Fujisan World Heritage Center is an educational information center that offers information on Mt. Fuji through various displays such as panels and videos. You will learn history and geological features of Mt. Fuji here. Your guide is happy to explain about those displays. At the second floor, you will be able to see Mt. Fuji from the observation deck, if weather permits.
Mt. Fuji, the tallest peak of Japan at 3,776 meters high, lies astride over two prefectures, Shizuoka and Yamanashi. The beautiful conical mountain has been a sacred place and a source of artistic inspiration for Japanese people. The mountain and 24 surrounding sites were added to UNESCO World Heritage list as a cultural property in 2013.
Sample Itinerary (11-hour tour)
Meet your guide at your hotel in Tokyo, and move to Mt. Fuji area by privately charted car. In 2 hours, you will reach Mt. Fuji area.
Firstly, drive up to Mt. Fuji 5th station at 2,300 meter high elevation. You will enjoy scenic view of the top of Mt. Fuji, Southern Alps and Fuji Five Lakes if weather is clear. Arriving at the 5th station, you will visit Komitake Shrine worshiped by Mt. Fuji climbers. You may want to buy local snacks only available at the 5th station.
Coming down to Lake Kawaguchi area, your guide will recommend you to "Houtou Noodle" restaurant for your lunch. Houtou is one of the local dishes special in this area, Yamanashi prefecture. It is a noodle-food, which flour-flat noodles stewed with seasonal vegetables in miso soup.
After lunch, enjoy Ropeway ride. This short gondola ride (Mt. Fuji Panoramic Ropeway) will take you to the top of Mt. Tenjo where beautiful Lake Kawaguchi and magnificent Mt. Fuji can be overlooked from an observation point.
Then, visit Kimono Museum. This museum was founded by one of the famous Japanese artists of dyeing, "Itchiku Kubota". A number of Kimonos themed on Mt. Fuji and four seasons are displayed. You will see his great masterpieces with an inimitable technique called "Tsujigahana (Shibori style)".
Enjoy scenic drive along Lake Kawaguchi and Lake Sai for about 30 minutes. If weather is clear, splendid view of Mt. Fuji can be enjoyed as a background of lakes. Your guide will make brief stops at picturesque photography locations such as Oishi Park.
At the end of the day, step into the former farming village "Iyashi no sato Nenba", with about 20 traditional thatched roof houses. Those houses were restored in 2006 in order to provide visitors with opportunities to look back old days. If you are interested, you may join a workshop to make Japanese traditional craft. At Saiko Iyashi no sato NENBA, beautiful photos of farm houses with Mt. Fuji in the background can be taken, if weather permits.
Then, go back to Metropolitan city Tokyo. It will take about 1.5 hours or more depending on traffic.
|Note for Mt. Fuji 5th station:
Fruit cultivated in Japan is generally very sweet and juicy. Among them, strawberries are worthy of attention for its sweetness; high sugar level and moderate acidity. At a farm using Mt. Fuji clear water, enjoy picking and eating the large and sweet strawberries as much as you can for 30 minutes.
Arakura Sengen Shrine is one of the Fuji Sengen shrines dedicated to the deities of Mt. Fuji. Recently, spectacular view of Mt. Fuji in combination with its five-story pagoda "Chureito" has raised popularity especially among photographers all over the world. In cherry blossom or autumn foliage seasons, you could take a symbolic photo of Japan.
Please note that you will need to go up steep slope (including about 400 steps / one way) to reach this site.
Price for this sample itinerary
(price per group)
|2 persons||3 persons||4 persons|
|11 hours||177,000 yen||182,000 yen||185,000 yen|
(10% consumption tax included)
Including: Nationally-licensed English-speaking tour guide, private vehicle, admission fees, service charge and consumption tax.
Not Including: Lunch
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