Starting from March 16, a new train takes you to Kawaguchiko Station directly from Shinjuku Station : the Limited Express FUJI EXCURSION. It will then easier to reach the Mt Fuji area. From Shinjuku to Otsuki it will use the JR Lines and from Otsuki to Kawaguchiko the Fujikyu Raiway lines.
fuji excursion Timetable
Travel time : 1h52 Departure from Shinjuku - Arrival at Kawaguchiko : 8:30 - 10:22 Departure from Shinjuku - Arrival at Kawaguchiko : 9:30 - 11:22
Departure from Kawaguchiko - Arrival at Shinjuku :15 : 05 - 16:58 Departure from Kawaguchiko - Arrival at Shinjuku :17 : 38 - 19:27
Ticket prices will be : 4060 yens.
Please note only the first cars ( 1-3) are going to Kawaguchiko. The other cars are going to Kofu. the train split in Otsuki.
travel with a japan rail pass
This train is covered by the Japan Rail Pass with a complement (1140 yen). A reservation is not mandatory but, in this case, you are not guaranteed to have a seat. If you can, when you pick up your Japan Rail Pass or later during your stay, go to the station to reserve your seat.