MOUNT FUJI, LAKE KAWAGUCHIKO, SHIBU ONSEN AND THE FAMOUS SNOW MONKEYS
3 or 4 NIGHT EXCURSION
PRICE ON REQUEST
Take this great opportunity to expand your visit to Japan by visiting two iconic places. Your adventure begins in Kyoto where you catch the world renowned Shinkansen or bullet train. Travel from Kyoto on the Shinkansen, travel through cities, towns and villages. Arrive in the picturesque town of Kawaguchiko and its famous lakeside. On arriving at Kawaguchiko station you should try the Fuji san curry or ice cream!
Spend two nights around the lake, visit Itchiku Kubota kimono museum, the world famous organ museum or stroll around the lake. The lake boasts an amazing view of Mount Fuji. Or visit one of the best onsen in Japan. Bathe in the energising hot springs alone or with friends it’s up to you! Your hotel will collect you and drive you to your accommodation. Featuring a view of Mount Fuji ** Our Kawaguchiko hotel choices are self-catering and sleep up to eight people per house. Free Wi-Fi is provided in all properties.
The individual cottages are self-catering and all fitted with air conditioning, heated flooring and a fully equipped kitchen. Kitchen appliances include a fridge, a microwave and IH cooking stoves. Other facilities include a flat-screen TV and a heater. A hot tub is provided in the private bathroom. Just a 3-minute walk from Lake Kawaguchi. Kawaguchiko Train Station is a 12-minute drive away. A shuttle is provided back to the station. A visit to Oshino Hakkai is a must before leaving Kawaguchiko. Visit the eight crystal clear ponds and visit Hannoki Bayashi Shiryokan with its traditional thatched cottages. Try a boat trip, take the ropeway or choose from a dozen other places to visit. A full itinerary with maps etc. is provided for you to make getting around as simple as possible.
Now let’s travel to Yudanaka and Shibu Onsen. Shibu Onsen street is a very famous narrow onsen street surrounded with ryokan hotels next to each other and old architecture. Stroll down the street wearing kimono or yukata and traditional Japanese sandals and go from bath to bath, stopping in souvenir shops or bars. I recommend you join in to be a part of this real Japanese atmosphere.
Our inn is one of the friendliest hotels in the area. The host and his family will go out of his way to make your stay special.
The inn is Japanese-style with tatami (woven-straw) floors, futon beds and a flat-screen TV. Each room is air-conditioned in summer and has a Kotatsu leg-warming table in winter. A fridge and an electric kettle are provided, and bathrooms and toilets are shared. The shared bathroom can be reserved for private use.
The property offers a shuttle to nearby locations upon request, including Yudanaka Train Station. There is a convenience store right behind the inn.
Japanese/American breakfast is served at the hotel’s dining room. This is included in your package. The shuttle to the monkey park is included. The park is really just a forest for the monkeys. Please be aware that the walk to the park entrance is a little uphill, it’s a wonderful atmospheric walk. You can meet some of the monkeys even before the entrance. They are just walking around or sitting on the trees. Behind the entrance there are monkeys everywhere. You can get very close to them, take detail pictures or movies and observe the real monkey life ** Now to the pool with hot spring water made by stones is where the main action happens. Monkeys enjoy bathing throughout the year.
- Shinkansen and major travel expenses.
- Accommodation in Kawaguchiko and Yudanaka.
- Full list of what to see and what to do including maps, opening times etc.
- 2/3 breakfasts depending on which trip is chosen.
- Hotel shuttles available when booked in advance.
Tour does NOT include:
- Minor travel expenses.
- Any food other than that detailed.
- Services of a guide.
- Entrance fees
** Sadly we cannot guarantee that you will see clear views of Mount Fuji or that the monkeys will all be in attendance during your trip.