4.5 star rating: Recommended 9 Reviews

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

  • Full-day trip from Tokyo to Mt Fuji and Aokigahara Forest
  • Stop at the Fuji Visitor Center and see arts and crafts dedicated to the mountain
  • Travel through stunning landscapes to Mt Fuji's fifth station
  • Enjoy a traditional Japanese lunch at a local restaurant
  • See the Ice and Wind Caves at Aokigahara Forest
  • Finish your tour at the vibrant Shinjuku shopping and nightlife precinct

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

Perfect for nature lovers who want to enjoy some quality time admiring snow-capped Mount Fuji and exploring the lava-formed caves at its base.

What You Can Expect

Mt Fuji and Aokigahara Forest Day Trip from Tokyo

Japanese lunch

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.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 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.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2014

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