Mt Fuji and Aokigahara Forest Day Trip from Tokyo

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  • Location: Tokyo, Japan
  • Duration: 11 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
  • Tour code: 2142_TYO_F850
Explore Japan’s iconic Mt Fuji and the nearby Aokigahara Forest on a day trip from Tokyo. Discover the unique natural environment of this former active volcanic region, and see ice and wind caves that have been formed by lava. Take in the breathtaking views of the iconic Mt Fuji from an altitude of 7,610 feet (2,305 meters) and enjoy a traditional Japanese lunch at a local restaurant.

Highlights

  • Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
  • Hotel pickup included
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
On the morning of your tour, travel approximately two hours west of Tokyo to Honshu and Mt Fuji. The first stop is at the Fuji Visitor Center where you will learn the cultural and historical importance of Mt Fuji in Japanese society, and see displays of arts and crafts all dedicated to the mountain.

Then continue driving through stunning scenery en route to the fifth station where you will see magnificent views of Mt Fuji from different angles. On a clear day Mt Fuji’s perfect cone shape can be seen from as far away as Tokyo; however, this is usually in the colder months when peak visibility is in the early morning or late afternoon.

Enjoy a traditional Japanese lunch followed by a visit to the Aokigahara Forest, also known as the Sea of Trees. The forest lies at the base of Mt Fuji and is famous for its Ice and Wind Caves formed by flowing lava. Wander inside the impressive Narusawa Ice Cave, covered year-round by ice, and admire the beautiful ice formations.

Return to Tokyo where the tour concludes at Shinjuku, a vibrant shopping and entertainment precinct. Explore the area at your leisure before making your own way back to your hotel.

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Schedule details

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Departure Dates:
Departure Point:
Hamamatsucho Bus Terminal or selected Tokyo hotels
Departure Time:
9.00am from Hamamatsucho Bus Terminal
or
Hotel pickup at:
  • 8:20am ANA Intercontinental Tokyo
  • 7:55am Ariake Washington
  • 7:40am Cerulean Tower Tokyu
  • 8:10am Conrad Tokyo
  • 8:15am Courtyard by Marriott Tokyo Ginza
  • 8:25am Daiichi Hotel Tokyo
  • 8:00am Four Seasons (Chinzan-so)
  • 8:00am Ginza Capital (Annex)
  • 8:25am Grand Hyatt Tokyo
  • 8:10am Grand Pacific Le Daiba
  • 7:50am Grand Palace
  • 8:20am Grand Prince New Takanawa
  • 7:55am Hilton Tokyo (Shinjuku)
  • 7:50am Hyatt Regency
  • 8:25am Imperial (Main Bldg)
  • 8:30am Intercontinental Tokyo Bay
  • 8:05am Keio Plaza Tokyo
  • 7:50am Mandarin Oriental
  • 7:40am Metropolitan Tokyo (Ikebukuro)
  • 7:50am New Otani Tokyo(Main Bldg)
  • 8:05am New Sanno 
  • 8:15am Nikko Tokyo
  • 8:10am Okura(Main Bldg)
  • 8:05am Palace Hotel
  • 8:20am Park Hotel Tokyo
  • 7:40am Park Hyatt Tokyo
  • 8:15am Ritz Carlton Tokyo
  • 7:50am Royal Park(near TCAT)
  • 8:25am Royal Park Shiodome Tower
  • 7:50am Sheraton Miyako Tokyo
  • 8:30am Shiba Park
  • 8:05am Shinagawa Prince (Main Tower)
  • 7:45am Shinjuku Washington
  • 8:00am Sunroute Ariake
  • 7:30am Sunshine City Prince
  • 8:20am Tokyo Dome
  • 8:30am Tokyo Prince The Capitol Hotel Tokyu
  • 8:20am The Prince Park Tower Tokyo
  • 8:15am Tokyo Station (Marunouchi South Exit)
  • 7:55am Westin Tokyo
  • 8:05am Yaesu Fujiya
Return Details:
Concludes at Shinjuku

Pricing information

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Pricing information

Mt Fuji and Aokigahara Forest Day Trip from Tokyo

Mt Fuji

Inclusions:
  • Coach from Tokyo to Mt Fuji
  • Local bus from Fuji Highland Resort to Shinjuku
  • Aokigahara Forest
  • Entrance fees and local taxes
  • Japanese lunch
  • Local guide (guide service ends after cave exploring at Aokigahara Forest)
  • Hotel pickup (selected hotels only)
Exclusions:
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Hotel drop-off
Additional Information:
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • Minimum age is 6 years
  • Due to uneven surfaces, this tour is not recommended for those with walking disabilities or using a wheelchair
  • We recommend good walking shoes with a rubber sole for walking in the caves and a light jacket for warmth
  • Not recommended for children aged 5 and under
  • Please note: This tour will depart regardless of weather conditions. No refund will be given in the event that the weather limits the views of Mt Fuji
  • In the rare instance the cave visit is canceled, alternative touring arrangements will be offered, including returning to Tokyo by bullet train. The remaining tour balance will be refunded to you.
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Traveler Reviews

Reviewed by: Joe Nguyen, USA, December 2014

This tour was great! The guide on the bus to Mt Fuji was very informative and provided all sorts of trivia beyond what most people expect on a coach tour. We lucked out and visited Fuji on a super clear day, but cold day. Bundle up nicely if you're going during the autumn/winter months as it's much colder once you start gaining altitude. The stops may be short for some, but keep in mind that the destinations visited are not typically done in one day. The cave was awesome as well. We were provided coveralls and a spelunker's helmet. Watch your step as the cave is frozen year round and the floor collects layers of ice. At one point in the cave, there is 0 visible light, which was thrilling when we all turned off our helmet lights for a few minutes. Our guide Utaemon, who grew up in the area, was very passionate about the nature and local geology of the tour and was very educational. After getting back to Shinjuku we went out on our own and lived it up in the bright city lights. 5 star plus.

Reviewed by: Ginger D, July 2014

The trip from Tokyo to Mt. Fuji by bus is a long one, but our fantastic guide was so interesting that we hardly noticed. She taught us some Japanese, gave a a brief history of the country, commented on the culture, and explained the superstitions surrounding Mt. Fuji. We went in July, and it was cloudy for most of the morning. We were afraid we wouldn't get to see the peak of the notoriously "shy" mountain. However, we lucked out around 1:00 p.m. during our descent from the 5th station; the sky cleared and Fuji-san made a spectacular appearance! Our guide immediately pulled the bus over and we were able to take a ton of pictures. Please be aware thought that this is often not the case. There is a chance you will not get to view the summit due to constantly changing weather patterns, but the tour is still interesting and fun, especially the cave exploring!

After lunch, which was decent, we separated into a smaller group and were picked up by a different tour company for our forest and ice cave exploration. The forest was beautiful and the caves were amazing! However, you do need a good bit of agility. This is real cave exploring: climbing over rocks, sliding down slopes on your bum, and walking across extremely icy surfaces - all in the dark with just a helmet headlamp! Proper footwear and dexterity are highly recommended, but it is totally worth the effort. The ice formations are amazing, and our guide was funny and so nice. Don't worry about the chill in the caves because the guide provides coveralls to wear over your clothes plus gloves and helmets. We didn't notice the cold, but it was also mid-July and very hot and humid outside. It felt good inside the caves to us!

I highly recommend this tour to the young and agile who want to have a little adventure while learning about Mt. Fuji.

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