Looking for that Japanese picture-postcard view? You know the one with the snow-capped dormant volcano in the background, sparkling lake and maple trees in the foreground. Book an Mt Fuji tour, and you'll go some way to achieving just that. It's a day's trip out of the big city, but worth every second you explore the mountain region. You can head up to Mt Fuji's fifth station, that some 2,300m above sea level! Cruise on Lake Ashi and take in the beauty of Hakone National Park. All with Tokyo far off in the distance. Japan's iconic symbol is well worth the time; you've just got to hope for a clear day! Breath in the fresh air and think how wonderful it was you booked your Mt Fuji tour. It'll be a big part of your Tokyo highlights.

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Our tips for Mt Fuji

  • Dress for the weather: You're heading into the mountains, so be prepared. It will undoubtedly be cooler there during the Autumn and winter months, so wrap up. But, of course, you wouldn't want to get a chill!
  • Keeping it clean: If you are travelling by train, you'll notice how clean they are. So don't forget to take any rubbish with you. There are plenty of places to get rid of empty drink bottles and food wrappers. Often, they are labelled in Japanese and English.

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There are different views depending on the time of year you visit. The mountain can look especially pretty during the Spring and cherry blossom season. But that all depends on the weather, so you'll need to really do your research. Autumn, you have lovely colours and summer is when you can actually climb the mountain. Winter ensures you see it snow-capped, and it's when the weather is at its clearest.

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