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Lake Kawaguchiko Hike and Onsen - 2 Days / 1 Night
Lake Kawaguchiko Hike and Onsen - 2 Days / 1 Night

Lake Kawaguchiko Hike and Onsen - 2 Days / 1 Night

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Tokyo - Kawaguchiko

The lake is the gateway to the Okuniwa Nature Park, which is located at the bottom half of Mount Fuji. Guests will hike through the park, observing the area’s unique flora and fauna. After the day’s exertions, respite will be provided that evening at a comfortable traditional ryokan with onsen (hot spring baths).

Day 1 - Tokyo - Kawaguchiko (L,D)


This morning, take an early bus to Lake Kawaguchi, an onsen resort at the base of Mt.  Fuji and one of the Fuji Five Lakes. Upon your arrival at Kawaguchiko Station, your local guide will meet you and together you will continue on to the Okuniwa Nature Park, which is located at the bottom half of Mt. Fuji.

You will hike through the park, observing the area’s unique flora and fauna. If the weather is fine, you will also have commanding views of Fuji-san, standing at 3,776 meters about sea level.

After the hike, you will go to Mt. Fuji’s 5th Station for lunch. This is the starting point for hikers who climb Mt. Fuji during climbing season (July and August). You can also purchase a postcard, which you can send from the 5th station’s post office.

The guide will escort you back to Kawaguchiko Station, and from there, you can make your way to your accommodation.

Tonight, you will stay a Japanese-style room, complete with tatami (mats), shoji (rice paper) sliding doors, and onsen (hot spring baths). 

Overnight in Kawaguchiko


Distance and journey time:

Shinjuku bus terminal to Kawaguchiko-eki bus terminal (103km): approx. 105mins

Kawaguchiko-eki bus terminal to Fujisan Gogome-mae bus terminal (30km): approx. 60min

Okuniwa Nature Park trek (garden path): approx. 40mins


Start (guided tour): around 09:25 (at Kawaguchiko Station)

Duration: 5hrs

*including pick-up/drop-off and transfer times

Day 2 - Kawaguchiko - Tokyo (B)


Today is a self-guided day.

This morning after breakfast, you have the option to do a bit more sightseeing in the area before you catch your bus back to Tokyo.



Suggested Self-Guide Itinerary:


Kubota Itchiku Museum

A museum dedicated to Itchiku Kubota, the man who spent the rest of his life practicing tsujigahana, one of the techniques of shibori (tie-dyeing) in which a small bunch of cloth is tied with string before dying to make the patterns. Here you will find some of his signature kimono hanging on wooden bars and reflecting the natural light that comes from the sun. Even the museum itself can be considered as a great artwork, with some of its pillars made from century old cypress trees and its ceiling open so that the visitors can clearly see its wooden structure.


Kawaguchiko Museum of Art

A museum that houses temporary exhibitions of Japanese and foreign modern artists as well as a small permanent collection of paintings and photographs featuring Mount Fuji.


Saiko Iyashi no Sato Nemba

A tiny village with around twenty thatched roof houses that serve as traditional handicraft studios, museums, local restaurants, and cafés.

You can also take a boat ride on the lake or ride the Kachi Kachi Ropeway to an observation point near the summit of Mount Tenjo, from where Lake Kawaguchiko and Mount Fuji can be seen (during a clear day).

Make your way back to Kawaguchiko Station to catch your bus back to Shinjuku in Tokyo.

Tour Duration: 2 Days / 1Night
Tour Operates: Year Round / On Demand
Tour Price: Available upon Request

Rates vary frequently. Please contact us to get the best possible price based upon your travel period and specific touring needs.

Our Services Include:

  • Hotel accommodation in twin room with daily breakfast (for ryokan, minshuku, and other traditional accommodation, rooms are Japanese-style with futon and meals are half board).
  • Meals as mentioned in the itinerary (B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner).
  • Roundtrip bus tickets from Shinjuku bus terminal to Kawaguchiko bus terminal (reserved seats).
  • English-speaking guide on Day 1.
  • All entrance fees and public transportation fees as mentioned in the itinerary on Day 1.

Our Services Do Not Include:

  • International and domestic flights (quoted separately).
  • Some local transport.
  • Meals other than mentioned above.
  • Personal expenses (e.g. drinks, laundry, telephone, and other expenditures of a personal nature).
  • Travel insurance (please see below).
  • Other services not clearly indicated in the package inclusions above.


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All the touring itineraries on this website have been carefully crafted by our in-country management teams and represent a series of experiences we can certainly recommend. However, we understand that every travel experience should be as unique and individual as each traveler. Our consultants are waiting to hear from you so that we can tailor or custom design a Japan tour to your individual specifications.

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icon-quote-l  Oh wow! We had an amazing time in Japan. Our only regret was that we had such a short time to visit. Each and every one of our local guides was wonderful.  icon-quote-r

Teresa Mac

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