On our way back to Shinjuku, we decided to catch the Fujisan Express train. The express train operates on the same track as the Fuji View Express, which it will pass by the breathtaking view of Mt.Fuji.
Fuji Express Train
The Special Limited train that has an observation cabin, for passengers to have a better view of Mt. Fuji.
For reserved cabin 1, you would need to pay for the limited express ticket fee and reserved seat fee.
Japan Rail Pass- 1,540Yen (1,140Yen basic fare+ 400Yen express ticket)
Japan East pass – 1,540Yen (1,140Yen basic fare+ 400Yen express ticket)
JR TOKYO WIDE AREA PASS- Free
**For the reserved seat you could purchase on the day before boarding (Only applicable if seats are available), or else you would have to reserve online.
Operating time schedule:
Check the train time schedule here. **In the time schedule is in red and the side indicates（フ特）.**
Around 45 Minutes
If you are returning from Kawaguchiko I felt that there is no need to get the reserved seat. However, if you are heading toward Kawaguchiko it would be another alternative to take this train instead of the Fujisan View Express.
We are seating at the non-reserved cabin:
The toilet fujichan, named Fujireto.
The Fujisan Characters list:
How many Fujisan characters can you spot:
Back to Shinjuku Station
We have to transfer at Ōtsuki Station(大月駅).
Other JR EAST PASS- Free
JR TOKYO WIDE AREA PASS – Free
1,320Yen (Non-reserved seat)
Around 67 Mins
Heading back to transfer train:
Got to cross the bridge to 4 and 5 platform:
At platform 4 or 5:
Waiting for our train:
Is quite simple and easy to understand once you get the idea of it. Enjoy your trip in Kawaguchiko and the ride with all the ‘Kawaii’ Fujichan.