The ultimate guide to the Mt. Fuji area

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Explore the breathtaking snowy landscapes around Lake Yamanakako

lake yamanakako in winterA Relaxing weekend around Lake Kawaguchiko with your family

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Mt. Fuji and Its Less Known Gems

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Discover all the attractions around Mt. Fuji

 

Fuji-Q – An amusement park for thrill seekers
Fuji Q Highland theme park always seems to be part of Tokyoites’ bucket list. Although there are several theme parks and attractions scattered around Tokyo, Fuji Q has always been the go to stop for thrill seekers. We were fortunate enough to get a sneak peek of some of the recent renewals to the park. Learn more.

FujiQEscaping Everyday Routine: A Day Trip to Fuji-Q Highland
Fuji-Q Highland is one of the greatest destinations for adventure-seekers in Japan. The amusement park with an ambition to be the best entertainment spot in the world indeed serves as an attractive place equipped with various attractions suitable for both children and adult audiences.
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Snowtown Yeti
Located two and a half hours away from Tokyo, Snowtown Yeti is a ski and snowboard resort found on the southern slope of Mt. Fuji at an altitude of 1,300 m. Although it offers breathtaking views of the iconic mountain, people come here to slide down its four different runs, featuring an inclination range between 11 degrees and 25 degrees for those who feel more adventurous.Learn more.

bonillaSagamiko Resort
If you ever find yourself undecided or at an impasse with your friends over what to do on weekends, consider this: nobody will have to compromise if you go somewhere that offers something fun for everyone like Sagamiko Resort. Located in Sagamihara city in Kanagawa prefecture, this amusement park is just 50 minutes away from Shinjuku station by train. It offers a variety of attractions divided into different areas. Learn more.

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Hatsushima island
There is an island off the shore of the city of Atami in Shizuoka prefecture with the rare virtue of combining adrenaline and relaxation. The Hatsushima island adventure starts at the Atamiko port, where visitors ride either the “Ile de Vacance Premier” or “Ile de Vacance III”, the two high-speed vessels that serve the island with departures several times a day. Learn more.

JAN3Fuji-Q Highland
As the quintessential Japanese symbol, Mt. Fuji often evokes quiet and peaceful imagery. That’s why it’s hard to think of it as home to some of the highest, steepest and scariest roller coasters in the world. However, it’s precisely this contrast along with its proximity to Tokyo that makes Fuji-Q Highland amusement park a unique place to visit and a must for all thrill seekers. Learn more.

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Fuji Five Lake Sightseeing Bus Tour “Highlights Fujisan-go”
Calmed waters inhabited by koi fish and swans, adorable thatched roof cottages, open fields carpeted with tulips or sunflowers and serene torii gates nestled in the forest, these are just some of the sights found in the Fuji Five Lakes area with the iconic Mt. Fuji at its center. At Kawaguchiko, there are sightseeing bus tours that offer visitors the opportunity to make the most out of their time by taking them to the most iconic spots in a comfortable bus including transportation and admission fees as well as an automatic audio guide. Learn more.

cisnefinalThe secret ice world underneath Mt. Fuji
Located about 20 minutes by bus from Kawaguchiko Station, inside a forest formed by the ashes of Mt. Fuji’s past eruptions over a thousand years ago, a mysterious opening in the ground greets visitors into a different world. It’s the Fugaku Fuketsu Wind Cave, a 201-meter long lateral cave that maintains an average temperature of three degrees Celcius year-round. The cave was used until the Showa Period as a natural refrigerator to store seeds and silkworm cocoons. It features large icicles that are formed by water seeping through the porous rocks, as well as solidified lava moulded into a variety of shapes. Learn more.

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The Fuji Shiba-Zakura Festival
Small flowers with five heart-shaped petals in various shades of pink and purple cover the ground of a wide open area. Their different colors come together to weave a beautiful tapestry. As if that idyllic, almost surreal landscape weren’t enough, the picture-perfect view is crowned by Mt. Fuji, with its peak half covered in snow. This is what awaits visitors at the venue of the Fuji Shiba-zakura Festival, which draws both locals and visitors to its enchanting view every spring, making it a great starting place to explore the Fuji Five Lake area.Learn more.

cisnefinalTaste of Mt. Fuji: a short hiking adventure
You don’t need to climb all the way to the top of Mt. Fuji to experience the beautiful alpine nature and breathtaking landscapes that Japan’s tallest peak has to offer. The iconic volcano is easily accessible with the Fuji Five Lakes Sightseeing Bus Tour “Highlights Fujisan-Go” (AM Course), which departs from Kawaguchiko Station and takes visitors through a lush forest and all the way up to the Fuji Subaru Line 5th Station, which is the highest point on the mountain that is reachable by car and where most hikers start their ascent to the top. Learn more.

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A full day of adventure at the Yoshida Fire Festival & Fuji Q Highland
The Yoshida Fire Festival held every year on August 26 and 27 is considered by many Japanese to be one of the great three unique festivals in the country. It takes place at Kitaguchi Hongu Fuji Sengen-jinja Shrine located in Fujiyoshida City at the foot of Mt. Fuji. It features 3 meters tall firewood bonfires that are set on fire along 2km of the city’s main street.Learn more.

cisnefinalSave on transportation and admission tickets with the Mt. Fuji Tourist Pass
From the adrenaline-packed roller coasters at Fuji Q Highland, to the pacific waters of Lake Kawaguchiko reflecting the iconic shape of Mt. Fuji, the area surrounding Japan’s most iconic mountain is filled with sightseeing spots for you to discover. Learn more.