[Yamanashi] About 2 hours from Tokyo to the foot of Mt. Fuji and Lake Kawaguchiko! Introducing how to access

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The Fuji Five Lakes region at the base of Mount Fuji in Yamanashi Prefecture is a must-visit area for anyone exploring Japan, with its numerous cultural heritage sites such as the "Fuji Five Lakes" including Lake Kawaguchiko, Lake Saiko, Lake Shojiko, Lake Motosuko, and Lake Yamanakako, as well as a...

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Recommended transportation from Tokyo (*As of August 25, 2023)

① Use Narita Express + Highway bus

Cheap and fast! Although it is the most recommended plan, there is a transfer from Shinjuku Station to Busta Shinjuku Terminal. In addition, there may be delays due to traffic jams, etc.

■ Total time required 3 hours 10 minutes ~ (Excluding train waiting time and travel time)

■ Fare 5,450 yen [Narita Express: 3,250 yen (ticket 1,520 yen, special fare 1,730 yen) Highway Bus: 2,200 yen]

Narita Airport (Narita Express (1 hour 20 minutes)) == Arrival at Shinjuku Station (5 minutes on foot) = Shinjuku Bus Terminal (Highway Bus (1 hour 45 minutes)) = = Arrival at Kawaguchiko Sta.

② Use Narita Express + JR Limited Express

It takes a little longer than the express bus plan, but transfers are relatively easy. In addition, it is easy to create a travel plan because you will arrive at your destination on time.

■Required time 3 hours 20 minutes ~ (excluding train waiting time and travel time)

■ Fares 6,780 yen [Narita Express: 3,250 yen (ticket 1,520 yen, special fare 1,730 yen) JR Limited Express (Kaiji/Azusa: 2,360 yen (ticket 1,340 yen, express fare 1,020 yen) Fuji Kyuko Line 1,170 yen]

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Compared to Narita Airport, Haneda Airport is much closer and cheaper fares.

①Using the Keikyu Line and Express bus

■Required time 2 hours and 20 minutes (excludes train waiting time and travel time)

■ Fare 2,710 yen [Keikyu Line: 300 yen Yamanote Line: 210 yen Highway Bus: 2,200 yen]

②Using the Keikyu Line + JR Limited Express

■ Required time 2 hours 30 minutes ~ (Excluding train waiting time and travel time)

■ Fare 4,010 yen [Keikyu Line: 300 yen JR Line (Shinagawa-Otsuki) 1,520 yen Limited Express Charge (Tokyo-Otsuki) 1,020 yen Fujikyuko Line 1,170 yen]

For those who plan to travel around the Kanto region by train, we recommend using the "JR EAST PASS" issued by JR East.

Click here for JR EAST PASS details


When using the bus, it may be difficult to get there due to traffic jams, so if you want to go around on time, we recommend using the train!

Step1 First, head for Shinjuku Station from each airport

For those using Narita Airport or Haneda Airport, the gateways to Japan, please aim for Shinjuku Station first. "Shinjuku Station" is a convenient station for trains and highway buses to reach the Fuji Five Lakes.

From Narita Airport to Shinjuku Station...

By train

The Narita Express is the safest option from Narita. There are other JR conventional lines, private railways such as Keisei and Keikyu, and limousine buses. The Narita Express takes about 90 minutes directly to Shinjuku. Also, although you will have to change trains at Nippori, we recommend the Keisei Skyliner, which has more trains than the Narita Express.

Narita Express

Keisei Skyliner

By bus

About 100 minutes by limousine bus from Narita Airport.

limousine bus

From Haneda Airport to Shinjuku Station...

By train

Haneda Airport is directly connected to the Keikyu Line and the Tokyo Monorail Line.

It takes 15 minutes to Shinagawa Station on the Keikyu Line, and 20 minutes to Shinjuku Station by transferring to the Yamanote Line.

On the other hand, if you take the Tokyo Monorail, it takes 20 minutes to get to Monorail Hamamatsucho Station, then change to the Yamanote Line and get to Shinjuku Station in 25 minutes.

Keihin Electric Express

Tokyo Monorail

By bus

About 50 minutes by limousine bus from Haneda Airport.

Step2 Next, Let's aim for Kawaguchiko Sta.!

After arriving at Shinjuku Station, we will aim for Kawaguchiko Sta.. There are buses and trains to access Kawaguchiko Sta., and the reasonably priced and fast express bus is especially recommended.

By train

It takes 60 minutes from Shinjuku Station to Otsuki Station on the JR Chuo Main Line limited express "Kaiji" or "Azusa", then transfer to the Fujikyuko Line at "Otsuki Station" and it takes about 60 minutes to Kawaguchiko Sta..

The Limited Express Fuji Excursion, which connects Shinjuku and Lake Kawaguchiko in about two hours, is also convenient.

Fuji excursion (Lake Kawaguchiko-Shinjuku) 4,130 yen (ticket: 2,510 yen, limited express fare: 1,620 yen)

JR East

Click here for information about Mt.Fuji Excursion

By bus

It takes about 105 minutes using the Chuo Highway Pass "Shinjuku-Fujigoko Line" from the Shinjuku Highway Bus Terminal "Busta Shinjuku".

There is also a direct bus from Haneda Airport to Lake Kawaguchiko, but it runs only once a day on weekends and holidays, so please use it if the timing is right.


Click here for express bus reservations

From Haneda Airport! Kawaguchiko recommended sightseeing route at the foot of Mt.Fuji

1st day

9:00 Arrive at Haneda Airport, the gateway to Japan

9:58 Take the Keikyu Airport Line Airport Express bound for Aoto

10:20 Arrive at Shinagawa Station

10:30 JR Yamanote Line Outer Route Shibuya/Shinjuku

10:50 Arrive at Shinjuku Station

~Move to Bus Terminal "Busta Shinjuku~

11:15 Take the highway bus (Shinjuku-Fujigoko Line)

13:00 Arrive at Kawaguchiko Sta.

13:05 Lunch at Hoto Fudo

Yamanashi's local cuisine and recommended gourmet here

Next to "Hoto Fudo", there is also a "Beer Car" where you can taste the world's best beer "Fujizakura Heights Beer" for a limited time. If you find it, be sure to try "beer" and "shumai"!

Click here for details of Fujizakura Heights Beer

14:00 Finish eating and head to Lake Kawaguchiko Oishi Park

Use the Lake Kawaguchiko Tour Bus Click here for details https://www.fujikyubus.co.jp/shuyu

14:20 Arrive at Oishi Park

Enjoy the spectacular view of Mt.Fuji and Lake Kawaguchiko.

How about a lavender soft-serve ice cream for dessert after dinner?

15:00 Return to Kawaguchiko Sta. and head to today's accommodation "Fuji Midori no Kyukamura".

(There is a free pick-up service from Kawaguchiko Sta., but please be sure to make a reservation in advance.)

15:20 Arrive at Fuji Midori no Kyukamura.

16:00 Relieve the day's fatigue in the adjacent Fuji Chobo no Yu Yurari Onsen.

(We recommend the accommodation plan that comes with a Fuji Chobo no Yu Yurari Onsen.)

Click here to make a reservation for Fuji Midori no Kyukamura

----Relax at the inn-------------------

The 2nd day

6:00 Wake up & breakfast

Take a walk around the area (The area around Fuji Midori no Kyukamura belongs to "Fujibako Izu National Park" and is rich in nature. Please feel the nature at the foot of Mt. Fuji.)

8:30 Leave Fuji Midori no Kyukamura to Kawaguchiko Sta. by free shuttle bus

9:00 Move to Fujikanko Travel Enjoy Lake Kawaguchiko sightseeing on a rental Bicycle rental .

All of Fujikanko Travel's Bicycle rental are electric-assisted bicycles, so even those who are not confident in their physical strength can use them. Also, if you rent a bicycle from Fujikanko Travel, you can use the "luggage storage service" for free!

Mt.Fuji and Lake Kawaguchiko Sightseeing Bicycle rental around Lake Kawaguchiko

16:30 Return to Lake Kawaguchiko Ekimae Fujikanko Travel and return the bicycle.

Pick up your checked luggage and return to Tokyo.

16:50 Take the highway bus (Busta Shinjuku line)

18:35 Arrival at Shinjuku Bus Terminal

When using the bus, it may be possible to send it because it is congested. If you have time to spare, we recommend using the bus, and if you want to go around on time, we recommend using the train!

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The northern foot of Mt. Fuji in Yamanashi Prefecture is a stunning area of Japan that has plenty to offer visitors. At the foot of Mt. Fuji, including ”Arakurayama Sengen Park”, which offers a view of Mt. Fuji and the iconic five-story pagoda, "Chureito." The Kawaguchiko Momiji Corridor is also a must-visit during the autumn season when visitors can see the colorful leaves. Our company, based in Lake Kawaguchiko, operates various facilities that utilize the natural resources of Mt. Fuji. These include the theme park "Fuji Subaru Land," which offers a range of exciting rides and attractions, and the Fujiten Snow Resort, where visitors can enjoy skiing and snowboarding. Visitors can also sample the world-famous "Fujizakura Heights Beer," made using natural water “Fujizakura Meisui” , or relax in the natural hot spring, "Fuji Chobo no yu Yurari," . We will clearly communicate the charm of Mt. Fuji, which changes with the seasons, from the base of Mt. Fuji in Kawaguchiko.

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