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Helicopter tours to Mt Fuji – prices, timings, restrictions

More than a million visitors hike up to Mt Fuji every year, which is truly an unmatched experience.

However, many travel enthusiasts often lack the time or physical fitness required for the demanding activity.

The next best way to explore Mt Fuji is by going on a helicopter tour and experiencing the beauty of landmarks from the top.

This article explains everything you must know before booking your helicopter tour to Mt Fuji in Tokyo.

Mt. Fuji & Atami Hanabi helicopter tour

Mt. Fuji & Atami Hanabi Helicopter Tour
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Embarking on this aerial adventure offers a unique perspective showcasing the stunning, symmetrical beauty of the Mt. Fuji, Japan’s highest and most revered mountain, from a whole new vantage point.

Witness the extraordinary experience of the Atami Hanabi festival, with its dazzling array of colors and patterns.

Fly over the Izu Peninsula, lush forests, serene lakes, picturesque towns, and make a halt at the exquisite ACAO BEACH for a local ingredients barbeque to remember.

Hotel transfer is available.

Duration in the air: 6 hours

Cost of the tour: ¥585,000 per group of up to three people (US$ 4,135 per group)

90-minutes Tokyo to Mt Fuji helicopter tour

Tokyo to Mt Fuji heli tour
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The 90-minute Tokyo to Mt Fuji helicopter tour embarks its journey from Tokyo, Japan’s capital city having the best of modernity and traditions.

The phenomenal aerial view of Tokyo’s urban landscape sets the stage for the finest moments of the transition to the countryside ahead of you.

The scenic countryside of Yokohama and Enoshima will pave the way for you to behold the UNESCO World Heritage Site Mt. Fuji, with its majestic snow-capped peak and rich cultural significance.

You can upgrade the tour for round-trip transfers.

This private tour comes in 20- and 30-minute variants, each with optional hotel transfer facilities.

Cost of the tour: ¥190,000 per person (US$1,345 per person)

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What to expect

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Departure point

Mt. Fuji & Atami Hanabi Heli Tour offers hotel pickup.

The driver will be holding a sign with your last name on it no longer than 15 minutes after the scheduled pickup time.

90-minutes Tokyo to Mt Fuji helicopter tour will take off from Tokyo Heliport in Kōtō, Tokyo.

Address: 4-chōme-7-25 Shinkiba, Koto City, Tokyo 136-0082, Japan. Get Directions.

The management office’s reception area is located at the main gate of Tokyo Heliport.

The heliport is near public transportation.

Book early to get your preferred time slot and day.

The tour ends back at the meeting point.

Timings of the tour

The flights over Tokyo are operational all through the week. 

Mt. Fuji & Atami Hanabi aerial Tour is a fixed-time tour taking off at 2.30 pm.

Tokyo to Mt Fuji helicopter tour departs every half hour from 9.30 am to 2 pm.

Most tour operators prefer their participants reach the meeting point 45 minutes before the aircraft’s departure.

Restrictions strictly followed

Weight limits apply for safe and comfortable helicopter rides to Mt. Fuji.

It is strongly advised to confirm the specific weight limits with the staff of your preferred tour. 

For safety reasons, when booking, you must provide correct details of your active phone number, ages, full names, and participants’ weights, transportation used to reach the meeting point, and accommodation in Japan when booking.

A minimum and maximum of passengers are required on these tours, failing which, it may be canceled.

Heli tour of Mt. Fuji & Atami Hanabi must be booked at least 4 days prior to the booking.

Infants and children are allowed onboard, but infants must sit on the caregiver’s lap throughout the flight.

A valid photo ID is required.

No pets are allowed onboard except service animals.

Flight times are approximate based on winds, weights, and conditions.

Seating arrangements may often be in the hands of the tour organizers for a safe and stable flight.

Exclusions of the air tour

Fujisan Heli Tours do not include any personal expenses or travel insurance.

Gratuities are also excluded from your ticket.

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Cancellation policy

If you cancel the helicopter tour from Tokyo to Mt Fuji at least 5 days before your helicopter tour is scheduled, you qualify for a 100 percent refund.

Cancelling Mt. Fuji & Atami Hanabi Helicopter ride up to 3 days in advance makes you eligible for a full refund

The weather alert is usually emailed across on the morning of the trip, so always check your email before you leave for the heliport.

Depending on the weather conditions, it may be possible to reroute to a shorter course than before and to change to another schedule.

If the weather is unfavorable, the tour to Mt Fuji may be cancelled.

In such a case, the helicopter tour operator will offer a different date or a full refund.

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