Mt. Fuji and Sakura Adventure Trip

2020 April 12 (Sunday)

Mt. Fuji, Yamanashi

Let's explore famous places in and around two Mt. Fuji Lakes and see beautiful cherry blossoms and picture perfect views of Mt. Fuji!

This Trip Features;

  • Arakurayama Sengen Park Sakura Festival - a 15min walk passing some beautiful sakura trees along the many stairs leading to the Chureito Pagoda. This is the place you can get the best and most photogenic view of Mt. Fuji with it's iconic snow capped peak with the Pagoda and gorgeous cherry blossoms in the background. Absolutely jaw dropping on a clear day!
  • Kawaguchiko Sakura Festival - along the northern coast of Kawaguchiko Lake, you can enjoy fantastic view of Mt.Fuji and about 200 Someiyoshino cherry trees lined up about 1km along the lake. You can also enjoy food and drinks at the festival.
  • Iyashinosato Village - after taking some pictures of the beautiful Saiko Lake, we will visit the Iyashinosato Village; a mixture between open air museum and craft village built in the style of a traditional village with thatched roof farmhouses.
  • Aokigahara Jukai Forest; better known as the 'Suicide Forest' or Sea of Trees, is a forest thriving on 30 square kilometers of hardened lava laid down by the last major eruption of Mt. Fuji in 864 AD. Sad facts, Jukai Forest is one of the most popular suicide destinations in the world so walking through the thick forest on it's beautiful nature trail can be spooky.
  • Narusawa Hyoketsu Ice Cave; a designated 'Natural Monument'. It is a 153m long lava cave with an air hole in a vertical circular shape, created after the outpouring of lava, and located in Aokigahara Jukai. There are ice pillars inside all year round. Walk around the circular cave, enjoying its various expressions.
  • Akafuji Wine Cellar; Local wine cellar where we can taste (for free) and buy some local wines (time permitting).

A blockbuster Spring adventure day trip for all ages!

Trip Itinerary

  • Meet in Shinjuku at 7am
  • Get on the bus
  • Catch up on your sleep or chat with other members
  • Short stop for breakfast on the way
  • Arrive at Shimoyoshida station around 9:15am
  • 10mins walk to the Arakurayama Sengen Park
  • Conquer the 398 steps to the 5 storey Pagoda and the observatory
  • Enjoy the breathtaking view of Mt. Fuji with the Pagoda and cherry blossoms (weather permitting)
  • Walk back to Shimoyoshida station
  • Get on the bus at 10:30am
  • Arrive at Kawaguchiko Sakura Festival venue around 10:45am
  • Enjoy the cherry blossoms and some food/drinks at the festival
  • Get on the bus at 12pm
  • Arrive at Iyashinosato Ancient Village around 12:30pm
  • Take some photos of the Saiko Lake and explore the Iyashinosato Ancient Village
  • Get on the bus at 1:45pm
  • Arrive at Fugaku Wind Cave parking around 2pm
  • 30mins trek through Aokigahara Jukai Forest
  • See Narusawa Cave or keep exploring the Jukai Forest
  • Get on the bus at 3:30pm
  • Arrive at Akafuji Wine Cellar around 3:45pm
  • Try, taste and buy different kinds of locally made wines
  • Get on the bus at 4:30pm
  • Short stop for some food/snacks on the way
  • Arrive back in Shinjuku around 7pm

Trip Inclusion - Extras - Discounts

Price includes;

  • Round-trip private bus transportation
  • Iyashinosato entry fee
  • Fun and cute (English/Japanese speaking) tour guides ;p
  • Travel insurance
  • Consumption tax

Discounts;

  • Birthday on Apr 12 (3,000yen)
  • Early-bird (500yen) *Pay before 3pm on Mar 12
  • Group of 4-5 (500yen/person) *Group leader or name required
  • Group of 6 or more (1,000yen/person) *Group leader or name required
  • Regular member (500yen) *Joined more than 5 TG trips/Cannot combine with the group discount
    *** Check Discount Policies ***
Price: 9,900Yen
Space left: 13 out of 45

Important Notes

  • Itinerary may vary due to the weather, traffic conditions, and other unavoidable circumstances.
  • Reasonable fitness not required but an advantage.
  • There are lots of steps (about 600) up to the Chureito Pagoda.
  • Food and drinks available at the Kawaguchiko Sakura Festival.
  • Visit to Narusawa Cave is optional.
  • Visit to Akafuji Wine Cellar is time permitting so can be canceled on the day.
  • Final details will be sent to the participants by email two days before the event.

What to wear/bring

  • Windbreaker/waterproof/rain jacket and pants
  • Fleece and thermals
  • Trekking or sports shoes
  • Hat
  • Sunscreen
  • Sunglasses
  • Book (to read on the bus)
  • Camera
  • Smartphone
  • Cash

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