Lake and Flowers Bike Tour

   Half-Day
   Kid-Friendly
   Panoramic Views
   Optimal for Social Distancing

Tour highlights:
  • our support car takes you to one of the area's remote lakes where there are relatively few tourists
  • experience Mt Fuji primarily on excellent bike paths away from roads and cars
  • visit vast flower fields in the mountain's foothills
  • cycle by lake waters where swans float across Fuji's reflection
  • explore routes bordered by cherry blossoms in spring and colorful maple leaves in autumn
  • this tour combines one of our easiest, flattest bike courses with a short walk in a flower park
Difficulty: Easy

Typical duration: 3 hours
Maximum duration: 4 hours
Terrain: Flat bike paths and country roads
Length: 16 km (10 mi)
Total elevation gain: 20 m (70 ft)
Departs from: Kawaguchiko Train Station
Tour fee: ¥14,000/person for 3 or more people, ¥20,000/person for 2 people or ¥40,000 for 1 person
What's included: Support car, English-speaking guide, bicycle, basic insurance, helmet, bottled water and snacks


Description: For the start of this tour, our support car drives you to a remote lake with breathtaking panoramic views of Mt Fuji. You'll ride around a shoreline where white swans drift across the mountain's reflection on the surface of the lake. Most of the lakeshore is bordered by nearly-flat paths and picturesque boardwalks that separate cyclists from cars, making this tour an excellent choice for families with children.

After circling the lake, you'll visit a countryside park that provides one of Japan's most spectacular settings for viewing the iconic mountain. Vast fields of tulips, poppies and corn flowers foreground Fuji's snow-capped peak in spring. Zinnias, sunflowers and cosmos take their place in summer. The leaves of the park's maples frame Fuji with fiery tones in autumn.

This tour takes place on a lakeshore that is far less crowded than nearby areas better-known to tourists and yet offers some of the best scenery in Mt Fuji's foothills. It's an excellent choice for visitors who want an easy, relaxing bike ride with outstanding views.

Itinerary:
  • Meet our guides at Kawaguchiko Station
  • Ride to Lake Yamanaka in our support car (25 minutes)
  • Cycle around Lake Yamanaka (typically 75 minutes)
    • Bike past plum and cherry trees on the waterfront, enjoying flower viewing in spring
    • Stop at a beach with an excellent view of Mt Fuji
    • Cycle past maple trees, viewing colorful leaves in fall
    • Ride on dedicated bike paths and boardwalks from which swans can be seen floating on the lake
    • Complete the bike ride around Lake Yamanaka
  • Cycle to a flower park and view fields of seasonal blooms foregrounding Mt Fuji (typically 25 minutes)
  • Ride to Kawaguchiko Station in our support car (25 minutes)
  • Tour concludes at Kawaguchiko Station

Photos from the Lake and Flowers Bike Tour