Ride Down Mount Fuji on a Bicycle with the New Activity Service BonVelo

30.May.2018 | SPOT

The new bicycle activity shop BonVelo will open on June 1, offering a range of exciting activities including ‘Mount Fuji Downhill‘ and ‘Mount Fuji Hill Climb.’

富士山サイクルアクティビティショップ BonVelo(ボンベロ)_MTB

Mount Fuji Downhill has mountain bikes delivered all the way up to Mount Fuji’s 5th station so you can ride down without stopping. This new activity is aimed at people who’ve made the effort to go to Mount Fuji and want to have some fun. Daisuke Imanaka, the first Japanese person to compete in Tour de France, was appointed as the project adviser of this activity, which is sparking much attention.

 富士山サイクルアクティビティショップ BonVelo(ボンベロ)TRS1

The shop’s name bon velo is French and means ‘good bicycle.’ Each activity they have on offer makes use of high grade mountain bikes and electronic sports bikes that can ride for you.

For example, if you take on the Mount Fuji Downhill Subaru Line course, a mountain bike will be delivered to the 5th Station at the entrance of the Yoshida Trail on Mount Fuji. From there, you will cycle down to the bottom, offering a truly special experience that you can’t easily get anywhere else.

 富士山サイクルアクティビティショップ BonVelo(ボンベロ)

In some other courses, like the Hill Climb course, you’ll get to use an e-bike. Since they are equipped with a motor, you won’t have to exert yourself, meaning even bike beginners or novices can enjoy themselves. You can even enjoy your ride as a couple or with friends.

Another great aspect is that there are plenty of activities for people of all levels, as well as people of all ages.

Experience the thrill of cycling down Mount Fuji yourself!

Information

BonVelo

Plans & Prices:

・Mount Fuji Downhill Subaru Line Course

High Grade Mountain Bike w/ Semi Fat Tires

Time Required: 2-3 Hours

Distance: Approximately 30km

Price: ¥12,000 per person

This downhill course plan will deliver the bike and user to Mount Fuji’s 5th Station at the Yoshida entrance.

・Mount Fuji Downhill Umagaeshi Course

High Grade Mountain Bike w/ Semi Fat Tires

Time Required: 2-3 Hours

Distance: Approximately 17km

Price: ¥9,800 per person

This downhill course plan will deliver the bike and user to Yoshida Umagaeshi on Mount Fuji.

・Mount Fuji Hill Climb Course

Electronic Sports Bike w/ Semi Fat Tires OR High Grade Mountain Bike

Time Required: 4-5 Hours

Distance: Approximately 60km

Price: ¥10,000 per person (e-bikes are an additional ¥5,000)

This plan is a round trip course from the shop to the Subaru Line on Mount Fuji.

・Lake Kawaguchi Pottering Course

Electronic Sports Bike w/ Semi Fat Tires OR High Grade Mountain Bike

Time Required: 2-3 Hours

Distance: Approximately 24km

Price: ¥3,000 per person (e-bikes are an additional ¥5,000)

This course plan is a cruise cycle from the shop around Lake Kawaguchi at Mount Fuji.

Website: http://bonvelo.jp

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    Mount Fuji Pancakes

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    *A separate fee of ¥600 is charged for use of the stone sauna area and hot room space.

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    Hot Yoga classes begin from July 21. By exercising at high temperatures, you’ll be able to stretch your muscles much easier as well as get rid of any waste in your body. It’s also good for dieting and your skin.

     

    Gaze at Mount Fuji while having a relaxing time at Fujiyama Onsen.

     

    ■Information
    Fujiyama Onsen

    Address: 4-17-1 Shinnishihara, Fujiyoshida, Yamanashi Prefecture

    Business Hours

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    ・Regular Bath: 10:00am-11:00pm

    ・Restaurant: 11:30am-10:30pm (Last Orders 10:00pm)

    Price

    ・Morning Bath: Adults ¥620 / Children ¥310

    ・Regular Bath: Adults – Weekdays ¥1,400 / Weekends & Holidays ¥1,700

    Children – Weekdays ¥700 / Weekends & Holidays – ¥850¥1,700

    *Price includes entry fee, bath towel and face towel rental.

    *Weekday prices to adopt weekend and holiday prices during the summer season.

    *Includes stone sauna yukata and dry towel rental.

    TEL: 0555-22-1126

    Website: http://www.fujiyamaonsen.jp/index.html

     

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    Online Accommodation Bookings Now Available

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    Booking Timetable

    Running: July 1, 2018 – September 10, 2018

    Booking Page (English): https://goo.gl/PwW2dA

    Booking Page (Japanese):https://goo.gl/QzYnFx

     


    Cyclist Services Improved

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    Plenty of other services have been revamped for climbers and travelers too, including the restaurant, more souvenirs, increased guarantee of rental spaces for mountain climbing tools and more.

    Why not take the challenge of climbing Mt. Fuji this summer?

     

    ■Information
    Fujikyu Unjokaku
    Address: 8545-1 Mount Fuji, Narusawa, Minamitsuru District, Yamanashi PrefectureOpening Hours: Spring & Fall 9:00am-5:00pm / Summer 6:00am-11:00pm
    Closed: During heavy snowfall

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    Train – Change from Chuo Main Line at Otsuki Station to the Fujikyuko Line. Get off at Fujisan Station and board the Fuji Express Bus.

    TEL: 0555-72-1355

    Website: https://www.fujiyama-navi.jp/unjyokaku/

     

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    Here’s the completed outline before it’s coloured! Flower patterns are her thing, but this time she drew her design with some star characters. For colouring, she used the same ibisPaint app.

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    ■Information

    Fun Create

    http://fun-create.jp

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    iPhone6・6s・7・8 ¥1,580

    iPhoneX ¥1,580

    iPhone6+・6s+ ¥1,780

    iPhone7+・8+ ¥1,780

     

     

  • “Mount Fuji Curry” Arrives at Lava Cafe in Fujisan World Heritage Center

    11.May.2018 | FOOD

    The Lava Cafe, located in the north block of the Fujisan World Heritage Center in Yamanashi Prefecture, has introduced the new Mt. Fuji Curry to its menu.

     

    The blue coloured curry dish is made to look just like Mount Fuji while the pickles represent the surrounding forest at the base of the mountain Aokigahara, also known as the ‘Sea of Trees.’ This Instagrammable meal is aimed at both Japanese and foreign tourists.

     

    富士山カレー

    There have been many curry dishes on the market with rice formed in the shape of Mount Fuji, but this dish not only maintains the shape, but the colouring too. It took them over half a year to perfect the dish.

     

    The cafe will also begin serving a ‘mega size’ version of the blue curry from June 22 to bring it closer to the size of Mount Fuji. They also plan to release a spicy red version in autumn to bring to life the scene when Mount Fuji appears red when the sun’s rays shine over it. Make sure you don’t miss out on this one either.

     

    Head to the Lava Cafe to try eating this stunning curry that you can’t get anywhere else!

     

    ■Information

    Lava Cafe

    Address: Fujisan World Heritage Center North Block 2F, 6663-1 Funatsu, Fujikawaguchiko-machi, Minamitsuru-gun, Yamanashi Prefecture

    Opening Hours: 09:30-16:30 (Last Orders 16:00)

    No Fixed Holidays.

    TEL: 0555-72-0259

    Information: https://tabelog.com/yamanashi/A1903/A190301/19009495/

     

    Mt. Fuji Curry

    Price: ¥1,000 (Tax-Included)

    *There is also a Halal option.

  • 5 Day-Trip Sightseeing Spots Close to Tokyo

    08.May.2018 | FEATURES / SPOT

    For this article, we’ve compiled a Top 5 list of great places to visit in Japan within just one hour of Tokyo. The commute is short, so they’re perfect locations for day trips if you’re staying in Tokyo. We’ve also included the easiest routes to get to them.

     

     

    日光東照宮

    Nikko (Tochigi Prefecture)
    Nikko is a popular site for tourism, home to the famous Toshugu Shrine which is a registered World Heritage Site. It has great access with Asakusa, making it a perfect location for shrine visits.

     

    Recommended Spots: https://www.moshimoshi-nippon.jp/tag/nikko

     

    ■Asakusa Station (Tobu Nikko Line) → Nikko Station

    Travel Time: 2 Hours 10 Minutes

    Price: ¥1,360

     

    富士山

    Mount Fuji (Shizuoka Prefecture / Yamanashi Prefecture)
    Mount Fuji was registered as a World Heritage Site in 2013. Its graceful, sempiternal beauty has made it an unmistakable symbol of Japan throughout the world.

     

    Be careful when traveling there, as the closest station to the mountain isn’t Fujisan Station (‘Mount Fuji Station’), but Kawaguchiko Station. There is also a direct bus there to and from Shinjuku.

     

    Recommended Spots: https://www.moshimoshi-nippon.jp/87612

     

    ■Tokyo Station (JR Chuo Line / Ome Line / Itsukaichi Line) → Mitaka (JR Limited Express Kaiji) → Otsuki (via Fuji-Q)

    Travel Time: 2 Hours 33 Minutes

    Price: ¥3,560

     

    ■Shinjuku Bus Terminal (Express Bus) → Kawaguchiko Station

    Travel Time: 2 Hours

    Price: ¥1,750

     

    鎌倉

    Kamakura (Kanagawa Prefecture)

    Kamakura is famous for its old-fashioned streetscape and shrines. It’s also close to other popular tourist spots such as Enoshima, a small island off the coast, so you can have a lot of fun there with plenty of things to do no matter how many times you visit. If you’re a travel lover, then we also recommend boarding the hugely popular Enoshima Electric Railway.

    Recommended Spots: https://www.moshimoshi-nippon.jp/tag/kamakura

     

    ■Tokyo Station (JR Tokaido Main Line) → Totsuka Station (Yokosuka Line) → Kamakura

    Travel Time: 57 Minutes

    Price: ¥910

     

    ■Shinjuku Station (Odakyu Line) → Fujisawa Station (Enoshima Electric Railway) → Kamakura

    Travel Time: 1 Hour 31 Minutes

    Price: ¥886

     

    箱根

    Hakone (Kanagawa Prefecture)

    Hakone—Japan’s leading onsen, or ‘hot spring’ spot. Hakone Shrine is known for the red torii archways which sit on the bank of Lake Ashi. The town is also known for being home to countless nearby ryokan with hot springs, so you can enjoy hopping from one to the other. And to get there, you can take the direct Romancecar train from Shinjuku which goes straight to Hakone Station.

    Recommended Spots: https://www.moshimoshi-nippon.jp/tag/hakone

     

    ■Shinjuku Station (Limited Express Romancecar) → Hakone-Yumoto Station

    Travel Time: 1 Hour 25 Minutes

    Price: ¥2,080

     

    ■Shinjuku Station (Odakyu Line) → Odawara Station (Odakyu Line / Hakone Tozan Line)

    Travel Time: 1 Hour 45 Minutes

    Price: ¥1,190

     

    自然

    Chichibu (Saitama Prefecture)
    Chichibu is appealing for its rich natural environment. Those who love the outdoors will be enticed by this city. As will anime-lovers, since this is the place where Anohana: The Flower We Saw That Day is set. They even sell maps of where all the places in the series are located, as well as souvenirs of the characters.

     

    ■Ikebukuro (Seibu Ikebukuro Line) → Hanno Station (Seibu Chichibu Line) → Seibu-Chichibu Station

    Travel Time: 1 Hour 48 Minutes

    Price: ¥770

     

     

    Did you like this list?

    You might enjoy stretching your legs and branching out to see what else Japan has to offer during your time in Tokyo.

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