Mt Fuji incredible vistas bike tour with traditional village and waterfall visit

Fuji Bike Tour’s guides lead you in exploring the shores of all five lakes in Mt Fuji’s foothills. You’ll bike through picturesque countryside, passing farms, cherry trees and vast fields of flowers. Stops include a spectacular waterfall, an atmospheric shrine and an ancient village of thatched-roof houses where local artisans display traditional crafts.

This tour is a good match for people of average or better fitness who are up for a day of moderate outdoor activity. A support car and driver will accompany the tour so if you get tired you can ride in the car. Your bike will also be transported so you can resume cycling when you wish.

Your guides will be native English speakers. They also speak and read some Japanese but aren’t professional interpreters. One guide will ride a bicycle and lead the tour. The other guide will drive the support car.

We can provide bikes in a full range of sizes, including S, M, L and XL, that can accommodate riders 150 cm (4’11”) to 196 cm (6’5″) tall.
* Duration: 7 to 8 hours
* Starts: Fujikawaguchiko, Japan
* Trip Category: Cultural & Theme Tours >> Cultural Tours




Fuji Bike Tour’s guides lead you in exploring the shores of all five lakes in Mt Fuji’s foothills. You’ll bike through picturesque countryside, passing farms, cherry trees and vast fields of flowers. Stops include a spectacular waterfall, an atmospheric shrine and an ancient village of thatched-roof houses where local artisans display traditional crafts.

This tour is a good match for people of average or better fitness who are up for a day of moderate outdoor activity. A support car and driver will accompany the tour so if you get tired you can ride in the car. Your bike will also be transported so you can resume cycling when you wish.

Your guides will be native English speakers. They also speak and read some Japanese but aren’t professional interpreters. One guide will ride a bicycle and lead the tour. The other guide will drive the support car.

We can provide bikes in a full range of sizes, including S, M, L and XL, that can accommodate riders 150 cm (4’11”) to 196 cm (6’5″) tall.

Itinerary
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Stop At: Mount Fuji, Chubu

Bike in the foothills of Mt Fuji and enjoy outstanding views of the mountain and surrounding countryside.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Lake Kawaguchiko, Fujikawaguchiko-machi, Minamitsuru-gun 401-0300 Yamanashi Prefecture

Explore the shoreline of a magnificent lake on one of the area’s easiest, flattest bike courses. View Mt Fuji across the lake from paths lined by maple and cherry blossom trees.

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Fuji Omuro Sengen Shrine, 3951 Katsuyama, Fujikawaguchiko-machi, Minamitsuru-gun 401-0310 Yamanashi Prefecture

Visit the oldest shrine dedicated to Mt Fuji where your guide will demonstrate the rituals of Shinto, the national religion of Japan, that even non-believers are welcome to perform when visiting a sacred site. You’ll have the option to follow along and try them, if you like.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Maple Corridor, Kawaguchi, Fujikawaguchiko-machi, Minamitsuru-gun 401-0304 Yamanashi Prefecture

Ride through a tunnel formed by the branches of maple trees whose leaves turn red and yellow in Fall. Stop to see Mt Fuji framed by the colorful trees.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Oishi Park, Oishi, Fujikawaguchiko-machi, Minamitsuru-gun 401-0305 Yamanashi Prefecture

Stroll through a lakeside flower park with excellent views of Mt Fuji.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Yagizaki Park, Kodachi, Fujikawaguchiko-machi, Minamitsuru-gun 401-0302 Yamanashi Prefecture

Visit a scenic lakeside park from which you’ll see the elegant “floating shrine”, an epitome of Japanese traditional architecture. Magnificent fields of hydrangea and lavender flowers bloom here in summer.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Yamanakako Hananomiyako Park, 1650 Yamanaka, Yamanakako-mura, Minamitsuru-gun 401-0501 Yamanashi Prefecture

Visit vast flower fields that foreground Mt Fuji.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Lake Yamanaka, Yamanakako-mura, Minamitsuru-gun 401-0500 Yamanashi Prefecture

Ride on dedicated bike paths and boardwalks from which swans can be seen floating on the lake, and stop at a beach with an excellent view of Mt Fuji.

Duration: 1 hour 10 minutes

Stop At: Kitaguchi Hongu Fuji Sengen Jinja Shrine, 5558 Kamiyoshida, Fujiyoshida 403-0005 Yamanashi Prefecture

Sightsee at an atmospheric shrine dedicated to Mt Fuji.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Momiji Tunnel, Oishi, Fujikawaguchiko-machi, Minamitsuru-gun 401-0305 Yamanashi Prefecture

Bike country roads where maples turn red in fall and provide a spectacular frame for views of Mt Fuji.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Lake Kawaguchi Ohashi Bridge, Funatsu, Fujikawaguchiko-machi, Minamitsuru-gun 401-0301 Yamanashi Prefecture

Ride under and across a bridge that spans the lake and offers beautiful views of Mt Fuji.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Okukawaguchiko Sakuranosato Park, 101他 Nagahama, Fujikawaguchiko, Minamitsuru District, Yamanashi 401-0331, Japan

Ride under the branches of cherry trees whose flowers bloom in spring.

Duration: 20 minutes

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: Saiko Lake, Saiko, Fujikawaguchiko-machi, Minamitsuru-gun 401-0302 Yamanashi Prefecture

Bike around a quiet lakeshore in the countryside, past plum and cherry trees, enjoying flower viewing in spring. Stops include a beach with an excellent view of Mt Fuji where the iconic mountain is often reflected on the surface of the waters, creating a breathtaking “double Fuji” image. You’ll also cycle past maple trees, viewing colorful leaves in fall.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Motosuko Lake, Fujikawaguchiko-machi, Minamitsuru-gun 401-0337 Yamanashi Prefecture

Cycle the shores of a breathtaking lake in Mt Fuji’s foothills that offers unparalleled views of the iconic mountain towering over aquamarine waters and lush forests.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Lake Shoji, Shouji, Fujikawaguchiko-machi, Minamitsuru-gun 409-3713 Yamanashi Prefecture

Bike around the most remote of the Fuji Five Lakes, passing maples that turn red in autumn and cherry trees that bloom in spring.

Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Shiraito Falls, Kamiide, Fujinomiya 418-0103 Shizuoka Prefecture

See a magnificent waterfall that is counted among the hundred most spectacular sights in Japan.

Duration: 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 bike ride through Mount Fuji’s scenic, rural western foothills on a road that boasts one of the famous 100 Views of Japan. Stop beside picturesque farms where cows and wildflower-dotted fields foreground the iconic mountain.

Duration: 45 minutes