Kawaguchiko Leisure Cycling, Wine tasting and Onsen

2016 November 6 (Sunday)

Kawaguchiko, Yamanashi

A very short (optional) hike up to Tenjoyama that will reward your eyes with stunning views of Kawaguchiko lake and of Mt. Fuji with its top covered in its characteristic cloak of snow!

A leisurely and flat bicycle ride around Kawaguchiko lake (around 18km) while enjoying the nice surrounding scenery and the beautiful and colorful autumn leaves, stopping at a local festival for lunch and some local beers.

Short stop at a local wine cellar to try/buy some local wines.

Finish the day soaked in a nice outdoor onsen with an amazing sunset view of Mt. Fuji!

Another great day in the outdoors enyoying the nature and the autumn colors!

Trip Itinerary

Hiking and cycling
  • Meet in Shinjuku at 6:45am
  • Get on the bus
  • Catch up on your sleep or chat with other members and get excited
  • Short stop for breakfast on the way
  • Arrive in Kawaguchiko around 9:15am
  • Short hike up to Tenjoyama (45mins)
  • Enjoy the gorgeous views/take some pictures of Kawaguchiko lake and Mt. Fuji
  • Hike back down to Kawaguchiko lake (30mins)
  • Get the rental bicycles (mamacharin)
  • Bike around the lake stopping here and there to take some pictures
  • Stop at a local festival for lunch and some local beers (12:30pm-1)
  • Return the bicycles
  • Get on the bus at 2pm
  • Visit Akafuji wine cellar (try/buy different kind of local wines)
  • Get on the bus
  • Arrive at Fuji Yurari Spa around 3:45pm
  • Enjoy the outdoor onsen until 5pm
  • Get on the bus
  • Short stop for some food/snacks on the way
  • Arrive back in Shinku around 7:45pm
  • Have some drinks with people you've met on the trip (Optional)

Trip Inclusion - Extras - Discounts

Beautiful and colorful autumn leaves

Price includes;

  • Private bus transportation
  • Bicycle rental
  • Visit to Akafuji winery
  • Fun and cute (English/Japanese speaking) tour guide ;)
  • Travel insurance
  • 8% consumption tax
  • Chance to meet a lot of people and make new friends

Extra;

  • Onsen (1,500yen) *Towels included

Discounts;

  • Birthday on Nov 6 (3,000yen)
  • Early-bird (500yen) *Pay before 3pm on Oct 6
  • Group of 4 or more (500yen/person) *Group leader required
  • Regular member (500yen) *Joined a TG trip 5 times or more
Price: 11,500Yen
Space left: 2 out of 33

Important notes

Wine tasting and onsen to finish the day
  • Itinerary may vary due to the weather, traffic conditions, and other unavoidable circumstances.
  • You MUST have your own insurance (health, social, company, etc.) to be able join.
  • This event is "ON" rain or shine!
  • Hiking experience not necessary!
  • Reasonable fitness not required but an advantage.
  • The hike is very short but you will definitely break a sweat.
  • You can take the Kachi-kachi ropeway (750yen) up to Tenjoyama if you don't like hiking.
  • The cycling path is mostly flat so don't worry if you think you are unfit.
  • You can easily cycle around Kawaguchiko lake in less than 2 hours.
  • Bike helmets available for rental (500yen) upon request.
  • Food and drinks available for sale at the festival.
  • Rental of towels (small and big) are included in the price of the onsen.
  • Final details will be sent to the participants by email two days before the event.

What to wear/bring

  • Clothes appropriate to the weather
  • Warm jacket
  • Trekking or sports sneakers
  • Small backpack
  • Hat
  • Sunscreen
  • Sunglasses
  • Music player
  • Camera
  • Cellphone
  • Cash

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