This tour was amazing!
The trip was great, a well needed break from the hustle of Tokyo. I am not a big fan of the hop on-hop off bus tours and the time allowed at the visitors centre was far too short. Lunch was lovely and very well organised and our tour guide was great. The cycle tour around the lake was really good, even though Mt Fuji was hiding. We were in a small group of good cycling ability which meant we made enough progress to be able to stop at the temple for a while. If people are planning on taking children, particularly those riding on their own not in a chair on a parent's bike be aware that some of the route is on a road, and although it was not busy if your children are not yet road cycling proficient it may not be suitable.
Overall an enjoyable day out and the guides for the cycle tour were great.
We were lucky to have seats at the front if the bus and to see Mt Fuji in all it's glory. The time at the 5th station was ok.
The lunch was good.
Re the bike ride, it is a ride not a tour as such, it would be more enjoyable if some time was spent explaining the local area / towns etc. The time at the mt fuji shrine was great as we're the views of Mount Fuji. the guide was very nice, friendly took photos and sent them to us that night, that was really nice.
We were the only people on the ride and we set a reasonable pace.
Would be much better if there was a tour component.
First part of the tour was very much a tick the box experience. We were driven from gift shop to gift shop and allowed 20 minutes at each place. Not great. The cycling was pleasant although we expected a little more riding in the forest and some dirt road rather than around a walking path on the lake. The guide was nice and spoke english well. I would not do it again for the cost.
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