Chubu Region Nature & adventure

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From Tokyo: Mt. Fuji Full-Day Sightseeing Trip

1. From Tokyo: Mt. Fuji Full-Day Sightseeing Trip

Experience the most famous sightseeing spots around Mount Fuji. Learn about Japanese history and culture while soaking in the dramatic views around Mount Fuji. Depart from Tokyo by bus and arrive at Kawaguchiko Oishi Park where you can capture beautiful photos with lake Kawaguchi and Mount Fuji in the background. Continue to Arakura Sengen Park, located halfway up Mount Arakura in Fujiyoshida in the Yamanashi Prefecture. Take in the panoramic views of the city with Mount Fuji in the background and admire the cherry blossoms. Head to Oshino Hakkai, one of the most famous spots in the Fujisan area, and see the 8 different lakes located there. Taste the water from Mount Fuji. Explore the Gotemba Premium Outlet with plenty of time to shop in Gotemba City with beautiful views of Mt. Fuji before being dropped off back in Shinjuku Subaru.

From Tokyo: 1-Day Private Mt. Fuji Tour by Car

2. From Tokyo: 1-Day Private Mt. Fuji Tour by Car

You will be picked up from your hotel and taken to important sites in the Mount Fuji area on this customizable, full day tour. This private charter is perfect for larger groups, especially for families, as it lets you see more in a day and with the utmost ease. The flexible tour schedule allows you to enjoy the day at your own pace. You can choose which sites to explore in the region, including the Sengen Shrine Complex - the gateway to the ascension of Mt Fuji, where hikers would pray for a safe climb here before embarking on their journey. You could also see the gorgeous Kawaguchiko Lake, Kachi Kachi Ropeway, and even Oshino Hakkai - a traditional Japanese style village with evergreen ponds. Along the way, you will be accompanied by an expert driver. If you wish, you can also choose to have a guide accompany you during the tour.

From Tokyo: Full-Day Mount Fuji and Hakone Tour with Sightseeing Cruise

3. From Tokyo: Full-Day Mount Fuji and Hakone Tour with Sightseeing Cruise

Leave the hustle and bustle of Tokyo behind and head out to Hakone's peaceful nature by bus. See Mount Fuji's serene presence from a boat cruise across Lake Ashi's calm waters. Enjoy a higher perspective from your cable car ride on the Hakone Ropeway to Owakudani Valley. Depart by bus from Tokyo to see the scenic landscape and areas of Hakone near Mount Fuji. Once there, board the ornately decorated pirate ship for a cruise on Lake Ashi, formed by a volcanic eruption thousands of years ago. From your boat, gaze out at the surrounding greenery and the idyllic views of Mount Fuji looming in the background. Enjoy the contrast of colors from the leaves and shrubs depending on which season you're in. Then, see the landscape from another perspective on a cable car ride on the Hakone Ropeway to Owakudani Valley - the area around a crater created during the last eruption of Mount Hakone around 3,000 years ago. Take in the sweeping panoramic views of Hakone from above. Learn more about the region's nature and traditions from your guide throughout your day. If you're feeling adventurous, try the local delicacy, Kuro Tamago, a black boiled egg, which, according to local legend, will extend your life for seven years.

From Tokyo: Private Full-Day Mount Fuji and Hakone Trip with Transfer

4. From Tokyo: Private Full-Day Mount Fuji and Hakone Trip with Transfer

Depart from Shinjuku in Tokyo to the scenic areas of Hakone near Mount Fuji. First, cruise on a well-decorated pirate boat to enjoy breathtaking views of Mount Fuji around the green on Lake Ashinoko. After viewing the mountain from the water, view it in the air by taking the Hakone Ropeway up to Mount Hakone, where you can see a clear view of Mount Fuji from another mountain.  The Ohwakudani, Great Boiling Valley, is another famous volcano, which erupted 4,000 years ago with live white sulfur escaping. Try the local Black Boiled Egg, Kuro Tamago, to see whether the legend is true and that it extends your life for seven years. In the afternoon choose to visit Gotemba Premium Outlet for around 2 hours. Gotemba premium outlet is one of the largest outlets in Japan, you can see Mount Fuji from inside the outlet.  The other choice is to experience the famous hot spring from which you can enjoy a view of Mount Fuji view. Hot springs are one of the most famous cultures of Japan and many tourists like to experience them when they visit. Then teturn to Shinjuku in the early evening.

Kyoto: 3-Hour Fushimi Inari Shrine Hidden Hiking Tour

5. Kyoto: 3-Hour Fushimi Inari Shrine Hidden Hiking Tour

Take the only tour at Fushimi Inari that goes off paved paths and onto actual forest trails. Avoid the crowds of tourists trying to get a good photo and enjoy a personal hiking experience in a small group. Discover hidden bamboo groves, secluded trails that lead to old and hidden altars, and the beautiful evergreens around Fushimi Inari Shrine and its thousands of red torii gates. The tour begins at Tofukuji Station. From there, wander into a quiet neighborhood and visit small shrines on the way to the mountain. Then, take a trail to see a wonderful bamboo grove, and connect to the main path filled with the famous vermilion torii gates. Reach the summit of the mountain, which is covered in the shrine altars, then venture back down the mountain on a forested trail, visiting smaller shrines on the way to another bamboo grove. This will lead you to the most famous area of Fushimi Inari, perfect for a memorable photo. Finally, finish at the main shrine at the base of the mountain, where you can enjoy some local street food before you continue your adventure in the wonderful city of Kyoto. Half of the tour is walking in the forest, so you don't get sunlight directly.

Kyoto: 3-Hour Cycling Tour

6. Kyoto: 3-Hour Cycling Tour

Kyoto is a city that is best explored by bicycle. Your guides have carefully curated a selection of tours that focus on showing you the beautiful contours of this ancient capital. More than just visiting the busy tourist sites, these journeys are crafted on leisure, scenery, and culture, while uncovering some of the best-kept secrets in Kyoto. You begin with stops at World Heritage temples and shrines, and gradually make your way along cozy backstreets to quieter, more intimate Zen garden settings. You will be taken to places rarely seen by the average Kyoto dweller, tranquil environments carefully hidden from the hustle and bustle of the urban landscape. Treat yourself to a new and unique understanding of Kyoto, put down the guidebook, and allow us to give you a truly unforgettable experience. 

Kyoto: Arashiyama Bamboo Forest Walking Food Tour

7. Kyoto: Arashiyama Bamboo Forest Walking Food Tour

Start the tour from the JR Saga Arashiyama station. The Arashiyama district, located west of the Kyoto city center, has long been a scenic leisure spot. Many ancient aristocrats had their villas here 1000 years ago and enjoyed writing literature and poetry. Today, the area is one of the most popular tourist sites in Kyoto.  First, explore the Bamboo Forest and quiet Sagano District, a peaceful neighborhood known for its beautiful maple trees. Then, visit Tenryu-ji temple which was built in 1339 by the Shogun Ashikaga in memory of the Emperor Go-Daigo and was a complex of more than 100 buildings. They were mostly destroyed by fires and civil wars over the years, but the traditional garden remains in its original form, designed by the monk Muso. Enjoy walking in the landscaped garden. After walking, taste Japanese croquette, leek pancakes, and sweet potato. Then, head over to the Togetsukyo bridge which, as the area’s landmark, dates back to the 9th-century and provides a good photo taking spot for visitors today. At the end of this half-day tour, have a nice sweets. If you like, you can enjoy shopping around after the tour because the this tour finished in a district where you can find many souvenirs.

From Tokyo: Mount Fuji & Fujikawaguchiko Private Day Trip

8. From Tokyo: Mount Fuji & Fujikawaguchiko Private Day Trip

Set off towards the Mount Fuji & Kawaguchiko area after being picked up at your hotel / your home. Your first tour destination is one of Japan's most iconic spots: Arakurayama Sengen Park where you could see the picture-perfect view of the symbolic 5-storied pagoda with Mt. Fuji in the background. Continue on from Arakurayama Sengen Park and proceed to Kawaguchiko area. You could take time to enjoy your lunch (not included in tour price) at a restaurant in the area and walk around the lake as you take in the scenic view of Mt. Fuji's reflection on the water. After this, head to Oishi park which offers seasonal scenery with various types of flowers. Finally, stop by Saiko Iyashi no Sato Nenba which is located on the banks of Lake Saiko. Take a stroll through the village and marvel at the houses with thatched roofs which will give you a glimpse into life in Japan in the olden days. -------------------- 【COVID-19 Safety Measures】 ・Safety screen installed between driver's seat and passengers' seats in vehicles. ・Vehicles regularly sanitized. ・Vehicles regularly ventilated for fresh air circulation. ・Regular temperature checks for all drivers. ・Drivers wears a face mask. ・Drivers regularly sanitize/wash hands. ・Drivers have a hand sanitiser for passengers.

From Tokyo: Private Scenic Day trip to Kawaguchi-ko Lake

9. From Tokyo: Private Scenic Day trip to Kawaguchi-ko Lake

Meet your guide in Tokyo and take the train to Kawaguchi-ko, famous for hot springs, museums, cherry blossoms, and views of the iconic Mt Fuji. You'll be paired with guides that are passionate about the place they call home and who choose to spend their free time sharing it with like-minded travelers matched to them. Begin your day in the resort town of Kawaguchi-ko by bathing in a local hot spring (known as onsen). Soak any stress away in the healing waters before heading to the Maple Corridor, which boasts beautiful red and gold maple leaves in autumn. Climb up the Mount Fuji Panoramic Ropeway for views from 1,075 meters above sea level. Follow your guide to offbeat spots such as the Fuji Omoro Sengen Shrine or Tanuki Tea Shop. Found atop Mount Tenjo this offers a new perspective of Mount Fuji. See popular attractions such as Kubota Art Museum and learn about the ancient art of fabric dying. If you need a snack before heading back to Tokyo, your guide can advise on the best houtou noodle restaurant with great views.

Kamakura: Daibutsu Hiking Trail Tour with Local Guide

10. Kamakura: Daibutsu Hiking Trail Tour with Local Guide

Just one hour from Tokyo, Kamakura is the home of the samurai and is of great cultural importance to Japan. To start your day, meet your guide at your hotel, or the closest station. You will then set off to combat the Daibutsu Trail, which is 3.7 miles (6km) in length.  The Daibutsu hiking trail runs between the Great Buddha (Daibutsu) in the south and the Jochi-ji Zen temple towards the north. The trail passes by the unique “money washing” shrine at Zeniarai Benten, where you can branch off the trail and head to Jufuku-ji, the first of the 5 important zen temples in Kakamkura. Nearby, the temples of Engaku-ji and Kencho-ji can also be visited. From Kencho-ji it’s possible to continue on the Tennen trail by foot, for a longer hike which ends near the 5th and last of the five temples. The tour can be personalized according to your wishes. Just let the local partner know what you would like to experience, what time you would like to start your tour, and where you are staying. Your nationally-licensed guide will customize your six-hour tour according to your interests.

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I’m super happy to have chosen this trip as we had the possibility to visit three to four different places. Mount Fuji from a garden point was fantastic, although it was foggy and we could not see the mountain. The shop with the delicious original grapes was fantastic. After that, we went to see the shrine by bus and walked up 300 stairs steps to the top! Also, amazing view. After that we visited the famose gardens protected by Unesco. Beautiful! After we went to a fantastic Outlet which was huge! All the brands from Prada, Nike, Taylormade, Louis Vuitton, Rossi where there. I was so happy to have choose this trip with Viki our guide.

We are glad we joined this tour, coz we won’t be able to figure out the sight seeing areas without this tour, we really had a nice time. The tour guide and the bus driver took care of us very well. I will definitely recommend, it will save you time a lot of time.

It is a nice tour as they will bring you to a good apot for picture that is less crowded. The view from the pagoda is perfect. It is a pity that we only have 1.5 hours to explore Gotemba as it is a hugeee outlets. Overall very good experience.

Was a nice tour of key areas an around the mountain. Makes it very easy and don’t have to worry about anything.

Great trip to cover all most important Fuji sightseeing spots