Things to do in Gotemba

Our most recommended things to do in Gotemba

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.

Hakone Fuji Day Tour: Cruise, Cable Car, and Volcano

2. Hakone Fuji Day Tour: Cruise, Cable Car, and Volcano

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 it when they visit. Return to Shinjuku by 6:00 PM. 

Gotemba: Guided Nighttime Food Tour with Drinks

3. Gotemba: Guided Nighttime Food Tour with Drinks

Spend an evening on a food and drink tour of Gotemba and immerse yourself in the local culture. Enjoy some food and drinks at some popular spots with a local. Meet your guide at the Gotemba Tourism and Welcome Center to start your tour. Enjoy an opportunity to create your own cocktail or mocktail using ingredients local to Shizuoka and Gotemba. Next, hop around between local izakaya bars and sample local specialties. Learn about the history of this town as you explore. Visit four different bars each with their own local specialties. Craft beer fans can try some local craft brews at one of the bars. Try some Japanese cuisine while familiarizing yourself with the drinking and dining culture on this nighttime food and drink tour in Gotemba.

Gotemba: Guided Zen Temple Visit & Artisanal Craft Class

4. Gotemba: Guided Zen Temple Visit & Artisanal Craft Class

On the full-day (6 hours) tour, you will discover the best local and hidden experiences. Try local specialties in two different locations around the Gotemba area. Explore and connect with the spirit of one of Japan’s friendliest cities. For lunch, enjoy a special soba noodle dish, a variation on one of Japan’s most popular foods. Then you will visit a special zen temple, unlike anything you can see in other parts of Japan. And immerse yourself in your own zen experience. After you are fully relaxed and inspired we will visit a local brewery and winery spot and try some craft beverages. Feeling refreshed it will be time to visit a master artisan and make your own traditional and all-natural indigo-dyed souvenirs to bring back with you as a special memory from your unforgettable journey. The expert guide will share the stories of this dynamic community opening the door for you to experience local hospitality and create lasting memories. While visiting 5 delectable food stops guests can try local foods special to Gotemba City and taste some of Japan’s most famous green teas.

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