- View of Mt. Fuji
- City of Faith
- Nature and Activities
Fuji was once a forbidden place for women, and they were not allowed to climb it. Nevertheless, many women wished to get as close to the mountain as possible, which led to the creation of many tourist spots nearby. Yôhaijo (a place set aside to worship the gods from a distance), which is now a popular spot for its spectacular views, and the adventurous lava tree formations (called "womb tours" due to their shape) are some examples. On this tour, you will be able to visit these spots by mountain e-bike.
We will meet at Fujisan Station at 10:45 a.m. and take a leisurely stroll with a guide through "Oshi-machi" where the Oshi houses and torii gates are located. For lunch, we will have udon noodles, a specialty of Fujiyoshida City. We will then visit the Fuji-san Museum, which has a wealth of exhibits of Mt. Fuji, and learn about the various beliefs of this mountain.
After visiting the Fuji-san Museum, we will head to Funatsu Lava Tree Molds, where Fuji-kō people (an organization made up of people worshiping the mountain) used to perform misogi (a form of purification), and also experience some simple caving.
The highlight of the day is a mountain e-bike ride through the forest zone of Mt. Fuji - Experience the exhilaration of riding a mountain e-bike down through the forest! Your overnight stay will be at fugaku×hitsuki, a renovated "Oshi no Ie" which was once the home of the Fuji-kō.
On this day, we will visit some of the "yôhaijo," or places where women used to visit in order to get as close to Mt. Fuji. The first place is called "Nyonin Tenjô". From here, you can look up at the beautiful Mt. Fuji!
(Climbing distance: 5.1km, 340m above sea level, duration: 3 hours and 30 minutes)
The second hike is called "Shakushi-yama". The spot offers a breathtaking view of Mt. Fuji right in front of you, which will be different from that of Nyonin Tenjô.
(Climbing distance: 5.2km, 530m above sea level, duration: 3 hours and 30 minutes)
After the climb, you will stay at "Kaneyama-en", the best lodging facility in Fujiyoshida City, where you can soak away the fatigue of the climb with hot springs and delicious meals. Glamping is also available for those who wish to do so. In this case, dinner will be a barbecue using ingredients from Yamanashi Prefecture.
On this day, we will use a road e-bike to get around which uses electricity to assist the pedaling power, making it easy to ride up steep hills.
First, we climbed Mt. Arakura to Goten as you admire the stunning view that has been featured on the cover of the Michelin Green Guide
(Climbing distance: 3.3 km, 390 m in altitude difference, duration; 2 hours and 30 minutes).
After descending the mountain, you will have a pleasant cycling ride with a view of Kawaguchiko Bridge and other parts of Lake Kawaguchi.
Then we will visit Kawaguchi Sengen Shrine - The sight of Mt. Fuji through the "Tenku No Norii (Torii Gate in the Sky)" at the back of this shrine is just spectacular!
After descending the mountain, we will take a taxi to Fujisan Station and wrap up the tour.
Included in price
- Transportation from meeting to departure
- Admission and experience fees
- An English-speaking guide
- Accommodation (2 nights)
- Meals (2 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 1 dinner)
- Transportation to and from Mt. Fuji
- Personal expenses such as souvenirs
Price of this tour: JPY 140,000 per person
Know before you book
Cancellation fees are as follows:
- 20 days prior to the trip: 20% of the total price
- 7 days prior: 30% of the total price
- 1 day before: 40% of the total price
- Before the meeting time: 50% of the total price
- After the meeting time and no show: 100% of the total price
What you need to bring
- Comfortable climbing shoes
- Comfortable and warm clothes
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