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!)
Our guide will journey with you by Bullet Train and Local trains from Tokyo, Osaka, or Kyoto. This will be a 6-7 hour tour. We can also arrange travel by private van upon request. Prices will vary.
Upon arriving in Fujinomiya, Shizuoka -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) enjoy a classic train bento and snacks, and discover this hidden gem! This tour features 5 specialty food stops and a traditional local lunch! Fujinomiya has long been a well-known Japanese travel destination as this town is at the base of one of the famous ascent 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 specialties 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 firstname.lastname@example.org extra fee will be ¥3500 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 it!
If you have a train pass or want to arrange to meet us in town we can offer different pricing.
Minimum of 2 guests, Solo travellers please email us for availability.
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 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 please see the additional fees below and click the add-on button on your cart when you check out.
For a more customized experience, make your tour private for an additional ¥17,500 + TAX. (min. 2 people)
**SAME-DAY BOOKING POSSIBLE. Please call this number: +81-03-6820-2250
|Meeting Time Frame||9:15 – 9:30 am|
|Start Time||9:30 am|
|End Time||4:30 pm|
Changes to tours and spots we visit may occur due to schedules of restaurants, public holidays, weather conditions and other unforeseen circumstances. Applicable substitutions will be made in this case.
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!
Nano of Travels with Nano discovered a whole new side to Japan through our Mt. Fuji Famous Food Tour. Read about what she experienced here.
Our guide will travel with you, and we will need to coordinate in advance. (Those with JR Passes will have a tour price reduction, please contact us directly before booking.
The Tour will begin at a major station in the city of your choice and then at the entrance to the Mt. Fuji World Heritage Cultural Center in Fujinomiya.
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 can adjust pricing accordingly.
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.
On rainy days, we recommend bringing an umbrella. They can be easily purchased at any convenience store.