Travel plan for Yamanashi Prefecture

Recommended for those who want to enjoy Mt. Fuji comfortably! Sightseeing bus "Highlight Fujisan-Go"

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Fuji Five Lakes area by sightseeing bus tour! The easy, efficient and economical way to see Mount Fuji 5th Station, the Oshino Hakkai Springs and many other highlights of the Fuji Lakes area. All from the comfort of your seat and under the able direction of tour guides who grew up in the area and are eager to share it with you. Besides, you can receive exclusive privileges like the discount of the facilities' entry, it's the most economical way to enjoy Mt Fuji.

Point 1: The easy and efficient way to see the highlights of Fuji Five Lakes area

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So much to see – Mt Fuji 5th Station, Oshino Hakkai Springs, Lake Yamanakako and its huge swan boat, the Kitaguchi Hongu Fuji Sengen-jinja Shrine – but so little time. Or maybe you just don’t know where to go. In either case, this is the tour for you.

Point 2: Tour guides who know the area

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Let our tour guides show you Mt Fuji and the many other scenic attractions of the Fuji Five Lakes area. They grew up here and are eager to share them with you.

Point 3: Guaranteed seating for stress-free sightseeing

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Worried that the bus might be crowded, that you won’t get a seat, that you will be kept standing for an hour? With public local buses to the Mt.Fuji 5th station, this can happen, particularly during hiking season. With Fuji Five Lakes Sightseeing Bus Tour, your seat is guaranteed to relax and enjoy your trip.

Point 4: Automated multilingual guidance for Non-Japanese speaker!

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“We’d like to take a tour but don’t understand Japanese….”No problem! – The GPS-based automated multilingual guidance system explains the sights to you in English, Chinese or Thai. Rental is free. Just ask your tour guide when you get on the bus. Recorded guidance can vary in parts from your guide’s live (Japanese-language) presentation.

Point 5: Visit Fuji Five Lakes area in Kimono!

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Do you want to try wearing Kimono and taking pictures around Mt.Fuji? Try to imagine that you are wearing the Kimono and stand in front of the Mt. Fuji, and push the shutter! the marvelous scenery and beautiful you!

Route 1: 【AM】Mt.Fuji 5th Station Panoramic Route

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In this route which intends to have a deep sightseeing at around Mt. Fuji 5th Station, to let you have a closer look on Mt. Fuji, for 2 hours and 45 minutes in total.

Fuji-Q Highland Bus Terminal(10:25 departures)

Firstly, we would like to introduce you the Mt.Fuji 5th Station Panoramic Route! The starting point will be the Fuji-Q Highland Terminal Bus Stop.
If you are staying at Highland Resort Hotel & Spa, that will be very convenient!

Lake Kawaguchiko Station(10:40 depatures)

Bustling with tourist, this quaint mountain lodge style station is the base for Fuji Five Lakes tourism. If there's a vacant of "Highlight Fujisan-Go", you can buy the ticket in Lake Kawaguchiko Station's conceriruge witout reservation.

Fuji Subaru Line Osawa Parking Observation Deck(11:20 arrive, stay for 10 minutes)

It is pitch difference 1,445m to the Mt.Fuji 5th Station. Various alpine plants grow thick and may come across a wild animal along the line. In autumn, you could see the beautiful red leaves.

Mt. Fuji 5th Station(11:40 arrives, stay for 50 minutes)

There are a number of souvenir shops and restaurants. It is a great place for those who want to view Mt.Fuji and enjoy the autumn leaves from about 2,300m high above sea level! You could also pay a visit to the Komitake Jinja Shrine, one of the world heritage of Mt. Fuji!

You can also receive the 10% discount in the restaurant of Fuji Unjokaku by showing your ticket to the staff!
Have a try of the famous "Mountain climbing set" which is very famous among the mountain climbers!

※f you are on the Mount Fuji 5th Station AM Course and decide to leave your tour at Mount Fuji 5th Station, you can return from there to either Kawaguchiko Station or Mt. Fuji Station by public transport bus on that day or the next day. Note that, however, because these buses are public (and thereby do not have reserved seating), you might have to stand for the whole trip. If you do decide to leave the tour, please be sure to inform your tour guide!
Show your ticket to the Fujikyuko Bus, you can even use this ticket to take the bus from Mt. Fuji 5th Station to Lake Kawaguchiko/Mt. Fuji Station for free till next day!

Lake Kawaguchiko Station(13:10 arrive and finsh)

On the way back, let's go shopping at "Kawaguchiko station" "Gateway Fujiyama" by searching for souvenirs!
We are selling sweets such as "Shingen rice soft" and specialty items of Yamanashi prefecture.

Route 2:【PM】Kawaguchiko・Yamanakako・Oshino Route

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In this route, you could indulge your time to enjoy not only the marvelous Mt. Fuji but also the Oshino Hakkai. By showing your ticket, you could also use the excursion ship "Swan Lake" for free! This course needs 3 hours and 30 minutes in total.

Lake Kawaguchiko(13:30 departures)

This course also departures from the Lake Kawaguchiko Station.

Lake Kawaguchiko Bridge (From the window)

It is a large bridge with a total length of 500 m over Kawaguchiko.
You can see the Mt. Fuji reflects on the lake surface!

Lake Yamanakako Excursion Ship"Swan Lake"(14:10 arrives, stay for 20 minutes)

The cruise ship called “Swan Lake”, was designed based on the concept of “floating Japan’s most beautiful swan on Lake Yamanakako, the lake at the bottom of Japan’s greatest mountain, Mt Fuji”. This cruise ship can be enjoyed by anyone from children to the elderly.

Yamanakako Hana-no-miyako Park(From the window)

At Hana-no-Miyako Park, the flowers of each season are in full bloom.You will be greeted by pansies, tulips, and poppies in the spring, sunflowers, zinnias, and marigolds in the summer, and cosmos in the fall.

Oshino Hakkai(15:05 arrives, stay for 40 minutes)

Melt water from the snow on Mt.Fuji that has soaked into the surrounding lands led to the development of these 8 small ponds. They are considered a Japanese national natural monument. Beautiful water continues to gush up here, which was a lake more than 1,000 years ago, and the water is selected as one of Japan’s Top 100 Water.

Kitaguchi Hongu Fuji Sengen Jinja-shrine(16:00 arrives, stay for 40 minutes)

Since the magnificence of Mt.Fuji at this shrine, where the Mt.Fuji climbing trail also begins. This shrine is also noted as component parts of Fujisan World Cultural Heritage Site.

Lake Kawaguchiko Station(17:00 arrives and finish)

Let’s find a souvenir of Mt.Fuji at “Gateway Fujiyama”. There is also a cafeteria where you can take a break.​ ​

<Highlight Fujisan-Go>
■ Period: Early April to late November (Only operating on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays)
■Course:【AM】Mt.Fuji 5th Station Panoramic Route ※Departs from Lake Kawaguchiko Station on 10:40
■Fare:Both course adult 2,800JPY kids 1,400JPY
    ※午前・午後通して乗車する場合、大人4,500円 小人2,250円

【Information as of 2017/07】

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