Mount Fuji day trip blog — How to spend one perfect day itinerary in Mt Fuji?

Discover Japan’s most renowned iconic with our Mount Fuji day trip blog — Mount Fuji one day itinerary (Mt Fuji one day itinerary, Mount Fuji day trip itinerary) beginning in Tokyo and ranging from when to visit Mount Fuji to the finest locations to visit in Mt Fuji with Focus Asia Travel: When and where to travel on a one-day trip to Fuji Mountain are detailed below.

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Sunrise at Mount Fuji

Mount Fuji is the most beautiful mountain in Japan. Mount Fuji is not just a famous destination for Japanese visitors, but it is also a must-see for anybody visiting Japan. Our crew — Focus Asia Travel — fell in love with Mount Fuji even before they came to Japan, with the same interest and enthusiasm that many visitors have while visiting Japan (literally).

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Mt Fuji seen from Chureito Pagoda.

We were awestruck by Fuji’s stunning beauty even from the plane. As a result, we decided to visit Mount Fuji. We really wanted to go to the top of the mountain to see the dawn and appreciate the beauty of the drifting and bobbing clouds from the bottom of the mountain. We visited there during the thaw season, thus the road was pretty treacherous. Our team, on the other hand, had time to explore Mount Fuji and the surrounding area.

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Clouds cover Mount Fuji
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Fuji bullet train

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Hakone national park

 

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Fuji mount at dusk

 

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Mt Fuji cover by clouds and snow

Mount Fuji day trip itineriry: When to visit Mount Fuji?

Depending on the individual needs or hobbies, you can choose your favorite season to go to Fuji mountain.

Spring lasts from March to April. This is time for those who love cherry blossom.

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A field of brilliant flowers at the foot of Fuji Mount in spring

Summer falls in July to September, which is the ideal and cool season for those who want to climb mountains and conquer the Fuji. It’s the best time to visit Mt Fuji.

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The Fuji Mount landscape in Summer

Autumn begins from October to November. You can view red leaves around Fuji mountain area, especially at Kawaguchi Lake – one of the most beautiful places in Japan.

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The Maple leaves in Autumn. Image credit: best place to visit mt fuji blog.

In winter, the weather is quite cold so few people visit Fuji Mountain. However, those who love to see and play with the snow as well as admire the majestic beauty of Mount Fuji in winter also should try.

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MT Fuji in winter

 

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The white snow covers roof of Fuji Mount in Winter. Image credit: best place to visit mt fuji blog.

Mount Fuji day trip blog: How to get to MT Fuji from Tokyo?

If you decide to travel by public transport, first you should carry an unlimited data Wifi transmitter to look up information and find the way. Below are some ways on how to go to MT Fuji from Tokyo.

By bus: By a long-distance bus during the climbing season (from July to September)

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The Shinjuku express bus station. Credit: mt fuji day tour from tokyo blog.

 

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A long-distance bus to Fuji Mount. Credit: how to get to mt fuji from tokyo blog.

The direct bus takes around 2.5 hours, costing 2500 yen (approximately 25 USD), and departs from the Shinjuku express bus station to Station No.5- Muji Subaru Line. Because of Japan’s smooth roads, most travelers select this vehicle to get to Mount Fuji. You will pass via a music road on your route to Mount Fuji. This is another of Japan’s crazy notions. A short section of the road will be resurfaced using tiny grooves. When the cars are traveling at 45km/h, the wheel rolling through the grooves mixes with the air flow to produce a pleasant song.

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A music road: the Japanese ridiculous ideas. Picture: mount fuji day trip itinerary review.

However, if you wish to visit Mount Fuji during the non-climbing season, you must modify your route, which would take 1 hour 45 minutes (1,750 yen/one-way 15.5 USD) from Shinjuku station to Kawaguchiko station. Then, for $1,540 (14 USD), take a 50-minute bus ride to Station No.5-Muji Subaru Line. It should be noted that there is only one bus per hour at Kawaguchiko station.

By JR train: By Japan Railway train (JR)

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JR pass card. Credit: how to get to mt fuji from tokyo blog.

In Japan, the JR Pass is known as the “magic card.” If you have a JR Pass, you may take the Azusa or Kaiji JR Express train from Shinjuku Station to Tsuki Station, then transfer to Fujiko Station for the final leg to Kawaguchiko. The second train, however, is a private one that is not covered in the JR Pass. As a result, you must purchase a retail ticket for around 1,440 yen (13 USD) one-way.

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Fuji routes map

Renting 10-hour car ride to Fuji from Tokyo

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Listening to go to Mount Fuji is interesting, but it appears that public transportation is a bit complicated and takes a long time, not to mention that you may still have to go to the train station 1 or 2 days before to buy tickets because sometimes it runs out of tickets, causing you to miss the train. The easiest and most amazing option is to take a 10-hour vehicle trip to Mount Fuji through Klook. In addition to Mount Fuji, you will visit the old village of Oshino Hakkai, Lake Kawaguchi, and the Gotemba Premium Outlet for American-style shopping.

Getting around Fuji mountain: Best places to visit in Mt Fuji.

The station No.5 – Fuji Subaru Line

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The climbing season lasts from early July until late August. However, due to the fact that it was not climbing season, we only stopped at station No. 5, which is the highest station that the bus can reach. However, that location is not dull at all; the sensation of inhaling fresh air at a height of 2,300m above sea level, as well as the sensation of the body being cleaned, is extremely exciting. What’s more, we may appreciate the beauty of the thawed snow scenery, play with the remaining white snow, snap photographs, and check-in with our phones.

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Check-in at Fuji Subaru Line station. The interesting moment at Fuji Subaru Line station

The massive Mount Fuji can be seen from Station No.5, however at such a short distance, you will not be able to grasp the entire beauty of the peak. Thus, you should just come to appreciate the scenery; other activities, such as photographing Mount Fuji, should be done at the lovely Kawaguchi Lake.

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Kawaguchi Lake

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Mt Fuji reflected in Lake Kawaguchi-ko. Picture: mount fuji day trip itinerary review.

A massive Mount Fuji can be seen from the Station No.5 viewpoint. However, from Kawaguchi Lake, the mountain appears to be more lyrical and less holy. The mountain casts its shadow on the calm surface of the lake. The best time of day to observe or photograph the sight is about midday. The sun will shine at that time, creating a 3D-like image. What a fantastic thing! Kawaguchi Lake is also one of Japan’s most beautiful places to see the maple leaves. If you visit during the proper season, you will be able to capture a magnificent image with yellow and crimson leaves and Mount Fuji’s eye-catching magnificence.

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A woman in blue dress with brown hat seeing Mountain Fuji in afternoon in summer, Kawaguchiko, Japan. Photo by: mount fuji day trip bog.
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After sightseeing, we chose a restaurant near the lake and had lunch with a ¥1,000 set of rice (~ 9 USD) and then continue our journey.

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Enjoy Japanese food at a restaurant near the Kawaguchi Lake

The ancient village – Oshino Hakkai

If you have a day trip to Mount Fuji, you should stop by Oshino Hakkai hamlet. Why? Because we are accustomed to Tokyo’s contemporary and crowded image, breathing fresh air and admiring hundreds of natural wonders like a tranquil picture is difficult.

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