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Mt Fuji Local Food and Culture Ecotour

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  • duration 3.5 hours
  • tour type Small group
  • minimum participants 2
  • age requirement 1-79 yrs
  • max group size 10
  • guiding method Fully guided
  • Tour Code BM-28140
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  • Starts Fujinomiya, Japan
  • Ends Fujinomiya, Japan
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HIGHLIGHTS
  • Sample the unique Mt. Fujishaped sushi at a quaint sushi bar
  • Savor Fujinomiya’s famous yakisoba (fried noodles)
  • Snack on fresh fruits and desserts at friendly local shops
  • Visit a blacksmith with over 150 years of history
The tour begins with a drink of fresh Mt. Fuji spring water at a local shrine, and a brief history of Fujinomiya City. Fujinomiya, situated in eastern Shizuoka Prefecture, is best known as the location of Japan's iconic Mt. Fuji. Though largely unknown to overseas travelers, this charming city is famous in Japan for its food culture and is one of the best places to visit for an authentic and unique Japan experience.

The first food we will try is yakisoba. Fujinomiya yakisoba (fried noodles) is one of Fujinomiya's most well-known local delights. This noodle dish was invented in Fujinomiya after World War II when people sought out ways to keep food fresh for a longer period. Fujinomiya yakisoba is unique because they are not boiled before being pan-fried, thus, giving the noodles a rougher and distinctive texture, and addictive flavor.

After having a taste of yakisoba, the next stop is a local confectionery shop where you can try some fluffy sponge cake that has been an all-time favorite among the locals. Next is a visit to a local blacksmith with over 150 years of history to see how locally-famous Japanese knives are made. You will get to see how knives are sharpened and have the opportunity to try-out the knives yourselves. From there, we will walk through a small street, tucked away from the main roads, to reach a fruit store where you can snack on some seasonal, fresh, locally-grown fruit.

The last stop is a quaint local sushi bar, where you can enjoy the original Mt. Fuji-shaped sushi.

Experience the local life in this small town, and enjoy the authentic Japanese foods and historical culture of Fujinomiya on this two and a half-hour-long food tour!
WHAT'S INCLUDED
  • 2 half-sized lunches
  • Seasonal fruit snack
  • Japanese sweets
  • Visit to the local Mt Fuji shrine
  • Visit to a blacksmith
  • English speaking guide
  • Transportation from and to Shin-Fuji or Fujinomiya station
WHAT'S EXCLUDED
  • Any international flights to/from Fujinomiya are not included in this price. We always recommend that you arrive 1 day prior to your tour starting date.
  • Travel insurance is not included in this Mt Fuji Local Food and Culture Ecotour tour. Travel insurance is mandatory to buy. We recommend purchasing it from World Nomads.
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Other Practical InformationWe highly appreciate bringing your own water bottle to reduce plastic waste (free rental bottles are available!)
QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS Find answers to the most frequently asked questions about this tour.
  • Is Asia open for tourists?

    Despite the initial fears of the Covid-19 pandemic, most Asian countries have managed to mitigate its effects. As such, many popular destinations throughout the continent are currently open for travelers with precautionary measures like mandatory vaccinations. A few countries, however, require newly arrived travelers to spend a couple of days in quarantine.

    As of February 2022, countries like Thailand, Laos, and Cambodia are officially open for vaccinated tourists without the need for quarantine. Meanwhile, India and Indonesia are two of the countries that may require you to quarantine for up to a week on arrival. However, Japan, Vietnam, and Myanmar are yet to open their doors to visitors.

     

  • How to plan an Asia tour?

    Asia is a relatively large continent, so there are a wide variety of destinations to explore. Therefore, if you are planning a multi-country trip to Asia, the first thing you need to prepare is the list of countries you are interested in along with your starting and ending points. You would also need to decide on the best time for your trip depending on seasonal variations that affect each country. 

    After finalizing when and where to travel in Asia, you should make arrangements for all the necessary travel documents. These would include visas, insurances, Covid-19 test reports, vaccine cards, and so on.

     

  • Which countries should I visit in Asia?

    Asia has more than enough destinations to meet every traveler’s needs and desires. If you are into adventure, look no further than the mighty Himalayas. Go on an exhilarating hike to the base camp of Mount Everest, the tallest mountain in the world, or head for the Indian states of Himachal Pradesh and Ladakh instead. Thailand, with its blend of dazzling nightlife, rich history, and striking monuments, is the perfect destination not just for those who wish to let their hair down but also for travelers looking forward to being part of a memorable cultural experience. 

    Go on a tour to Cambodia, home to the monumental Angkor Wat, if you are into off-the-beaten-path destinations, or choose a Japan tour if you wish to discover how traditions and modernity can be seamlessly blended. The Maldives, with its numerous islands and beaches, is sure to provide you with countless opportunities to kick back on sandy stretches, swim in turquoise waters, and go island-hopping, while the rainforests of Malaysia and Indonesia are a haven for wildlife enthusiasts. 

     

  • What country in Asia is fluent in English?

    English is a widely spoken language in Asia, which means that you would not have much difficulty conversing with locals during your trip. Singapore ranks the highest in terms of its proficiency in the English language. The Philippines comes second, followed by Malaysia. Other countries where you will not face much trouble if you can speak English are South Korea, India, Nepal, Sri Lanka, China, Vietnam, and Indonesia. 

    You will find that English is part of life of a section of the population in all these countries. They have road signs in English (along with those in their native languages) as well as English newspapers. Public announcements are often translated into English in these countries, and it is not difficult to come across store banners and product labels written in the language. In addition to all this, locals are also accustomed to tourists, which means they can at least carry out basic conversations in the language. 

    However, please keep in mind that it is the urban population in the continent that has had the most exposure to the language and is better at communicating in it. The more you travel to the countryside, the fewer English speakers you will meet.  

     

  • How much does an Asia tour cost? What is the cheapest country to travel to in Asia?

    There are several factors that determine the amount of money you will spend during your Asia tour. These include the countries you wish to visit, the length of your trip, the type of tour you have chosen (group, private, luxury and budget) as well as other expenses like insurance, visas, and transportation. 

    Laos is probably the cheapest destination in Asia, with an average daily expense of USD 23 per person. India is yet another budget-friendly destination in the region when it comes to foreigners. Expect to spend between USD 35 to USD 40 per person, per day if you are a mid-range traveler. The average daily expense in Cambodia is slightly higher, at USD 50 per person. Japan and Singapore, on the other hand, are some of the most expensive destinations on the planet. On average, travelers should expect to shell out USD 130 dollars per person, per day while in these countries.    

     

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