Mt. Fuji Round Trip Ticket is back in 2015. Perfect choice for just trip to Fuji san!

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Mt. Fuji from Lake Motosu ©Akira Okada/©JNTO
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Mt. Fuji from Lake Motosu ©Akira Okada/©JNTO

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

Limited Express Fujisan Tokkyu

Limited Express Fujisan Tokkyu of Fuji Kyuko line

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.
http://transportation.fujikyu.co.jp/english/gettinghere/01.html

You can get some more information about trip to Fuji at the link below:

Fuji Hakone access guide by train and bus from both Tokyo and Osaka / Kyoto / Nagoya.

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.

PassMt. Fuji Round
Trip Ticket
Kanto Area Pass
Price5600 yen8300 yen
Validity2 days3 days
JR limited express
surcharge reserved seat
includedincluded
Fuji Kyuko line
local train
includedincluded
Fuji Kyuko
Fujisan Limited Express
non reserved seat
included
not included
Fuji Kyuko
Fuji Tozan Densha
add 200 yenadd 200 yen
Bus to 5th stationincludednot 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

Narita Express, the newest car E259 series

Narita Express, the newest car E259 series

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.

Comments

  1. Elroy says:

    Good Evening Takeshi,
    I am planning to go to Mt Fuji on 11th April 2016 from Tokyo, need your advise on the best efficient route to go there.

    Regard,
    Elroy

  2. cherri faiza says:

    Hi Takeshi,
    I am planning to go to Mt Fuji this April2016 from tokyo. I don’t know what is the best options whether to early activate my JR Pass and stop at odawara station and use the hakone pass OR taking romance train from Shinjuku OR taking hiway bus from Shinjuku.. need your advise on the best efficient route to go there.

    regards,
    cherri

    • Hi Cherri,

      If you want convenience, use Hakone Free Pass from Shinjuku and pay surcharge to take Romancecar. This is fast and direct. If you want to save your budget, use JR pass to get Odawara. But if you have any other ways to use JR pass, save it and take Romancecar.

      Cheers,

      Takeshi / JPRail.com

  3. pauline hee says:

    Dear Takeshi san, we like to travel from Sin to Tokyo, Mt Fuji, Hakone, follow by Osaka, Kyoto, Kinosaki and Nara plan about 7 days, should we purchase the 7 days JR pass and travel point to point ? Can you advise us maybe Tokyo to Osaka, Osaka to Kinosaki, Kinosaki to Kyoto, Kyoto to Nara? not sure is this the best route?

    • Hi Pauline,

      Which airport are you arriving and departing? And how many days do you spend in Japan?
      I would like to have more details about your trip.

      Cheers,

      Takeshi / JPRail.com

      • pauline hee says:

        Dear Takeshi san,

        We changed our plan to go Osaka, Nara, Kyoto and Kinosaki on 5-11 April.
        5/4 SIN/KIX arrive at 0900hr
        6/4 Osaka
        7/4 Osaka -> Nara -> Osaka
        8/4 Osaka -> Kyoto
        9/4 Kyoto
        10/4 Kyoto -> Kinosaki
        11/4 Kinosaki
        12/4 Kinosaki -> Osaka Kansai airport departure at 2330hrs

        Osaka – Castle, Aquarium, Umeya Buidling, Dontori, Shinsaibeshi Street, Kuromon Ichiba Market
        Nara – Nara Park, Todaji
        Kyoto – Niju Castle, Imperial Palace, Nishiki Market, Arashimaya, Fushimi Inari, Kiyomizu Dera, Higashimyam, Gion, Philosopher Path, Kodaji Temple, Murayama Park
        Kinosaki – ??

        My questions:-
        – Base on my itinerary, can you please advise is this fine? Also advise how we travel and purchase those JR pass, railway pass and other transportation eg bus… ?
        – In Osaka and Kyoto, where, area to area stay will be more convenience?
        – In Nara, except for the Park(Deer) and Todaji, where else can we go?
        – Two days in Kinosaki, too long? What and where can we do or go ? Maybe just one night stay is enough?
        – Last day in Osaka, where can we store our luggage ?

  4. Wendy Goh says:

    Hi Takeshi San,

    I will be going straight to Lake Kawaguchiko after landing in Narita Airport.

    What will be the easier way to get to Kawaguchiko station?

    Regards
    Wendy

  5. Michelle says:

    Hi Takeshi san,

    Seem like the Mt Fuji round trip Pass is on sale from early Nove and valid to use during Nov 2015, how about after, let said end of
    March 2016.

    Thank you,
    michelle

  6. Joy says:

    Hi Takashi San,

    Thank you for your quick response and good information.
    I was unable to follow your blog from the email link provided. Not sure if I am doing anything wrong?

    Can I ask, with the Mt Fuji Round Trip Pass, do I have to collect tickets or just show the pass at entry? How will the pass be checked?

    Thank you!

    Regards,
    Joy

  7. Joy says:

    Hi, does the mount Fuji round trip pass cover the Fujikyo Holiday Rapid trains between Shinjuku and Kawaguchi?

  8. Sue says:

    Hi Takeshi
    We have one day only to see Mt Fuji – Mond 12 Oct. What is the cheapest way to go just for the day to see Mt Fuji. Can we see, if it’s a nice day, Mt Fuji from Odawara, if so we could get the JR Tokaido Line Rapid Acty to Odawara for 1320yen each way. We won’t be using JRPass that day. I have looked at the various passes but basically just want to view and take some photos, weather permitting.
    Thanks, Sue

  9. May Kwan says:

    Hi Takeshi-san

    I am staying in Asakusa area. So if I were to purchase the Mt Fuji Round trip, I need to travel all the way to Shinjuku to use the pass or can I just go to the nearest JR East station which is Kanda for me to use the pass to get to Otsuki?
    I am just planning a day trip to Lake Kawaguchiko.

    Arigato!

    • Hi May san,

      You can start your trip in any stations in downtown Tokyo, such as Kanda. I think Ueno is closer to Asakusa than Kanda. It’s a few stations away from Asakusa by subway Ginza line.

      Cheers,

      Takeshi / JPRail.com

  10. ms kuan says:

    Hi Takeshi san,

    May I know where to buy the Mt Fuji round trip ticket in Tokyo?

    Thank you

    Ms Kuan

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