Mt Fuji and Aokigahara Forest Day Trip from Tokyo
- Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
- Hotel pickup included
- Informative, friendly and professional guide
Then continue your drive up the mountain, admiring the stunning scenery as you make your way to the 5th station, the highest point on Fuji that can be reached by vehicle. Hop out for 30 to 40 minutes of free time to enjoy the views, take photos, browse the gift shop or visit one of the restaurants, if you wish.
Next, head downhill to a hotel restaurant at the foot of the mountain for lunch (on the way, let your guide know if you prefer a vegetarian meal). Enjoy a traditional Japanese lunch of rice, miso soup, salad and tea, accompanied by seasonal dishes typical of the area, such as fried shrimp and chicken, tofu and pumpkin, and yuba.
After lunch, the second half of your day trip begins as you head to Aokigahara Forest, aka the Sea of Trees, located at the base of Mt Fuji. Known for its unusual topography due to its volcanic makeup, the forest is home to above-ground tree roots, exposed lava flows, scattered chunks of volcanic rock and caves created by volcanic gas that collected below the ground and then exploded.
With your guide, enter the Narusawa Ice Cave, covered year-round by ice. This cave is off-limits to the public, so you’re only allowed to enter with your guide. Walk carefully over the wet, uneven, sometimes-icy surfaces, marveling at the ice formations deep in the cave.
When you leave the cave, you’ll be dropped off at the Fuji-Q Highland amusement park bus stop, where you’ll catch the bus back to Tokyo. Your bus ticket is provided by your guide, and your seat is already assigned and reserved, so don’t worry about waiting in line. While you wait for the bus, you can buy souvenirs or snacks at the concession stand, or check out the amusement park entrance, which is home to a large gift shop where you can buy candy and local wine or even enjoy a round of bowling (you may have an hour or more of wait time, depending on when you leave the cave).
The approximate 2-hour bus ride ends in Tokyo’s Shinjuku precinct, a vibrant shopping and entertainment area that will be busy and lively when you arrive — a great way to end your night!
Sample lunch menu (subject to change):
- Small salad, miso soup, rice
- Fried shrimp and chicken
- Simmered tofu skin, taro root, kabocha pumpkin and fishcake
- Egg and burdock root rolled in chicken and steamed
- Yuba dish (a soybean product made from boiling soy milk — an area specialty)
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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
- 8am Four Seasons (Chinzan-so)
- 8am 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
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Mt Fuji and Aokigahara Forest Day Trip from Tokyo
- Coach ride from Tokyo to Mt Fuji
- Local bus ride from Fuji Highland park to Shinjuku
- Entrance fees and local taxes
- Local guide (guide service ends after ice cave tour in Aokigahara Forest)
- Hotel pickup (select hotels only)
- Gratuities (optional)
- Hotel drop-off
- Food and drinks, unless specified
- 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
- It is recommended that you wear good walking shoes with rubber soles for walking in the caves, and bring a light jacket for warmth
- 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 when 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
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.