Mount Fuji: Sacred place and icon of Japan

Mount Fuji (富士山), now a dormant volcano, stands in the center of Honshu Island, more than a hundred kilometers from Tokyo and is the highest peak in Japan (3,776m) and its most celebrated. It contributes to Japan’s physical, cultural and spiritual geography.

Also called Fuji-san, it is a sacred place and has long been the object of pilgrimages for inspired poets and artists, like the famous print Kanagawa-oki nami ura (Great Wave off Kanagawa).

Named for the Buddhist fire goddess Fuchi, it brings together the symbols of Heaven, Earth and Fire at the same time and inspires feelings of fear, danger, but also peace.

The perfectly formed peak of Mount Fuji, with an exceptionally symmetrical shape, is notoriously shy, so any sighting has to be counted as a blessing.

Journey Highlights…

Kawaguchiko Lake / Arakura Sengen Shrine / Chureito Pagoda / Oshino Hakkai / 5th Station (2.300m)

Rates

  • 8 hours Private Experience: From JPY60.000 for 2 guests. (JPY18.000 for each additional guest).
  • 0 – 5 years old (free) and 6 – 14 years old (–50%).
  • JR Pass holder (minus JPY2.700/pers.)
  • If only 1 guest contact us for an estimate.

Includes

  • Hotel pick up.
  • Transportation from/to Shinjuku Station.
  • Your guide’s lunch up to JPY1.000.
  • Bottled Water.

Excludes

  • Food and drink costs.
  • In the unplanned event of using taxis instead of public transportation, extra fees may apply.