Bus Tour to Mount Fuji and Peach Picking

Day trip to Mt Fuji in Yamanashi
Originally wanted to book a Japanese bus tour but the bus tours from Hato and HIS were already full so I decided to join a English/Chinese tour by Club Tourism instead. It was a full day trip to Mount Fuji with peach picking in Yamanashi and it was a fully booked tour too.

Day trip to Mt Fuji in Yamanashi
After departing from Shinjuku, we finally arrived at the 5th station of Mount Fuji after 2 hours on the road.

Day trip to Mt Fuji in Yamanashi
It had been 14 years since I came to the 5th station and it had got a lot more crowded especially after they were registered as a world heritage site and July/August is the peak climbing season.

Day trip to Mt Fuji in Yamanashi
Interested to buy a can of fresh Mount Fuji air home?

Day trip to Mt Fuji in Yamanashi
Wooden walking sticks that it used when you hike up, and you can burn the wooden stick with a stamp at every station for remembrance.

Day trip to Mt Fuji in Yamanashi
The mountain shrine at Mount Fuji.

Day trip to Mt Fuji in Yamanashi

Day trip to Mt Fuji in Yamanashi
Praying for us, after 14 years.

Day trip to Mt Fuji in Yamanashi

Day trip to Mt Fuji in Yamanashi
At 2305m at 5th station.

Day trip to Mt Fuji in Yamanashi
Mountaineers in the past.

Day trip to Mt Fuji in Yamanashi
Even before time….where they climbed with minimum equipment.

Day trip to Mt Fuji in Yamanashi
Mount Fuji Melon bread.

Day trip to Mt Fuji in Yamanashi
Quick Lunch at Kawaguchiko (included in this bus tour)

Day trip to Mt Fuji in Yamanashi
Mount Kachi Kachi ropeway.

Day trip to Mt Fuji in Yamanashi
1 of the mascots of this ropeway, the “bad” racoon.

Day trip to Mt Fuji in Yamanashi
On a perfect day, we would be able to see Mount Fuji from this spot but it was too cloudy that day. 😦

Day trip to Mt Fuji in Yamanashi
With the rabbit mascot.

Day trip to Mt Fuji in Yamanashi
If you can throw the clay piece into the circle then your wishes would come true.

Day trip to Mt Fuji in Yamanashi
View from the ropeway.

Day trip to Mt Fuji in Yamanashi
Aerial view of the Kawaguchiko.

Day trip to Mt Fuji in Yamanashi
Looks like this Fruit farm is the designated fruit farm for bus tours? Cos I was at this orchard last year when I went for the lavender tour. First we would have eat all your peaches, very juicy indeed.

Day trip to Mt Fuji in Yamanashi
Next would be a 10 minutes drive to their orchard where everyone would be able to pick 2 fresh peaches back.

Day trip to Mt Fuji in Yamanashi
So difficult to choose, big ones may not be sweet but small ones may not be satisfying.

Day trip to Mt Fuji in Yamanashi
Last stop would be a kofu winery, as this part of Yamanashi is also famous for their grapes so there are a lot of wineries here too.

Day trip to Mt Fuji in Yamanashi
As usual, traffic jams towards Tokyo are common especially during weekends or holidays. We were delayed by 2 hours due to the jam but it wasn’t too boring as our guide distributed desserts and had a lucky draw to spur the ambience in the bus. There was both Chinese and English guides in the bus where they were friendly and did a good job in their guiding.

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