Fuji Shibazakura, Narusawa Ice Cave and Shiraito Falls Trip

2017 May 14 (Sunday)

Mt. Fuji Area, Yamanashi

A leisurely and very relaxing day trip for all ages during the Spring Season!

This trip features;

  • Very photogenic Fuji Shibazakura Festival; approximately 800,000 stalks of shibazakura of different varieties on display, producing delightful fields of pink, white and purple colors in different hues
  • Stunning views of Mt. Fuji with it's characteristic capped covered in snow
  • Narusawa Ice Cave
  • Shiraito Falls; ranked among the best and most beautiful waterfalls in Japan
  • Fuji Yurari Spa

The Shiraito Falls (白糸の滝, Shiraito no Taki) are located in the southwestern foothills of Mt. Fuji. Ranked among the most beautiful waterfalls in Japan, the 150 meter wide cascade is fed by the volcano's spring water and flows off the edge of a 20 meter high cliff in thin white streams that resemble hanging threads of silk - hence its name. The base of the waterfall is easily accessible from the road via a walking trail in just a few minutes.

The Fuji Shibazakura Festival is one of the best and most popular to see shibazakura in Japan. The festival is located about three kilometers south of Lake Motosuko in the Fuji Five Lakes area, offering breathtaking views of vast fields of shibazakura, with Mount Fuji in the backdrop on clear days. Approximately 800,000 stalks of shibazakura of different varieties are on display, producing delightful fields of pink, white and purple colors in different hues.

Narusawa Ice Cave is a cave formed by lava from Mt.Fuji located in Aokigahara Jukai (the sea of forest). The average temperature is about 3°C all year. The cave is 130 meters deep and covered with ice and icicles that can be seen every where. Narusawa Ice Cave is one of Japan’s natural monuments.

Finish the day soaked in a nice outdoor onsen with a dramatic sunset view of Mt. Fuji!

Come join us for a very relaxing and leisurely day while enjoying nature at its finest!

Trip Itinerary

  • Meet in Shinjuku at 7:15am
  • Get on the bus
  • Catch up on your sleep or chat with other members
  • Short stop for breakfast on the way
  • Arrive in Fujinomiya around 10am
  • Enjoy the Shiraito Falls until 11:30am
  • Get on the bus
  • Arrive at the Fuji Shibazakura Festival site around 12pm
  • Picnic lunch (bring your own) while looking at colorful flowers and majestic view of Mt. Fuji
  • Walk around Fuji Shibazakura Festival until 1:30pm
  • Get on the bus
  • Arrive in Narusawa area around 2pm
  • Explore the Narusawa Ice Cave until 3pm
  • Get on the bus
  • Arrive at Fuji Yurari Spa around 3:15pm
  • Relax in the onsen/have some drinks
  • Get on the bus at 5pm
  • Arrive back in Shinjuku around 7:30pm
  • Have some drinks with people you've met on the trip (Optional)

Trip Inclusion - Extras - Discounts

Price includes;

  • Private bus transportation (round-trip)
  • Entrance fee to Fuji Shibazakura Festival
  • Entrance fee to Narusawa Ice Cave
  • Fun and experienced walk guides
  • Travel insurance
  • Chance to meet a lot of people and make new friends

Extra;

  • Fuji Yurari Spa (1,500yen) *Includes entry fee and towels

Discounts;

  • Birthday on May 14 (3,000yen)
  • Early-bird (500yen) *Pay before 3pm on Apr 14
  • Group of 4 or more (500yen/person)
  • Regular member (500yen) *Joined a TG outdoor trip more than 5 times and not applicable after the group discount
Price: 10,900Yen
Space left: 4 out of 37

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.
  • Food and drinks available for sale at the Fuji Shibazakura Festival.
  • The event is ON rain or shine! We will spend more time in the onsen in case of bad weather.
  • Final details will be sent to the participants by email two days before the event.

What to wear/bring:

  • Clothes appropriate to the weather
  • Comfortable footwear
  • Raincoat or umbrella (in case of bad weather)
  • Sunscreen
  • Sunglasses
  • Hat
  • Book (to read on the bus)
  • iPod/MP3 player
  • Camera
  • Cellphone
  • Cash

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