22 Nov 2016

Mt. Fuji, iconic landmark, and has been worshiped as holy place in Japan. It is also one of the famous mountains in the world. Hundreds of thousands of people form all over the world climb Mt. Fuji every year. Even if you are not a climb lover, there are many great places for you to enjoy amazing views of Mt. Fuji. Now, let's check them out!

 

Lake Kawaguchi

Top Things to do and places to visit in Mt. Fuji

Photo by Planetyze

A lake at the foot of Mt. Fuji that has been designated a World Heritage site, you can fully enjoy leisure wrapped in nature!
At the World Heritage-registered Fuji Five Lakes region, Lake Kawaguchi is the 2nd-largest in area. With lots of leisure activities and events, it is ideal as a stay-type resort. A marvelous image of Mt. Fuji is reflected on the surface of the lake.

What is wonderful about the lake is Mt. Fuji’s beautiful reflection When Mt. Fuji was registered as a World Heritage site in 2013, the Fuji Five Lakes region, including Lake Kawaguchi, was also registered as part of it. Up until that point, it was popular as a resort area filled with leisure for long holidays in summer and winter, but with its registration, it became even more of a focal point. Lake Kawaguchi is the 2nd-largest lake in area among the Fuji Five Lakes. The lake is surrounded on three sides by mountain ranges, but the sout...

more information

Phone
0555-72-6700
Website
www.fujisan.ne.jp

 

Fujinomiya 5th Station

Top Things to do and places to visit in Mt. Fuji

Photo by Planetyze

Head for the peak via this venerable mountain route while climbing Mt. Fuji
Among the 4 mountain routes going up Mt. Fuji, this is the shortest route to the peak since this is the highest point accessible by car. The climbing difficulty is fairly high.

There is still plenty of genuine thrills going up Mt. Fuji through the Fujinomiya route despite its proximity to the peak Fujinomiya 5th Station is on the south side of the Mt. Fuji and is the gateway to the Fujinomiya route from Shizuoka Prefecture. Fujinomiya has been designated as a World Heritage site along with Mt. Fuji and in recent years as an effect from its designation, the number of foreign tourists has also increased. There are 4 routes to climb Mt. Fuji: Subashiri, Yoshida, Gotemba and Fujinomiya. Each has its own characteristics,...

more information

Phone
0544-27-5240
Price
- Free
Website
www.fujisan-climb.jp

 

Kawaguchi-ko Music Forest

Top Things to do and places to visit in Mt. Fuji

Photo by Planetyze

A tourist spot popular for its European townscape and music box concerts
Located along the shores of Lake Kawaguchi with a view of Mt. Fuji, there are museums, a concert hall, a restaurant and a museum shop. This is an art spot also popular for its rose garden.

The music forest has the image of Middle Ages Europe Kawaguchi-ko Music Forest is located along the shores of Lake Kawaguchi. On its 23,000㎡, there is a garden with blooming flowers all throughout the four seasons and buildings which have recreated the institutions of Middle Ages Europe. There are 3500 roses representing 720 species in the Rose Garden and Art Garden with the peak time being from mid-May to November. During the month of June when they are in full bloom, the gardens are enveloped in the fragrance of roses. What is also popular...

more information

Business hours
- Everyday (9:00 AM ~ 5:30 PM )
(there may be changes depending on the season)
Phone
0555-20-4111
Price
- Adult: 1500 JPY
- Child: 800 JPY
University and high school students: 1100 yen

Website
www.yamanashi-kankou.jp

 

Shibazakura Festival (Fuji Five Lakes)


Pink shibazakura (moss phlox) spreads all over behind Mt. Fuji. Go and see this scenery only seen in spring.
The Fuji Shibazakura Festival held annually from April to June is an event only in the spring where you can walk among the scenery of 800,000 blossoms of shibazakura. The towering sight of Mt. Fuji beyond this carpet of flowers is impressive.

Fields of pink blossoms spreading at the foot of Mt. Fuji During spring at Fuji Five Lakes where beautiful flowers bloom, the Fuji Shibazakura Festival is held during the peak season when the blossoms are at their most beautiful between April and June. Famous in the metropolitan areas for the largest landscape of blossoms with about 800,000 shibazakura and Mt. Fuji, still covered in snow, creating a beautiful ridge line in the background, the sight of shibazakura blooming everywhere is impressive. In addition, the three sceneries of the pink...

more information

Business hours
- Everyday (8:00 AM ~ 5:00 PM )
Between April and May
Check the official page.
Phone
0555-89-3031
Price
- Adult: 600 JPY
- Child: 250 JPY
Website
www.shibazakura.jp

Oshino Hakkai

Top Things to do and places to visit in Mt. Fuji

Photo by Planetyze

Long worshiped as sacred springs, this is an area that has been described through many legends
Oshino Hakkai is a spring source from the underground water of Mt. Fuji. The 8 springs that have been revered as a place of worship of Mt. Fuji have been recognized as properties that are a part of the World Heritage site of Mt. Fuji.

Get in touch with the pure spring water nurtured by Mother Nature at Mt. Fuji. Oshino Hakkai is a collection of 8 springs that came from the underground water of Mt. Fuji which is located in Oshino Village in southeastern Yamanashi Prefecture at the foot of Mt. Fuji. Long ago, the entirety of the village was a huge lake known as Lake Utsu. However, due to a giant eruption of Mt. Fuji in 800 AD, the lake was split into two due to a lava flow. From this event, Lake Oshino and Lake Yamanaka were born. Over the centuries, Lake Oshino dried up but...

more information

Business hours
- Everyday
Phone
0555-84-4222
Price
- Free
Website
oshino.jp.e.nz.hp.transer.com

Arakurayama Sengen Park


A viewing spot where you can get a picture together with Mt. Fuji, cherry blossoms and even a five-story pagoda
Located halfway up Mt. Arakura in Fujiyoshida City of Yamanashi Prefecture, this is a park from where you can get a full view of the city against the backdrop of Mt. Fuji. Known as a prominent viewing spot for Mt. Fuji, it is also popular as a famous spot for cherry blossoms.

At the top of 400 steps, the superb view is impressive The park is located on Fujiyoshida City’s Mt. Arakura, and from there you can see the whole city in front of Mt. Fuji. It is a 400-step climb from the base of the mountain to the park but once you reach the top, there is a vermilion 5-story pagoda which was built as a monument for all those who had died in battle during World War I. Along the slope behind the pagoda, there is a spectacular viewing point. The recommended time to be there is firstly in the middle of April when the s...

more information

Phone
0555-22-1111
Price
- Free
Website
www.yamanashi-kankou.jp

Subashiri 5th Station

Top Things to do and places to visit in Mt. Fuji

Photo by Planetyze

Subashiri 5th Station where you can fully enjoy the beautiful scenery of Mt. Fuji
With good access by bus, you can easily enjoy Mt. Fuji and its beautiful scenery up close from Subashiri 5th Station. There is also good access to the small peak of Kofuji overlooking Lake Yamanaka and Mt. Fuji.

Easily and fully enjoy the scenery of Mt. Fuji Mt. Fuji is the highest mountain in Japan and its huge and beautiful appearance has made it symbolic of Japan from other countries. Annually, many climbers go crazy about the sunrise and the scenery that can be viewed from the peak. There are many overseas tourists and in 2013, it was registered as a World Heritage site which has increased the number of visitors from abroad. There are 4 climbing routes to get up Mt. Fuji. Subashiri is one of those routes and is known as the 2nd-easiest one of...

more information

Phone
0550-76-5000
Website
www.fujisan-climb.jp

Climbing Mount Fuji

Top Things to do and places to visit in Mt. Fuji

Photo by Planetyze

One of Japan’s three holy mountains. Nowhere else in Japan is closer to the Gods than the shrine at the peak of Mount Fuji
Mount Fuji was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site in 2013. Rated as a three-star site in the Green Guide Japan, the Japanese version of Michelin’s travel guidebook Le Guide Vert, interest in Mount Fuji is rising globally.

Basics about climbing Mount Fuji Mount Fuji can be climbed only for two months from July 10 to September 10 while it is open to climbers. During this period, more than 200,000 people from across Japan come to Mount Fuji and start out on their climb toward the peak. While this period is optimal for safe climbing by beginners, never underestimate the dangers of climbing Mount Fuji since, after all, it is the highest mountain in Japan. Always check the weather report; if rain or thunder is predicted, it is the best to cancel your plans to climb/...

more information

Price
- Free
Website
www.fujisan-climb.jp

Snow Town Yeti

Top Things to do and places to visit in Mt. Fuji

Photo by Planetyze

People of all ages and their families can enjoy having fun in the snow at the bottom of Mt. Fuji
At Snow Town Yeti, people can enjoy winter sports such as skiing and snowboarding with the beautiful Mt. Fuji in the background.

A ski resort on the second stage of Mt. Fuji Mt. Fuji was recognized as a World Heritage site in 2013. The mountain is also splendid in spring and summer, but under a blanket of snow, it is absolutely beautiful. This ski resort was placed on the 2nd stage of Mt. Fuji especially to get a close-up view of that wonderful scenery. The number of tourists taking on the challenge of climbing the mountain has increased in recent years, but the spectacle of Mt. Fuji can be fully enjoyed as well from this area. Night skiing is also available up to 10...

more information

Business hours
- Everyday (9:00 AM ~ 10:00 PM )
Differs depending on Time
Phone
055-998-0636
Price
- Adult: 3900 JPY
- Child: 2900 JPY
Please check the homepage since costs may change depending on the date
Website
www.yeti-resort.com

Gotemba Premium Outlets

Top Things to do and places to visit in Mt. Fuji

Photo by Planetyze

With about 210 stores, this is the largest outlet mall in Japan
The mall is separated into a West Zone and an East Zone. The interior has the image of the streets with the history of North America where you can enjoy shopping for the whole day.

193 brands including the big names and 15 dining establishments are located here. Gotemba Premium Outlets is Japan’s largest outlet mall which is located 5 minutes away from the Tomei Expressway Gotemba Interchange by car. It can also be reached by a free shuttle bus that takes about 10 minutes from JR Gotemba Station. It is known for its many designers’ brands, but the mall also has plenty of goods dealing in the outdoors, sports, interiors and other products. In the middle of a valley, the mall is separated into a West Zone an...

more information

Business hours
- Everyday (10:00 AM ~ 7:00 PM )
Phone
0550-81-3122
Price
- Free
Website
www.premiumoutlets.co.jp

Plan a Trip to Japan

Request a tailor-made tour from our community of guides.
Guides will create the best plan for you, according to your preferences.

Request a Custom Tour     Find a Guide