|Day 1 Tokyo
Check into our traditional inn in the late afternoon today, meet your
group leader, and get to know the other group members. After
introductions, we'll head out for dinner at a local restaurant and a
walking tour of the bright lights of central Tokyo.
Days 2-3 Mt. Fuji
We wake up today in the largest city in the world, and go to sleep tonight
in a small mountain hut on the side of Mt Fuji. But before we catch the
train out to the base of Mt Fuji, we first make an early morning visit to
Tsukiji fish market, the largest fish market in the world and a city unto
itself. Fresh sashimi--breakfast of champions!
After a two-hour train ride, we reach Fuji Sengen Shrine, a stunning
Shinto shrine that marks the entrance to the Mt Fuji trailhead. We'll pay
our respects to the goddess of the mountain, then start climbing to the
mountain hut where we'll spend the night.
We wake up well before sunrise on Day 3, in order to watch the sun rise
from the summit of Mt Fuji. After witnessing this breathtaking site, we
descend the mountain, rest our weary legs in a local Japanese hot
spring bath, and take the train back to Tokyo.
Note: For winter departures (late September to mid-June), we will not be
able to climb Fuji. Instead, we will do day hikes on surrounding
lower-altitude mountains, and/or climb on snow-covered Fuji as far as
your guide deems safe.
Days 4-5 Izu Peninsula
The adventure isn't over yet! After a night in Tokyo to recover (and maybe
sing a few karaoke tunes to celebrate the climb), we head out early in
the morning of Day 4 by express train to the Izu Peninsua. Formed by
ancient flows of lava from one of Fuji's past eruptions, Izu is now known
for its quality wasabi, citrus fruit, and geothermal hot spring baths. We
spend all day today cycling through peaceful farming villages and along
the rugged sea coast. If the weather cooperates, we'll be able to see Mt
Fuji from afar.
After a day on the bikes, we'll enjoy a local home cooked meal,
sampling some of the delicious seafood Shimoda is known for. On the
morning of Day 5, we'll spend the morning cycling around some of the
well-known surfing areas in Izu, then catch the train back to Tokyo.
The trip includes:
All transportation from Tokyo to Mt Fuji and Izu
4 nights' accommodation in traditional inns or mountain huts
1 dinner, 1 breakfast
Onsen (hot spring) visit after climbing Mt Fuji
Bike rental for two days in Izu
1. Mt. Fuji is a rewarding but difficult climb. Please read the trip notes
you will be sent after booking, and make sure you come prepared with
the equipment listed.
2. Although the official climbing season is from 1 July to 31 August
conditions at the summit vary greatly. If you are climbing a month either
side of the season, please contact us about chances of reaching the
3. It is important to come prepared with clothing for cold and wet
weather; you may be asked to purchase necessary clothing in Tokyo if
you do not bring it with you.
4. In winter season (October-mid-June) we will do day hikes on
lower-altitude mountains that surround Fuji, or hike on snow-covered
Fuji as far as your guide deems sae. In the summer, in the event that
you are not able to climb Mt Fuji due to unusual weather conditions you
will participate in hikes of the surrounding area.
This trip is guaranteed to depart on:
February 8, 2010
February 22, 2010
June 4, 2010
June 14, 2010
June 28, 2010
July 12, 2010
August 2, 2010
August 16, 2010 (full)
August 30, 2010
If you have a private group (minimum two people),
we can also run this trip on dates that suit you.
For more information, or for booking enquiries
please use the form below or email
||Cycling on the Izu peninsula