Mt. Fuji and Gorgeous downhill to Pacific Ocean

Mt. Fuji and Gorgeous downhill to Pacific Ocean

Cycle along the Fuji-Five-Lakes with the Japan's highest peak of Mt. Fuji visible just in front of you. This cycling tour begins at Shinjuku station and take a bus to Lake Yamanaka. We will also have a chance to explore primeval forest and caves at Aokigahara Sea of Trees. Enjoy downhill from Motosu-lake to Shimobe Onsen, a cozy old spa town, where we'll visit Kuon temple, which is believed to have been founded by Nichiren in 1274, and is the headquarters of the Nichiren Sect of Buddhism. We"ll stay at Shukubo Temple Lodging and experience true Japanese atmosphere and healthy shojin vegetarian dishes. On the last day of the tour, we"ll visit Yaizu Port to have sushi buffet! Then, we"ll take bullet train to return Tokyo.

Tour Date
Oct. 17 ~ 20, 2015/ April 2 ~ 5, 2016/ June 4 ~ 7, 2016
Tour Price
JPY 146,000 (8% tax will be added to the tour price)
Gathering/conclusion
Gathering: Shinjuku, Tokyo; Conclusion: Yaizu, Shizuoka
Level
Beginner

<Tour highlights>
・Easy access to/from central Tokyo (Meeting points are Shinjuku and Tokyo station)
・Stay at a Ryokan Inn and enjoy Onsen Spa
・Cycling along Fuji Five Lakes with Mt. Fuji visible just in from of you!
・Visit Oshino-hakkai (Springs of Mt. Fuji), Narusawa Ice Cave, and Kuon Temple
・Gorgeous downhill to Shimobe Onsen Spa
・Experience a stay at a Japanese temple and enjoy Shojin Ryori, Buddhist cuisine.
・”All-you-can-eat” Sushi.  Enjoy SUSHI as much as you can eat!!
・Small group (4~8 cyclists)

<Tour map>

<Travel info: for Shinjuku Station (West Entrance) by  Airport Limousine>
Day 1 From Narita/Haneda
From Narita: Leaves at 08:50/09:15/09:35, arrives at Shinjuku Station at 10:50/11:15/11:35 respectively.
From Haneda: Leaves at 09:50/10:10/10:30, arrives at Shinjuku Station at 10:45/11:05/11:25 respectively.
Day 4 From Yaizu:
We expect that we’ll arrive at Yaizu Station around 16:00
To Tokyo: 16:27~18:17 (no extra cost)
To Kyoto: 16:07~18:25 (plus JPY 4,000)

<Hotel info : Less expensive hotels near Shinjuku station>
There are many hotels around Shinjuku area.  I’ve listed up some reasonable ones as follows;
Nishitetsu Inn Shinjuku : 8-minute walk from Shinjuku station
Citadines Central Shinjuku Tokyo: 10-minute walk from Shinjuku station
Hotel Rose Garden Shinjuku: 8-minute walk from Shinjuku station

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Itinerary

Day Week
day
Ride
Day
Route Distance Elevation Gain
Day 1 Sat. 1 Lake Yamanaka ~ lake Kawaguchi 20km/13ml 40m/131ft.
Day 2 Sun. 2 Fuji Five Lakes 60km/38ml
Day 3 Mon. 3 Lake Kawaguchi to Kuon-ji 63km/40ml. -500m/-3,740ft.
Day 4 Tue. 4 Kuon-ji to Yaizu 62.7km/40ml 385m/1263ft
Day 1: Cycle around Fuji-Five-Lakes
Springs of Mt. Fuji
Springs of Mt. Fuji

Meet at Shinjuku Station at 11:40 am and take a bus for Lake Yamanakako, Yamanashi pref.  We will start cycling from Mt. Fuji Station.  Just leisurely ride calling at beautiful springs of Mt. Fuji and gorgeous view from Sengen Shrine.

Hotel with onsen spa, Meals: Dinner

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Day 2: cycling and Aokigahara Sea of Trees nature tour

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Cycling along Fuji-Five-Lakes and Aokigahara Sea of Trees nature tour as optional tour.

Aokigahara is a 35 sq-km (14 sq-ml.) forest that spreads at the northwest of Mt. Fuji. As Aokigahara is a dense forest, there is barely any wildlife in here. The forest is very quiet and that makes it a popular suicide spot in Japan.

Hotel with onsen spa, Meals: breakfast,  dinner

Aokigahara forest
Day 3: Downhill to Kuonji temple

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Enjoy downhill from Motosu-lake to Shimobe Onsen, a cozy old spa town, where we’ll visit Kuon temple, which is believed to have been founded by Nichiren in 1274, and is the headquarters of the Nichiren Sect of Buddhism. We”ll stay at Shukubo Temple Lodging and experience true Japanese atmosphere and healthy shojin vegetarian dishes.

The temple is very famous for cherry blossom.  So, the tour dated April 2~5 is the best for this.

Shukubo at Kuonji area, Meal: breakfast, dinner

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Day 4: Yaizu Port to have sushi buffet for lunch

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On the last day of the tour, we”ll visit Yaizu Port to have sushi buffet for lunch!

Then, we”ll move to Yaizu Station
We expect that we’ll arrive at Yaizu Station around 16:00
To Tokyo: 16:27~18:17 (no extra cost)
To Kyoto: 16:07~18:25 (plus JPY 4,000)

Please ask us for other destinations.

Meals: breakfast, lunch

Tour Outline

Date Oct. 17 ~ 20, 2015/ April 2 ~ 5, 2016/ June 4 ~ 7, 2016
Tour Price JPY 158,000 (incl. Tax)
Gathering/Conclusion Shinjuku, Tokyo/Yaizu, Shizuoka
Minimum Number of Participants 4

Items Included in Tour Prices

Rental Road bicycle (or cyclo cross bicycle/cross bicycle, if you prefer)

Lodging

Van Support on Route

Water and snacks during the ride

Daily Luggage Transport

Experienced Ride Leaders

Meals: 4 breakfasts and 4 dinners

Transportation: Fares for trains, ferries and other modes of travel will be noted in your itinerary.

Sightseeing and Excursions: Admission to temples and shrines, special events and culinary experiences will be noted in your itinerary.

Not Included in Tour Prices

Airfare, alcoholic beverages and other personnel expenses

Traveling Alone

A limited number of single-occupancy rooms are available for an additional charge on most tours. If you are a single traveler, please ask about room availability. A single-occupancy supplemental charge will be applied.

About Ryokan and Shukubo

To make your experience of Japan more authentic and memorable, we schedule some tour accommodations in traditional ryokan inns. Rather than single rooms, ryokan accommodate two to five people per room, with traditional tatami mat flooring and futon bedding. Please note that at Planet Adventure, we arrange for our guests to be accommodated in rooms divided by gender.

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