US $182.50 On the foot of Mt. Fuji - Exploration of the Aokigahara forest and a visit to a traditional craft village
You see and experience - Amazing natural beauty of the Aokigahara forest and the traditional craft village with the nostalgic atmosphere of the Japanese old days.
Aokigahara, the Sea of Trees, stretches over the northwest base of Mt.Fuji. It's a distinctive forest in that trees have densely grown on the lava plateau. Incredible formation of lava and creepy-looking roots spreading over the thin layer of soil have created a mystical and serene atmosphere.
Exploration of the Aokigahara forest includes entering into an amazing lava cave called "Saiko Bat Cave". It's a habitat of bats during the winter. After a hike, you head for a traditional craft village where the traditional Japanese-style houses welcome you with a nostalgic atmoshere. Workshops and shops of traditional Japanese items are available. So is a rental Kimono!! If the weather permits, you see a breathtaking view of Mt.Fuji at the lakeside on the way.
US $137.00 Relax walk in the forest and caves around Mt. Fuji
Visit to the primeval forest and caves which spreads across the foothills of Mt. Fuji, called Aokigahara Jukai. And visit revival old Japanese village (Iyashinosato)
US $182.50 A hike in the Aokigahara forest - Amazing natural blessing from Mt. Fuji!!
Aokigahara , "the Sea of Trees", stretches over the northwest base of Mt. Fuji. As a certified nature guide, I give you interesting and instructive information about the Aokigahara forest! You see, feel and experience amazing natural beauty of the Aokigahara forest. It's a distinctive forest in that trees have densely grown over the lava plateau. Incredible formations of lava and creepy-looking roots spreading over a thin layer of soil have created a mystical and serene atmosphere. Exploration of the forest includes entering into a unique lava cave called "Saiko Bat Cave" It's a habitat of precious bats especially during the winter. The highlights of the cave are distinctive formations of lava and its structure.
It's time for you to explore into the dense woods with your five senses fully used!! The eco system and unusual vegetation of the forest are informed along the way to the lakeside which offers a stunning view of Mt. Fuji if the weather permits. The final destination is "Ryugu Lava Cave".
You get close to the entrance area where a small Shinto shrine quietly stands. This cave is exceptional as it was regarded the sacred place by those who had reverence and admiration for Mt.Fuji. It's a great opportunity for you to learn the different faces of Mt.Fuji through the tour.
US $176.00 Mount Fuji Spiritual Tour
Experience the Fuji-kou Mount Fuji pilgrimage! Of those that worshipped Mount Fuji, the chosen few would climb the mountain after praying inside the sacred Funatsu Tainai Lava Tree Mold. The ancient caves developed from trees which were enveloped by lava. Mount Fuji, a symbol of Japan, has been admired by the Japanese people since ancient times due to its magnificent and divine appearance. It is revered and worshipped as a sacred mountain. This guided tour features its spiritual aspect as well as its majestic natural beauty. The tour is perfect for those who want to discover the many faces of Mount Fuji. Our guides, with deep knowledge of Mount Fuji, will navigate you through it's amazing spiritual world! Learn about the nature and history of Mount Fuji at the Fujisan World Heritage Center where you can enjoy a stunning view of Mount Fuji. Stroll through the beautiful forest. A short part of the ancient pilgrimage to Funatsu Tainai Lava Tree Mold. The plants and trees have densely grown on the lava field which was formed by the eruption of Mount Fuji. The rugged remains of lava and unusually shaped roots add to the mystical atmosphere. Explore the tunnels of the Funatsu Tainai Lava Tree Mold! Our final destination is a sacred place to those who had the great respect and admiration for Mount Fuji. Through exploring the tunnels, you will feel like you had stepped back in time to ancient Japan. Pilgrims would purify their mind and soul at this shrine and pray for a safe journey.
US $176.00 Discover a different face of Mt. Fuji! - Visit historically significant sites.
Mt. Fuji, World Cultural Heritage, is well-known as the beautiful mountain abundant with wonderful nature worldwide. Its magnificent and divine appearance has captivated the tourists. Through this tour, you discover the different aspect of Mt. Fuji as the sacred mountain revered and admired by people in the old days. We have many historically significant places related to Mt. Fuji worship, so why don't you visit two recommended sites to get deep knowledge about its cultural side? "Oshino Hakkai springs" and "Kitaguchi Hongu Fuji Sengen shrine" welcome you!
The first destination is "Oshino Hakkai springs". The groundwater from Mt. Fuji is gushing out of the ponds where Mt. Fuji pilgrims purified themselves before ascending Mt. Fuji in those days. You enjoy a short walk along the quiet riverside, avoiding the bustling area. The trail leads to "Toen-ji temple" where you have a special experience. The details are described in the itinerary.
After Oshino Hakkai springs, you stop by "Kitaguchi Hongu Fuji Sengen shrine" which used to be the gateway of Mt. Fuji pilgrimage in the old days. The shrine quietly stands in the dense forest. The 1000-year old trees and the elaborate buildings in Shinto-style architecture have created solemn and serene atmosphere. For lunch, the local specialties including "HOTO noodles" and "YOSHIDA Udon noodles" are available at the Japanese-style restaurant.
US $202.00 Shosenkyo-Gorge walk and experience Japanese culture
Escape from busy Tokyo just one and a half hours away by train. Shosenkyo Gorge is famous for steep cliffs along the river with odd shaped huge rocks. Enjoy walking the trail, get a power from Sengataki Waterfall. We'll visit a cozy cafe where you can enjoy trying a kimono on and experience Matcha green tea making. After, we'll go to local public hot spring in town.