Depart from Hamamatsucho Bus Terminal by comfortable coach and enjoy a scenic drive from Tokyo to the Mt Fuji Visitor Center. You’ll spend approximately 20 minutes learning about the current weather conditions, history, and ecological formation of Japan’s highest mountain through a variety of exhibits and films. Be sure to head to the second floor observation deck for amazing up-close views of Mt Fuji!
Re-board the coach for an ascent up the mountain, climbing 7,546 feet (2,300 meters) above sea level to Mt Fuji’s 5th Station – referred to as the border between the heavens and the earth. Explore the area’s torii gates, shrines and souvenir shops with your guide as you take in more breathtaking views of Mt Fuji and the surrounding lakes (visibility is weather dependent).
After a typical Japanese-style lunch, take a 15-minute shuttle to a scenic spot and disembark for a 1.5-hour guided nature walk through a cedar forest. Visit Hahanoshirataki Falls as well as UNESCO World Heritage-listed Kawaguchi Sengen Shrine and Lake Kawaguchi. Built in 865, the Kawaguchi Sengen Shrine is dedicated to the Shinto deity Konohana Sakuyahime and draws many visitors. Stroll to Lake Kawaguchi, the second largest of the Fuji Five Lakes and the most accessible due to its low elevation.
Following your natural and cultural heritage walk, hop aboard the shuttle bus for Fuji-Q Highland, where you’ll transfer to a highway bus and return to Tokyo on a 2-hour drive. (Please note: There will be no time for sightseeing or other activities at Fuji-Q Highland on this tour.) Your full-day tour is complete upon arrival at the Shinjuku Highway Bus Terminal (JR Shinjuku Station) in the evening.