Considering the number of people at the bus station, the tour is rather well organized. I'm sure they have done it many many times.
We had a perfect day for the tour. A bit disappointed that we couldn't go up beyond station 1, but it's not within the control of the tour operator. After lunch, we were handed to another operator to guide us for the heritage walk which was a bit short. So at the end, we had to wait for the returning bus for 1.5 hours.
Despite all these, still worth the time to go and see Fujisan.
nothing much to see..hence this tour is strictly for nature and heritage lovers..the short climbing was great
make sure youre fit before choosing this tour..our tour guide was good and kind we had a great time
Good to go up Fuji on a beautiful cear day. Lunch was very good. But tor guide spoke English with a very heavy accent and much too fast. Even for English speakers she was hard to understand. Most talk was about tour arrangements rather than relevant information. Talk was non stop to the extent of being annoying. After lunch was supsed to be a 2 hour nature walk. Instead, the walk to a temple and then a geat Fuji viewpoint and a waterfall suddenly ended and we were left to cool our heels in town and waiting for a return bus for well over an hour. A longer walk in the beautiful forest was expected.
Very disappointing. Bus left 30 mins late. We had arrived at the bus 10 mins before the scheduled departure time as requested, so by the time of the first stop we had been sitting for 2hr 15 mins. Only allowed 20 mins at Mt.Fuji Visitor Centre, which is no way enough time. The video they show in the centre is nearly 15 mins long. I consider 45-60 mins should be the time allowed which we could have done if the coach left on time. Only the 1st station at Mt Fuji was open, so we only got up to 1250m height. No snow on roads, so why the authorities had the road closed was anyone's guess. But guide knew this before we got there, so why we could not have stayed at the visitor centre, who knows. Meal at hotel good. Afternoon heritage walk. Would have liked a guide with better English. Scenic views good. But left at return point with 90 mins to wait for our bus. Too long. Then just dropped at Shinjuku Station with no instruction how to get into metro part or anything. For the small extra it is I would do the personal guide tour next time. That is what I wanted originally, but it was not available. Weather was good for good views and photos of Mt Fuji, but overall, it was a very disappointing day out.
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