Private guided hidden gems tour by local English speaking driver

Fujikawaguchiko-machi, Japan
Private Guided Tour by English speaking driver

From USD 61.63

per group (up to 6)

Select Date and Travellers

Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 3 to 5 hours
  • Pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Experience the highlights of the Fujikawaguchiko area on a convenient private three-hour tour. Instead of wasting time trying to get between sites of interest, simplify the process by going with an English-speaking driver. Visit beautiful and interesting places like the Hahanoshirataki Waterfall, Kawaguchi Sengen Shrine, the Saiko Bat Cave, and more. This is a great way to make the most of a short time around Mount Fuji.
  • This private tour is customizable to suit your needs
  • Get around in a comfortable air-conditioned vehicle
  • Visit a number of natural and cultural attractions
  • Ask your driver questions about the area

What's Included

  • English speaking guide
  • Pick-up and drop-off service
  • Private transportation
  • Local taxes
  • Road toll
  • Parking fee
  • Traveler's insurance
  • Attraction entrance fee (including for guide)
  • Other personal expences

Meeting And Pickup

Pickup points

Select a pickup point

Pickup details

Please check your location before making pick-up request. Available You pick up spots are train station/highway bus stop or hotels/some other places in【”Kawaguchiko, Fuji-Yoshida" 】area only. Yamanakako/Oshino is not included. (We also don't go far away such as Tokyo, Gotemba, Hakone, for picking-up from Kawaguchiko, since it’s not a taxi service)

What To Expect

Fujikawaguchiko-machi (Pass By)


10 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Kawaguchi Sengen Shrine

20 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Haha-no-Shirataki Waterfall

20 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Oishi Park

20 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Saiko Iyashi no Sato Nemba

30 minutesAdmission Ticket Not Included

Momiji Tunnel (Pass By)

Saiko Lake

15 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Narusawa Ice Cave (Pass By)

Fugaku Wind Cave (Pass By)

Koyodai Tenbo Resthouse

20 minutesAdmission Ticket Not Included

Saiko Bat Cave (Pass By)

Kitaguchi Hongu Fuji Sengen Jinja Shrine

20 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Fuji Omuro Sengen Shrine

20 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Oshino Hakkai

20 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Chureito Pagoda

20 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Lake Yamanaka

20 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travellers can participate
  • Not recommended if you can’t walk on gravel road, nature trail about 10 minutes at one place
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

Cancellation Policy

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.

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86 reviews
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A great time!
Jennifer_S, Sept 2023
Taka was lovely and very accommodating. The places he showed us were stunning! I 100% recommend this to anyone interested in seeing Fuji and it's surroundings.
Overall a very good tour,...
Glenn_U, Aug 2023
Overall a very good tour, and a fun and informative afternoon. The guide, Taka dispelled my fears of the Haunted Forest Aokigahara. He also set up chairs and served us green tea on the shores of the lake.
Fantastic tour
Maddy, Aug 2023
The tour with our guide Taka was fantastic. We drove around Lake Kawaguchiko and Lake Seiko, went to a beautiful Shrine and a beautiful waterfall, had tea together watching over the lake. Taka knew a lot about the area and the history. Thanks Taka for this graat experience.
This is an experience you don't want to miss!
Megan_C, June 2023
It was my first time in Japan, and I'm grateful I had the opportunity to tour with Taka. Despite the rain, Taka made exploring the Mount Fuji area amazing! Communication and instructions were detailed and clear. Taka is kind, knowledgeable, and patient. He's a wonderful teacher. My partner and I have already discussed booking another tour with Taka when we come back to Japan!
Great service, wonderful day out!
Amanda_A, June 2023
Thank you Taka for a fantastic day in Kawaguchiko and surrounds! Taka is a very knowledgeable local who was great to talk with, very accommodating and helpful and showed us some special sights around the area we would never have found by ourselves! V. highly recommended, I would love to come back and do more with him in another season such as autumn or winter. He is a guide who is passionate about showing his clients the best of the area.
Exceeded Expectations! Must Do Tour with Taka
Yesenia_R, June 2023
Where do I even begin?! Taka is an amazing tour guide with a heart of gold. He was so kind and helpful to us. Taka was very helpful in assisting us with travel arrangements outside of the tour. Aside from being just a great human, Taka took us on a tour that exceeded our expectations. I did not pay enough for this tour! Taka, please raise your price. I would absolutely pay more for this tour. Do not visit Mt. Fuji without meeting Taka.
Meredith_W, June 2023
It was a great day to be out in the fresh air seeing the beautiful views of Mt Fuji and being surrounded by nature and the lakes. Taka offers a relaxed experience to experience the area for a few hours by car with stops which offer serene and very impressive views. Thank you for a wonderful afternoon!
Well worth the trip
Suvashis_B, June 2023
Taka was an amazing guide. There was a typhoon that hit Japan while we were there and needless to say that it was a torrential downpour. However, Taka took us around and showed us some of the most amazing places even with the bad weather. We were very wet but it was an unforgettable experience
Thank you Taka
Amber_D, May 2023
Taka gave us so much information about the area and was so friendly. Pick up was on time and he even made sure we picked up some snacks since our tour started so early. We were able to see all of the sights we wanted to. Recommend starting the extra hour early to avoid some of the crowds. It was clear skies for our visit so we were very happy. Thanks Taka!
Taka and his guided tour was the best part of our trip to Japan!
Daniel_B, May 2023
My family and I were lucky enough to be guided by Taka during our stay in Fujikawaguchiko. Taka was everything we could have asked for in a guide; he was accommodating, kind, and knowledgeable. Taka brought us to locations that weren't as busy, but still had great views of Mt. Fuji and points of interest that you wouldn't want to miss when visiting Kawaguchiko. For the price that Taka requests this tour guide is an absolute steal. My family and I highly recommend this tour to anyone who visits Kawaguchiko, for a lot of us it was the highlight of our trip to Japan.
Amazing tour and tour guide!
Charlene_C, Apr 2023
Our tour guide Taka was very amazing!! Saw a lot of the hidden gems FUJI Kawaguchiko has to offer! Indeed a beautiful place to visit!
Fantastic experience
Emanuele_B, Apr 2023
The tour was really good. We saw many non-touristic spots that we would not have seen. Taka was really nice and explained us many things about the area and mount Fuji. We highly reccomend this tour to whoever wants to get a 360° overview about the mount Fuji area.
Outstanding tour of Kawaguchiko!
Timothy_Y, Apr 2023
Taka was great! He took us to a set of wonderful places around Kawaguchiko and shared his knowledge of and love for the area. Highly recommend!
Fantastic tour by Taka-san
Rhona_S, Mar 2023
We cannot say enough good things about our wonderful tour with Taka-san. He is so knowledgeable, with a clear love for Mt. Fuji and surrounding areas. He brought this wonderful landscape to life for us and shared much information about Japanese culture. We would completely recommend this tour to everyone, do not miss this experience!
Sincere thanks to Taka - the highlight of our holiday in Japan.
David_H, Mar 2023
Sincere thanks to Taka for making our trip to Lake Kawaguchiko and Mt Fuji so memorable. Taka goes above and beyond to ensure you have an amazing experience. He shows you the natural beauty of this region by taking you to hidden gems and unspoiled view points of Mt Fuji away from the tourists. This really was the highlight of our holiday in Japan. Thank you!!
First timers - Foggy Adventure
rosa_c, Jan 2023
I booked this tour as a first timer in Japan for my husband’s birthday. Our trip began if kawaguchiko with this tour. Although it was a foggy and rainy day and we did not get a chance to see Mt. Fuji, the tour was amazing! We visited a temple, a forrest, cave, village and lake. Taka was kind enough to stop by a convenience store before our tour began so that we could grab a snack. Taka was very knowledgeable, kind and extremely accommodating as well as our photographer. Enjoyed learning about Japan and the Mt. Fuji area. Taka is your tour guide for this area.
Great tour of Mt Fuji area
Holly_S, Dec 2022
We had a great time with Taka! We saw great views of Mt. Fuji, the shrine, waterfall, Lake Saiko and the dragon cave. He recommended a good place for lunch too. Highly recommended!
Best tour guide I’ve ever used!
Christina_F, Nov 2022
Taka lived up to all the expectations we had! He designed the tour catering to our interests and had great knowledge about the area. You can tell that he really loves the area and has explored in very thoroughly. (He picked up every piece of garbage we came across throughout the day!). Took us to so many spots that we would never had found. His English is excellent and we had so much fun chatting with him. Highly highly recommend!!!
Must book!
Susan Q, Nov 2019
We were a group of three adults and two seniors — booking this tour was the best decision for our Mt Fuji trip. Taka made sure we saw great views of Mt Fuji and the fall colors without all the tourist crowds. He was very friendly and knowledgeable about the surrounding area, and made sure we were all comfortable. Highly recommended!

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