Mt Fuji Trip
Ideally Mt Fuji can also be done as day trip from Tokyo, there are several tour operators that do these daily tours around My Fuji. We booked a trip via https://www.japanican.com/en, with Pickup & Drop including Lunch.
It is best to book a trip with 1 night stay at Ryokan with an Onsen (Hot Spring) to enjoy My Fuji at its best.
These trips are usually combined with the following:
- Mt Fuji 5th Station
- Lake Ashi Cruise
- Fuji-Q Highland- Must do the Fuji Airways Attraction
- Arakurayama Sengen Park- Chureito Pagoda
- Shiraito Falls- Water Fall
- Oshino Hakkai- Garden with springs
- Fujisan Hongu Sengen Taisha Shrine- Temple
- Flower Field Viewing at Lake Yamanaka
If you keen to do it on your own, then there are various train & bus options to travel from Tokyo to Mt Fuji- Kawaguchi Station/Lake Kawaguchi (Kawaguchi-ko)
- One of the most economical ways to travel to and from the Mt Fuji area is by highway bus from Shinjuku Station to Kawaguchiko Station. A single journey is JPY1750 and takes approximately 1 hour 45 minutes from the Shinjuku Bus Terminal. Return or one-way tickets can be booked online on the Highway Buses Japan site. You can also buy your ticket back to Shinjuku at Kawaguchiko Station once you’re there, though you may have fewer options on the day itself.
- For getting around the Lake Kawaguchiko Area, buy a bus pass that gives you unlimited rides on the “Retro Bus” sightseeing bus lines. (A PDF version of the bus map can be found here and saved to your phone for easy access.) Buses along the line operate at 15-minute intervals, so you’re never left waiting long before the next one comes along. The pass costs just JPY1500 and is valid for two days.
Mt Fuji standing in it’s full grandeur is not always visible due to weather conditions, our trip was on of those days when it was Snowing like never before in Mid-April. This did not deter our spirits from enjoying the splendid view of cherry blossoms in full bloom covered in snow.
Eventually we did get to see Mt Fuji clearly with Snow Covered tip sparkling under the bright sun, on our trip to Kyoto from Tokyo via train. It was visible for quite a long time with clouds hovering around it at regular intervals.
On clears days it is visible from Tokyo as well, also you can see it if you are flying in/out of Haneda Airport. Though most of the international flights operate from Narita airport on the outskirt of Tokyo.