I went to Japan with a group of friends and my boyfriend and I had one day to ourselves. Since neither of us speak Japanese and wanted to explore the area, we booked a private tour for the day. SO glad we did! We had a tour through Japan Wonder Travel and were fortunate to have Yumiko as our guide. She was very informative of natural and cultural history as we toured. We went to Aokigahara Forest to the wind cave, which Yumiko informed us was in peak condition the day we went. The ice structures were beautiful! We then went to the ropeway in Kawaguchiko and had a great view of Mt. Fuji. After we went to lunch and had the local specialty, Hoto noodles, which were tasty. We went to the park on the lake and the to a sake distillery. The whole time Yumiko was very informative and easy to talk to. At the sake place she was so amazing at helping explain the sake creation process that the other tourists complimented her as a tour guide and asked us how we got in contact with her! Overall it was amazing and was the highlight of my two weeks in Japan. It was super customizable to whatever we wanted to do and we were not disappointed.
by Molly (03/30/18)
This is the second time we were "rescued" by Japan Wonder Travel, and this time everything was great as well. The Guide, Yumiko, was lovely and a kind person. Always patient! We spotted Mt. Fuji in the morning, and could take great photos. Also visited Lake Kawaguchiko and Aokigahara Forest. We would have been lost if we had been by ourselves.
by cuqui (02/03/18)
Our private tour with Michiko was a fun, full-packed day to Hakone in hopes to see Fuji-san. A visit to Arakura Sengen Shrine did not disappoint as we had magnificent views of Mt. Fuji. We continued our tour to Lake Kawaguchiko for more views of Mt. Fuji with lovely lavender fields around the lake. We ate pumpkin udon at Fudou Houtou for lunch.....it was delicious! We then headed to Owakudani for black sulfur cooked eggs. Seven years ago you could walk up to the sulphur springs, but I guess more recently because of volcanic activity you can not do this now. The eggs were just as yummy as I remember. Michiko said the saying is for every egg you eat you add seven years to your life. Well, I guess spending a dollar for seven years was not too bad. We finished our tour with a leisurely boat ride across a lake that I can't remember the name of right now. Michiko was super informative and funny too. I would highly recommend Japan Wonder Travel!!!
by Jeannette T. (07/19/17)
Great time visiting Mt Fuji, Oisii Park (Kawaguchi Lake, Narusawa ice cave, having lunch at Hoto Fudo, and continuing on to Kitaguchi Hongu Sengen Shrine and Oshino Hakkai (spring water).
by R^2 (07/14/17)