As Japan's highest mountain, the legendary Mt Fuji stands 12,388 feet (3,776 meters) tall. Whether you hike all the way to the top or take it easy at the Fuji Visitor Center's observation deck, visiting this UNESCO World Heritage site is an unforgettable experience.

Travelers from around the world head to Hakone National Park to see the mountain, and over 1 million of them hike all the way to the top each year, generally between July and August when the weather is the mildest and snow is limited. With spectacular 360-degree views of Lake Ashi, the Hakone mountains and the Owakudani Valley, the trek is absolutely worth it.

But even if you're not looking to climb the holy mountain, there are still plenty of viewpoints and attractions easily accessible by bus. Travelers can head to the Fuji Visitor Center to visit a small museum and view exhibits covering the Fuji Five Lakes and Mt Fuji's cultural importance; grab a bite to eat; or head out to the observation deck to catch views onto the mountain. Further up at 7,545 feet (2,300 meters), Mt Fuji's 5th Station offers additional unobstructed views along with shrines and souvenir shops. Both locations also serve hikers preparing for their ascent.

Practical Info

Located 62 miles (100 kilometers) from Tokyo, Mt Fuji borders the Yamanashi and Shizuoka prefectures in Japan. The mountain is often reach by bullet train from Tokyo and then explored via tour bus. Mt Fuji is notorious for bad weather, so plan your trip when visibility will be good.

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Mt Fuji, Lake Ashi and Bullet Train Day Trip from Tokyo, Tokyo, null
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Mt Fuji, Lake Ashi and Bullet Train Day Trip from Tokyo

4.5 star rating: Recommended 3057 Reviews

Discover some of Japan’s most famous highlights on a full-day guided tour from Tokyo. Travel to Mt Fuji’s bustling 5th Station and learn about the ...  Read more

Location: Tokyo, Japan
Duration: 11 hours (approx.)

From USD $157.75
3-Day Mt Fuji, Kyoto and Nara Rail Tour by Bullet Train from Tokyo, Tokyo, Day Trips
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3-Day Mt Fuji, Kyoto and Nara Rail Tour by Bullet Train from Tokyo

4.5 star rating: Recommended 92 Reviews

See the iconic highlights of Japan on a 3-day guided tour to Mt Fuji, Kyoto and Nara. Visit revered Mt Fuji, take a boat cruise on Lake Ashi and an aerial tram ...  Read more

Location: Tokyo, Japan
Duration: 3 days (approx.)

From USD $636.46
Mt Fuji Day Trip including Lake Ashi Sightseeing Cruise from Tokyo, Tokyo, Multi-day Rail Tours
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Mt Fuji Day Trip including Lake Ashi Sightseeing Cruise from Tokyo

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Visit Japan's iconic Mt Fuji, cruise Lake Ashi and ride the Mt Komagatake Ropeway on this popular day trip by deluxe coach from Tokyo. Enjoy sweeping views of ...  Read more

Location: Tokyo, Japan
Duration: 11 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $124.11
2-Day Mt Fuji, Hakone and Bullet Train Tour from Tokyo, Tokyo, Day Trips
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2-Day Mt Fuji, Hakone and Bullet Train Tour from Tokyo

4 star rating: Recommended 128 Reviews

Escape the big-city bustle to explore Mt Fuji, stay in scenic Hakone then zoom back to Tokyo by bullet train on this overnight jaunt. With an informative ...  Read more

Location: Tokyo, Japan
Duration: 2 days (approx.)

From USD $302.84
Mt Fuji and Aokigahara Forest Day Trip from Tokyo, Tokyo, Multi-day Rail Tours
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Mt Fuji and Aokigahara Forest Day Trip from Tokyo

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Visit Japan’s iconic Mt Fuji and nearby Aokigahara Forest on a day trip from Tokyo. Discover the unique natural environment of this formerly active ...  Read more

Location: Tokyo, Japan
Duration: 11 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $178.73
Mt Fuji, Yamanakako Onsen Experience and Outlets Shopping Day Trip From Tokyo, Tokyo, Day Trips
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Mt Fuji, Yamanakako Onsen Experience and Outlets Shopping Day Trip From Tokyo

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Take a full day excursion from Tokyo to the Mt Fuji area, first traveling by coach up the slopes of the mountain to 5th station, famous for its great views. ...  Read more

Location: Tokyo, Japan
Duration: 12 hours (approx.)

From USD $99.19
Mt Fuji Day Trip with Lake Ashi Cruise, Crab Lunch and Odawara Castle from Tokyo, Tokyo, Day Trips
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Mt Fuji Day Trip with Lake Ashi Cruise, Crab Lunch and Odawara Castle from Tokyo

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Escape Tokyo for a day of admiring some of Japan’s most scenic sights on this 10-hour tour with a guide. You’ll visit Odawara Castle, take a ...  Read more

Location: Tokyo, Japan
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

From USD $103.26
Overnight Mt Fuji and Onsen Experience from Tokyo, Tokyo, Day Trips
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Overnight Mt Fuji and Onsen Experience from Tokyo

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Get a true glimpse into Japanese culture, tradition and natural beauty on an overnight tour from Tokyo to Mt Fuji and the hot spring baths, known as ...  Read more

Location: Tokyo, Japan
Duration: 2 days (approx.)

From USD $297.88
Viator VIP: Mt Fuji Private Tour Including Exclusive Visit with Priests at Sengen Shrine, Tokyo, ... 
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Viator VIP: Mt Fuji Private Tour Including Exclusive Visit with Priests at Sengen Shrine

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 10 Reviews

Visiting Mt Fuji is a must-do experience when you're in Tokyo, but most people only stop for the snap panoramic photos of the formidable beauty. On this Viator ...  Read more

Location: Tokyo, Japan
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

From USD $359.46
Day Trip to Mt Fuji 5th Station including Peach Picking from Tokyo, Tokyo, Viator VIP Tours
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Day Trip to Mt Fuji 5th Station including Peach Picking from Tokyo

Take part in this one day tour to enjoy the majestic view of the mountain-foot from Mt Fuji 5th Station. Have lunch at Miharashi-tei nearby Lake Kawaguchi ...  Read more

Location: Tokyo, Japan
Duration: 1 day (approx.)

From USD $108.23

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