A hike in the Aokigahara forest - Amazing natural blessing from Mt. Fuji!!

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Tomomi Yuyama

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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 grown over the lava plateau. Unique formations of lava and creepy-looking roots spreading over a thin layer of soil have created a mystical and serene atmosphere. The forest-walk includes entering a lava cave called "Saiko Bat Cave". It's a habitat of precious bats during the winter. The highlights of the cave are various formations of lava and its structure.
It's time for you to explore 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 a 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.

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

10:00 AM
Saiko Bat Cave (Bus stop 66)

I meet you at the bus stop "Saiko Bat Cave".

10:00 AM
Saiko Bat Cave (Bus stop 66)

I meet you at the bus stop "Saiko Bat Cave".

10:30 AM
Enter Saiko Bat Cave (Admission fee/300JPY)

The lava cave is the home of precious bats during the winter. Unique geological formations such as ropy lava and lava stalactites and interesting structure of the inner cave can be observed.

10:30 AM
Enter Saiko Bat Cave (Admission fee/300JPY)

The lava cave is the home of precious bats during the winter. Unique geological formations such as ropy lava and lava stalactites and interesting structure of the inner cave can be observed.

11:00 AM
Explore the Aokigahara forest and visit the lakeside of Lake Saiko

After the cave adventure, you stroll in the beautiful forest abundant with natural beauty. It's time for you to enjoy a hike with your five senses fully used and learn about the distinctive vegetation of the forest and its history along the way!
The lakeside offers you a magnificent view of Mt. Fuji if the weather permits. Serene and peaceful scenery of the Aokigahara area has spread just in front.
Let's take a short break with food and drinks you bring, enjoying wonderful views.

11:00 AM
Explore the Aokigahara forest and visit the lakeside of Lake Saiko

After the cave adventure, you stroll in the beautiful forest abundant with natural beauty. It's time for you to enjoy a hike with your five senses fully used and learn about the distinctive vegetation of the forest and its history along the way!
The lakeside offers you a magnificent view of Mt. Fuji if the weather permits. Serene and peaceful scenery of the Aokigahara area has spread just in front.
Let's take a short break with food and drinks you bring, enjoying wonderful views.

12:30 PM
Visit Ryugu Lava Cave

Ryugu Lava Cave is exceptional as it was considered as a sacred place by those who had reverence and admiration for Mt. Fuji. There used to be many pilgrims visiting the cave to purify themselves and pray for the deity of Mt. Fuji.
You just get close to the entrance area with mystical atmosphere where a small shrine quietly stands. It's worth visiting!

12:30 PM
Visit Ryugu Lava Cave

Ryugu Lava Cave is exceptional as it was considered as a sacred place by those who had reverence and admiration for Mt. Fuji. There used to be many pilgrims visiting the cave to purify themselves and pray for the deity of Mt. Fuji.
You just get close to the entrance area with mystical atmosphere where a small shrine quietly stands. It's worth visiting!

01:00 PM
Saiko Bat Cave (Bus stop 66)

After a visit to Ryugu Lava Cave, you walk through the forest back to the bus stop (Saiko Bat Cave)

01:00 PM
Saiko Bat Cave (Bus stop 66)

After a visit to Ryugu Lava Cave, you walk through the forest back to the bus stop (Saiko Bat Cave)

Additional Details

Where we meet

Saiko Bat Cave (Bus stop 66)

What's included
Things you need
  • Warm jacket - The Aokigahara area is located at the altitude of 900m, so it's much colder than the other places such as Tokyo and Osaka.
  • Shoes suitable for a hike - Some parts of the trail are bumpy due to its lava-covered surface. Sneakers are recommendable.
  • Food and drinks - Bring something to eat and drink for a break!
  • Admission fee for Saiko Bat Cave (300JPY)
Notes:

*Please book the tour 2 days in advance.
*From Tokyo, highway bus is available. Booking a round-trip ticket between Shinjuku (Tokyo) and Kawaguchiko station in advance is highly recommendable.
*Transportation to the meeting point; Catch a Green Line Bus from Kawaguchiko station. Fares are around 1,500jpy in total. Traveling time is approximately 40 minutes. Further information for the transportation will be given after the booking is completed.
*As an option, the guide’s attendance from Kawaguchiko station is available if it seems confusing for you to catch a Green Line Bus. In this case, the transportation fee for the guide and an extra charge are to be charged on you. The extra charge for the attendance from Kawaguchiko station is 2000jpy.
**In the event of severe weather conditions, the itinerary may be changed. In that case, the schedule change would be informed in advance.

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