Nature at Mt. Fuji
During the 2020 Summer Games

July 29-31, 2020
Aug 1-3, 2020
Aug 4–6, 2020

A 3-day culturally focused package to enjoy the majesty of Mt. Fuji while experienceing local culture and cuisine. Depart from Toyko’s central station with our English-speaking licensed guide and head toward the mountain for beautiful vistas and natural scenery. Stay at a hot springs resort and a lake house B&B, enjoy a forest walk, and visit a famous shrine. We’ll also visit a sake brewery, enjoy a traditional multi-course kaiseki dinner and get multiple viewpoints of Mt. Fuji throughout the trip. We also offer 7 and 10 day Tokyo packages through our partner Bucket List Events.

starting at $1295 per person thru 8/1/2019

Trip INCLUDES:

  • Accommodations:

    • 1 night luxury hotel resort with hot springs

    • 1 night local B&B lakehouse stay 

  • Transportation:

    • Start: Express or charter bus with local guide from Tokyo’s central Shinjuku station to Kawaguchiko Station

    • End: Express bus from Kawaguchiko Lake Station back to Haneda Airport (HND) or Narita Airport (NRT)

    • Transit between activities

  • Activities:

    • Multiple viewpoints and photo ops of Mt. Fuji throughout the trip

    • “Forest bathing” nature walk through the Aoki Jyukaiforest

    • Visit to the Mt. Fuji Tainai Tree Molds

    • Sake brewery tour and tasting

    • Optional visit to the Arakura Sengen Shirne and the Kitaguchi Hongu Fuji Sengen-jinja Shrine

  • Meals:

    • Daily breakfast with Japanese & Western options

    • 2 lunches with fresh, local fare

    • 2 dinners including a traditional kaiseki multi-course meal

  • Additional:

    • Local, licensed English-speaking guide throughout your visit with cultural education and local insight

    • Opportunities for traditional arts & crafts souvenir shopping

    • Small group experience, limited to 14

Itinerary:

Day 1: Arrival & Forest Bathing

Start at the Shinjuku Station in Tokyo for your 8:45 a.m. departure to Kawaguchiko Station, taking about 2 hours, where your local guide will meet you. We’ll enjoy lunch at a local café with beautiful views of Mt. Fuji before some “forest bathing” or a nature walk through the Aoki Jyukai Forest where we’ll see a natural cave, go through the Saiko Wild Bird Forest Par and the Iyahino Sato ancient Japanese village.  We’ll then head to our lakehouse B&B for dinner and a relaxing evening.

Meals: L, D

Day 2: Sake, nature & hot springs

After breakfast we’ll head to a sake brewery to learn about how this traditional beverage is made. We’ll then visit the Mt. Fuji Tainai Tree Mold, nature’s beautiful result of ancient lava flowing into the nearby forest. We’ll enjoy a picnic lunch at Arakurayama Sengen Park while enjoying a superb view point of Mt. Fuji. You’ll then have the option to visit the Kitaguchi Hongu Fuju Sengen Jinja shrine, where nearly 2,000 years ago the emperor Keiko climbed the mountain to offer prayers to the Shinto deities. Our last stop is the Fuji Subaru Line 5thStation, which offers spectacular views of Lake Kawaguchi, Lake Yamanaka, and the Japanese Alps.

In the evening, we’ll check in to our beautiful resort hotel and enjoy a multi-course kaiseki dinner followed by free time and the chance for an onsen bath, or natural hot springs.

Meals: B, L, D

Day 3: departure

Enjoy breakfast this morning before your express bus to the airport. You’ll leave from Kawaguchiko Station back to Haneda or Narita Airport according to your afternoon or evening international flight departure. The bus takes approximately 3 hours to the airport, so plan departure flights after 1:00 p.m.

Meals: B


TRIP PRICE:

$1295 per person, double occupancy. Intro price thru 8/1

+$495 single supplement

After 8/1/2019: $1495 per person

tokyo option:

Looking for options in Tokyo during the Summer Games? Our partner Bucket List Events has 7 and 10 day options that include 4-star accommodations, Tokyo excursions, viewing parties, daily on-site assistance and much more! Packages are fixed dates that coincide with our Kyoto and Mt. Fuji excursions. Get in touch today to learn more!

TRIP DOES NOT INCLUDE:

  • Airfare

  • Alcohol & additional meals not specified

  • Additional excursions and activities

  • Required travel insurance


Terms & Conditions

Please refer to registration for complete terms.

Deposit
A $250 non-refundable deposit is required for each traveler to secure the booking.

Payment
Payments can be made either by 1) full payment on booking 2) $250 deposit on booking + payment schedule per registration. Payments will be invoiced via e-mail for credit card or Paypal payment online. To pay by check, please indicate on registration and make check payable to Traverse Journeys and send to PO Box 40516, Austin, TX 78704.

Payment Terms
$250 deposit due on booking. 50% remainder due 30 days from initial invoice. Balance due 30 days prior to trip start.

Cancellation Policy
Cancellations, less the trip deposit ($250), are refundable up to 90 days before trip start date. Please refer to the full Payment Plan for details.

Travel Insurance
Trip protection-style travel insurance that includes travel medical coverage is required for all trips with Traverse. The coverage must have a minimum $200,000 of medical coverage and include injury, medical, evacuation, and repatriation. Most domestic US health insurance plans do not cover international travel claims or provide a global network of contracted doctors and facilities. We want to make sure you are covered in case of an emergency or non-emergency illness or injury while abroad. Trip protection coverage protects the investment of your trip, including benefits for items such as trip interruption, trip cancellation, delays, baggage and personal effects, and more. We do not have a required coverage amount, but typically coverage is based on your trip costs. We partner with Wanderwell, a B-Corp Certified provider who can offer both Travel Medical and Trip Protection. If you choose to purchase through Wanderwell, you can buy the trip protection directly from our Traverse Journeys partner page provided in your Welcome Pack, and a portion of your purchase will be donated to WeForest through 1% For the Planet to aid with carbon offset for your trip. With Wanderwell, the TripProtector Classic and TripProtector Preferred plans meet our minimum requirements for coverage. Once insurance is obtained, a copy must be sent to Traverse. Failure to provide proof of insurance within 30 days of booking will result in trip booking suspension until proof of insurance has been provided.

Documents, Personal Identification, Vaccinations
Traveler is responsible for all required travel documents including passport, visas, entry or exit fees, and vaccinations. Traverse does not cover the cost or assist in obtaining any of the above, and reserves the right to collect information on all.