VIP: Mt Fuji Private Tour with Sengen Shrine Visit from Tokyo

Ginza, Japan
Viator VIP Mt Fuji Private Tour Including Exclusive Visit with Priests at Sengen Shrine

From USD 679.85

Price varies by group size

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Free cancellation
Up to 7 days in advance.
  • 10 hours
  • Pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Be mesmerized by the beguiling beauty of Mt Fuji on a private tour from Tokyo. Accompanied by a knowledgeable guide, venture to the majestic mountain to capture photographs of its snow-sprinkled peak and then visit a sacred Shinto shrine famous for housing Konohanasakuya-hime, a deity of Mt Fuji. Afterward, you will ascend to the 5th station, a look out point referred to as the border before heaven and earth. Absorb panoramic vistas of the surroundings then enjoy some cultural authenticity with a traditional Japanese lunch.
  • Viator VIP private day trip to Mt Fuji
  • Visit Mt Fuji’s 5th Station and ride the Kachi Kachi Ropeway from Lake Kawaguchi
  • Dine on Japanese specialties for lunch, sample delicious sweets and try local sake in a traditional Japanese village
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off by private vehicle
  • Private tour ensures you’ll receive undivided attention from your guide

Why Travellers Choose This Tour

This VIP tour visits Sengen Shrine, Fujisan World Heritage Center, and includes lunch and sake.

What's Included

  • English-speaking guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Houtou noodle lunch
  • Ropeway ride
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks, unless specified

Meeting And Pickup

Pickup points

Select a pickup point

Start time

07:00 am

Pickup details

If your hotel is not listed, please let us know the name of the hotel. If you are staying at Airbnb, please let us know the address.

What To Expect

Depart from your Tokyo hotel in a private, air-conditioned vehicle and travel to Mt Fuji. Stop to capture photographs at visionary viewing spots and listen as your guide offers insight into the geology and history of Japan’s iconic peak.

On arrival to Sengen Shrine, a sacred spot located at the foot of the mountain, you will learn about the rich history of this first stop on any pilgrimage up to the peak of Mt Fuji.

Refresh with some local snacks and absorb the scenic setting characterized by exotic trees and magnificent mountain views. Then, relax during the short journey to Mt Fuji’s 5th Station, a vertiginous vantage point located 7,546 feet (2,300 meters) above sea level. See spectacular views of the mountain and a selection of shimmering shrines as you absorb the natural majesty of the region.

When your tour comes to an end, travel back to your hotel in Tokyo in a private vehicle and bid your guide farewell with magical memories of Mt Fuji.

Hakone Komagatake Ropeway

1 hour Admission Ticket Included

Lake Kawaguchiko

1 hour Admission Ticket Included

Kitaguchi Hongu Fuji Sengen Jinja Shrine

30 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Arakura Fuji Sengen Shrine

45 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Mt.Fuji 5th station

30 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Fujisan World Heritage Center(Mt.Fuji World Heritage Center)

30 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Hakone Shrine Homotsuden

30 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Lake Ashinoko

1 hour Admission Ticket Included

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • A minimum of 2 passengers per booking is required
  • Minimum age is 12 years. Passengers 18 and under must be accompanied by an adult
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • A moderate amount of walking is involved; comfortable walking shoes are recommended
  • Moderate clothing is recommended for entry to temples and shrines; knees and shoulders must be covered
  • Near public transportation
  • Access to Mt Fuji's 5th Station may be unavailable depending on weather conditions. Tour will ascend to the highest point allowed
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travellers can participate
  • Check the weather of the area a night before as you may need extra jacket.
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 7 days in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 7 full days before the experience’s start time.
  • Any changes made less than 6 full days before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • For a 50% refund, you must cancel 3–6 full days before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 2 full days before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 2 full days before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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10 reviews
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Reviews by Viator travellers.
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Mt. Fuji Amazing!
Nicholas_C, Mar 2023
This was a big family trip to visit my brother stationed in Japan in the Air Force. Mt. Fuji was always something I wanted to see and this trip did not disappoint. Machiko was our guide and she was amazing! Very knowledgeable, adjusted our tour to include options better than originally intended. I would highly suggest this tour to anybody and if we can ever go back I would definitely like to do this again!
awesome Mt Fuji
Timothy_H, Jan 2023
This was an amazing trip. Our guide spoke great English and Japanese. The highlight was him asking the maiden to ask the priest to give us a blessing, which I was able to pass onto my son. His lunch selection was great. We loved the railway and boat ride.
Response from Host, Jan 2023
Thank you for the positive review and recommendation for our Fuji trip Timothy. We really appreciate the feedback and detailed positive comments. Please reach out when you are next back in Japan.
Excellent tour. Our guide, Silvia...
Cathy M, June 2016
Excellent tour. Our guide, Silvia, was very knowledgable and our meeting with the priest at the Sengen Shrine was amazing.
Meg was our guide, and she is...
Elizabeth H, Mar 2016
Meg was our guide, and she is terrific. The day was cold, snowy/rainy, and very overcast, so we thought there was no chance we would get to see Mt. Fuji. With a little patience, however, we did get a peek from station 4, and then another peek from a nearby crafts village. Because it is a private tour, there is flexibility in what you do and how much time you spend doing it. That flexibility is especially helpful when the weather is not cooperating, as was the case with us. Meg is such a pleasant tour guide, and we felt entirely comfortable expressing our thoughts on different activities we could do. FYI, we are a family of four, 2 parents and two teenagers, and everyone had a great time.
The exclusive visit with priests did...
Ho Chiu, Peter Y, Oct 2015
The exclusive visit with priests did not go as expected. I was expecting some private moments with a priest. Yet I was only offered to take part in a ceremony. Disappointed, but the overall experience is great.
Response from Host, Oct 2015
Thank you for your review. We appreciate your feedback and apologize for any miscommunication that may have happened throughout the tour. We have sent your feedback to our local supplier to ensure that this will not happen in the future.
This tour was one of the highlights...
peter p, May 2015
This tour was one of the highlights of an amazing vacation.Although it is a longish day every moment was special.We felt so well cared for by both our guide and our driver in The Mt Fuji area.The train ride was fun and sometimes scenic during which our amazing guide Sylvia gave us history and information that enhanced the trip greatly.The mountain itself was spectacular and we lucked out with perfect weather.The views were amazing.My only comment is that the promised meeting with the monk was nothing like it was described in the brochure.Minor but worth noting.Although it was disappointing it in no way deterred from an amazing day that our incredible guide Sylvia provided for us.
our guide Mrs. Yuka Yoshida made this...
Jurgen B, May 2015
our guide Mrs. Yuka Yoshida made this being an unforgettable excursion
Very well organized, very good...
Boris M, May 2015
Very well organized, very good guide. It was a nice and funny tour. We see everything what was possible in the short time. Absolut top and worthy the money.
Meg was a great guide and we had...
robert w e, Dec 2014
Meg was a great guide and we had perfect weather for our Mt Fuji visit Highly recommend the tour

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