Mt. Fuji Famous Food Tour (day trip from Tokyo)

Travel through the streets of this stunning town at the base of Mt. Fuji

Cultural Experience

Food Tour at the base of Mt. Fuji

Thur- Sunday

Starts promptly at 10:30 am from Fujinomiya Fuji Cultural Center

Day Trip from Tokyo

Fujinomiya City, Shizuoka Prefecture

Our Mt. Fuji Food tour takes place in the lovely town of Fujinomiya, just at the base of the most famous mountain in Japan. With deep clear mountain spring water- Fujinomiya is a great place for delicious food, sake, soba noodles and green tea. Get off the beaten track of the Tokyo-Kyoto corridor and discover true local furusato (home town) spirit. Fujinomiya is an easy day trip from Tokyo (or an overnight visit that will give you more time to explore!) The brand new Mt Fuji World Heritage Cultural Center is our starting point to explore this special place. Hop on the super fast Shinkansen (bullet train) and discover this hidden gem! This tour features 6 specialty food stops including a hands-on sweets making experience and a traditional set lunch.

 

Fujinomiya has long been a well-known Japanese travel destination as this town is at the base of one of the famous assent routes of Mt. Fuji, the most accessible route. Many mountain climbers begin their adventure at the famous shrine in the center of town. Come find out more with us. Bring back flavorful memories of something few foreign tourists have a chance to experience.

 

During the tour, we will enjoy snacks at the yummy “Omiya Yokocho” (local food and drinking alley). You can try a healthy “soul food” called Oden, here– prepared in a regional style.  We will have a wonderful local lunch at a shop that has been making soba and tempura specialities for over 80 years. We will find out more about the heart of this town at Fujisan Sengen Shrine. After lunch and exploring, will visit a family run Wagashi (sweets) shop to see their gorgeous desserts- we will choose some and eat our beautiful creations at a local tea shop. We will have a chance to stroll around town and get a feeling for the real hospitality of Japan.

 

PLEASE NOTE: It may be possible to add on a wagashi making experience to this tour depending on availability and timing. If you are interested please message us after you make your booking at bookings@arigatojapan.co.jp extra fee will be $30.00 Per person and we will need to add 1 hour to the tour time. This is a great experience so if you are interested let us know and we will try to arrange! 

 

Please read the transport information at the bottom of this page. This trip can be done as a Day Trip from Tokyo but will involve organizing both bullet and local trains. If you have a JR rail pass you can include this trip for no additional expense on your travels, and if you need help or do not have the JR pass, when booking this tour- our team will do our best to advise you of the best way to arrive in Fujinomiya.

Minimum of 2 guests, Solo travellers please email us.

Normal booking needs to be 1 week in advance if you are looking to book within one week please email.

Happy Guests enjoying one of the local food stops in Fujinomiya! YUM!

Check out this video from the amazing starting spot on this tour, the new Mt. Fuji World Heritage Center! Thanks to “The One Hit Wander”

We have family friendly pricing on all our Arigato food tours- If you are traveling with children and need a price adjustment- please email our team at Bookings@ArigatoJapan.co.jp 

  • Babies and Toddlers 0 – 2 years old – free
  • Children 3 -12 years old – 50% of adult price
  • Children 13 and above – full price

Tour Highlights:

  • 3 hour tour of Fujinomiya in Shizuoka Prefecture with a local guide
  • Visit 6 local shops and restaurants to try the regional specialties
  • Lunch in an 80 year old restaurant using local ingredients.
  • Try Local Wagashi” traditional sweets from a confectionary master
  • Visit a famous local shrine and see the new Mt. Fuji Cultural center.
  • Enjoy delicious green tea grown nearby

We have a strict policy about starting our tours on time. This is to protect the enjoyment of all our guests and restaurant partners. We are sorry to say that if you are not able to arrive at the meeting point by the departure time, the tour will start regardless and no refund will be provided. We are also unable to accommodate meeting up in any of the food stops once you’ve missed the start of the tour.

Arigato Tours are a great way to meet other travelers and food fans from around the world. However if you would prefer a private tour our rates are an additional per group fee of $150 for a group of 1-4, $200 for groups of 5-8 and $250 for groups of 8-12. Larger groups please contact us by email to arrange. 

Tour Schedule:

 

Thur-Sunday
Meeting Time Frame 10:15 – 10:30 am
Start Time 10:30 am
End Time 1:30 pm

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$130 / Person

I am so happy that I headed out to Fujinomiya. I feel like we got to see and try things that we would have never been able to do without Arigato Japan! Loved the local sweets!

Marti R.

April 2017

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Tour Details

  • GREEN TEA TASTING YES
  • 5 FOOD STOPS YES
  • LUNCH IN LOCAL RESTAURANT YES
  • WALKING LEVEL INTERMEDIATE YES
  • LOCAL SHOPS AND SIGHTSEEING  YES

Meeting Location

This tour is great for guests who want to have an adventure in a more “off the beaten track” area. BUT everything is still accessible within 1.5 hours from Tokyo. Our guide will meet you at Shin Fuji “Shinkansen” Station and then go by taxi with you to the nearby (2km) local train station. –  this will be a separate fee and that it will be between 10-15 dollars depending on traffic. Then you will take the local train to Fuji Station (240yen or about $2.30)

The Tour will begin at the entrance to the Mt. Fuji World Heritage Cultural Center

5-17 Miyachō, Fujinomiya-shi, Shizuoka-ken 418-0067

You can take the Bullet train from either Tokyo or Kansai to Shin-Fuji station.

 

Best Recommended Travel Plan from Tokyo

 

●Bullet Train from Shinagawa to Shin fuji station
Reserved seat 5,590yen 1h 10min
Unreserved seat 5,070yen 1h 10mins

 

 

●Shin Fuji to Fuji Station
By Taxi: Our guide will meet you at Shin Fuji Shinkansen Station and then go by taxi which to the nearby (2km) local train station (Approximately Y1,000-1500 yen this is not included in the tour fee )

 

 

●Then take the local train to Fujinomiya (240 Yen)

 

 

If you have a bit more time to travel arrive the day before and you can take the local train from Shin-Fuji to Fujinomiya and stay over night at one of the local inns, or guest houses. Please let us know how and when you will arrive.

We suggest wearing comfortable shoes as there will be walking involved.

Please let us know if you have any questions. Should you have any difficulty in finding the place, you may reach us at 03-6823-4615.

Best Recommended Travel Plan from Tokyo 

●Bullet Train from Shinagawa to -Shin fuji station

Reserved seat 5,590yen 1h 10min
Unreserved seat 5,070yen 1h 10min

Our guide will meet you at Shin Fuji Shinkansen Station and then go by taxi to the nearby (2km) local train station.

 

Your travel to and from the meeting point are not covered in the tour price. We can advise and answer any questions about your travel plan.

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