Read what other Viator.com travelers think about the Mt Fuji, Yamanakako Onsen Experience and Outlets Shopping Day Trip From Tokyo. What they loved, what they liked and what they think could be improved, it's all here to help you make the most of your next trip.
Great tour, informative guide but didn't get to see mount fuji as it was very cloudy; very disappointing. BBQ lunch was great and the Onsen was an amazing first time experience that everyone should try at least once.
overall enjoyed the day and the entire package.
The guide was excellent, and even though the weather was rainy we had a lovely day.
The tour was excellent and so was our guide. We learnt a lot about Mount Fiji, but we weren't lucky as for the weather: it was very cloudy. We weren't able to see Mount Fuji, however, the tour was worth taking. The onsen was amazing and the mall was for every taste. I highly recommend.
I had a great time with a very informative and humorous guide. One hour at the onsen is unfortunately short, I'd prefer to take an extra 30 minutes out of the shopping, but all in all, it was a great day!
We had a wonderful time! Our tour guide, Takei, was the best - very informatve, organized, charming, and funny. The barbecue lunch was great. My niece who did the onsen was ecstatic about the experience. And she also found very good bargains of lego toys at the outlets.
Fe G. , New York City
The tour covered everything in the description. They were prepared for delays because of the traffic. Lunch was delicious while enjoying a view of the lake. The 5th station was packed with tourist and people preparing to climb Mt Fuji. We were given ample time to walk around and shop. I recommend getting your OMIYAGE for those back home at these shops. The onsen visit was the best part of the tour. It was the most Japanese part of this tour. Various baths, saunas, and massage pools made for a very relaxing experience. However, most of the tour group chose not to participate and just walk around shopping area. The last part of the tour was what I think most of the group signed up for. The Gotemba shopping outlet was like most other outlet malls with stores on the high end side. This is a place you would shop for yourself. It's too expensive to get gifts for those back home here.
I think this tour can be modified so that people and get the experience they want without having to ENDURE the other parts of the tour. I went for Mt Fuji and the onsen, however, I think a majority of this group would like to have bypassed this and just get to the outlet mall.
Do not go in July its the rainy season and the weather on Mt Fuji is awful but even if the weather was nice, it would have been nice to stay there longer (allotted time was 30 minutes). Other than that it was a nice tour.
A full on day trip. Enjoy Mt Fuji, even though it was hiding most of the time and the onsen experience. Didn't particularly enjoy the outlet shopping, didn't have many clothes shops targeted for age (30-40) age group but got a good view of Mt Fuji there.
The guide was excellent.
It was a great day as the weather was fine and we could actually see Mt Fuji. The guide was great - her English was ok but she made it up with sincerity and passion for her job and Japan. She even sang the 'Song of Mt Fuji' for us.
The only downside was the time at the Onsen was too short - could have done with more time here and less time at the outlets. For folks who have been to the outlets in US - they will be disappointed as the prices are not as competitive. BUT compared with downtown, the prices were good.
If you like nature that goes along with shopping, I definitely recommend this Day Trip! Although Mt. Fuji was shy enough at the 5th station, we were still able to take good photos on our descent. Delicious DIY bbq lunch. Unique Onsen Experience and Shop-running at Gotemba Outlets. Great guide Katy!
This was great. There was plenty of free time to wonder around and explore. The guide explained the bath house procedures and it was a unique cultural experience. The lunch was great and fun to prepare. Make sure to pack a coat as Mt Fuji is very very cold. Also, if you have any tattoos, you will need to cover these with a bandaid or bandage or you wont be allowed entry into the bath house.
My tour guide, Motoko Abe, deserves a standing ovation! Her English was good and she never wasted not even one minute of the trip - telling us stories about Mt Fuji, making us sing songs, and folding origami. Worth it to see Mt Fuji. Onsen was good, but do note that you have to go in naked, and the guide goes in with you. Can be quite awkward. The outlet shopping trip was ok, things are not cheaper than where I'm from, but 2 hours is good enough to go around the outlet.
The bus tour to mt fuji was amazing in itself the scenery on the way up to mt fuji was spectacular took some amazing photos ,
The Onsen was an interesting experience I had never done anything like it before definately highly recommend to do it if ur curious I felt so clean and relaxed afterward !! Had a few more hot spring experiences in osaka as well! !!! The tour guide spoke really well English and explained any questions u may have had quite thoroughly Very polite never experienced so much politeness highly recommend the tour Thankyou beb from perth australia
We were really lucky with the weather, we had an amazing view of Mt. Fuji. Lunch was good, but the view even better. Our tourguide was really sweet. They should have told us beforehand that the Onsen is naked only. 2 hours shopping was a bit on the shortside. Really nice tour!! Go to Mt. Fuji!