find your way. Our driver will pick you up at your hotel lobby at 8.30 am, you will be driven to Kawaguchiko where you will see the charming town’s best spots. Mt. Fuji will be featured heavily, and (weather-permitting) you will be able to see the mountain from various vantage points. This is a perfect tour for couples, families, and other small groups.
Mt Fuji Private Tour Information
Tour Price: USD 630 per group (1 to 5 persons)
Mt Fuji Private Tour Seasonal Attractions
Mt Fuji Spring
Shibazakura Festival: mid-April-early MayMt Fuji SummerMt Fuji climbing season: July and August: official climbing season.
Mt Fuji Autumn
Mt Fuji Autumn leaves: early-mid November
Mt Fuji Winter
Snowcap of Mt Fuji: the winter is the best period to get a very clear view of Mt. Fuji. Its upper half will be covered by snow and it is often dry with clear blue skies.
Mt Fuji in Different Seasons
Mt Fuji Spring
Mt Fuji summer
Mt Fuji Autumn
Mt Fuji winter
Mt Fuji from Lake Kawaguchi
Mt Fuji Private Tour Itinerary
Morning: you will be met by our English-speaking driver who will wait in your hotel lobby in Tokyo holding a sign with your group name, and you will proceed to the Mt Fuji area by private van. The traveling time to the Mt Fuji area is almost 2 hours.
Mt Fuji area: this is the basic itinerary. You will visit the Mt Fuji visitor center where you can enjoy a wonderful view of Mt Fuji from the observatory and learn a bit more about the Mt Fuji area (history, nature, and volcanic activity). Then you will be driven to the panoramic ropeway, from where you can see another amazing view of the mountain, and enjoy nature by walking back down. Then you will go from Lake Kawaguchi to Lake Sai, a peaceful and quiet area perfect for some forest bathing with Mt. Fuji in the background and home to a few interesting caves.
Please note that lunch is not included in the price, but the driver will be happy to help you decide on a great local restaurant. You can have a traditional local houtou lunch, ramen noodles, sushi, a typical set menu, and more.
Spring: cherry blossoms (earlier in April) around the area or the Shibazakura festival (later in April and early May) near Kawaguchiko
Summer: the warmer months are a good opportunity to enjoy the wonderful Kubota museum
Autumn: autumn leaves around the area, Sengen shrine with fall foliage
Winter: Narusawa Ice Cave
Late afternoon: return to Tokyo by van.
・English speaking driver
・Highway toll and gas fee
・Any entrance fees during the day (amount depends on the season)
・Other personal expenses
46 days or more prior to arrival date in Japan: no penalty
45-31 days prior to arrival date in Japan: 10% of the tour fee
30-15 days prior to arrival date in Japan: 20% of the tour fee
14- 8 days prior to arrival date in Japan: 30% of the tour fee
7 – 3 days prior to arrival date in Japan: 50% of the tour fee
Less than 3 days prior to arrival date in Japan: 100% of the tour fee
Feedback From Clients (for other tours)
Marcel – 2019 Summer –
- Highly recommended!
The guide didn’t only tell us a lot about the history of Japan but she also told us a lot about Japanese customs and culture. We used the knowledge we gained during the tour throughout the rest of our trip in Japan, it is very useful to do a private tour at the start of your holiday so that the rest of your trip becomes a lot smoother.
L. I. – 2019 Autumn –
- Very interesting bicycle tour through Tokyo
The day after we arrived we did a bicycle tour through Tokyo with a very pleasant guide. She told us a lot during the tour and was very helpful in giving tips for the rest of the day. The tour was varied, with a bunch of different sights in a short period of time. It was also interesting to receive background explanation from someone with a non-Japanese background in addition to the Japanese guides we had during the rest of our stay as it gave a different perspective on past and current events. This was a great tour!
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