2020 Guide to Choosing the Best Mt. Fuji Tour from Tokyo (what to look for)


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Key Takeaways:

  • The best Mt. Fuji excursion tour depends on what sights you want to see and what mode transport you prefer.
  • If you’re tight on time and budget, join a Mt. Fuji bus tour.
  • If you’re want to explore on your own, it’s best to self-drive, hire a private van/taxi charter, bike, or stay overnight.

Visiting Mt. Fuji can be one of the most unforgettable experiences in your life, as long as the weather cooperates at least.

Because of this, and the sheer amount of things to see and do around the mountain, we always recommend staying 1-2 nights to get the most out of your visit.

Mt. Fuji is more than just the most famous landmark in Japan, but a large community of small towns to explore, natural wonders to see, fantastic cuisines to try, and friendly locals to meet.

And 1 day won’t even allow you to scratch the surface of this extraordinary region.

We’ve put this guide together so you can be as informed about the area as possible. If you’re still having some trouble deciding what you want, we’ve created a Quiz at the end to help your choose a tour!

Why you should trust us?

Cherry blossoms in Kofu City
Cherry blossoms in Kofu, another city around Mt. Fuji. Unfortunately, there are no day tours here! YAY.

Fuji and the surrounding towns, particularly Kawaguchiko and Fujinomiya, are like a weekend home for us. We spend every chance we can visiting the area and have gotten to know it quite well.

If we’re being honest, Mt. Fuji is sort of the area of Japan we specialize in, so we want to share our love of Mt. Fuji with our readers.

Now, I’m sure you’ve noticed during your Google search that there are many blogs right now popping from nowhere telling you which Mt. Fuji day tour is best, but most seem to only care about the commission…

We can’t be that upset about it honestly, this website is a business too, but our goal is to help you pick out the best for you, not sell you a tour based on a bunch of (sometimes sketchy at best) rave reviews. Also, be careful of some online companies (we’ll get into that later).

As a final note, for those of you with kids and may be feeling concerned about traveling to Fuji with them, no worries! We have a kid ourselves, and we’ve never stopped traveling to Mt. Fuji.

Which is better: Join a day tour or on your own?

If you’re tight on time, join a 1-day Mt. Fuji bus tour from Tokyo. The best part about joining a bus tour is that it’s cheaper and very well-organized.

Details and difficulties are also taken out of your hands. The only disadvantage is that it is structured and you can’t visit some sights you wish to see.

If you want to do it on your own, you must rent a car or hire a private charter van with a driver and tour guide.

Another option is to stay overnight and buy the 2-day Unlimited Bus Pass. Staying for a night also gives you a higher chance of seeing Mt. Fuji in its full majesty.

Read resources if you plan on staying overnight:

Can I do Hakone and Kawaguchiko on a day trip?

Hakone Ropeway to Owakudani with Mount Fuji

No. Just. Don’t. Even if you’re driving or hiring a private chartered van, it’ll be a massive waste of time and can cause a lot of frustration.

Between these two areas are very rural (and mountainous). While this may be a massive inconvenience for the day traveler, this really isn’t a negative in our eyes.

Mt. Fuji is both a UNESCO Heritage Site and a protected area within the Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park. We’d rather not see the natural beauty of the area destroyed by too much tourism and development.

Which Mt. Fuji bus tour you should choose

To identify the best Mt. Fuji bus tour that best suits your travel goals, ask yourself these questions:

1. How do I want to see Mt. Fuji? If you want to be up close and personal, then you might want to join a bus tour that goes around Lake Kawaguchi or one that visits to the 5th Station, which is Mt. Fuji itself.

2. Do I want to avoid touristy spots? You might want to pass on bus tours that visit Oshino Hakkai.

3. Do I want to visit a UNESCO World Heritage Site? Pick a tour that goes to Shiraito Falls and Fujisan Hongū Sengen Taisha.

4. Do I want an off the beaten path adventure? Then a tour that includes the Lava Caves and Aokigahara Forest is perfect for you.

5. Do I want to include some shopping with my sightseeing? Tours including Gotemba Premium Outlets is the way to go.

6. Do you I want to experience bullet train? The bullet train to Tokyo only takes 35-minutes. So join a tour that takes you to Hakone and return via the bullet train.

7. What’s the best tour if I have small children? A tour with activities such as the Ninja Village or Fruit picking are sure to thrill your kids.

8. Do I want to climb Mt. Fuji? Read our our recommended Mt. Fuji climbing tours.

9. I think I’d like a private tour to Mt. Fuji. Read our recommended Mt. Fuji Private Tours.

What to expect with these bus tours to Mt. Fuji

You need to know a couple of things about these bus tours to avoid any disappointment:

  • Mt. Fuji is the iconic landmark of Japan, so these tours are popular and in high demand. Make sure to book your tour well in advance.
  • Tour hours are just guidelines and may change anytime depending on the traffic and road closures.
  • Itineraries may change without any prior notice.
  • Mt. Fuji’s visibility is not guaranteed as it greatly depends on the weather.
  • These Mt. Fuji tours, although well-organized, are a bit rushed. So think carefully about which tour has the attractions that you absolutely want to visit. It may be better to choose a tour with fewer destinations if it means you don’t need to rush to reach the next one.

Lastly, bus tours might not be your ideal mode of travel. If you don’t think you could stand a 2-hr bus ride both to and from Fuji from Tokyo, join a Mt. Fuji tour with the option to return via the Shinkansen (bullet train) — which is only a 35-minute ride back to Tokyo.

However, there are only 2 tours that have this option (check the tour table to see which).

Where to book your Mt. Fuji tour

We’ve used many tour/experience websites such as Viator, GetYourGuide, Klook, etc., but when it comes to booking Japanese bus tours and activities only Veltra and Voyagin give us peace of mind. That’s because they’re both Japanese companies themselves.

They only partner with tour operators that are licensed in Japan, so you don’t need to worry about being scammed. This also means their tours can be canceled for FREE, as long as the tour operator’s policy allows for it.

Be extra careful booking tours with Viator. We’ve recently seen tours being cancelled without any notification, while another traveler commented that a driver they hired for their private tour didn’t know what he was doing. This is why having tours from licenced operators is so important.

Viator has over 40 Mt. Fuji tours, while Veltra only lists over 34. This tells us that Viator doesn’t qualify tour operators that meet legal requirements and obligations in Japan to be listed on their website.

So, only deal with legitimate and licensed travel companies based in Japan when joining tours. Truth to be told, Veltra is more popular in Japan (check out Trustpilot Reviews here and here).

Comparison Table of Mt. Fuji Bus Tours from Tokyo

 Tour 1Tour 2Tour 3
Mt. Fuji with Oshino HakkaiChureito Pagoda in Arakurayama Sengen ParkA mushroom kinda shaped you know in Aokigahara forest
Tour OperatorJapan Panoramic ToursGORYO CO. LTD.JTB Global Marketing & Travel
Destinations
  • 5th Station
  • Lake Kawaguchi
  • Oshino Hakkai
  • Ninja Village
  • Lake Kawaguchi
  • Oshino Hakkai
  • Chureito Pagoda
  • Gotemba Premium Outlets
  • 5th Station
  • Aokigahara Forest
  • Lava caves
  • Check Price HereCheck Price HereCheck Price Here
    Best forFamilies with kidsBudget traveler (cheapest tour)Active and nature explorers
    Age limit0-3 free0-2 free5 and under can't join
    Duration10-11 hrs10.5 hrs11.5 - 13 hrs
    Free cancellationup to 8 business days in advanceup to 8 business days in advanceup to 8 business days in advance
    Lunch option
    Bullet train option
    Hotel Pick-up service
    Check Price HereCheck Price HereCheck Price Here
     Tour 4Tour 5Tour 6
    Komagotake Ropeway in HakoneCruising in Lake Ashi in HakoneMishima Skywalk
    Tour OperatorJTB Global Marketing & TravelJapan Gray LineYOKOSO Japan Tour & Hotel
    Destinations
  • 5th Station
  • Lake Ashi
  • Mt. Komagatake
  • 5th Station
  • Lake Ashi
  • Owakudani Valley
  • Lake Ashi
  • Odawara Castle
  • Mishima Skywalk
  • Check Price HereCheck Price HereCheck Price Here
    Best forLeisure travelersLeisure travelersFamilies, and active travelers
    Age limit0-5 free0-5 free0-2 free
    Duration10 - 12.5 hrs10 - 13 hrs9.5 - 10 hrs
    Free cancellationup to 8 business days in advanceup to 8 business days in advanceup to 10 business days in advance
    Lunch option
    Bullet train option
    Hotel Pick-up service
    Check Price HereCheck Price HereCheck Price Here
     Tour 7Tour 8Tour 9
    Hakone Ropeway to Owakudani with Mount FujiOshino Hakkai PondKachi Kachi Ropeway in Lake Kawaguchiko
    Tour OperatorYOKOSO Japan Tour & HotelHeisei Enterprise Co., LtdTour & Charter International
    Destinations
  • Lake Ashi
  • Owakudani Valley
  • Gotemba Premium Outlets
  • 5th Station
  • Oshino Hakkai
  • Gotemba Premium Outlets
  • 5th Station
  • Fruit picking
  • Lake Kawaguchi
  • Check Price HereCheck Price HereCheck Price Here
    Best forActive and nature explorersLeisure travelersFamilies and leisure travelers
    Age limit0-2 free0-2 free0-2 free
    Duration10 - 13 hrs10.5 - 11.5 hrs11 hrs
    Free cancellationup to 2 weeks in advanceup to 8 business days in advanceup to 11 business days in advance
    Lunch option
    Bullet train option
    Hotel Pick-up service
    Check Price HereCheck Price HereCheck Price Here

    Seasonal Mount Fuji Tours from Tokyo

     Winter PlanWorld Heritage PlanCherry Blossom Plan
    FUJITEN Snow ResortMt. Fuji World Heritage Sites Tour also known as Mt. Fuji Golden TourBeautiful Cherry blossoms in maizuru castle park
    Tour OperatorYOKOSO Japan Tour & HotelJTB Global Marketing & TravelJTB Global Marketing & Travel
    Destinations- Fujiten Snow Resort
    - Fruit picking
    - Wine tasting
    - Arakurayama Sengen Park
    - Mt. Fuji 5th Station
    - Oshino Hakkai
    - Shiraito Falls
    - Fujisan Hongu Sengen Taisha Shrine
    - Matsuda Cherry Blossom Festival
    - Fujiten Snow Resort
    - Fruit Picking
    - Mishima Skywalk
    Check Price HereCheck Price HereCheck Price Here
    Best forThose who have never seen snow!Active travelers, UNESCO World Heritage chasers.Active travelers
    Age limit0-2 free0-5 free0-5 free
    Duration11.5 hrs11-12 hrs11.5-12 hrs
    Free cancellationup to 10 business days in advanceup to 8 business days in advanceup to 8 business days in advance
    Lunch option
    Bullet train option
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    Area orientation: Mt. Fuji and the surrounding attractions

    Notable lakes around Mt. Fuji

    Our goal here is to help you join the most suitable Mt. Fuji day tour for you. So this section is meant to inform you about all the highlight attractions surrounding Mt. Fuji.

    That way, you can better focus your trip around specific activities, rather than trying to cram everything into one day, an impossible task to be sure.

    1. Mt. Fuji 5th Station.

    Beginning our climb from Yoshida trail

    Visiting a 5th station makes your experience more authentic because you visited Mt. Fuji itself, even if you can’t make the actual ascent.

    Mt. Fuji actually has four different “5th Stations” and the one that you’ll likely be visiting is the Fuji Subaru Line 5th Station as its the closest to Kawaguchiko.

    The Fuji Subaru Line 5th Station is the starting point for the popular Yoshida Trail to climb Fuji-san (as the Japanese call it).

    Here you’ll see a small shrine, some short hiking trails, and souvenir shops. It also allows you to fully take in the actual immense size of Mt. Fuji.

    These are the best Mt. Fuji day tours if you want to visit the Fuji Subaru Line 5th Station:
    Tour 1 | Tour 3 | Tour 4 | Tour 5 | Tour 8 | Tour 9 | World Heritage Plan

    2. Fuji Five Lakes.

    Kawaguchiko North Coast walking trail
    Kawaguchiko North Coast walking trail

    Fuji Five Lakes has formed hundred years ago from Mt. Fuji’s lava flows during multiple eruptions. The Fuji Five Lakes are comprised of:

    • Lake Kawaguchi (Kawaguchiko)
    • Lake Sai (Saiko)
    • Lake Shoji (Shojiko)
    • Lake Motosu (Motosuko)
    • Lake Yamanaka (Yamanakako)

    ‘-ko’ means lake in Japanese.

    And Lake Kawaguchi is the most popular because it’s the most well-developed area and the most accessible (it has a train station) from Tokyo.

    Click here to learn more about things to do and see in Fuji Five Lakes.

    Top Attractions around Fuji Five Lakes

    1. Lake Kawaguchi.

    Cycling around Kawaguchiko
    Cycling around Kawaguchiko

    Of all the lakes, we recommend Lake Kawaguchi for first-time visitors. And we find it most beautiful during the spring and autumn months.

    There are so many things to do in and around Lake Kawaguchi alone.

    Eating the delicious hoto noodles (a local dish), riding the Mt. Fuji Panoramic ropeway (previously known as Kachi Kachi Ropeway), visiting the Itchiku Kubota Art Museum (our favorite museum), sightseeing in the many beautiful parks surrounding the lake, and an incredible number of hiking trails!

    This is why we highly recommend experiencing an overnight stay in Kawaguchiko, to fully enjoy its sights, activities, and flavors.

    But again, if you have limited time, these are the best Mt. Fuji day tours that highlight Lake Kawaguchi:
    Tour 1 | Tour 2 | Tour 8

    2. Oshino Hakkai.

    Oshino Hakkai Pond

    If you’re looking for a quiet and peaceful place to walk around and think, this is it.

    Located between Lake Kawaguchi and Lake Yamanaka, Oshino Hakkai is a small village with 8 clear water spring ponds that are fed by snowmelt from Mt. Fuji.

    The water is so clear you can see the fish swimming at the bottom of the ponds. There’s even a place here where you can drink its water directly from the source.

    These are the Mt. Fuji day tours that go to Oshino Hakkai:
    Tour 1 | Tour 2 | Tour 8

    3. Shinobi No Sato Ninja Village.

    Also known as Oshino Ninja Village, it’s located just a few minutes from Oshino Hakkai.

    This village is a fantastic place for both adults and children, with performances and activities sure to entertain and educate you about the life of a ninja.

    This is the only Mt. Fuji tour that goes to Ninja Village.

    4. Arakurayama Sengen Park and Chureito Pagoda.

    This is where the famous postcard of Mt. Fuji and the iconic 5-story Chureito Pagoda with a panoramic view was taken.

    It’s beautiful here year-round, but cherry blossom and foliage seasons offer the most splendid views.

    This is the only Mt. Fuji tour that goes to Arakurayama Sengen Park and Chureito Pagoda.
    Or this tour if you also want to experience SNOW!

    WARNING: Chureito Pagoda is a very popular destination, make sure to book yours in advance.

    5. Aokigahara Forest.

    NOTE: Going here alone is not encouraged.

    Located near Lake Saiko, it is more infamously known as the “Suicide Forest”. This area has unfortunately been popularized as a place where many depressed and overworked Japanese go to end their lives.

    Despite that unsettling fact, the forest certainly does feel like it has a presence of its own; as if you’ve wandered into a forest out of a fantasy novel. So it holds a mysterious allure for the more curious traveler.

    Japanese tourism association is now trying to replace that with “Sea of Trees” for obvious reasons. And oh, please don’t be like Logan Paul.

    So if you’re fond of adventure and spelunking, this is where you should go because a trip to Aokigahara is always paired with a visit to its famous Ice and Wind Caves.

    This is the only Mt. Fuji tour that visits Aokigahara Forest.

    3. Fuji-Q Highlands.

    Famous for its Do-Dodonpa roller coaster, currently the 4th fastest roller coaster in the world, Fuji-Q highlands is for the thrill-seekers among you.

    You can also see some great views of Mt. Fuji from here on clear days (particularly, right before the first big drop of a roller coaster).

    Another popular attraction, Fuji Airways 4D Flight simulator is a ride inside Fuji-Q Highlands that reopened in 2016. Visiting Fuji-Q requires the whole day itself.

    This is the only tour that goes to Fuji-Q (but you’ll be only there for lunch).

    4. Gotemba Premium Outlets.

    For the fashion-savvy shoppers among you, you’ll find Gotemba Premium Outlets to be heaven on Earth.

    With over 200 big name stores, Gotemba Premium Outlet is one of Japan’s most popular shopping centers and the flagship outlet of Mitsubishi Estate and Simon Property Group.

    Located southeast of Fuji in Gotenba City, it’s a bit out of the way, but is well worth the trip if you’re looking to purchase some high-end clothing.

    And if you’re looking for a combination of luxury and local fashion brands, you’ll find it here at significantly discounted prices, especially during New Year.

    To sweeten the deal, most of the stores here are tax-free for tourists. So don’t forget to SHOW your tourist passport.

    While enjoying your shopping, this mall also boasts a beautiful view of Mt. Fuji.

    These are the tours that stop at Gotemba Premium Outlets:
    Tour 2 | Tour 7 | Tour 8

    5. Hakone.

    Renowned for its natural hot springs and resorts, Hakone is a small town nestled in the mountains near Gotemba.

    What it lacks in accessibility, it makes up for in a natural beauty lost in the large cities of Japan.

    If you’re into hiking, kayaking, fishing, and just being outdoors, then this is the place for you.

    The area is a bit spread apart though, so expect to rely on lots of buses. Because of this, we recommend making Hakone an overnight trip of its own.

    Attractions in Hakone

    1. Lake Ashi.

    Lake Ashi sightseeing cruise in Hakone
    Lake Ashi sightseeing cruise in Hakone

    This is the highlight of Hakone. Visit Kuzuryu Shrine Hongu for the spectacular view of its Torii Gate standing in the lake, as well as a beautiful walk through the forest to reach the shrine proper. For a better view, take a ride on the local pirate ship!

    2. Owakudani Valley.

    Mt. Fuji and Hakone Sightseeing

    Here you can view the “Valley of Hell” while riding the ropeway and enjoy some “black eggs” boiled in sulphuric water.

    We recommend this tour if you want to visit Owakudani Valley and try its black eggs that are rumored to prolong life.

    3. Mt. Komagatake.

    Mt. Fuji and Hakone Sightseeing

    Mt. Komagatake is the highest peak of the Hakone mountain range and where the original Hakone Shrine is located.

    Going to Mt. Komagatake is slightly off-the-beaten-path.

    We recommend this tour, to take you there by ropeway.

    6. Odawara Castle.

    Odawara Castle Park

    A recreated castle from the 15th century, it contains a plethora of historical items from that time within it as it doubles as a museum.

    The grounds surrounding the castle often hosts large festivals where you can try various foods and local craft beers. The castle is best seen during the cherry blossom season, as the grounds are surrounded on all sides by sakura trees.

    This is the only tour that goes to Odawara Castle Park.

    7. Mishima Skywalk.

    At 400m, this is the LONGEST suspension bridge in Japan and gives you a breathtaking view of Mt. Fuji. Featuring a Skygarden, athletic park, and ziplining, Mishima Skywalk makes a perfect day trip to escape the hustle and bustle of Tokyo.

    This tour combines Lake Ashi cruising, Odawara and Mishima Skywalk in one day.

    8. Fujinomiya City.

    Shiraito Falls in Fujinomiya
    Shiraito Falls in Fujinomiya

    This is another interesting city near Mt. Fuji, and it offers some of the best views of Fuji-san.

    A town with ancient roots, Fujinomiya started as a market town which developed slowly around the Sengen Shrine, it’s become a popular starting point for those looking to climb Mt. Fuji.

    Attractions in Fujinomiya City

    1. Fujisan Hongu Sengen Shrine.

    Undoubtedly the most significant cultural location for Fujinomiya outside of Fuji itself. The shrine is where many of those looking to climb Fuji come to wish for safe passage.

    The shrine also holds over 159 festivals each year, so there’s a good chance there will be one going on during your trip.

    2. Tanuki Lake.

    Biking in Lake Tanuki with views of Mount Fuji 2

    If you’re looking for a quiet overnight camping trip, but want to keep access to amenities like showers, sinks, and bathrooms, then this small artificial lake is for you.

    Don’t let the ‘artificial lake’ thing fool you, this is still a beautiful area which boasts a view of “Double-Diamond Fuji” but only around April 20th and August 20th.

    3. Shiraito Falls.

    Shiraito Falls

    Ranked as one of the most beautiful falls in Japan, Shiraito is a 150m wide waterfall that’s not too difficult to reach, making it a popular spot for families to visit.

    Fed by Mt. Fuji’s spring water, the falls gets its name from the thin white strands of water, giving it an almost silky look.

    By this time, I hope that you’re now familiar with all the attractions around Mt. Fuji and the tours that exists.

    This is the only tour that goes to attractions in Fujinomiya such as Shiraito Falls and Fujisan Hongu Sengen Shrine.

    Now, it’s time to book the tour that suits you best!

    Best Mt. Fuji Bus Tours from Tokyo

    Here are our carefully-curated Mt. Fuji bus tours from Tokyo conducted by trusted tour operators in Japan.

    1. Mt. Fuji 5th Station with Lake Kawaguchi, Oshino Hakkai, Ninja Village

    Mt. Fuji with Oshino Hakkai
    Tour operatorJapan Panoramic Tours
    Destinations5th Station
    Lake Kawaguchi
    Oshino Hakkai
    Ninja Village
    → Check Price Here
    Best forFamilies with kids
    Child age fee0-3 free
    Duration10-11 hrs
    Free cancellationup to 8 business days in advance
    Lunch option
    Bullet train option
    Hotel Pick-up service
    → Check Price Here

    2. Lake Kawaguchi, Oshino Hakkai, Chureito Pagoda, Gotemba Premium Outlets

    Chureito Pagoda near Lake Kawaguchi during cherry blossoms
    Tour operatorGORYO CO. LTD.
    DestinationsLake Kawaguchi
    Oshino Hakkai
    Chureito Pagoda
    Gotemba Premium Outlets
    → Check Price Here
    Best forBudget traveler (cheapest tour)
    Child age policy0-2 free
    Duration10.5 hrs
    Free cancellationup to 8 business days in advance
    Lunch option
    Bullet train option
    Hotel Pick-up service
    → Check Price Here

    3. Mt. Fuji 5th Station with Aokigahara Forest and Lava caves

    Mt. Fuji with Forest & Cave Exploring Tour From Shinjuku
    Tour operatorJTB Global Marketing & Travel
    Destinations5th Station
    Aokigahara Forest
    Lava caves
    → Check Price Here
    Best forActive and nature explorers
    Child age policy5 and under can’t join
    Duration11.5 – 13 hrs
    Free cancellationup to 8 business days in advance
    Lunch option
    Bullet train option
    Hotel Pick-up service
    → Check Price Here

    4. Mt. Fuji 5th Station with Lake Ashi and Mt. Komagatake in Hakone

    Komagotake Ropeway in Hakone
    Tour operatorJTB Global Marketing & Travel
    Destinations5th Station
    Lake Ashi
    Mt. Komagatake
    → Check Price Here
    Best forLeisure travelers
    Child age policy0-5 free
    Duration11.5 – 13 hrs
    Free cancellationup to 8 business days in advance
    Lunch option
    Bullet train option
    Hotel Pick-up service
    → Check Price Here

    5. Mt. Fuji 5th Station with Lake Ashi and Owakudani Valley in Hakone

    Mt. Fuji and Hakone Sightseeing
    Tour operatorJapan Gray Line
    Destinations5th Station
    Lake Ashi
    Owakudani Valley
    → Check Price Here
    Best forLeisure travelers
    Child age policy0-5 free
    Duration10 – 13 hrs
    Free cancellationup to 8 business days in advance
    Lunch option
    Bullet train option
    Hotel Pick-up service
    → Check Price Here

    6. Lake Ashi with Odawara Castle and Mishima Skywalk

    Mt. Fuji and Mishima Skywalk
    Tour operatorYOKOSO Japan Tour & Hotel
    DestinationsLake Ashi
    Odawara Castle
    Mishima Skywalk
    → Check Price Here
    Best forFamilies and active travelers
    Child age policy0-2 free
    Duration9.5 – 10 hrs
    Free cancellationup to 8 business days in advance
    Lunch option
    Bullet train option
    Hotel Pick-up service
    → Check Price Here

    7. Lake Ashi with Owakudani Valley and Gotemba Premium Outlets

    Cruising in Lake Ashi in Hakone
    Tour operatorYOKOSO Japan Tour & Hotel
    DestinationsLake Ashi
    Owakudani Valley
    Gotemba Premium Outlets
    → Check Price Here
    Best forActive and nature explorers
    Child age policy0-2 free
    Duration10 – 13 hrs
    Free cancellationup to 2 weeks in advance
    Lunch option
    Bullet train option
    Hotel Pick-up service
    → Check Price Here

    8. Mt. Fuji 5th Station with Oshino Hakkai and Gotemba Premium Outlets

    Mt. Fuji with Gotemba Premium Outlet
    Tour operatorHeisei Enterprise Co., Ltd
    Destinations5th Station
    Oshino Hakkai
    Gotemba Premium Outlets
    → Check Price Here
    Best forLeisure travelers
    Child age policy0-2 free
    Duration10.5 – 11.5 hrs
    Free cancellationup to 8 business days in advance
    Lunch option
    Bullet train option
    Hotel Pick-up service
    → Check Price Here

    9. Mt. Fuji 5th Station with Herb and Fruit Garden and Panoramic Ropeway

    Kachi Kachi Ropeway in Lake Kawaguchiko
    Tour operatorTour & Charter International
    DestinationsHerb and Fruit Garden
    5th Station
    Mt. Fuji Panoramic Ropeway (Kachi Kachi)
    → Check Price Here
    Best forFamilies and leisure travelers
    Child age policy0-2 free
    Duration11 hrs
    Free cancellationup to 11 business days in advance
    Lunch option
    Bullet train option
    Hotel Pick-up service
    → Check Price Here

    10. Mt. Fuji 5th Station with Oshino Hakkai, Shiraito Falls and Fujisan Hongu Sengen Taisha Shrine

    Mt. Fuji World Heritage Sites Tour also known as Mt. Fuji Golden Tour
    Tour operatorJTB Global Marketing & Travel
    DestinationsMt. Fuji 5th Station
    Oshino Hakkai
    Shiraito Falls
    Fujisan Hongu Sengen Taisha Shrine
    → Check Price Here
    Best forActive travelers, UNESCO World Heritage chasers
    Child age policy0-5 free
    Duration11-12 hrs
    Free cancellationup to 8 business days in advance
    Lunch option
    Bullet train option
    Hotel Pick-up service
    → Check Price Here

    11. Fujiten Snow Resort, Fruit picking, Wine tasting and Chureito Pagoda

    FUJITEN Snow Resort
    Tour operatorYOKOSO Japan Tour & Hotel
    DestinationsFujiten Snow Resort
    Fruit picking
    Wine tasting
    Chureito Pagoda
    → Check Price Here
    Best forThose who have never seen snow!
    Child age policy0-2 free
    Duration11.5 hrs
    Free cancellationup to 10 business days in advance
    Lunch option
    Bullet train option
    Hotel Pick-up service
    → Check Price Here

    Are you traveling in a group?

    Now, if you’re in a group of 6-8 people traveling together, consider booking an Exclusive Mt. Fuji Tour. The price is per group rather than per person, which can make the tour itself far more valuable and exclusive for your family or group.

    Check pricing and details for Exclusive Mt. Fuji Tours

    It comes with a professional driver, an insightful and engaging tour guide that has a breadth of knowledge about the area, and best of all, the itinerary can be personalized for you.

    One more quick look?

     Tour 1Tour 2Tour 3
    Mt. Fuji with Oshino HakkaiChureito Pagoda in Arakurayama Sengen ParkA mushroom kinda shaped you know in Aokigahara forest
    Tour OperatorJapan Panoramic ToursGORYO CO. LTD.JTB Global Marketing & Travel
    Destinations
  • 5th Station
  • Lake Kawaguchi
  • Oshino Hakkai
  • Ninja Village
  • Lake Kawaguchi
  • Oshino Hakkai
  • Chureito Pagoda
  • Gotemba Premium Outlets
  • 5th Station
  • Aokigahara Forest
  • Lava caves
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    Best forFamilies with kidsBudget traveler (cheapest tour)Active and nature explorers
    Age limit0-3 free0-2 free5 and under can't join
    Duration10-11 hrs10.5 hrs11.5 - 13 hrs
    Free cancellationup to 8 business days in advanceup to 8 business days in advanceup to 8 business days in advance
    Lunch option
    Bullet train option
    Hotel Pick-up service
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     Tour 4Tour 5Tour 6
    Komagotake Ropeway in HakoneCruising in Lake Ashi in HakoneMishima Skywalk
    Tour OperatorJTB Global Marketing & TravelJapan Gray LineYOKOSO Japan Tour & Hotel
    Destinations
  • 5th Station
  • Lake Ashi
  • Mt. Komagatake
  • 5th Station
  • Lake Ashi
  • Owakudani Valley
  • Lake Ashi
  • Odawara Castle
  • Mishima Skywalk
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    Best forLeisure travelersLeisure travelersFamilies, and active travelers
    Age limit0-5 free0-5 free0-2 free
    Duration10 - 12.5 hrs10 - 13 hrs9.5 - 10 hrs
    Free cancellationup to 8 business days in advanceup to 8 business days in advanceup to 10 business days in advance
    Lunch option
    Bullet train option
    Hotel Pick-up service
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     Tour 7Tour 8Tour 9
    Hakone Ropeway to Owakudani with Mount FujiOshino Hakkai PondKachi Kachi Ropeway in Lake Kawaguchiko
    Tour OperatorYOKOSO Japan Tour & HotelHeisei Enterprise Co., LtdTour & Charter International
    Destinations
  • Lake Ashi
  • Owakudani Valley
  • Gotemba Premium Outlets
  • 5th Station
  • Oshino Hakkai
  • Gotemba Premium Outlets
  • 5th Station
  • Fruit picking
  • Lake Kawaguchi
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    Best forActive and nature explorersLeisure travelersFamilies and leisure travelers
    Age limit0-2 free0-2 free0-2 free
    Duration10 - 13 hrs10.5 - 11.5 hrs11 hrs
    Free cancellationup to 2 weeks in advanceup to 8 business days in advanceup to 11 business days in advance
    Lunch option
    Bullet train option
    Hotel Pick-up service
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    Seasonal Mount Fuji Tours from Tokyo

     Winter PlanWorld Heritage PlanCherry Blossom Plan
    FUJITEN Snow ResortMt. Fuji World Heritage Sites Tour also known as Mt. Fuji Golden TourBeautiful Cherry blossoms in maizuru castle park
    Tour OperatorYOKOSO Japan Tour & HotelJTB Global Marketing & TravelJTB Global Marketing & Travel
    Destinations- Fujiten Snow Resort
    - Fruit picking
    - Wine tasting
    - Arakurayama Sengen Park
    - Mt. Fuji 5th Station
    - Oshino Hakkai
    - Shiraito Falls
    - Fujisan Hongu Sengen Taisha Shrine
    - Matsuda Cherry Blossom Festival
    - Fujiten Snow Resort
    - Fruit Picking
    - Mishima Skywalk
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    Best forThose who have never seen snow!Active travelers, UNESCO World Heritage chasers.Active travelers
    Age limit0-2 free0-5 free0-5 free
    Duration11.5 hrs11-12 hrs11.5-12 hrs
    Free cancellationup to 10 business days in advanceup to 8 business days in advanceup to 8 business days in advance
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    Bullet train option
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    Still Overwhelmed? Take our QUIZ to see which tour fits you BEST!

    When is the best time to visit and see Mt. Fuji?

    November to February offers the BEST time to visit and see Mt. Fuji. In fact, February is the sweet spot of the year as the skies are always clear making Mt. Fuji clearly visible.

    Meanwhile, visiting Mt. Fuji from May to September can be tricky. And although June to August is the climbing season, it is also the worst time of the year to visit due to the high probability of rain and typhoon seasons.

    So if you’re visiting during typhoon season, always check the live camera of Mt. Fuji. Ideally, you should plan your trip when Mt. Fuji is unobstructed.

    Best places to view Mt. Fuji?

    Fuji Five Lakes area, Fujinomiya City, and Gotemba City are the best places to view Mt. Fuji. These places are closer to Mt. Fuji, and you’ll have a better chance of seeing a clear and unobstructed Mt. Fuji than you would in Hakone.

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    2 thoughts on “2020 Guide to Choosing the Best Mt. Fuji Tour from Tokyo (what to look for)”

    1. Ada,

      This is the most useful post I have seen about Mt Fuji tours, EVER! Thank you very much for putting this all altogether!

      You are right about some pretentious blogs. I’m glad I found yours. We’ve narrowed down our choices and we are joining Tour 5 to experience Hakone and Bullet train with our 6 and 12 yr old!

      Reply
      • Hi Wilma,

        I’m really happy that you found this blog post helpful. We lived near Mt. Fuji for 5 years so we just want to put out the ‘insider’ information here. Let me know how your trip goes!

        Ada

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