Mount Fuji is a symbolic icon in Japan and on the must-go list of many tourists. Not only the mountain itself is attractive, there are also beautiful and interesting places worth visiting around the area. The public transport between Tokyo and Shizuoka, where Mt. Fuji is located, is not the most convenient so it may take some time and effort to travel from one attraction to another, while hiring a chartered car might be quite expensive too. That is why, bus tour has become a very popular option among tourists.

Today, we would like to recommend a convenient and comfortable bus tour departing from Tokyo to Mount Fuji. The bus provides Wi-Fi service, so you can sit back and kill time with your phone during the close to two-hour journey to Mount Fuji. Multilingual audio guide is also available on the bus to provide information of Mount Fuji.

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Below is the itinerary of the tour, which may also give some ideas to those of you who are planning to go on your own!

【8:50】This tour’s meeting point is Shinjuku Island Tower, but pick-up service will also be available for some other hotels, for details please check the link in the end.

【10:45~11:30】Oshino Hakkai

It is located at the foot of Mt.Fuji, designated as the natural monument of Japan. You could try grilled Fuji fish and Fuji tofu made by the snow water while enjoying the stunning view.

【11:40~12:55】Try your luck and see if you could meet some ninjas here in Oshino Ninja Village while enjoying your lunch break!

【13:40~14:10】5th station of the Mt.Fuji

The reason for having this name ‘5th station’ is that Mount Fuji has 10 stages from the foot of the mountain to the top, and each stage is called a “station”. The 5th is located on the mountainside of Mt. Fuji where you can oversee the beauty of the area and purchase some limited edition snacks and souvenirs!

Recommended outfit — It is strongly recommended to wear thicker clothes or bring extra clothes as Mt Fuji 5th Station is located at 2,305m high and the temperature is 10-15 degree Celsius lower than the plains surrounding the mountain. It is also advised to wear a pair of comfortable walking shoes.

【14:45~15:30】”Fuji Airways” at Fuji-Q Highland

Fuji-Q Highland is an amusement park around Mt.Fuji. “Fuji Airways” is one of the fun projects which is highly recommended by lots of people. When you sit on the imitation wing seats with a giant semi-circular screen in the front, you will be ‘surrounded’ by Mt.Fuji’s beautiful view as if you are flying over the mountain top, which is a very unforgettable experience.

【15:45~16:10】Lake Kawaguchi

Located at the foot of Mount Fuji, Lake Kawaguchiko is also known as the best spot to view the beauty of Mount Fuji.

【17:40~18:10】Arriving back to Shinjuku west exit and the tour ends here.

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Writer: Amber

Image source: Internet, yokoso