Treetop View Bike and Hike Tour

   Half-Day
   Panoramic Views
   Bike and Hike

Tour highlights:
  • travel by private car to the shores of one of the most peaceful, scenic lakes in Mt Fuji's foothills
  • hike through the Aokigahara "Sea of Trees" forest
  • ascend to a lookout tower with panoramic views of Mt Fuji, the Japanese Alps and the surrounding landscapes
  • visit a cave formed by ancient volcanic eruptions
  • bike around a picturesque lake on quiet country roads
  • if weather conditions are right, see a "double Fuji" image of the mountain towering over its reflection in the lake
  • cycle past plum and cherry trees that flower in spring
  • ride among maples whose leaves turn red in fall
Difficulty: Easy
Typical duration: 3 hours
Maximum duration: 3½ hours
Terrain: Mostly flat country roads and bike paths, mountain trail
Length: 10 km (6 mi), 4 km (2 mi)
Total elevation gain: 20 m (70 ft), 250 m (800 ft)
Departs from: Kawaguchiko Train Station
Tour fee: ¥17,000/person for 3 or more people, ¥25,000/person for 2 people or ¥50,000 for 1 person
What's included: Support car, entrance fee for lookout tower, English-speaking guide, bicycle, basic insurance, helmet, bottled water and snacks


Description: Our support car brings you to the rural shores of one of the most peaceful, scenic lakes in Mt Fuji's foothills. There you'll hike a trail through the Aokigahara "Sea of Trees" forest and up a mountainside. A lookout tower with panoramic views of Mt Fuji, the Japanese Alps and the surrounding landscapes awaits at the summit. Along the way down you'll stop at a cave formed by an ancient volcanic eruption.

After the hike, you'll bike around a picturesque lakeshore on quiet country roads. Conditions on this lake frequently create the opportunity to see Mt Fuji towering over its reflection in the water, forming an exceptionally photogenic "double Fuji" image.

The cycling route offers outstanding seasonal attractions, including cherry and plum blossoms in spring and colorful maple leaves in fall.

This private bike and hike tour is an excellent choice if you want to get away from urban areas, experience the charm of Japan's countryside and see some of the most sweeping views the area offers.

Itinerary:
  • Meet our guides at Kawaguchiko Station
  • Ride to the trailhead in our support car, enjoying countryside views along the way (20 minutes)
  • Hike the Treetop View Trail (typically 1½ hours)
    • Cross through the Aokigahara "Sea of Trees" Forest
    • Follow a mountain trail to the summit
    • Ascend to the top of a lookout tower with panoramic views
    • Short break for snacks
    • Descend the hiking trail
    • View a trailside cave
    • Conclude the hiking segment of the tour
  • Cycle around Lake Sai (typically 45 to 60 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
    • Complete the bike ride around Lake Sai
  • Ride to Kawaguchiko Station in our support car on picturesque routes (20 minutes)
  • Tour concludes at Kawaguchiko Station

Photos from the Treetop View Bike and Hike Tour