Fuji Lakes & Wineries

Next Trip: Oct 9, 2021


Only a two hour drive from Shinjuku lies the beautiful Lake Kawaguchi where we will be making our first stop of the day. Boarding the boat we will cruise the lake taking in the incredible up-close views of Mt. Fuji. It doesnt get much more photogenic than this!! After the boat cruise we will head down the road for a visit to the local Ice Cave. The temperature in the cave is so low that there are icicles and ice blocks all year round. From the cave we will take the bus 15min down the road to the local beer brewery where we can have lunch and sample the fine ales that the region produces.

After leaving the local brewery we will head to the Katsunuma wine region of Yamanashi. This area is home to literally hundreds or wineries and vineyards of all shapes and sizes. We will be stopping at two wineries to sample the local wines. The final winery that we will visit is positioned half way up the mountain side and overlooks the valley. This winery has a huge cellar which has over 180 varieties of local wines on offer for tasting. The winery also features a great hot spring overlooking the valley - the perfect way to finish up the day!

The Plan

7:00am ~ 09:30am:
Meet in Shinjuku. Get on the bus. Depart Shinjuku. Stop for a rest/snack break along the way.
9:30 ~ 10:30am:
Lake Kawaguchi boat cruise. Close up views of Mt Fuji from the lake.
10:30 ~ 11:30:
Visit the local ice cave
11:30 ~ 13:30:
Visit the local beer brewery. Lunch at the brewery.
13:30 ~ 17:00:
Visit two local wineries. Winery tour and tastings. Optional all you can drink wine cellar or onsen at the final winery.
17:00 ~ 19:30:
Bus back to Shinjuku


  • Round trip private bus from Shinjuku
  • Lake Kawaguchi boat cruise ticket
  • Ice Cave entry ticket
  • Visit to one beer brewery and two wineries
  • Winery tour and tastings at the first winery.
  • English & Japanese speaking trip leader
  • Basic travel and accident insurance
  • 10% sales tax included in price
  • A fun day out in Yamanashi!

Dates & Availability

Depart End Space Price(Yen) Booking
Oct 9th (Sat) Oct 9th (Sat) 5/22 12000 Book

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