Fuji Five Lakes Bike Tour

Tour highlights:
  • for the start of the tour, our support car takes you to one of the area's more remote, higher-elevation lakes where there are relatively few tourists
  • ride the shores of all five of the lakes near Mt Fuji
  • part of the course follows excellent bike paths away from roads and cars
  • visit vast flower fields at the foot of the mountain
  • see swans float across the reflection of Mt Fuji on the lake
  • our support car enables anyone to complete this full-day tour, regardless of their level of physical fitness
Difficulty: Moderate

Duration: 7 to 9 hours
Length: 100 km (60 mi)
Elevation gain: 1.3 km (4,300 ft)
Terrain: Bike paths, country roads
Departs from: Kawaguchiko Train Station
Tour fee: ¥18,000/person for 3 or more people, ¥28,000/person for 2 people or ¥55,000 for 1 person
What's included: Support car (to ride in if you get tired), English-speaking guide, bicycle, entrance fee for traditional village visited during the tour, basic insurance, helmet, bottled water and light snacks

Description: Bike around all of the Fuji Five Lakes and experience breathtaking and diverse views of Mount Fuji. Leave the more developed shorelines of the largest lakes behind and ascend quiet, remote country roads through lush forests. Drop into valleys where clear, still lake waters reflect mountains and sky. Explore a beautifully-preserved traditional village where artisans produce elaborate hand-made crafts in traditional Japanese thatched-roof farmhouses. Pass picturesque shrines and flower gardens. In Spring and Summer, view Mount Fuji foregrounded by vast fields of colorful blooms. In Fall, ride under arches formed by maple branches covered with bright red leaves.