Explore The Best Spots To See Mount Fuji On This Day Tour From Tokyo

On my trip from Singapore to Tokyo, Japan greeted me while I was on my flight! I looked out my airplane window and Mount Fuji stood tall above the clouds, easily spotted from the plane! As the tallest mountain in Japan, it truly is an icon.


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This national symbol hosts millions of visitors, coming to the area for religious reasons, sightseeing, and for unique foods!

Take a day trip tour around Mount Fuji, get up close to the mountain, visit the shrine that everyone outside of Japan has seen, and drink the water that comes from Mount Fuji!

The best times to go are from March to May (spring), or from December to January (winter). These times will have the least clouds in the sky for a full view of Mount Fuji. These seasons will also be when Mount Fuji has its iconic white snow cap!

Tour Schedule


07:45 Meet up in Shinjuku (Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation, Shinjuku-Nishiguch Branch)

08:00 Departure

Oishi Park (about 30 minutes)

– Take stunning views of Lake Kawaguchiko and Mount Fuji at Oishi Park.

Arakurayama Sengen Shrine (about 1 hour)

– Enjoy the best view of Mount Fuji from the Five-storied Pagoda.

Mount Fuji 5th Station (about 1 hour)

Saiko Iyashi no sato Nenba will be changed during the period of the road closure.

Oshino Hakkai (about 1 hour)

– Visit the natural pond of Oshino Hakkai to feel and taste the natural water of Mount Fuji.

18:00 Go back to Shinjuku: Dismissal

Oishi Park (Home of Lake Kawaguchiko)


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At the first stop, you will get a great view of Lake Kawaguchiko and Mount Fuji, an unobstructed view of the entire mountain with the lake in the foreground. The stunning view will let you appreciate Mount Fuji’s near perfect symmetry, a shape that isn’t so common with mountains, and is a great place to take photos from!

When you are at the park, walk along Flower Road, a 350 meter long walkway with flowers lining up the sides! A peaceful walk that brings you to another famous spot to take photos from. Kochia (summer cypress) change colours with seasons, giving an entirely new look whenever you are there.

Arakurayama Sengen Shrine


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The next stop is a shrine that every person with internet has seen! If you google “Japan”, I can almost guarantee you that you will see a few photos of this place in the top suggestions.

This shrine is a five-storied pagoda on the mountainside, built in 1963 as a peace memorial. To take the best photo, you will need to walk nearly 400 steps up the mountain from the pagoda’s main building.

The best time to go here is during spring or autumn! During spring, the famous cherry blossoms will flourish, dyeing the trees around the pagoda a bright pink. Autumn will turn the trees red, another great photo opportunity.

Mount Fuji 5th Station

Get up close to Mount Fuji at the closest station to the summit of Mount Fuji. Don’t worry though, you won’t need to hike or walk up to this station. Buses and cars can drive to this station.

This station is 2300 meters above sea level and is the place where you start your journey summiting Mount Fuji. This place is like a little town, where you can eat local food, shop for souvenirs, and take amazing photos of Mount Fuji up close.

When you are here, you have to try their unique soft-serve ice cream, and the “Fuji Mountain Melon Bread” which is only available there.


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Do note that getting here is dependent on the weather conditions as snow will affect the ability to get up to the station.

When you go to the station, be prepared with a jacket. The station tends to be 10 to 15 degrees colder than Tokyo, no matter the season.

Saiko Iyashi no sato Nenba

This place is a rebuilt traditional farming village, an open-air museum where visitors can relive the traditions and purchase different handicrafts. Twenty thatched-roofed houses were reconstructed and turned into shops, museums, and restaurants. You will learn about the lifestyle of the Japanese farmers who had lived in the village destroyed village, their daily life, equipment for farming, and the reasons why the village was destroyed.

Try out the workshops, learn to make traditional products like washi paper, charcoal, and soba noodles, and visit the portrait studio where visitors can try on Kimonos or Samurai armour for photo opportunities!

Oshino Hakkai

Oshino Kahhai translated means “Eight Seas”. This represents the eight ponds that reside in this small village of Oshino.

The water from the eight ponds derives from melted snow from Mount Fuji, filtered through the porous volcanic rock for decades, creating a pond that is so clear and pristine, revered by the locals! The ponds are quite deep and have freshwater plants and large fishes, see the lives that flourish from the water here!

There is a small fountain that looks like a waterfall on the walkway to this pond. The legendary spring water of Oshino Hakkai comes out of this fountain, where visitors can drink the cool water straight from the source! Try sipping some water or purchase an empty plastic bottle and take some for the road.

Located nearby, there is an open-air museum called Hannoki Bayashi Shiryokan (榛の木林資料館)where you can admire the displays of old farming tools and samurai weapons.

Book your slots for Mt. Fuji Day Tour with Kawaguchiko Lake here!

Tour Details

Meeting Location:

07:45 Meet up in Shinjuku (Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation, Shinjuku-Nishiguch Branch)

Ground floor of Mitsui Sumitomo Bank, Shinjuku Nishiguchi Branch

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You can call at: +81-80-8844-6305 / +81-80-7714-4808 (Whatsapp, Line, WeChat) (Service hours: 07:45 to 08:15 every day) (Available in Chinese and English), in case you are lost on the way to the meeting spot.

If you’re late, we will not be able to wait or offer a refund for the tour. Please ensure you plan ample time to locate the meeting point.


  • In case of bad weather, such as typhoons, snowstorms, etc., we will notify via email – 1 day before departure (15:00 local time) if the tour has to be cancelled.
  • Please be sure to arrive at the meeting place 15 minutes before the meeting time. Please be punctual as there will be NO waiting for late-comers.
  • Please be sure to arrive on time at the gathering time of each spot. Please note you will not be refunded if you cannot continue participating in the activities due to personal reasons such as being late.
  • Please note that the itinerary or the tour time to each spot will be adjusted due to traffic jams, facility maintenance, etc.
  • Please note that the itinerary may be changed, or the visit to a spot may be canceled due to force majeure, such as traffic jams and bad weather.
  • This plan doesn’t include lunch. You can bring your own food or have lunch at restaurants at Mount Fuji, Kawaguchiko, Gotemba Outlet, etc.
  • There will be many people during the flowering season. We recommend you prepare some food as there may be severe traffic jams.
  • It may not be possible to enjoy the panoramic view of Mount Fuji due to weather conditions.
  • Pregnant women and people with special physical conditions should pay attention to their health conditions as there is long-distance traffic time in the plan.
  • Please note that we won’t take any responsibility if there are emergencies caused by physical discomfort during the travel. And please be informed of the risk of not being able to seek immediate medical attention.
  • Children aged 0-2 who do not need a seat can participate for free.
  • Every person can take one hand luggage to the bus. Please put your other luggage in the hotel or nearby lockers.
  • Please dress appropriately according to the weather conditions on the day of the event.

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