Aokigahara Jukai Forest, Caves, and Saiko Lake Trip

2017 August 20 (Sunday)

Narusawa, Yamanashi

You may have heard some spooky rumours about Mt. Fuji's Aokigahara Jukai forest but there are many nice trekking routes in this thick forest. The trekking is very flat and easy to walk and you will be immersed in breathtaking scenery. The area is also known for hundreds of small icy caves, which are a great way to escape the summer heat. Bring a headlight for a mini-caving adventure!

Finish the trekking at Saiko lake, one of Fuji's famous five lakes. The lake has amazing views of Mt. Fuji and the water is crystal clear that makes you wanna take a quick dip.

A trip to discover another Kanto area hidden gem!

Trip Itinerary

  • Meet in Shinjuku at 7:15am
  • Get on the bus
  • Catch up on your sleep, or chat with other members and get excited
  • Short stop for breakfast on the way
  • Arrive in Aokigahara area around 9:30am
  • Orientation/safety briefing/group photo/stretching
  • Start the trek at 9:45am
  • Explore some small caves along the trekking route
  • Picnic lunch and explore more small caves (optional)
  • Finish the trek at Saiko Lake
  • Quick swim/dip in the cool crystal clear water of Saiko lake (Optional)
  • Get on the bus
  • Relax in the onsen until 4:30pm (Optional)
  • Get on the bus
  • Arrive back in Tokyo around 7:30pm

Trip Inclusion - Extras - Discounts

Price includes;

  • Round-trip bus transportation
  • Fun/cute and experienced (English and Japanese speaking) trek guides
  • Travel/accident insurance
  • 8% consumption tax
  • Chance to meet a lot of outdoor people and make new friends


  • Onsen (900yen) *Optional


  • Group of 4 or more (500yen)
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Important Notes

  • Itinerary may vary due to the weather, traffic conditions, and other unavoidable circumstances.
  • You MUST have your own insurance (health, social, company, etc.) to be able join.
  • This event is ON rain or shine! In case of bad weather and we're unable to finish the trek due to safety reasons, we will do some sightseeing around Mt Fuji area (visit Shiraito watefalls, local winery etc.) and spend more time in the onsen.
  • The trek is flat but a bit long (about 15k in distance) so reasonable fitness required.
  • Please stay on the trekking trail with the group at all times!
  • Trekking shoes is a MUST!
  • We reserve the rights to refuse people from joining without proper trekking attire (clothes/shoes).
  • Final details will be sent to the participants by email two days before the event.

What to wear/bring

  • Picnic lunch
  • Clothes appropriate for trekking and weather
  • Trekking/hiking/sports shoes
  • Towel
  • Swimsuit
  • Hat
  • Sunscreen
  • Sunglasses
  • Book (to read on the bus)
  • Camera
  • Cellphone
  • Cash

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