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 learn how to make Japanese traditional Wagashi (sweets) 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.


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.

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 

  • 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.
  • Learn how to make “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:


Everyday (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


Meeting Location

At the entrance to the Mt. Fuji World Heritage Cultural Center

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

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You can take the Bullet train from either Tokyo or Kansai to Shin-Fuji station. From that point a local taxi service will provide Arigato Japan guests with a flat rate to the nearby town or Fujinomiya. Or 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.

Our guide will be at the World Heritage center holding an “Arigato Japan” sign.

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.

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