See the natural beauty of Mt. Fuji and the surrounding area with a full-day private tour. Admire views of lakes, forests, waterfalls, and shrines during this guided tour. Learn about local landmarks including Kawaguchi Asama Shrine and Lake Kawaguchiko. Go off the beaten path to see hidden spots with a peaceful atmosphere and panoramic Mt. Fuji views.
Escape the city bustle for a nature-focused private tour
See Japan’s scenic landscapes including lakes, waterfalls, and forests
Visit the Kawaguchi Asama Shrine
Start from Kawaguchiko station or Fujikawaguchiko area hotels.
Native English speaking guide/driver.
Food and drinks
Meeting And Pickup
Select a pickup point
Confirm time with the local provider in advance of your experience.
10/24/2022 - 4/8/2024
Monday - Sunday : 08:30 am - 11:30 am
Meeting/Pickup at Kawaguchiko Station or Fujikawaguchiko area hotels.
What To Expect
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Not wheelchair accessible
Children must be accompanied by an adult
Near public transportation
Most travellers can participate
This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Operated by Hidden Japan
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
Total review count and overall rating based on Viator and Tripadvisor reviews
Reviews by Viator travellers.
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I got the best pictures on my trip
Martin_N, Mar 2023
Exceeded my expectations. This isn’t a set tour, this is made for you. Chris is extremely knowledgeable and as friendly as can be. He had prepared everything needed beforehand. Will contact him next time i go to Japan. Wish I had more time on the day
Response from Host, Mar 2023
Martin, Sometimes the quiet hidden places we find seem to have an extra quality to them that no words can describe. There is a unique stillness as Springtime arrives in the mountains that is remarkable and timeless, calling our awareness out of being. Thank you for sharing that with me, you were really nice company on a fine day. Best to you. Chris
No Better Way to Do It
D_M, Feb 2023
Previous experience traveling in Japan taught me that you absolutely need a private car to make efficient use of your time outside the cities. Relying on buses just eats up way too much of your day and limits the places you can reasonably see. Hiring a guide is a must.
Our guide for this trip was everything I look for a more in a private tour guide. He was knowledgeable about the area, knew the best places to go and when to go them, and put forth great effort to make us welcome and comfortable. There was a LOT of personal touch and local flavor in his efforts.
Our guide was into nature and showed that he cared about the natural beauty of the area/his home. He showed us places we didn't know about. At the same time, he listened to us and worked out a plan for us to see the sites we were most interested in. I would not have gotten the image I posted with this review had he not worked out a plan to try to catch Fuji at the right time on a day when the clouds were right.
He provided water, boots, coats, and walking sticks as well. Overall, I can't really see how anything good have been improved. Highly recommended.
Response from Host, Feb 2023
DM, There are so many unique and special places around Fujikawaguchiko most never see. The winter this year has been long but also Mt. Fuji and the lakes are at their best and the skies full of stars. I was pleased that we had such nice weather in which to explore. Please visit again in another season to experience more. Thank you for your kind review of a memorable day seeing the hidden spaces around the mountain base. Chris
Chris is Phenomal!
Jacqueline_S, Jan 2023
WOW! Our day in Mt Fuji with Chris was the best day of our trip to Japan (and we had lots of amazing experiences during our 8 days). Chris helped us buy return tickets when we got to Kawaguchiko (and then later made sure we got on the right bus back to Tokyo). He showed us so many incredible spots - the landscape is beyond stunning and so relaxing away from the crowds. 10/10 recommend - you won't regret it!
Response from Host, Jan 2023
Jacqueline, What a nice finish to the year. Fuji san was kind to us on a fine day. Mothers White Falls starting to ice up and the Teru River that feeds the falls cascading between the icicles as it runs towards the lake. Magical moments. Thank you for you review, It was a pleasure sharing the day with you. Chris
Highlight of my trip
Nik_P, Dec 2022
Chris is an awesome guide, extremely knowledge about the local area, friendly with the locals and has a wealth of information. He is able to alter the schedule on the fly to suit the needs of your group which is a testament to his local knowledge. I would not hesitate to recommend Chris to my friends and was money well spent.
Response from Host, Dec 2022
Nik, The icicles we saw at Mothers White Falls and at Dragon Cave were the first this year and so beautiful as winter sets in. We had a good snow blast last night and the mountains around the lakes are extra special dressed in white. I was really pleased to meet you and share many nice talks as we explored. I know you will be back to experience more before too long. Thank you for your kind review, much appreciated. It would be great to share your company again. See you at the mountain base. Chris
Mt Fuji Tour
Joban_G, Nov 2022
This was an amazing tour by Chris. He was super cool and showed us the most amazing views of Mt. Fuji. He is an expert of the culture and the nature that surrounds it. Excellent tour and would recommend to anyone wanting to go to Mt Fuji!!
Response from Host, Nov 2022
Joban, A nice day experiencing Fuji Five Lakes area with two nature lovers. Thanks for your warm review and being such fun, easy going people. It was a pleasure sharing a Fall Day around Fuji San. Best to you both. Chris
Highlight of my trip
Sean_K, Nov 2022
I planned this tour last minute, and it was not only the highlight of my trip, but a highlight of my life. Chris is an amazing tour guide and even more so, an amazing human being. I would recommend this tour to anyone looking to experience the local culture of Fujikawaguchiko and breath taking views.
Response from Host, Nov 2022
Sean, Really pleased Fuji san favored you with great views after traveling so far to see her. You were really good company on a late fall day with the Momiji and other trees at their peak colors, and I felt a special kinship. Thank you for the good talks, your kind words and review. I know will you get back here before too long. All the best. Chris