This 2-day extension is the perfect addition to your school trip to Japan. Visiting the country’s most famous icon, Mt. Fuji, students will have the opportunity to hike the volcano’s mountain trail, explore its craters, and learn about the hydropower sustainability efforts in the local area.
Departing from Tokyo, this extension can be seamlessly added to the beginning or end of your school trip to Japan. This trip allows students to get up close to one of the most famous volcanoes in the world, while also exploring and immersing them in the rich local culture.
Our school trips are completely customizable and can be tailored to meet your requirements. Speak to a specialist now to find out which additional destinations, itineraries and subject focuses are available for this trip.
*Prices based on groups of 20 students with 2 free teacher spots.
Day 1: Hiking Mt. Fuji
Hop on a bullet train from Tokyo station as you transfer to Shin-Fuji Station. Meet your guide at Mt. Fuji 5th station, where you will listen to a trip briefing. This will give you all the information you need to have a safe and smooth adventure throughout this trip. Embark on a guided hike on Mt. Fuji. (Please note: This activity is available from late April to late November. A cycling tour can be arranged when Mt. Fuji Hiking is not available.)
Make your way through Fujinomiya’s mountain route to explore the Hoei crater, the largest crater on Mt. Fuji, formed over 300 years ago. The elevation is from 2400m-2600m above sea level! (Please note: This activity is season dependent. An alternative option (also season dependent) is to enjoy hiking in the forest to Nishiusuzuka crater, which erupted over 6,000 years ago.) Pay a visit to the breathtaking Shiraito Falls, the UNESCO world heritage site which is the spring point of snow and rainfall on Mt. Fuji.
In the afternoon, head to the local trout farm with a micro hydropower site, where you can see how locals use the water from Mt. Fuji. Learn how this renewable energy system works by using the natural spring water to achieve its Sustainable Development Goals. (Dependent on availability.)
Day 2: Kimonos and shrines
Today, you’ll enjoy a Kimono Fitting experience! Get fitted out in a personal Kimono and learn about the tradition of this symbolic Japanese icon from a local. Then, learn about the Mt. Fuji World Heritage Centre Shizuoka, which was built in December 2017. Later, embark on a guided tour of the historical Mt. Fuji Sengen Taisha Shrine, which enshrines Mt. Fuji as a god.
In the afternoon, why not take part in a Japanese sweet-making class! Learn to make beautiful Japanese sweets and enjoy eating your creations with a cup of Shizuoka green tea. After a jam-packed few days, depart to your next destination or embark on your journey home from Fujinomiya station.