Ryugatake Dragon Guided Hiking Tour
Legendary views of Mt. Fuji. Enjoy a hike in dragon’s peak towering over a lake.
This 5-hour private guided tour hikes in Mt. Ryugatake, dragon’s peak, towering over Lake Motosuko at the northwestern end of Mt. Fuji.
Following the trail toward its peak, that is shaped like a dragon rising, Mt. Ryugatake rewards hikers with legendary unobstructed views of Mt. Fuji. It is best known as a vantage point for witnessing the ‘Diamond Fuji’ phenomenon from.
Different seasons highlight different natural features, from frost covered flora, to clouds hugging the sides of Mt. Fuji, to autumn leaves, clear summer days, and spring flowers. Every hike up the dragon’s peak rewards with different natural conditions and makes for a unique journey each time.
Early morning risers who complete this hike in the last week of December or the first week of January can enjoy the sun rising from behind Mt. Fuji, the ‘Diamond Fuji’ phenomenon.
Unobstructed views of Mt. Fuji all along the trail
Views across the landscape: Lake Motosuko, Aokigagara sea of trees, Suruga bay (pacific ocean), and more
Old zelkova tree with a giant gnarled trunk
Ancient stone Buddha statues at Kyozuka, a burial site where Buddhist scriptures were buried
Private tour (single booking) for up to 5 persons
Season: All year round
Price: From JPY 42,000/tour
Duration: 5 hours
Starts/Ends: Fujisan (Mt. Fuji) Station in Fujiyoshida city, Yamanashi
Round trip private transportation between tour start/end location and start/end point of the hike
Miscellaneous personal expenses such as food, drink and souvenirs
Suitable for those who:
Enjoy outdoor activities
Have a good level of fitness and some hiking/climbing experience to manage the climb up and down the mountain