Fuji and Hakone Two-Day Bike Tour of captivating natural and cultural sites

Visit some of the most scenic places in Japan’s celebrated Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park, beginning with Mt Fuji. Experience the thrill of biking down the mountain and then around three lakes in its foothills that offer spectacular views. Explore a well-preserved ancient village where artisans produce elaborate hand-made crafts in traditional Japanese thatched-roof farmhouses. Visit marvelous temples and flower gardens, and travel off the beaten path on lovely country roads relatively few tourists see.

Spend the second day of the tour taking in the beauty of the famous Hakone area. Pass a breathtaking shrine whose iconic red gates rise out of a lake. Stop for traditional snacks and drinks at a teahouse that has served travellers on the historic Old Tokaido Road for hundreds of years. Cycle from the lakeshores to the surrounding forested hills where magnificent views of mountain ranges and countryside await. Relax after the ride at one of Japan’s most elegant hot spring bathhouses.
* Duration: 2 days
* Starts: Fujikawaguchiko, Japan
* Trip Category: Cultural & Theme Tours >> Cultural Tours




Visit some of the most scenic places in Japan’s celebrated Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park, beginning with Mt Fuji. Experience the thrill of biking down the mountain and then around three lakes in its foothills that offer spectacular views. Explore a well-preserved ancient village where artisans produce elaborate hand-made crafts in traditional Japanese thatched-roof farmhouses. Visit marvelous temples and flower gardens, and travel off the beaten path on lovely country roads relatively few tourists see.

Spend the second day of the tour taking in the beauty of the famous Hakone area. Pass a breathtaking shrine whose iconic red gates rise out of a lake. Stop for traditional snacks and drinks at a teahouse that has served travellers on the historic Old Tokaido Road for hundreds of years. Cycle from the lakeshores to the surrounding forested hills where magnificent views of mountain ranges and countryside await. Relax after the ride at one of Japan’s most elegant hot spring bathhouses.

Itinerary

Day 1: Mt Fuji and Fuji Five 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

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 a well-preserved ancient village where artisans produce elaborate hand-made crafts in traditional Japanese thatched-roof farmhouses. The village is an excellent place to view Mount Fuji foregrounded by cherry trees that are decked with bright pink blossoms in spring.
Duration: 1 hour

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

Day 2: Hakone

Stop At: Lake Ashinoko, Hakone, Hakone-machi, Ashigarashimo-gun 250-0521 Kanagawa Prefecture
View Mount Fuji rising up behind a picturesque lake. Cycle around the lakeshore and then into the surrounding forested hills where magnificent views of mountain ranges and countryside await.
Duration: 4 hours

Stop At: Hakone Shrine, 80-1 Motohakone, Hakone, Ashigarashimo District, Kanagawa 250-0522, Japan
Visit a breathtaking shrine whose iconic red gates rise out of a lake.
Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Hakone, Ashigarashimo District, Kanagawa, Japan
Explore a restored ancient checkpoint and stop for traditional snacks and drinks at a teahouse that has served travellers on the historic Old Tokaido Road for hundreds of years.
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: Tenzan Tohji-kyo, 208 Yumotochaya, Hakone-machi, Ashigarashimo-gun 250-0312 Kanagawa Prefecture
Relax after the ride at one of Japan’s most elegant hot spring bathhouses. Gender segregated baths.
Duration: 1 hour

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