Mt Fuji 5th Station & Seasonal Fruit Picking
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Stop At: Shinjuku Washington Hotel, 3-chōme-2-9 Nishishinjuku, Shinjuku City, Tōkyō-to 160-0023, Japan
Please meet at the 3rd Floor of the hotel. Meet with your tour conductor and relax on a scenic approximate 2-hour bus ride to 5th Station of Mr. Fuji.
Duration: 5 minutes
Stop At: Mt. Fuji 5th Station, Narusawa-mura, Minamitsuru-gun 401-0320 Yamanashi Prefecture
Take the Fuji Subaru Line by bus to Mt. Fuji 5th Station, 2300m above sea level. Explore the area which boasts great views of Mt. Fuji and breathtaking panoramic views from the observatory.
Afterwards, stop by at Lake Kawaguchi for lunch featuring the local specialty Hoto hotpot (miso-flavored noodles)
Duration: 50 minutes
Stop At: Lake Kawaguchiko, Fujikawaguchiko-machi, Minamitsuru-gun 401-0300 Yamanashi Prefecture
Lunch time at a restaurant near Lake Kawaguchi.
Duration: 50 minutes
Stop At: Misaka Farm Grape House, 656-1 Natsumehara Misakacho, Fuefuki 406-0804 Yamanashi Prefecture
Enjoy picking seasonal fruit at Misaka Farm: peaches (May 15~June 20) and grapes (Aug 6~Nov 10).
*Cherry picking is available for tours between May 10~June 19, but this will be held at a different farm.
Duration: 30 minutes
Stop At: Chateau Katsunuma, 4729, Katsunumacho Hishiyama, Koshu 409-1302 Yamanashi Prefecture
Visit Chateau Katsunuma winery for some wine tasting and souvenir shopping
Duration: 30 minutes
Stop At: Mt. Fuji Panoramic Ropeway, 1163-1 Azagawa, Fujikawaguchiko-machi, Minamitsuru-gun 401-0303 Yamanashi Prefecture
Take to the skies for more Mt. Fuji views riding the Mt. Fuji Panoramic Ropeway and snap plenty of photos at the observatory.
Duration: 40 minutes
- Air-conditioned vehicle
- English or Chinese-speaking tour conductor/staff
- All-you-can-eat fruit (cherries, peaches or grapes)
- Fruit picking activity
- Ropeway ride
- Wine sample tasting
- Transportation by coach
- Entry/Admission - Mt. Fuji 5th Station
- Entry/Admission - Lake Kawaguchiko
- Entry/Admission - Misaka Farm Grape House
- Entry/Admission - Mt. Fuji Panoramic Ropeway
- Customized hotel pickup and drop-off
- National Government Licensed Guide Interpreter
- Food and drinks unless specified
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 7 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
- Infant (0-2 years old) are free of charge but with no product inclusions.
- Child (3-5 years old) price includes a seat on the bus and all-you-can-eat fruit.
- Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be contacted 14 days prior to your travel date and offered an alternative date or a full refund.
- Delays, shortenings of the tour or omissions made to the itinerary due to traffic, weather or other circumstances that are beyond the control of the tour operator are not subject to a refund.
- The order of the itinerary is subject to change.
- If the tour operator has to cancel the tour because of a typhoon, heavy snow or other circumstances beyond their control, this will be decided by 3pm the day before tour departure; you will be informed by e-mail and suggested a new departure date or receive a full refund.
- An English or Chinese-speaking tour conductor/staff will provide you with some basic information during the tour, but they are not responsible for providing any detailed information about the places visited.
- Please wear warm clothing as it is expected to be quite cold at the 5th Station. It is also recommended to wear walking shoes.
- The ropeway ride may be suspended due to strong wind or bad weather. In that case, a refund of the fare for adults and children will be provided and the tour will either skip Tenjoyama Park or visit an alternative sightseeing place instead.
- If the Fuji Subaru Line is closed off, the visit to the 5th station will be skipped and the tour will visit a sightseeing spot around the Mt. Fuji area.
- Views of Mt.Fuji are not guaranteed.
- Fruit picking season (subject to change depending on the weather) - Cherries: May 10~June 19; Peaches: June 20~August 5; and Grapes: August 6 onwards. As fruit ripening season varies depending on the weather, in some cases pre-picked fruits might be served instead of the picking activity.
- If a vegetarian/vegan or halal meal is required, please put the request in Special Requirements at checkout.
- The tour end point may be different from the starting point. Ask the tour conductor on the day.
- Wheelchair accessible
- Near public transportation
- Infants must sit on laps
- Most travelers can participate
- This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
- This tour/activity will have a maximum of 42 travelers
Disappointing. The guide/s had no skill in dealing with the crowd of people who assemble at the hotel pickup. I did wonder if this was the first group to be taken out by the young female guide. The male English speaking guide offered about 10 sentences. It was snowing so the 50 minute stop at the 5th station became a 12 min stop at the 4th station I understand this is the risk that is run in going to Mt Fuji the 12 min stop then extended to sitting on the bus for a further 20 mins waiting for people who opted to go to the toilet as the bus was about to leave. The part of the tour which could have become a highlight was not explained and it was only by going up the cable car that the tour group realised they would get an excellent view of Mt Fuji. Now was the 15 - 25 wait at the cable car explained.Again, the tour guides did not offer useful information.
We rerouted to the fourth station due to bad weather conditions. It was a waste because there was nothing much to see and do there, except to visit the toilet. At Kawaguchiko, we went for Houtou at a reserved restaurant and went up Mt Tenjo on the Kachi Kachi Ropeway. The food was well-prepared and tasty and instructions for the railway was clear. This is the best part of the trip - with good view of Mt Fuji and the lake in the restaurant and also food at the top of Mt Tenjo. Good for taking photos and snacks. However, the duration spent there could be longer because the queue for the ropeway was rather long. At Misaka farm, the grapes were not as tasty and plenty when we were there. I think we were the last batch to visit the farm for grape picking so most of the fruits were already plucked, leaving the less tasty ones at the far end. Finally, we went to the Katsunuma winery for wine tasting. The wine was okay, but the experience was subpar. I would suggest to give this place a miss and make more time for Lake Kawaguchiko and 5th station. Overall, the tour was average because it was quite rushed. That said, the bus was very comfortable and warm. The bus guides were also very friendly, helpful and understanding. The mandarin-speaking guide was okay, but the english-speaking guide was speaking very unclearly so I couldn't understand him most of the time. Still able to get through the tour with no problems though. Would recommend if you only want a glimpse of Mt Fuji. If possible, plan a two-days trip on your own to fully utilise your time at Mt Fuji so that you can enjoy and explore the place at your own pace.
We thoroughly enjoyed the Mt Fuji 5th station. The weather was great with clear skies and it was cold but not freezing. There wasn't much snow on Mt Fuji but it was mesmerizing to see the snow being blown off the mountain by the strong winds, which almost toppled me at one point. The hotpot lunch was delicious and the views of the Lake Kawaguchi while enjoying our meal was very nice. Since we were delayed in getting to Fuji due to a traffic accident, we had very little time to enjoy the ropeway and views atop Mt Tenjo. The grape picking in Misaka was very disappointing since the grapes were not good at all. It was the end of the season so the grapes were small, mushy and did not meet our expectations of delicious fresh fruit that Japan has to offer. I'm sure the tour company knew this so they should have replaced this portion of the tour with something else. Another huge disappointment was that the narration was almost entirely in Chinese, where the Chinese speaking tour guide spoke for several minutes and the English speaking tour guide spoke maybe 2 sentences at most. This same situation happened on a prior tour we took and we are beginning to feel that Viator tours cater primarily to the Chinese. If there is a problem with finding a tour guide that can speak adequate English to keep us well informed like the Chinese, then Viator must seriously consider playing a pre-recorded narration of what the Chinese speaking guide is saying, or seriously conducting separate tours for Chinese and English speaking guests.
Amazing tour guide. Thanks for their efforts! I would recommend others this trip package.
The best tour in Tokyo!!! Very organized, food was okay. Mount Fuji was amazing. Grape picking was delicious, I loved everything about the tour. Wine tasting was awesome would love to do this again.