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Private guided hidden gems tour by local English speaking driver
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Private guided hidden gems tour by local English speaking driver

By Native Fuji (by Hokuroku Works)
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Ages 0-120
Duration: 3–5 hours
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Live guide: Japanese, English
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  • English speaking guide
  • Pick-up and drop-off service
  • Private transportation
  • Local taxes
What's not included
  • Road toll
  • Parking fee
  • Traveler's insurance
  • Attraction entrance fee (including for guide)
  • Other personal expences


Start:Multiple pickup locations offered.
    Pickup details
    • Please check your location before making pick-up request. Available pick up spots are train stations/highway bus stops/hotels/some other places in the【”Fuji-Kawaguchiko, Fuji-Yoshida, Narusawa" 】area only. Yamanakako/Oshino is not included. (We also don't go far away such as Tokyo, Gotemba, Hakone, for picking-up from Kawaguchiko, since it’s not a taxi service)
    Hotel pickup offered
    During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included hotels.
      Additional pickup options
      During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included pickup points.
      • Kawaguchiko Station, 3641 Funatsu, Fujikawaguchiko, Minamitsuru District, Yamanashi 401-0301, Japan
      End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

        • Not wheelchair accessible
        • Near public transportation
        • Infant seats available
        If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 141537P1

        • Most travellers can participate
        • Not recommended if you can’t walk on gravel road, nature trail about 10 minutes at one place
        • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

        • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

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        • Native Fuji (by Hokuroku Works)
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          Japan
          Joined in July 2019
        • Kara_Cooper_2786
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          The best way to see Mount Fuji
          Wow what a fantastic afternoon we had today with Taka! So informative and fun. I feel like we got to see places ‘off the beaten track’ and I’d highly recommend to anyone.
          Written 26 September 2023
        • Connector614945
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Mount Fuji -great tour
          Wonderful morning tour of Lake Kawaguchiko and surrounding areas with Taka. Less like a tour guide, more like having a friend showing you his favorite spots in his town. Great mix of photo taking spots, hidden nature (caves, waterfalls), shrines. He even set up chairs lakeside and made us some green tea. Very nice guy to talk to, definitely a highlight of our two week trip. Myself and teen son very much enjoyed our memorable morning seeing Fuji. Thank you Taka!
          Written 19 February 2023
        • freqtraveler86
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Taka helps ensure that your Fuji-area experience is incredible
          Four persons, a perfect half day, with Taka. Taka provided us a wealth of options including a great mix of off-the-beaten path locations. Very knowledgable, great English (for a bunch of US Southerners). Fuji did not disappoint, with fresh snowfall. Taka eagerly provided us with follow-on suggestions for the rest of our time in the area. Absolutely, definitely worth it.
          Written 30 October 2019
        • CarolY493
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Fabulous time thanks to a wonderful guide
          We arrived at Kawaguchiko with no real plans and bumped into Taka outside the train station. He was available for the day and for a very reasonable price took us on a tour around the area for a couple of hours. It was so good to have someone who could share local knowledge. Taka is friendly and genuine, and goes the extra mile to help. He gave us ideas for the rest of our time here and we spent a fabulous day checking out his suggestions. Can’t recommend highly enough. Thanks Taka!
          Written 21 July 2019
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        Evia W
        Singapore, Singapore12 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Dec 2022 • Friends
        BEST part of our Japan trip!!! Taka-san is really the best. He gave so many tips before and even after the trip! When I visit Kawaguchiko again I will definitely be going on his tour, and I’m recommending all my friends to him! He brought us to places other than the usual tourist spots and we were able to take so many nice photos! Can I also add that he’s an AMAZING photographer/videographer? He was taking photos and videos of us during the tour and we were so amazed by them. There was a part where we came across a persimmon tree he was so spontaneous he actually climbed up the tree to pluck some persimmons for us😂 Thank you Taka-san we miss you already!!!
        Written 25 December 2022
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        Corey A
        1 contribution
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Our guide Taka was very friendly and spoke very good English. He was very knowledgeable of the area and the history and helped us learn more about Japanese culture and life. He also helped us plan our travels to the next destination (Osaka) by giving us the most efficient route and booked the bus for us. Highly recommend!
        Written 15 September 2023
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        T&F
        Montreal, Canada685 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        We will start by beginning it was difficult to find a local guide in the area of Fuji-Kawaguchiko but we finally came across Taka’s name and reached out by email. Taka was very quick to respond which was a big plus. I sent him a list of all the spots we were interested in and he collaborated with us building the perfect day along with suggestions to some hidden gems! His knowledge of the area is outstanding as well as his English which was awesome. We immediately connected with him and felt like we had known him for years! We went to a local udon place for lunch which just further enhanced our exposure to Japanese culture and once again awesome food! If you truly want to get the most out of your day, Taka is the way to go! We highly recommend!
        Teresa & Franco
        Written 27 March 2023
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        Kendra W
        5 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Dec 2023 • Couples
        Taka was knowledgeable, taught us a lot about Japanese customs, and spoke really good English. He brought us to hidden gems around the lakes, which were non touristy and so a great joy to explore. The car ride was also very comfortable. In all, we felt like we got a great introduction to the Kawaguchiko area. Highly recommended!
        Written 27 December 2023
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        Linda B
        Adelaide, Australia10 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Taka was wonderful the tour was perfect for our needs. He drove 4 of us around the beautiful area of Fuji five lakes. I don’t enjoy bus tours where you can only go where they take you.
        Taka took us off to places where the tour buses can’t go.
        Highly recommended! Affordable and informative with very good English.
        Book early to avoid disappointment.
        Written 14 January 2020
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        sammileungg
        Hong Kong, China4 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Feb 2020
        Taka is an amazing guide, and if you are going to see Mt. Fuji I would highly recommend taking this tour. We had wanted to view Mt. Fuji at a particular spot which we requested, and he was able to take us there as well as to other fantastic viewpoints we wouldn't have known about if he hadn't shown us. He also brought us to a beautiful waterfall and showed us the caves in the forest.

        He's completely fluent in English and the whole tour felt very personable. Taka shared a lot of local insights with us, both on the history and culture of the area as well as personal stories of the town. It is clear that he truly loves the area and wants to share the beauty of it with others from around the world.

        ***** HOW GREAT TAKA REALLY IS: *****

        My friend and I had mentioned during the tour that we were planning on visiting the new fish market the next day. After the tour was over, Taka not only sent us the retouched photos super fast, he actually helped us check the opening times for the fish market and let us know that it was closed the next day, and gave us many other recommended places to visit in Tokyo instead!!

        Taka really goes the extra mile to not only be a fantastic guide, but also an awesome new friend. If I were you, I wouldn't bother looking for other tours, just choose this one because it's the best.
        Written 14 February 2020
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        Trinicogab
        Allentown, PA16 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        July 2022 • Family
        Everything was excellent but the hidden tour to the cave and the waterfall is exceptional. No one can take you unless you join this private tour. Taka, our tour guide was already very helpful and accommodating on our exchange of mesages from the time I booked this, I had so many questions about the weather, place to stay and all.
        Written 1 August 2022
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        Thank you for taking my tour and your review. Our town has many hidden gems but they are basically difficult to get each place. Although big tourists spot is good, I would like you to see and enjoy those off the beaten track, too. I worked at a hotel and as a concierge and I'm proud to say that I'm the best person who widely know a lot about this area. Ask me anything when you come here again!
        Written 17 October 2022
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        Rebecca L
        Hong Kong, China5 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Our guide, Taka, is friedly, thoughtful and always considers our safety. We had a wonderful time exploring the hidden areas around Kawaguchiko and had enough time to take photos. Taka also suggested a shortcut route for us to travel from Kawaguchiko to Osaka, which saved our traveling time. Will definitely book the tour with Taka again.
        Written 19 May 2023
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        Ciara I F
        7 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Apr 2023 • Friends
        For anyone going to Kawaguchiko, I highly recommend a private tour with the wonderful Taka. Our experience with him was definitely one of our top highlights of our trip to Japan!

        Had we not gone on the tour, we would have only had a very quick glimpse of Mt. Fuji on our day trip there. But luckily, Taka took us to some gorgeous spots where we were able to see Mt. Fuji with literally either zero or like 3 tourists around. Aside from taking us to some spots to view Mt. Fuji, he also took us to this beautiful shrine, a waterfall, lakes, and to this beautiful forest to show us this incredible cave. Definitely things you couldn’t really cover without a local in his clean, warm car—all within 3 hours!

        He also offers other tours like kayaking in the summer, hiking in Aokigahara forests, etc, which we are definitely planning to do with him when we return to Japan.

        I’m just so glad we found Taka online who showed us beautiful sceneries off the beaten track in Kawaguchiko.
        Written 6 April 2023
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        LenaCarvy
        Miami, FL121 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        We stayed in the Kawaguchiko area and selected this tour to learn about the area. We are so happy we met Taka and that we were able to tour with him.

        He is very knowledgeable, friendly and accommodating. From the moment we selected the tour he communicated with us to ensure our tour would be exactly what we wanted.

        The day of our tour there was a lot of fog and Mt. Fuji was not visible, Taka made sure we had a great time regardless. He checked the weather and advised us that Mt. Fuji would be visible in the morning.

        It was an amazing adventure!

        Thank you Taka!
        Written 28 January 2023
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