Trip with a Rent a Car in Shizuoka pref: Speaking of Shizuoka, Mt. Fuji! A trip around Mt.Fuji
What we'll do
How would you like to enjoy the area around Mt. Fuji that is known to be the tallest mountain in Japan? First head to the Fujisan World Heritage Center(Fujinomiya City). There is a truly picturesque view of Mt. Fuji from the observation deck that does not have any of its scenery obstructed by buildings. At the nearby Omiyayokocho, you can eat and compare local Shizuoka cuisine with Fujinomiya yakisoba. The Fujisan Hongu Sengen Taisha Shrine is also known as a mystical spot, so be sure to come visit it. When driving from Fujisan Hongu Sengen Taisha Shrine to Makaino Farm Resort, you can catch sight of the Shiraito No Taki Waterfall. This is the perfect driving tour that must be visited by car.
We can meet here, at the TOYOTA Rent a Car Shin-Fuji Station Shop.
1-minute walk from JR Shin-Fuji Sta. North Ext. The shop will be on the left front side.
The type of car we rent and the rental fee will depend on the number of people participating in the tour.
*One-way: Available inside / outside the prefecture
- Price per person
- 6,325 JPY ~ / person
- Max participants
- Up to 4 people
- Hosted in English
- Things you need to know before the tour
Things you'll need:
-Money to buy lunch
-Transportation fees to get you to the meeting place
1Fujisan World Heritage Center(Fujinomiya City)
Fujisan World Heritage Center located in Shizuoka prefecture commemorates Mt. Fuji’s entry onto UNESCO’s World Heritage list in June 2013. Inside the center, you can find exhibitions facilities displaying multilingual information about Mt. Fuji’s World Heritage sites and their history, culture and the natural environment in which it exists, from a number of different interesting angles. Also, the facility has a spiraling slope that goes from the 1st floor up to the 5th floor with real video footage from the mountain on its slopes which allow you to have a virtual mountain climbing experience! On the top floor exhibition space, you can find a beautiful reconstruction of Mt. Fuji which almost looks like a giant painting on the wall for you to gaze at. From dusk there is a light-up of this which gives Mt. Fuji a mystical atmosphere to it, so please do check it out while you are there!
Omiyayokocho is a side street nearby Sengen Taisha Shrine, and it has the bustling image of the shrine's former encompassing town. Little shops are gathered together within Omiyayokocho, creating a lively atmosphere of side streets from long ago. On the streets, shops are lined up selling famous products such as Fujinomiya yakisoba noodles and local specialties. Since Sengen Taisha Shrine is right next to Omiyayokocho, we recommend stopping by before or after your visit.
3Fujisan Hongu Sengen Taisha Shrine
Fujisan Hongu Sengen Taisha Shrine is said to have been built to quell the repeated eruptions of Mt. Fuji. A large number of cherry blossom trees are planted in the area to symbolize the enshrined Gods. Visitation to the shrine is said to be beneficial for easy childbirth, marriage, household harmony, and fire prevention. There are many things to enjoy at this site, such as the burgeoning spring water flowing from Mt. Fuji's source and the relaxing experience of walking among trees in the forest.
4Shiraito No Taki Waterfall
Shiraito No Taki Waterfall is a beautiful waterfall which runs along a 150m wide curve cliff face at the base of Mt. Fuji. In the past, it was ranked first out of Japan's top 100 sightseeing waterfalls, and is known for having the best view in the area. Spring water is said to flow from Mt. Fuji at 1.5 tons per second and, travelers to this powerful waterfall will sure feel a sense of wonderment and energy. With an array of support for visitors, such as an accessible promenade and English language tourist information in the vicinity, Shiraito No Taki Waterfall is a great destination for travelers.
5Makaino Farm Resort
Located at the foot of Mt. Fuji, Makaino Farm is a ranch where various hands-on experiences can be enjoyed, all with a view of Mt. Fuji. This ranch is unique due to the unusual experiences visitors can enjoy, such as goat-walking and the sheep-chasing competition Hitsuji no Kakkeko Show. There are also many food workshops available, such as butter or cookie making, as well as crafts workshops where participants can create pottery and candle art. After a day of physical activity, visitors can reward themselves with glamping or a taste of local foods at the restaurant. The sunpatiens that bloom throughout the ranch are at their best from summer to autumn, so don't forget to take your camera!