Best of Fuji Two-Day Bike Tour with a ride down Mt Fuji and around five lakes

This tour takes you to the most scenic spots in the Mt Fuji and Fuji Five Lakes regions. On the first day of the tour, experience the thrill of biking down Fuji’s slopes, stopping along the way at high-elevation vista points with panoramic views. Pedal around two of the lakes in the mountain’s foothills with breathtaking countryside landscapes. Then visit a historic shrine and lush flower gardens that foreground Fuji.

Spend the second day of the tour cycling around the smaller and more remote three of the Fuji Five Lakes. Explore a well-preserved ancient village where artisans produce elaborate hand-made crafts in traditional Japanese thatched-roof houses. Travel off the beaten path on lovely country roads relatively few tourists see. Then coast down long, gentle hills through Fuji’s western highlands, past evergreen forests and picturesque farms, to a magnficent waterfall.

Our guides are native English-speaking cyclists. We provide bikes in a full range of adult sizes up to 196 cm.
* Duration: 2 days
* Starts: Fujikawaguchiko, Japan
* Trip Category: Cultural & Theme Tours >> Cultural Tours




This tour takes you to the most scenic spots in the Mt Fuji and Fuji Five Lakes regions. On the first day of the tour, experience the thrill of biking down Fuji’s slopes, stopping along the way at high-elevation vista points with panoramic views. Pedal around two of the lakes in the mountain’s foothills with breathtaking countryside landscapes. Then visit a historic shrine and lush flower gardens that foreground Fuji.

Spend the second day of the tour cycling around the smaller and more remote three of the Fuji Five Lakes. Explore a well-preserved ancient village where artisans produce elaborate hand-made crafts in traditional Japanese thatched-roof houses. Travel off the beaten path on lovely country roads relatively few tourists see. Then coast down long, gentle hills through Fuji’s western highlands, past evergreen forests and picturesque farms, to a magnficent waterfall.

Our guides are native English-speaking cyclists. We provide bikes in a full range of adult sizes up to 196 cm.

Itinerary

Day 1: Mt Fuji Descent and Two Lakes

Stop At: Mt. Fuji Subaru Line 5th Station, Narusawa-mura, Minamitsuru-gun Yamanashi Prefecture
Ride in our support car to the highest point on Mt Fuji’s slopes at which cycling is allowed and then take a thrilling bike ride all the way down the mountain, stopping along the way at high-elevation vista points with panoramic views.
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Mount Fuji, Chubu
Experience the iconic mountain and the beautiful landscapes below from outlook points on its slopes.
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Lake Kawaguchiko, Fujikawaguchiko-machi, Minamitsuru-gun 401-0300 Yamanashi Prefecture
Enjoy Mt Fuji views from quiet lakeside country roads relatively few tourists visit.
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Lake Yamanaka, Yamanakako-mura, Minamitsuru-gun 401-0500 Yamanashi Prefecture
Our support car brings you to a high-elevation lake where you’ll bike on dedicated cycling paths and boardwalks from which swans can be seen floating close to shore. Conditions on the lake frequently create the opportunity to see Mt Fuji towering over its reflection in the water, forming an exceptionally photogenic “double Fuji” image.
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: Yamanakako Hananomiyako Park, 1650 Yamanaka, Yamanakako-mura, Minamitsuru-gun 401-0501 Yamanashi Prefecture
Visit a flower park where Mt Fuji towers on the horizon with vast fields of colorful blooms in the foreground.
Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Kitaguchi Hongu Fuji Sengen Jinja Shrine, 5558 Kamiyoshida, Fujiyoshida 403-0005 Yamanashi Prefecture
Explore on foot at an atmospheric shrine dedicated to Mt Fuji, where our guides will demonstrate basic Shinto rituals and you can follow along if you wish.
Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Maple Corridor, Kawaguchi, Fujikawaguchiko-machi, Minamitsuru-gun 401-0304 Yamanashi Prefecture
Walk beneath the branches of maple trees whose leaves turn fiery colors in autumn.
Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Lake Kawaguchi Ohashi Bridge, Funatsu, Fujikawaguchiko-machi, Minamitsuru-gun 401-0301 Yamanashi Prefecture
Cycle under and across a bridge that offers panoramic views of Mount Fuji and Lake Kawaguchi.
Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Momiji Tunnel, Oishi, Fujikawaguchiko-machi, Minamitsuru-gun 401-0305 Yamanashi Prefecture
Ride through a tunnel of maple trees that provide a colorful frame to views of Mt Fuji in fall.
Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Oishi Park, Oishi, Fujikawaguchiko-machi, Minamitsuru-gun 401-0305 Yamanashi Prefecture
Walk through a park where fields of flowers provide a foreground to views of Mt Fuji.
Duration: 15 minutes

Meals included:
• Lunch
No accommodation included on this day.

Day 2: Three Lakes and Western Fuji Highlands

Stop At: Saiko Lake, Saiko, Fujikawaguchiko-machi, Minamitsuru-gun 401-0302 Yamanashi Prefecture
Cycle around a peaceful lake that is truly off the beaten path. Bike past plum and cherry trees on the waterfront, enjoying flower viewing in spring. Stop at a beach with an excellent view of Mt Fuji rising up over crystal-clear lake waters. Cycle past maple trees, viewing colorful leaves in fall.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Saiko Iyashi no Sato Nemba, 2710 Saikonemba, Fujikawaguchiko-machi, Minamitsuru-gun 401-0332 Yamanashi Prefecture
Explore on foot at a beautifully-preserved ancient village where artisans produce elaborate hand-made crafts in traditional Japanese thatched-roof farmhouses. The village is a fantastic place to view Mount Fuji foregrounded by lanes of cherry trees that are covered with bright pink blossoms in spring.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Lake Shoji, Shouji, Fujikawaguchiko-machi, Minamitsuru-gun 409-3713 Yamanashi Prefecture
Bike around the most remote and least-developed of the Fuji Five Lakes, enjoying cherry blossom viewing in spring and colorful maple leaves in autumn.
Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Motosuko Lake, Fujikawaguchiko-machi, Minamitsuru-gun 401-0337 Yamanashi Prefecture
Bike around a lake with outstanding views of Mt Fuji rising up behind aquamarine waters.
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: Asagiri Plateau, North of Fujinomiya City, at the base of Western part of Mt. Fuji, Fujinomiya 418-0101 Shizuoka Prefecture
Take a thrilling long downhill ride through Mount Fuji’s scenic western foothills, past picturesque farms where cows and fields dotted with wildflowers foreground the iconic mountain.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Shiraito Falls, Kamiide, Fujinomiya 418-0103 Shizuoka Prefecture
Visit a spectacular waterfall that is among the famous 100 Views of Japan.
Duration: 30 minutes

Meals included:
• Lunch
No accommodation included on this day.