• Location: Tokyo, Japan
  • Duration: 11 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
From USD $ 166.60 View price calendar

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Take a quick nature-lover’s day trip to the majestic Mt. Fuji and forest of Aokigahara, offering the perfect break from Tokyo’s fast-paced hustle and bustle. Enjoy the impressive views from Mount Fuji’s 7,610 foot-high (2,305 meter) 5th Station and join a guide for a one-of-a-kind visit inside an ice cave typically off-limits to the public. Your excursion includes pick-up in Tokyo (at select hotels), transport and entrance fees, local guide and evening drop-off in Tokyo’s nightlife hotspot of Shinjuku.

Highlights

  • Full-day tour from Tokyo to Mt Fuji and Aokigahara Forest
  • Travel up the mountain to Fuji's 5th station — the highest point a vehicle can go
  • Explore the Narusawa Ice Cave in Aokigahara Forest
  • End your tour at Tokyo’s vibrant Shinjuku nightlife precinct
  • Great tour if you’re short on time but want to check Mt Fuji off your list

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

What You Can Expect

Mt Fuji and Aokigahara Forest Day Trip from Tokyo

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For anyone short on time, this combination Mount Fuji and forest day trip is the perfect way to sample of the scenic beauty of Japan’s great outdoors. You will be picked up in the morning and start heading towards the snow-capped Mount Fuji, Japan’s most-famous peak.

Upon arrival at the 5th Station, the highest point reachable on Mt Fuji by vehicle, take the next 30 to 40 minutes to savor the breathtaking views, camera at-the-ready, or check out the on-site gift shop for a souvenir.

The second half of your day begins at the Sea of Trees, known officially as Aokigahara Forest. The striking landscape is the result of thousands of years of volcanic activity, creating the area’s exposed lava flows, exposed tree roots and eerie caves formed by explosions of volcanic gas. The day’s final activity takes you on an adventure inside Narusawa Ice Cave with a local guide, an activity normally off-limits to most visitors. Your insider’s exploration weaves through the slippery surfaces of this subterranean space, revealing the cave’s surreal ice formations.

End your tour with a drop-off at the bus stop of the Fuji-Q Highland Amusement Park to wait for a bus back to Tokyo, with a ticket given to you by your guide. Pass the time with activities including bowling, a gift shop and concession stand. Take the two-hour bus ride back to Tokyo and continue the fun.

Customer Reviews

Rodney F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2018

This trip was well worth it ! the mountain is beautiful although if your doing this tour mostly for the mountain you will be disappointed bc you only spend a small amount of time at the 5th station. the forest was pretty awesome and our tour guide was very knowledgeable and amusing . the cave was cool but wasnt as cool and icy as we thought but we did go in october so maybe bc it was winter it wasnt as icy ! everything was well organized.

Nick A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2018

The bus ride out to Mt. Fuji was beautiful! So much green and lush mountain terrain. And our tour guide - a tiny Japanese women with a thick accent - was ADORABLE! She told the story of the two mountains and did voices for the different characters - we couldn't stop laughing. She also gave us sheet music and sang us a traditional Japanese nursery song. No - she can't sing - which made it even better. She made the long bus ride - which would normally be tedious - one of the best parts of this tour. When we got to the 5th station, it was foggy. Too foggy to see the mountain. So, we went into the little shopping center for some souvenirs. After a bit, our tour guide found us in the crowd and ushered us outside. There was a break in the fog and just for a moment you could see Fuji. She could have left us in the store - but she went out of her way to make sure we saw the mountain when we could! AND THEN, the forest. So beautiful. So creepy. Pictures don't do it justice. I grew up in the mountains of Oregon and I have NEVER seen anything like this. The ice cave was like any other ice cave - wonderful if you've never been in a volcanic lava tube before. But it was very small. Probably the smallest lava tube I've been in, including, Oregon, California, Hawaii, Italy, and Australia. Come for the forest, and don't expect much from the ice cave.

Łukasz K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2018

Very nice trip. Weather was very good so I was able to see Mt.Fuji very good, also forest trip connected with visiting cave was great thanks to great guide.

jenchen86

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2018

We really purchased this tour to see the Aokigahara Forest / Ice Cave. The Mt. Fuji portion was alright. Met up at the hotel and they drove us up to the 4th highest elevation stop to see Mt. Fuji, but since we were so close to it it was an awkward picture. Now the best part of the tour was definitely seeing the Aokigahara Forest and Ice Cave. I would not recommend this tour for anyone that has physical or walking issues. You will be going down a bamboo ladder into the cave and do some light climbing. It will be dark inside so make sure that you wear shoes that has a good grip and is waterproof since the floor is very wet and slippery. Our guide, Toshi, was great! He was very informative and passionate about the forest and Mt. Fuji.

Kieyanah D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

Really great and informative tour. Toshi our guide was so patient and answered all our questions. This is a great tour, especially if your trying to combine a few activities together while in Japan.

AmbaE

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2017

This is a great day tour to get a sample of Mt Fuji and the Aokigahara Forest.
The Mt Fuji part of the trip is shared with two tour groups. At lunch time the groups splits up and those on the Aokigahara and Cave trip will be picked up by a local guide the rest continue on to Hakone for the afternoon.
The 5th Station of Mt Fuji was closed due to snow on the day, so we were taken to the Fuji World Heritage Centre instead. We were lucky to have a beautiful clear sky and great views of Mt Fuji.
We had plenty of time to get lunch after this will we waited for our Aokigahara/Cave guide.
The cave that you go to has a bamboo ladder that you climb down. The floor of the cave is solid ice so be sure to wear suitable shoes. When we were dropped off at the bus station for our bus back to Tokyo, our guide offered to check if our tickets could be swapped for an earlier bus.
The guides for our trip were great. They were both knowledgeable, polite, helpful and had a great sense of humour.

jess.tseng130

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

Oh yes!!! This trip was amazing! The Mt. Fuji trip was great and I am so glad that we got a clear blue sky on that day! The Mt. Fuji was unforgettable and the tour was very easy. The Aokigahara Forest Ice Cave was phenonomous! Our tour guide was very intellectual and gave all of us great insights about the nature and some Japanese cultures as well. I will totally recommend this tour to anybody who needs an adventure outside of the Tokyo city scenery. It's awesome! Loved it!

Brian P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2017

I feel that I need to point out something that wasn't clear in any of the reviews my husband and I read prior to booking this tour. The ice cave is not for anyone with any physical issues. This is an actual cave, not a tunnel. Parts of the descent into the cave are at a steep angle. There is also a 6-step bamboo ladder. If you are in good physical health, this tour is for you. The cave was beautiful, but again, be sure that you are physically capable of tackling it. The jumpsuits/helmets/headlamps in the photos of this tour are NOT for show.

The tour guides for both portions of this tour were great you begin the day with a larger tour before you break off to visit the forest and ice cave. I have to say that the tour guide for the forrest was amazing.

Christina Y

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2017

The walk through the forest and ice cave tour were so much fun!

akabernethy

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2017

This tour was one of the highlights of our trip to Japan. Although there was a delay in getting to Mt Fuji due to roadworks, the tour guide worked hard to keep us entertained and catered for. Mt Fuji station was our first stop. It was freezing and we could not see the mountain unfortunately due to rain and clouds. Our next stop was the Aokigahara Forest and Ice Caves - and this is a MUST DO for those interested in seeing a unique side to Japan. I loved every second of it - and our guide was very funny, informative, and we all felt safe with him as he guided us into the underground cave. After this amazing experience, we drove back to our pick up site where our bus was due to take us back to Tokyo and were greeted with a parting of the clouds and a magnificent view of Mt Fuji - it was quite an awe inspiring experience. I would highly recommend this trip to others and have done so. FIVE STARS - thank you for such an amazing experience!

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