One Lake Bike Tour

   Half-Day
   Panoramic Views
   Art, Culture and Outdoors
   Optimal for Social Distancing

Tour highlights:
  • this tour is one of our easiest courses
  • bike all the way around a lakeshore with outstanding views of Mt Fuji and the surrounding forests
  • visit a beautiful historic temple and a flower garden in the mountain's foothills
  • pass a "floating shrine" on the lake that is considered an epitome of Japanese aesthetics
  • see the iconic mountain from some of the area's most famous viewpoints
  • this is one of our best tours for seeing cherry blossoms in spring and colorful leaves in fall
Difficulty: Easy

Typical duration: 2½ hours
Maximum duration: 3 hours
Terrain: Flat bike paths and country roads
Length: 20 km (12 mi)
Total elevation gain: 20 m
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: Bike the shoreline of a lake that offers outstanding views of Mount Fuji. Explore picturesque countryside on one of the area's easiest, flattest bike courses. Visit an atmospheric ancient temple and a famous lakeside shrine. Stop at a flower garden that provides a colorful foreground to the iconic mountain. You'll also pass a "floating shrine" on the lake that is considered an epitome of Japanese aesthetics.

One of our easiest, flattest courses, this tour transports you from the bustling neighborhood around Kawaguchiko Station out to quiet, scenic country roads relatively few tourists ever see.

If you take this tour in Spring, you'll view Mt Fuji framed by exquisite cherry blossoms. In Summer, the lake is encircled by wildflowers and emerald, tree-blanketed hills. In Fall, you'll ride under arches formed by maple and ginko branches covered with bright red and yellow leaves. And in Winter, you'll gaze past towering evergreens at Fuji and its magnificent white crown of snow.

Itinerary:
  • Meet our guides at Kawaguchiko Station
  • Ride to Lake Kawaguchiko in our support car (5 minutes)
  • Cycle around Lake Kawaguchiko (typically 2½ hours)
    • Cycle over a bridge that spans the lake and offers beautiful views
    • Stop at a lookout point on the lakeshore
    • Bike beside rows of cherry trees on the waterfront, enjoying cherry blossom viewing in spring
    • Cycle through the "Maple Corridor," viewing colorful leaves in fall
    • Short break for snacks
    • Visit a flower park
    • Visit the oldest shrine dedicated to Mt Fuji and experience Shinto rituals
    • Bike to the quiet, scenic country roads on the less-developed side of the lake
    • View the "floating shrine" on the lake
    • Complete the bike ride around Lake Kawaguchiko
  • Ride to Kawaguchiko Station in our support car (5 minutes)
  • Tour concludes at Kawaguchiko Station

Photos from the One Lake Bike Tour