On holidays, go to Mount Fuji Kawaguchiko for a day trip from the Tokyo area [Sightseeing tour in Japan]

I want to go somewhere on a sunny holiday, but it’s boring to go to the same department store as usual, and I’m worried about where to go.

How about sightseeing in Mt. Fuji and Lake Kawaguchi on a day trip from the Tokyo area? It’s easy to go and is a classic sightseeing spot that doesn’t change all year round.

 Visiting Mt. Fuji and Lake Kawaguchi is a classic

It is popular among tourists visiting Japan as a standard sightseeing trip to Mt. Fuji Kawaguchiko.

Sightseeing from Mt. Fuji and Kawaguchiko from the Tokyo area is a classic, so day trip bus tours are also available.

How about this route?

Tokyo-Oishi Park-Kawaguchiko Mount Fuji Panorama Ropeway-Mount Fuji 5th Station-Oshino Hakkai-Tokyo

Oishi Park

This is a park with a superb view of the lake and Mt. Fuji. Inside the park is the Lake Kawaguchi Nature Living Hall, a blueberry base. From June to July, lavender is in full bloom and is a sub-venue of the Herb Festival.

Lake Kawaguchi and Flower Garden with Mt. Fuji in the background are superb views. It is also popular as a photo spot.


[Chuo Expressway] About 8.9km from Kawaguchiko IC, about 22.7km from Ichinomiya Misaka IC, about 34.8km from Kofu Minami IC
[Higashi Fuji Five Lakes Road] 8.9km from Fujiyoshida IC
[Tomei Expressway] About 54.8km from Fuji IC
Bus route

Take the Retro Bus Kawaguchiko Line from Kawaguchiko Station on the Fuji Express Line and get off at the Natural Life Hall.

[Lake Kawaguchi Bus] Lake Kawaguchi Nature Hall
[Yodogawa Agricultural Products Direct Sales Center-Mt. Fuji Station] In front of the school, in front of Akebono-so
Pets are allowed, so it is recommended for those who want to go with their pets. *

There are no admission fees.

Lake Kawaguchi Fuji panoramic ropeway

In autumn, the trees change color and the ropeway advances through the golden autumn leaves. You can enjoy Lake Kawaguchi looking down below and the autumn leaves that color the lakeside.

For cars,

It is about 15 minutes from Fujiyoshida Kawaguchiko IC.
About 40 minutes from Ichinomiya / Misaka IC.
About 1 hour from Gotemba IC.
In the case of highway buses, a round-trip bus leaves from Kawaguchiko Station. It takes about 15 minutes on foot or by excursion bus. Highway buses run from Tokyo Station and Shinjuku to Kawaguchiko Station. It is convenient because it takes about 2 hours.

In the case of trains, take the Nakahonsen express from Tokyo to Otsuki Station in about 1 hour. From there, change to the Fujikyu Line and go to Kawaguchiko Station in about an hour, then walk or take a round-trip bus for about 15 minutes.

Fuji 5th Station

Mt. Fuji 5th Station Parking Lot is located on the border of the forest, called the Tenchi border, and there are many shops, depending on the operating status of the Fuji Subaru Line, but from mid-April to mid-December. Open until. It is recommended as a starting point for easy 5th station sightseeing or as a starting point for summer climbing Fuji (July 1 to mid-September).

There is a convenient bus to Mt. Fuji 5th Station.

Shinjuku Station-direct highway bus
Haneda Airport-Express bus * Transfer at Mt. Fuji Station / Kawaguchiko Station

Oshino Hakkai

Oshino Hakkai, a natural monument, is a spring pond that originates from the underground water of Mt. Fuji. It has been certified as part of the World Heritage Site of Mt. Fuji.

By train

Take the JR Chuo Line from Shinjuku Station and get off at Otsuki Station (approx. 90 minutes)
Take the Fujikyu Otsuki Line from Otsuki Station and get off at Mt.Fuji Station (required time is about 50 minutes)
From Fujisan Station, take the “Route Bus [Uchino]” or “Fuji Lake” and get off at the “Oshino Hakkai” bus stop (approx. 25 minutes)
In case of express bus

Take the Chuo Expressway Bus bound for Fuji Five Lakes from Shinjuku Station and get off at the Oshino Hakkai bus stop (approximately 140 minutes)
By car

Via Tomei Expressway

Gotenba I.C. from Tokyo to Tomei Expressway (Time required: about 90 minutes)
From Gotemba I.C. via Route 138, Oshino Village (Approximately 45 minutes)
Via the Chuo Expressway

Kawaguchiko I.C. from Tokyo by Chuo Expressway (Time required: about 100 minutes)
From Kawaguchiko I.C.Oshinomura (Approximately 20 minutes)

If you stay overnight, around Kawaguchiko

The area around Lake Kawaguchi is recommended for overnight stays. There are many accommodations and it is a convenient sightseeing area. It’s a good idea to slowly take a hot spring and take a look at the daily fatigue.

There are also day bus tours for tourists visiting Japan.

I gathered at the Hamamatsucho bus terminal at around 9:00 am and visited Japan for sightseeing tours on the following schedule.

Hamamatsucho Bus Terminal-Oishi Park-Kawaguchiko Mt.Fuji Panoramic Ropeway-Mt.Fuji 5th Station-Oshino Hakkai-Tokyo Station

Tokyo Station is scheduled to arrive around 19: 00-19: 30

This is a one-day tour where you can enjoy the world heritage Mt. Lunch is also included. Visit Oishi Park, which overlooks Lake Kawaguchi, Mt. Fuji Panorama Ropeway (guided to another facility when it is crowded or closed) and Oshino Hakkai. It seems that pick-up service to some hotels is possible. Please contact us for details such as price.

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