This deal, Mt. Fuji Round Trip Ticket was on sale in 2013 and 2014 during summer season only. Now this deal has just been back in 2015 season. If you have a plan to Mt. Fuji and other place, like Nikko or Kusatsu, Kanto Area Pass is better choice. But if you need a deal for trip to Mt. Fuji only, this pass is most suitable.
I show you the the detail about this pass and compare with other deals.
Price, sales period and validity
The price is same as 2014, 5600 yen and child rate is half, 2800 yen for 6 to 11 years old. Kid under 5 years old is free if you are okay to share the seat.
The ticket must be used in two consecutive days. And this ticket will be on sale from July 1 to November 29, 2015 and can be used until November 30.
This deal includes Tokyo – Otsuki round trip fare and limited express reserved seat surcharge. And unlimited travel is included in Otsuki – Kawaguchiko by Fuji Kyuko line and Mt. Fuji climbing bus to Mt. Fuji 5th station. Kanto Area Pass covers Fuji Kyuko line between Otsuki and Kawaguchiko. But any other JR deals do not include Mt. Fuji climbing bus. This is one of the biggest asset of this deal.
You will get other details of this deal at JR East official site.
Compare with regular fare
If you have round trip between Shinjuku and Otsuki by JR limited express reserved seat during peak season (most of July and August), total cost is 5940 yen. So the deal is already cheaper than regular round trip fare to Otsuki. And you can take unlimited ride of Fuji Kyuko line and bus to 5th station. This gives you a great deal.
But if you intend to visit Lake Kawaguchi area only and do not visit 5th station, highway bus is better. One way fare to Kawaguchiko from Shinjuku is 1700 yen.
You can get some more information about trip to Fuji at the link below:
Compare with Kanto Area Pass
Kanto Area Pass covers not only Mt. Fuji but also Nikko, Kusatsu, Izu and many other spots surrounding Tokyo and valid 3 days. So if you intend to visit Fuji and other areas, like Nikko, Kanto Area Pass is obviously better deal. But some of you are not sure where you will go at this point. So I show you the difference between Mt. Fuji Round Trip Ticket and Kanto Area Pass for your planning.
|Pass||Mt. Fuji Round
|Kanto Area Pass|
|Price||5600 yen||8300 yen|
|Validity||2 days||3 days|
|JR limited express
surcharge reserved seat
|Fuji Kyuko line
Fujisan Limited Express
|non reserved seat
Fuji Tozan Densha
|add 200 yen||add 200 yen|
|Bus to 5th station||included||not included|
By the way, the regular round trip fare of Fuji climbing bus to 5th station is 2100 yen. If you use Kanto Area Pass and want to go to 5th station, you have to add 2100 yen on top of the pass. So total cast will be more than 10000 yen.
If you will hang around Lake Kawaguchi only, Kanto Area Pass may be better because you can go other place by this pass. And if you complete trip to Fuji in one day, you have two more day trip by Kanto Area Pass.
So look at your trip plan and make sure where you want to go.
Narita Express direct service from Narita airport to Lake Kawaguchi
In this summer season, one round trip of Narita Express run to Lake Kawaguchi station directly in weekend and holidays.
Narita Express #8 from Narita to Kawaguchiko
Narita Airport 9:15 – Kuko Daini (terminal 2) 9:19 – Tokyo 10:21 – Shinjuku 10:47 – Otsuki 11:55 – Fujisan 12:35 – Kawaguchiko 12:41
Narita Express #41 from Kawaguchiko to Narita
Kawaguchiko 14:14 – Fujisan 14:22 – Otsuki 15:08 – Shinjuku 16:10 – Tokyo 16:33 – Kuko Daini (terminal 2) 17:25 – Narita Airport 17:29
Mt. Fuji Round Trip Ticket does not include the trip from Narita airport to Tokyo. You need to add single fare or N’ex Tokyo Round Trip Ticket. It is only direct train service from Narita airport to Kawaguchiko.