2 Days in Kawaguchiko (Mt Fuji)
Mt Fuji is a symbol of Japan, and seeing it up close is definitely a highlight of anyone's trip to Japan. Kawaguchiko Lake is arguably the best spot to see the magnificent mountain in full view. And, there are so many other attractions there that await you.
Lake Kawaguchiko is one of the Fuji Five Lakes located on the northern side of Mt Fuji. The lakes were formed by Mt Fuji's volcanic activity some 15,000-20,000 years ago. Depending on the season, Lake Kawaguchiko can be surrounded by beautiful flowers or gorgeous autumn foliage.
Apart from the view of Mt Fuji, Lake Kawaguchiko is a great place for art museum hopping including the magnificent Itchiku Kubota kimono art museum along with the photography studios, lovely hand-made dolls and musical instrument displays.
Onsen, the hot mineral spa bath, is another attraction here. Almost all accommodation has their own onsen, some with a great view of Mt Fuji from the bath.
It is only a couple of hours from Tokyo, and well-worth an overnight trip (or more). This model itinerary, 2 Days in Kawaguchiko will show you some examples of what you can do in Kawaguchiko in two days.
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2 days (2 nights)
Mt Fuji and sightseeing
Travellers who would like to view Mt Fuji
Overnight at a Japanese or western style accommodation at Kawaguchiko and western style hotel in Tokyo
AU$1,400 (US$1,150) per person*
*based on 2 persons twin share in low season following the itinerary below
Important notes about our model itineraries:
Our model itineraries are developed to show viewers the ideas for an itinerary and price guide. The itineraries can be further customized, and the accommodation and guide time can be adjusted to suit you. The number of people in your group will affect the price, too. We will give you more firm quotation once we develop your personal itinerary.
Day 1: Guided tour of Kawaguchiko
Take lovely local trains from Tokyo to this small town of Kawaguchiko at the foot of Mt Fuji. On arrival we recommend a local specialty noodle dish, 'Hoto', for lunch. It is made with lots of vegetables and hearty thick flat noodles in miso based broth. It is so yummy and satisfying! In the afternoon, we will plan a program according to your interests and weather. You may like to go up to an excellent viewing spot of Mr Fuji by Kachi Kachi yama Ropeway, or take a boat on the lake. There are many small art museums along the lake, too.
Tonight, you can stay in either Japanese style or western style accommodation, but you must try onsen either way! Your guide will assist you with checking in and leave you at the end of the day.
Day 2: Self-guided in Kawaguchiko
Today you can visit more attractions around Kawaguchiko, or simply stroll around the lake to enjoy the views. If you haven't already, you should visit Itchiku Kubota Art Museum. Iyashi-no-Sato is a reconstructed traditional village showcasing thatched roof houses and traditional art and crafts.
In the afternoon, take the trains or a highway coach back to Tokyo. This concludes the model itinerary for the 2 Days in Kawaguchiko, however, Journey to the East is always happy to arrange for your total travel requirement from the start to the end.
Day 3: Tokyo
After breakfast at your hotel, this itinerary for 2 Days in Kawaguchiko concludes. However, the area around Tokyo has so much more to see and do. So, if you want to extend your stay in Tokyo please let us know.
Whether you need to go to your exiting airport on this day, or would like to continue travelling we are happy to help you with the whole package. We have great model itineraries to give you some ideas. Please have a look!
Please note that there may be slight changes to the itinerary described above to accommodate changes in train timetables, opening hours, and hotel and restaurant availability.
All photographs on this website are representative only and are not a commitment to what may be on view on the day.
Does not include:
- International and domestic airfare (unless otherwise stated)
- Alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages
- Tips and gratuities (not routinely expected in Japan)
- Entrance fees to attractions
- Personal expenses (laundry, internet, telephone, coin lockers etc.)
- Visa (if required)
- Travel insurance