Day 1 - Tokyo - Kawaguchiko (D)
This morning take an early bus to Lake Kawaguchiko, an onsen resort at the base of Mt Fuji and one of the Fuji Five Lakes. On arrival at Kawaguchiko station, you will meet your local guide and continue on to Okuniwa Nature Park, located on the bottom half of Mt Fuji.
You will hike through the Park, observing the area’s unique flora and fauna. If the weather is fine, you will also have commanding views of Fuji-san, standing 3,776 meters about sea level.
After the hike, visit Mt Fuji’s 5th station for lunch. This is the starting point for hikers who climb Mt Fuji during climbing season (July and August). You will also receive a postcard, which you can send from the 5th station’s post office.
The guide will escort you back to Kawaguchiko station around 2:30pm, from here it a short bus/taxi ride to your accommodation.
Tonight you will stay in Japanese-style ryokan accommodation, complete with tatami mats, shoji rice paper sliding doors and onsen hot spring baths. This evening, relax in your yukata, or lightweight kimono, and dine on a sumptuous kaiseki multi course meal, served by kimono clad waitresses.
A soak in one of the ryokan’s numerous onsen hot spring baths is highly recommended before you bed down on your futon.
Overnight in Kawaguchiko