Mt. Fuji Long Ride Bike Tour – Day Trip from Tokyo, Sep 9 (Sun)

An active cycling event that lets you explore Mount Fuji and the Fuji Five Lakes on a bike

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Lake Yamanaka, Lake Kawaguchi, Mount Fuji, Yamanashi

Highlights

  • Join a memorable bike ride along the picturesque Lake Yamanaka and Lake Kawaguchi at the base of majestic Mt. Fuji
  • Taste local delicacies available at rest stops along the way
  • Wrap up your day and relax in an "onsen" before returning to Tokyo

Description

Escape the hustle and bustle of Tokyo for a day, and head to Mt. Fuji and the Five Lakes area. Enjoy a scenic bike ride, taste the local foods, and relax in an "onsen" hot spring. 

Details

About the Mt. Fuji Long Ride event: 

The Fuji Long Ride is Japan’s iconic cycling event that takes cyclists of all levels on an unforgettable ride at the base of Mt. Fuji and around Lake Yamanaka and Lake Kawaguchi. Mt. Fuji is long said to have spiritual powers that lift visitors to new heights! The two course options are designed to give all cyclists a chance to ride at their own pace and skill level.

Along the ride you’ll enjoy stunning views and the chance to refuel on seasonal Japanese delicacies.

Please note that both courses take cyclists around the base of Mt. Fuji and the nearby Yamanakako and Kawaguchiko Lakes.
At no point will riders ascend Mt. Fuji.

Starting point: 
Yamanakako Exchange Plaza KIRARA
〒401-0502 479-2 Hirano, Yamanakako-mura
Minamitsuru-gun, Yamanashi-ken

Courses:
Enjoy Ride for advanced cyclists - a 60 km course around Lake Yamanaka and Lake Kawaguchi, with starting time at 08:00
Family Ride for beginners - a 30 km course around Lake Kawaguchi with spectacular views of Mt Fuji, with starting time at 09:00
   
Cut-off Time:
All riders need to reach the last check point along their respective courses by 16:00. 
COT (Cut-off time) is 17:00 for all riders irrespective of course.

Eligibility:
While participation is open to cyclists of all levels, those wishing to participate should be in good health and confident in their ability to complete their chosen course.
Minors aged 12 to 15 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
Minors aged 16 to 19 must provide signature approval by a parent or guardian.

Other:
Please note that views of Mt Fuji may be affected by changeable weather conditions.
Both courses takes cyclists around the base of Mt. Fuji and the surrounding two lakes. At no point will riders ascend Mt. Fuji.

Registration deadline is August 23, 2018.

Tokyo - Mt. Fuji Long Ride - Tokyo Tour Itinerary: 

05:30 Departure from northeast side of Shinjuku Center Building
07:30 Arrival at Yamanakako Exchange Plaza KIRARA 
07:30 - 08:00 Registration for the Enjoy Ride course
08:00 Start of the Enjoy Ride course
08:00 - 08:30 Registration for the Family Ride course
09:00 Start of the Family Ride course
At leisure once chosen course is completed
17:30 Gather in front of bus
18:00 Departure from Yamanakako Exchange Plaza KIRARA
20:00 Arrival at northeast of Shinjuku Center Building

What to see? 

  • Hananomiyako Park: This park, the closest to Mt. Fuji, covers a vast area of 300,000 m², and prides itself on the sea of seasonal flowers. Take a break and appreciate the nature. 
  • Oshino Shinobino Sato - The Ninja Village: Peek into the mysterious world of ninja at this highly popular sightseeing spot in the Five Lakes area.  
  • Oishi Park: Facing the northern coast of the Kawaguchiko Lake, this park is best-known for its lavender fields, a must-see when visiting the area. 

Where to make a pit stop? 

  • "Katsuyama" Rest Area: Enjoy the breathtaking views of Lake Kawaguchi, and refuel at this rest stop area. 
  • "Fujiyoshida" Rest Area: Expect to find an array of local produce, famous "Yoshida udon" noodles, and textile goods in the main hall of this rest stop area. 

Where to eat?

  • "Hoto Fudo": Taste the delicious, home-made "hoto" noodles - trademark of the local cuisine of Yamanashi Prefecture. 

Where to relax? 

  • Yamanakako Hirano Onsen Ishiwarino Yu: This onsen boasts hot springs with alkaline water of highest quality in all of Japan. Entrance fee is 800 yen per person, facial towel rental at 220 yen, bath towel rental at 100 yen. 
  • Yamanakako Onsen Benifujino Yu: There are two outdoor baths and several indoor baths to choose from in this onsen. Entrance fee is 800 yen per person, facial towel rental at 220 yen, bath towel rental at 100 yen.  

View the Google map of all listed places here

Read about this iconic event and see more photos here. 

Getting to the event on your own and looking to register for the event only? Click here.

Important information

Minimum number of persons required for the tour to run is 11.

This event includes: 

  • Transportation to/from the event spot
  • Rental bikes, helmets and cycling gloves
  • Snacks (max. 1 per rest area) available from rest areas along the courses
  • Certificate of completion (in Japanese) awarded to those who complete their respective course
  • Insurance 
  • Insurance for rental bikes 

This event does NOT include: 

  • Any entrance fees 
  • Personal expenses incurred during the cycling event

Other important information:

  • Rental bikes available are suitable for height ranges between 145 cm and 185 cm
  • Event participants are advised to be dressed in their cycling wear prior to the beginning of the event 

Meeting point

The meeting spot is at the northeast side of Shinjuku Center Building. 

Organised by Japan Travel KK

1 review for Mt. Fuji Long Ride Bike Tour – Day Trip from Tokyo, Sep 9 (Sun)

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5 out of 5

Visited this tour last year. Great group experience with ample breaks and snacks along the way. Very friendly environment.

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