Biking Around the Lake, Momiji Festival, Wine Tasting and Onsen Trip

2017 November 4 (Saturday)

Kawaguchiko, Yamanashi

A short (and 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 (about 18km) while enjoying the beautiful surrounding mountain scenery and the colorful autumn leaves.

Visit one of the most popular spots to see red autumn leaves in Japan; the Maples Corridor or "Momiji Kairou" at Momiji Festival.

A short stop at a local wine cellar to taste (for free) and 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 6:30am
  • 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) *You can take the ropeway if you don't like hiking
  • 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)
  • Leisurely bicycle ride around Kawaguchiko lake stopping here and there to take some pictures
  • Stop by Momiji Festival for lunch and some local beers
  • See the Maple Corridor or Momiji Kairou
  • Return the bicycles
  • Get on the bus
  • Visit Akafuji wine cellar (taste and buy different kind of local wines) *Time permitting
  • Get on the bus
  • Arrive at Fuji Yurari Spa around 3:45pm
  • Relax in the onsen until 5pm
  • Get on the bus
  • Short stop for some food/snacks on the way
  • Arrive back in Shinjuku around 7:30pm
  • 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

Extra;

  • Onsen (1,500yen) *Towels included

Discounts;

  • Birthday on Nov 4 (3,000yen)
  • Group of 4 or more (1,000yen/person) *Group leader required
Price: 11,900Yen
Space left: 3 out of 28

Important notes

Wine tasting and onsen to finish the day
  • Itinerary may vary due to the weather, traffic conditions, and other unavoidable circumstances.
  • This event is "ON" rain or shine!
  • Reasonable fitness not required but an advantage.
  • The hike is short but definitely will break you a sweat.
  • You can take the Kachi-kachi ropeway (750yen) up to Tenjoyama if you don't like hiking.
  • The cycling path around the lake 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 Momiji Festival.
  • We might cancel the visit to the wine cellar if we're behind schedule.
  • 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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