Hidden Gems Two-Day Mt Fuji and Fuji Five Lakes Sightseeing Tour By Private Car

Discover the breathtaking beauty of Mt Fuji and the Fuji Five Lakes region with the help of our team of guides who bring you by private car to a curated selection of the area’s most sublime locations. See magnificent seasonal attractions like corridors of cherry trees in bloom, hillsides blanketed by snowy evergreens, tunnels of maple branches dressed in fiery colors and fields of flowers that foreground Fuji’s silhouette.

You’ll visit a wide variety of extraordinary sites that show off Mount Fuji or juxtapose the region’s impressive cultural and architectural features with natural environments of incredible beauty. Stops on the journey include Mt Fuji’s 5th Station, Chureito Pagoda, Shiraito Falls, Sengen Shrine, the bucolic Asagiri Highlands, the picturesque shores of all of the Fuji Five Lakes and little-known but spectacular Lake Tanuki. You’ll also explore a beautifully-preserved ancient village in the countryside where local artisans display their work in thatched-roof houses.
* Duration: 2 days
* Starts: Fujikawaguchiko, Japan
* Trip Category: Cultural & Theme Tours >> Cultural Tours




Discover the breathtaking beauty of Mt Fuji and the Fuji Five Lakes region with the help of our team of guides who bring you by private car to a curated selection of the area’s most sublime locations. See magnificent seasonal attractions like corridors of cherry trees in bloom, hillsides blanketed by snowy evergreens, tunnels of maple branches dressed in fiery colors and fields of flowers that foreground Fuji’s silhouette.

You’ll visit a wide variety of extraordinary sites that show off Mount Fuji or juxtapose the region’s impressive cultural and architectural features with natural environments of incredible beauty. Stops on the journey include Mt Fuji’s 5th Station, Chureito Pagoda, Shiraito Falls, Sengen Shrine, the bucolic Asagiri Highlands, the picturesque shores of all of the Fuji Five Lakes and little-known but spectacular Lake Tanuki. You’ll also explore a beautifully-preserved ancient village in the countryside where local artisans display their work in thatched-roof houses.

Itinerary

Day 1: Mt Fuji, Chureito Pagoda, Sengen Shrine and Lakes Yamanaka, Sai and Kawaguchi

Stop At: Mt. Fuji Subaru Line 5th Station, Narusawa-mura, Minamitsuru-gun Yamanashi Prefecture
Our private car takes you up the Subaru Line Road to the 5th Station on Mt Fuji’s slopes where you’ll enjoy sweeping views from above the clouds and a visit to a spectacular shrine dedicated to the iconic mountain.
Duration: 1 hour 15 minutes

Stop At: Mount Fuji, Chubu
Experience the iconic mountain and the beautiful landscapes below from outlook points on its slopes.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Lake Kawaguchiko, Fujikawaguchiko-machi, Minamitsuru-gun 401-0300 Yamanashi Prefecture
Our support car drives you to outstanding sites around Lake Kawaguchi where you’ll sightsee on foot. View Mt Fuji across the lake from paths lined by maple and cherry blossom trees.
Duration: 1 hour 15 minutes

Stop At: Lake Yamanaka, Yamanakako-mura, Minamitsuru-gun 401-0500 Yamanashi Prefecture
Our support car brings you to the locations with the best views around Lake Yamanaka, including a beach, a promenade and a lookout tower that offer fantastic views of Mt Fuji and the lake.
See the iconic mountain and the lake from a high-elevation panoramic viewpoint where cherry trees bloom in spring.
Duration: 1 hour 10 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 in an ancient cedar grove. 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
Walk 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
See 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
Our support car takes you to must-see attractions around Lake Saiko, including a beach where Mt Fuji is often reflected on the lake’s surface. You’ll also walk a short forest trail to a vista point where Fuji is framed by red pines.
Duration: 25 minutes

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: 50 minutes

Stop At: Chureito Pagoda, 3360-1 Arakura, Fujiyoshida 403-0011 Yamanashi Prefecture
Visit the famous Arakurayama Sengen Park where you’ll walk up 400 steps and enjoy high-elevation views of Mt Fuji framed by Chureito Pagoda, along with cherry blossoms in spring and colorful leaves in autumn.
Duration: 45 minutes

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

Day 2: Aokigahara Forest, Shiraito Falls, Asagiri Highlands, Yurari Onsen and Lakes Shoji, Motosu and Tanuki

Stop At: Aokigahara Forest, Fujikawaguchiko-machi, Minamitsuru-gun 401-0332 Yamanashi Prefecture
Short walk in the Aokigahara Forest to see its moss-covered lava beds, caves and lush oak and evergreen groves.
Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Lake Shoji, Shouji, Fujikawaguchiko-machi, Minamitsuru-gun 409-3713 Yamanashi Prefecture
Stop at a little-known lakeside vista point with a unique and striking view of Mt Fuji. Visit a beach where Fuji can be seen across the lake. Stroll through a grove of cherry trees that bloom in spring and among maples whose leaves turn red in autumn.
Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Motosuko Lake, Fujikawaguchiko-machi, Minamitsuru-gun 401-0337 Yamanashi Prefecture
See Mt Fuji framed by aquamarine lake waters and lush forested mountainsides at high-elevation vista points. Walk down to the lakefront where Fuji rises behind crystal-clear waters. Stop to enjoy the view where the road winds through a beautiful lakeside forest.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Asagiri Plateau, North of Fujinomiya City, at the base of Western part of Mt. Fuji, Fujinomiya 418-0101 Shizuoka Prefecture
Sightsee at the picturesque Asagiri Highlands where farms and cows foreground Mt Fuji.
Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Lake Tanuki, Saori, Inokashira, Fujinomiya 418-0108 Shizuoka Prefecture
View Mt Fuji from the shores of a little-known but spectacular lake.
Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Shiraito Falls, Kamiide, Fujinomiya 418-0103 Shizuoka Prefecture
Visit Shiraito Falls and walk paths that provide diverse views of the dazzling waterfall and Mt Fuji.
Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Fuji Chobo-no-yu Yurari Onsen, 8532-5, Narusawa-mura, Minamitsuru-gun 401-0320 Yamanashi Prefecture
Relax in the gender-segregated hot spring baths at Yurari Spa, enjoying Mt Fuji views from the outdoor tub.
Duration: 1 hour

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