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Hidden Japan

Fujikawaguchiko-machi, Japan
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About Hidden Japan
Mt.Fuji area private guided tours by native English speaker and long time local resident. Lakes,forests,waterfalls,shrines,ancient trees,best views of Mount Fuji. Walk in Aokigahara Forest-The Sea of Trees,a spectacular Lava Rock Forest. This moss-filled wonderland with incredible trees and landscapes called The Aokigahara Jukai,created by Mt.Fuji over 1100 years ago is amazing. Visit Dragon Cave and experience the fantastic nature around Fujikawaguchiko. 5-6 hour tours by private van and walking. Relaxed,unhurried,comfortable. Nature up close, quiet, and personal.
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See the natural beauty of Mt. Fuji and the surrounding area with a full-day private tour. Admire views of lakes, forests, waterfalls, and shrines during this guided tour. Learn about local landmarks including Kawaguchi Asama Shrine and Lake Kawaguchiko. Go off the beaten path to see hidden spots with a peaceful atmosphere and panoramic Mt. Fuji views.
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Had the wonderful pleasure of having Chris take our group around the beautiful Lake Kawaguchiko and surrounding areas. Hidden Japan is aptly named, as the places Chris with his knowledgeable insight, took us too were places we hadn't seen online when we did our research....More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Chris B, Owner at Hidden Japan, responded to this reviewResponded today

A, Thank you for touring with me and your very considerate review. It was a day all our energies connected with this beautiful area I call home at the mountain base. You were so nice to show around, I remember much of a special day...More

Reviewed 5 days ago

Please do yourselves a favour and do not look any further than Hidden Japan tours with Chris. He is such a knowledgeable, warm,friendly and thoughtful guide. We had only one destination that we wanted to see specifically and that was the Itchiku Kubota museum and...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Chris B, Owner at Hidden Japan, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

CJ, Thank you for your kind review of a fine day. The forests and lakes had an especially nice feeling in this time of changing seasons. You were so open and responsive to the natural beauty here, and naturally Fuji san showed up for us...More

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We spent a full day on a 1 day tour with Chris, American who is Japan based for almost 30 years and knows the country and especially the region perfectly. +highly knowledgeable with insights about Japan in general and the region in particular + many...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Chris B, Owner at Hidden Japan, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Reinard, A great timeless day around our beautiful Fujikawaguchiko.Thanks for a great review, being so engaged in the moments, and feeling through your words how much you enjoyed being here in Japan. Special people with a joy for life. I was very pleased to share...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

While we were in Japan we were lucky enough to go on a tour with Chris as our guide. We got to go to many incredible places that were so fascinating to see. Chris was very friendly and super knowledgeable about what he was talking...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Chris B, Owner at Hidden Japan, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Olga, I appreciate your review greatly. Your whole group was fun and made a good day even better. There was much to like about our tour together, sharing the forests and lakes with inquisitive minds and love for nature so evident, always makes for special...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I had a quick layover and decided to hike mt Fuji. A friend recommended Chris and his company. Chris was busy but his wife Yumi gave me the tour. She did a fantastic job and I thoroughly enjoyed my time. There is so much to...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Chris B, Owner at Hidden Japan, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Craig, Fujikawaguchiko always has such interesting weather and is a truly special place. Even in all of Japan this area is quite unique. You had a great Guide that day in Yumi to show you around and touch the energies here. Thank you for visiting...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After a successful climb of Mt Fuji, I was eager to see more of the surrounding area. An acquaintance had suggested I contact Chris at Hidden Japan for a personal tour of the area. I reached out to Chris on short notice thinking it was...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Chris B, Owner at Hidden Japan, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

John, Mt. Fuji was very welcoming that day and having such a guide as Yumi who knows this area well was in the flow of things. From a morning storm to such fine weather, nature revealed, was extra special. Your review and kind words are...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Our family of 4 (two boys 17, 22) did a full day tour with Chris. We (even the boys) appreciated the Shinto discussion about the interconnected relationships between living things and the reverence given to nature. We opted for lots of short hikes, and Chris...More

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Chris B, Owner at Hidden Japan, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Rick, Thanks for your review. It was a fine day out with real nature lovers. I appreciate all liked hearing about this ancient culture and the connection with all things. We had some good walks in favorable weather and even Fuji san showed herself. You...More

Reviewed July 27, 2019 via mobile

I did a tour with Chris after a strong recommendation from a friend. The tour very much lived up to that and we all enjoyed getting to know Chris, and seeing the nature and beauty surrounding mount Fuji. We were a group of four and...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Chris B, Owner at Hidden Japan, responded to this reviewResponded July 30, 2019

Craig, The weather and time were kind on our day out. Thanks for enjoying this special Mt.Fuji area nature with me and your nice review. I truly enjoyed our time together. Please come back someday, there is much more to share. All the best. Chris

Reviewed July 12, 2019

We had a short tour with Chris a few weeks ago and it was the best thing we did! We didn't have much time before sunset, so Chris managed to create an amazing short tour which included the best sites - these included an absolutely...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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Chris B, Owner at Hidden Japan, responded to this reviewResponded July 17, 2019

Kiki, Thank you for your kind review. I was pleased to show you some amazing natural beauty around Fujikawaguchiko on a special afternoon. Please come back again to explore more hidden gems and get deeper in the woods around Mt.Fuji. Best to you. Chris

Reviewed June 24, 2019

I had a solo guide trip with Chris 2 weeks ago. Even though the weather was cloudy and rainy, but Chris managed to make a Plan B for us to enjoy a great day. He has been living in Japan for many years, and is...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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Chris B, Owner at Hidden Japan, responded to this reviewResponded June 25, 2019

JapanHiker, Remarkable weather on our tour, but we had the right gear to wander in the woods, and it was for me one of the best times with you as great company. We saw many things on a day that always felt fresh. Thank you...More

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Annie, Hello. Yes, I generally pick clients up at Kawaguchiko Station or their lodgings in the Fujikawaguchiko area. Chris
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