Start with a sample of crisp Mt. Fuji spring water from a local shrine and learn the history of Fujinomiya the closest city to Mt Fuji. Largely off the beaten path, this charming city is famous for its food culture, and one of the best places to visit for an authentic and unique Japan experience.
We start with Fujinomiya's famous yakisoba (fried noodles). The dish was invented in Fujinomiya after World War II when people sought out ways to keep food fresh for longer. It is unique because they are not boiled before being pan-fried, thus giving the noodles a rougher and distinctive texture.
Next stop is a confectionery store to try their local baked goods, followed by a visit to a local knife craftsman with over 150 years of history. From there we snack on fresh, seasonal, locally grown fruit at a local shop. The last dish is at a quaint local sushi bar, where we enjoy the original Mt. Fuji-shaped sushi.
・Season: All year round
・Group size: Up to 10 people (minimum 2 people)
・Tour fee: 14,000 Japanese yen (excl. tax) per person
・Included: Transportation from and to Shin-Fuji or Fujinomiya station, 2 half-sized lunches, seasonal fruit snack, Japanese sweets, visit to the local Mt Fuji shrine, visit to a blacksmith, English speaking guide, insurance
What to bring: Comfortable clothes and your own bottle.
*We highly appreciate bringing your own bottle to reduce plastic waste (free rental bottles are available!)
|Itinerary (3.5 hours)|
|10:10||Pick up at the Shin-Fuji station ticket gate|
||Pick up from Fujinomiya station|
|or 11:00||Meet us at the red Torii gate of Mt Fuji World Heritage Centre, Shizuoka|
|Sample fresh Mt Fuji spring water at the local shrine and visit local fruits store|
|11:45||Try Fujinomiya's famous Yakisoba (fried noodles)|
|Sample sweets at a Japanese confectionery store|
See knife sharpening from a Japanese blacksmith - try knives for yourself
|13:30||Savor the unique Mt. Fuji-shaped sushi at a quaint sushi bar|
|14:30||End the tour at the sushi bar|
|15:00||Transfer to Fujinomiya station|
|15:30||Transfer to Shin-Fuji station|
Please book the tour at least 3 days in advance. Furthermore, please let us know in advance if you have any dietary requirements or allergies beforehand. Vegetarian and Muslim friendly meals can be prepared.
To reserve an ecotour payment in advance is required. Please note the following cancellation policy is in place. We conduct the tour in all weather except in the case of typhoon or other natural disasters. When this happens, we will cancel the tour and there will be no charge.
13 days or more before - Free
4 - 13 days before - 30% of ecotour cost
3 - day of the ecotour - 100% of ecotour cost