Bicycle escape: Mount Fuji and its 5 lakes

  • Duration : 4 days
  • Locations : Tokyo, Kawaguchiko, Gotemba, Fujinomiya

This tour departing from Tokyo will introduce you to the majestic Mount Fuji and its surroundings!

Around 175km of cycling spread over 4 days await you to tour the lakes around Mount Fuji including the famous Lake Kawaguchi, and its breathtaking views of one of the emblems of Japan.

Included in this independent trip: bus from/to Tokyo, accommodation and bike rental!


Content of the 4 days and 3 nights itinerary

  • 1 night in Kawaguchiko
  • 1 night in Gotemba
  • 1 night in Fujinomiya

 Why choose this excursion to Japan?

  1. Discover Mount Fuji and the Five Lakes Region.
  2. Enjoy the best views, especially at the Chureito Pagoda
  3. Stroll through the very charming surrounding villages
  4. Discover the Mount Fuji World Heritage Center
  5. Recommendations available in your digital travel diary        

Your excursion in detail

Intinéraire

  • Day 1 : Around the lakes

    Early in the morning, departure from the center of Tokyo by bus to Lake Kawaguchi-ko at the foot of the iconic Mount Fuji, the journey takes 3 hours

    Collect rental bikes at the lake:

    Day around Lake Kawaguchi-ko which offers superb views of Mount Fuji in good weather. The lake is approximately 20km in circumference and is punctuated with museums, parks and galleries.

    The north shore is the most popular with walkers, especially when the cherry trees are in bloom or the maples are blushing. But just like the biggest celebrities, the sacred mountain is modest.

    She lets herself be desired and only the most patient (and luckiest) will be able to appreciate her splendor

    At the end of the afternoon, check into your 3* accommodation. Enjoy your hotel's hot springs

    Lunch and dinner are at your expense.

  • Day 2 : From one view to another

    Breakfast at the hotel

    The day begins with an iconic panorama of Mount Fuji from the 5-story Chureito Pagoda, a must-visit in the region.

    Continue to the sanctuary which serves as the starting point for pilgrimages for the ascent to the summit of the sacred mountain. The path is lined with large lanterns which lead towards the main building surrounded by thousand-year-old trees.

    Discover a thatched-roof village classified as a world heritage site since 2013 for its unique architecture. This small town is today dedicated to local crafts. The village of 9,200 souls is home to Edo-style houses and a pond with crystal clear waters that attract everyone's attention.

    An open-air museum allows visitors to learn more about the way of life of the Japanese who lived at the foot of Mount Fuji two centuries ago.

    Lunch in the village

    Heading south, stop at Lake Yamanaka, literally "lake in the middle of the mountains", the third highest lake in Japan (982 meters). Keep your eyes peeled for the “Kaba” amphibious bus on the lake Gain height in the Fuji Cemetery park and its avenue of cherry trees, after climbing a few steps, the site offers a beautiful view of the surrounding nature.

    Installation in your 3* hotel in Gotemba

    Lunch and dinner are at your expense.

  • Day 3 : Nature and traditions

    Breakfast at the hotel

    Go and observe the 90 species and no less than 900 wild animals that roam freely at the foot of Mount Fuji, in the safari.

    Continue to the tea fields which offer one of the most beautiful views of the sacred mountain, take the time to find the best angle for the perfect photo.

    In the afternoon, don't miss the heritage site of Mount Fuji and its magnificent architecture. This establishment aims to protect, preserve and transmit to future generations the environment, history and culture of the site.

    Check into your accommodation, a lovely inn in the town of Fujinomiya.

    Lunch and dinner are at your expense. 

  • Day 4 : Waterfalls and local flavors

    Early in the morning, stop at a cozy café for breakfast.

    The day begins with the discovery of a natural site, one of the most beautiful waterfalls in Japan. Clear water gushes from the precipices between the old and new layers of the volcano over a width of 150 meters

    For the youngest, a ranch offers a contact break with animals with a view of Mount Fuji. A place loved by families that offers culinary workshops, crafts and other activities

    Lunch not far from the delicious Yakisobo ranch (addresses in your travel notebook).

    On the way to Lake Kawaguchi-ko, stop at a vibrant floral garden. A place that will complete your tour of the sacred mountain.

    Bicycle storage at the lake. Bus to Tokyo late afternoon. End of Japan Experience services.

    Meals for this day are not included

    Included in your self-guided excursion

  • Accommodations

    - 1 night in Kawaguchiko in a 3* hotel

    - 1 night in Gotemba in a 3* hotel

    - 1 night in Fujinomiya in Guesthouse

    The base rate includes a twin room for two people

  • Transportation

    - Round trip bus from Tokyo departing from Ikebukuro

    - 4-day bicycle rental from and to Kawaguchi-ko

     

  • Visits and meals

    - All breakfasts and dinners (half board).

  • Additional services

    - Complete digital travel diary sent 20 days before your departure

    - 24/7 telephone support, in English

  • Not included in the price of your excursion

    - Optional insurance

    - Personal expenses including lunches (you will find addresses selected by us in your travel diary)

    - Internet access (Pocket wifi or SIM card)

    - Everything that is not in the “included in your excursion” section

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Your tour

  • Prices displayed on this page may vary depending on the Japanese ¥ exchange rate.
  • Pets are not allowed.
  • Children accepted from 3 years old inclusive. Children's rates available for people aged 3 to 11 inclusive.
  • This excursion is unfortunately not accessible to people with reduced mobility.
  • This program may be subject to modifications due to circumstances such as weather conditions or any other force majeure. Please note that due to the current situation, any information mentioned is subject to change or adaptation.
  • At least one person participating in the trip must have a valid driving license in their country.
  • To benefit from an internet connection, book an E-SIM with Japan Experience
  • Reservations for this excursion must be made at least 30 days before the start date of the excursion.
  • Your travel documents will be sent to you by email 20 days before your departure.
  • For your comfort, we advise you to have your luggage sent to the hotel of the 2nd night from Tokyo and then send it back to Tokyo

Your accommodation

  • Some hotels may ask you for a tourist tax upon arrival. It depends on the cities and even the hotels, as some do not include it in the cost of the reservation. It generally amounts to ¥200/night/person (around €1.60) but can be a little higher in 4* hotels. It must be paid in cash at the hotel reception.
  • Single room: People traveling alone and/or wishing to reserve a single room must pay a supplement when booking. Please note that in the event of a single room supplement for an order of more than 2 people, it will be applied in all accommodation except in ryokans (3 and 4*). Indeed, as this is traditional accommodation, people under the same reservation are grouped together in spacious rooms that can accommodate up to 5 people.
  • 3 person room: If there are 3, 5 or more of you and you do not select the individual supplement, you will be allocated a triple room.
  • Names of hotels: The names indicated on the site are given for information only. In the event of unavailability, an establishment of equivalent standard will be scheduled.
  • In the ryokan, you will sleep on comfortable futons placed on the tatami. The bedroom has a private sink and WC. As is customary in ryokan in Japan, the “onsen” bathroom is shared (single-sex) unless you take the “private bathroom in the room” option. EN The 4* ryokan (see 4* option) have comfortable raised futons or on Western beds in a traditional tatami room. The bathrooms and toilets of 4* ryokans are private

Your transport

  • If the flights were purchased by you without intervention from Japan Experience, it is necessary to send us by email 1 month before your departure your flight information (flight number, airport, date and time of arrival) to allow us to best organize your welcome and airport transfer

Your meals

  • Breakfasts are included in the price of your excursion.
  • For lunch, you will also find addresses selected by us in your travel diary.

Bicycle escape: Mount Fuji and its 5 lakes

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