Trace the footsteps of the pilgrims of Mt. Fuji

US $313.80 / Group

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Hi! I'm Tomomi Yuyama.

I will guide you!

Description of this tour

Mt. Fuji is known worldwide as a mountain brimming with natural beauty. Besides this, Mt. Fuji is also a sacred mountain that has been revered and admired since ancient times. It is the symbolic object of nature worship which has taken root in Japan.This tour gives you a great opportunity to feel the essence of Mt. Fuji worship by tracing the footsteps of its pilgrims.

Hi! I am Tomomi, a nationally certifed tour guide and a certified nature guide exclusively in the Aokigahara forest. I was born and raised on the foot of Mt.Fuji blessed with amaizingly beautiful nature. As an expert in its surroundings, I'll navigate you to the distinctive places unknown to tourists so that you'll be able to have unforgettable memories!
I'm knowledgeable not only about the nature of the Mt.Fuji area but also about Japanese cluture, especially Japanese Tea Ceremony. I would like you to experience the different aspects of Japan through my tours.
What you need is just your curiosity!!


Sample Tour Timeline

09:30 AM
Mt. Fuji station (Fujisan station)

Meet at Mt. Fuji station and take a taxi for Funatsu Lava Tree Molds

09:30 AM
Mt. Fuji station (Fujisan station)

Meet at Mt. Fuji station and take a taxi for Funatsu Lava Tree Molds

10:00 AM
Funatsu Lava Tree Molds (About a 1-hour stay including a 30-minute hike in the woods)

* This spot used to be a sacred place for Mt. Fuji pilgrims. The lava tunnels resemble the interior of a human body. The deepest part, especially, looks like a “Mother womb”. Mt. Fuji Pilgrims, having entered there, wished for a symbolic rebirth.
* Enter the lava tree molds and stroll through the woods nearby. The forest is quite distinctive in that it has grown on the lava-covered ground. It would be a great opportunity for you to be exposed to beautiful nature created by Mt. Fuji.

10:00 AM
Funatsu Lava Tree Molds (About a 1-hour stay including a 30-minute hike in the woods)

* This spot used to be a sacred place for Mt. Fuji pilgrims. The lava tunnels resemble the interior of a human body. The deepest part, especially, looks like a “Mother womb”. Mt. Fuji Pilgrims, having entered there, wished for a symbolic rebirth.
* Enter the lava tree molds and stroll through the woods nearby. The forest is quite distinctive in that it has grown on the lava-covered ground. It would be a great opportunity for you to be exposed to beautiful nature created by Mt. Fuji.

11:30 AM
Enjoy strolling through “Oshi” district

* In the Oshi district, there used to be 86 lodgings for Mt. Fuji Pilgrims. The area with the remains of old lodgings would remind you of the time when it was home to Mt. Fuji worship.
* Walk from Mt. Fuji Station to Kitaguchi Hongu Fuji Sengen-jinja Shrine. Former House of the Togawa Family and the Japanese restaurant are located on the way.

11:30 AM
Enjoy strolling through “Oshi” district

* In the Oshi district, there used to be 86 lodgings for Mt. Fuji Pilgrims. The area with the remains of old lodgings would remind you of the time when it was home to Mt. Fuji worship.
* Walk from Mt. Fuji Station to Kitaguchi Hongu Fuji Sengen-jinja Shrine. Former House of the Togawa Family and the Japanese restaurant are located on the way.

12:00 PM
“Former House of the Togawa Family”

This lodging has a history of 250 years and used to offer accommodations to Mt. Fuji pilgrims. The owner, who also worked as a Shinto priest, preached the teachings of Mt. Fuji worship to pilgrims who came there.

12:00 PM
“Former House of the Togawa Family”

This lodging has a history of 250 years and used to offer accommodations to Mt. Fuji pilgrims. The owner, who also worked as a Shinto priest, preached the teachings of Mt. Fuji worship to pilgrims who came there.

12:30 PM
Lunch (Yosida Udon noodles)

Yosida Udon noodles are the local specialty around the foot of Mt. Fuji. They are famous for their firm and chewy texture. They are worth trying!

12:30 PM
Lunch (Yosida Udon noodles)

Yosida Udon noodles are the local specialty around the foot of Mt. Fuji. They are famous for their firm and chewy texture. They are worth trying!

01:30 PM
“Kitaguchi Hongu Fuji Sengen-jinja Shrine”

This shrine was regarded as one of the most important bases of Mt. Fuji worship. Pilgrims visited it to purify themselves and pray for their safe pilgrimage to Mt. Fuji.

01:30 PM
“Kitaguchi Hongu Fuji Sengen-jinja Shrine”

This shrine was regarded as one of the most important bases of Mt. Fuji worship. Pilgrims visited it to purify themselves and pray for their safe pilgrimage to Mt. Fuji.

02:30 PM
Mt. Fuji station (Fujisan station)

Go back to Mt. Fuji station by taxi.

02:30 PM
Mt. Fuji station (Fujisan station)

Go back to Mt. Fuji station by taxi.

Additional Details

Where we meet

Mt. Fuji station (Fujisan station)

What's included
  • Transport expenses-Taxi fare (About 6,500jpy)
  • Admission fee
Things you need
  • Wear comfortable shoes for a walk. Sneakers would be preferable especially for a forest hike and a cave-exploring.
  • Lunch(approx. US $9.00)
Notes:

* The tour is not available on Mondays and Tuesdays as Funatsu Lava Tree Molds and Former House of the Togawa Family close on both days.
* As some parts of the lava tree molds are narrow and rough, those who have Claustrophobia should not enter. People with their back or knees problems will not be able to enter the deepest part called “Mother's womb”.
* You walk from Mt. Fuji Station to Kitaguchi Hongu Fuji Sengen-jinja Shrine. Former House of the Togawa Family and the Japanese restaurant are located on the way.
* Highway bus connecting Tokyo (Shinjuku) and Mt. Fuji Station is available. A booking for a round-trip ticket is highly recommended in advance as the evening bus services from Mt. Fuji Station to Tokyo are always busy.

Guest Requirements

N/A

Cancellation Policy

Any trip or experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase.