From Tokyo To Fujinomiya: By Bus (Tokyo to Mt Fuji)

From Tokyo To Fujinomiya: By Bus (Tokyo to Mt Fuji)

During Mt. Fuji Hiking Season (summer), buses run throughout the day from the Tokyo Station JR Express Bus Terminal. You can purchase a ticket from Tokyo to Fujinomiya (cities around Mt. Fuji) for 2570JPY.  

How To Get To Mt Fuji

Gettting To Fujinomiya

Taking the bus to Fujinomiya is a cheaper, faster and easier option than taking the trains. If you take the train from Fujinomiya, it will actually cost more money, there’s several transfers and you might have to stand for most of the trip on the crowded trains.

fuji expressway bus

I’d absolutely recommend taking the bus.  You get your own seat, your luggage is safely stored under the bus or above you. 

bus to mt fuji

The bus takes a little less than 3 hours depending on traffic.  There is a restroom on the bus.  Halfway through the journey the bus will stop at a rest station for 10 minutes.  At the station, you can use the restroom and buy drinks/snacks.  Before departing after the 10 minute break, the bus driver will walk up and down the bus checking the passenger headcount.  This is to make sure the bus leaves with everyone.

fuji expressway bus

The bus stops were pretty far apart.  From Tokyo Station, we got out at the 4th stop “Fujinomiya City Office.”  The actual stop would have been Fujinomiya Station but I didn’t want to risk missing the Fujinomiya stop.  I saw other people get out so I went with it.  The Fujinomiya office is about a 5 minute walk from the station so it didn’t make sense to me that the bus would stop again so soon.

fuji expressway bus

Overall, the bus ride was a pleasant and easy experience for a journey to Mt. Fuji from Tokyo.

2 thoughts on “From Tokyo To Fujinomiya: By Bus (Tokyo to Mt Fuji)”

  • Hi,

    I planning a trip to Fujinomiya with family this summer and i would like to say “THANK YOU SO MUCH ” for your wonderful review on this route.
    You provided all info i needed to know and i now feel a lot at ease.
    Again thank you and hope you always have a safe and good trip in the future!!

    • You’re very welcome! Thank you for understanding my poorly written post! I corrected a few awkwardly worded sentences. Enjoy your trip to Fujinomiya!

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