Fuji Five Lakes Bike Tour

Difficulty: Strenuous

Duration: 6 to 8 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: ¥14,000/person for 3 or more people, ¥21,000/person for 2 people or ¥42,000 for 1 person
What's included: English-speaking guide, bicycle, entrance fee for traditional village visited during the tour, basic insurance, helmet, drinks and light snacks
Other costs: Optional hot spring bath entrance fees (¥1,400/person)

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 European-style museums and botanical 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. Relax after the ride with an optional dip in a hot spring bath.