Don’t miss the breathtaking Sakura cherry blossoms with Mt. Fuji – for limited time only!
Mt Fuji & Sakura Ecotour
2 days | from $585 pp
In just under 3 hours from Tokyo lies the World Heritage area of Mt Fuji and Fujinomiya city.
Spend 2 days discovering this naturally beautiful area in cherry blossom season with the backdrop of Mt Fuji. This small group ecotour is packed with culture, food, sake, a bit of exercise and the best views of Mt Fuji. Rest assured you are making a wise choice as this tour aims to protect the natural environment, regional cultures and the dignity of the local community through community-based ecotourism. Seasonally, this is a perfect time to travel in Japan.
Day 1: Fujinomiya Township and Culture Ecotour
First, visit the Mt. Fuji World Heritage Centre and try a circuit of the virtual mountain climbing experience. Enjoy Fujinomiya’s famous yakisoba fried noodles for lunch before being fitted out in a Kimono by a local expert and learning about the tradition of this symbolic Japanese icon. Explore the town, learn the history of the area and chat with locals. Visit Mt Fuji Sengen Taisha Shrine with an expert guide, who will take you through the cultural and historical significance as it relates to Mt Fuji. Take some amazing photos in front of the shrine while dressed in your personal Kimono. Following the shrine, we will learn how to make Japanese sweets from a local artisan. Later, we will brew and taste locally grown green tea, Shizuoka being famous for the quality of its green tea. Stay overnight at a Japanese inn or a hotel.
Day 2: Mt. Fuji Satoyama Village Cycling Ecotour
Take up your mountain bike and helmet and after a safety briefing, we will enjoy a slow and easy ride down to the majestic Shiraito Waterfalls. Next, we ride to Satoyama village, through natural rural landscapes and rice fields, with Mt Fuji in the background. For lunch, savor handmade soba (buckwheat noodles) with finely battered seasonal vegetable tempura and enjoy chatting with the locals at the restaurant. In the afternoon, we visit the Sake Brewery, and learn about the sake making process from an 18th generation owner. Hear the family stories and try different types of Sake.
- 1 night accommodation
- 2 lunches
- Transfers to/from Shin Fuji Station
- Tour of Fujinomiya Township and Cultural Ecotour
- Mt Fuji Satoyama Village Cycling Tour
Valid from 25 March to 10 April 2020.
Children over 10 years of age are welcome to join the tour with an accompanying adult.
Please bring rain jacket and pants (in case of rain & cold), comfortable clothes, backpack, your own water bottle
We highly appreciate bringing your own bottle to reduce plastic waste (free rental bottles are available)
Please enquire for prices and itineraries outside these dates, or if you wish to extend your tour – there’s so much see!