Fuji-Area Wineries Half-Day Tour By Car

   Half-Day
   By Car
   Panoramic Views
   Wine, Beer, Sake and Whiskey Tasting Tours

Tour highlights:
  • visit Katsunuma, Japan's main wine-producing region, by private car
  • enjoy tastings at three locations
  • visit two of the country's oldest, most celebrated wineries and a cellar with a huge selection of local wines
  • savor fine wines made from Japan's indigenous Koshu varietal
  • take in outstanding views of the picturesque Koshu Valley
  • see cherry blossoms in spring and colorful maple leaves in autumn
  • unlike most of our tours, this one involves no bike riding
Typical duration: 4 hours
Maximum duration: 4½ hours
Departs from: Kawaguchiko Train Station
Tour fee: ¥20,000/person for 3 or more people, ¥30,000/person for 2 people or ¥60,000 for 1 person
What's included: Private car and driver, English-speaking guides, tastings at a wine cellar and two wineries, bottled water and snacks
Age minimum: 20 (ID required)


Description: In this half-day tour by private car, our guides transport you to Katsunuma, a region in the picturesque Koshu Valley near Mt Fuji where the majority of Japan's wine is produced. There, at two award-winning wineries and a large wine cellar, you'll enjoy tasting delicious wines made from not only Western grapes but also the indigenous Koshu variety for which Japanese winemaking is best known.

Our guides will also bring you to a vista point where you'll take in magnificent views of the Koshu Valley. Experience spectacular seasonal attractions like cherry trees that bloom in spring and maples whose leaves turn red and yellow in autumn.

This tour is accessible and fun regardless of your level of experience with wine. It's an excellent choice for your own vacation or as a gift to friends, family or newlyweds.

Itinerary:
  • Meet our guides at Kawaguchiko Station
  • Ride to Katsunuma in our support car (45 minutes)
  • Visit a winery and enjoy wine tasting (40 minutes)
  • Visit a second winery and enjoy wine tasting (40 minutes)
  • Short break for snacks
  • Visit a cellar with a large selection of local wines and enjoy wine tasting (1 hour)
  • Visit the roof of the wine cellar for spectacular views of the Koshu Valley (10 minutes)
  • Ride to Kawaguchiko Station in our support car (45 minutes)
  • Tour concludes at Kawaguchiko Station