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

When you think of Japan, what is the first thing you think of? Tokyo? Geisha? Or perhaps Mount Fuji? Probably, Mount Fuji is a worldwide known iconic landmark of Japan and has been worshiped as holy place in Japan for ages. Hundreds of thousands of people from all over the world climb Mount Fuji every year. Even if you are not a climber, there are many great things to do and places see around Mount Fuji that you might enjoy. From beautiful lakes to festivals all around Mount Fuji, find out in the list below!

Lake Kawaguchiko
Lake Kawaguchiko
Lake Kawaguchiko is the 2nd largest lake in the World Heritage registered Fuji Five Lakes region. It is an ideal resort area with lots of activities and events. A marvelous image of Mount Fuji is reflected on the surface of the lake when the weather is clear.
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Kawaguchiko Music Forest Museum
Kawaguchiko Music Forest Museum
The museum is located along the shores of Lake Kawaguchiko and has a view of Mt. Fuji. There are museums, a concert hall, and a museum shop. This is an art spot also popular for its rose garden.
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Fujinomiya 5th Station
Fujinomiya 5th Station
This is the shortest route among the 4 routes to the peak of Mt. Fuji, since this is the highest point accessible by car. The climbing difficulty of this route is fairly high.
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Arakurayama Sengen Park
Arakurayama Sengen Park
Located halfway up Mount Arakura in Fujiyoshida City of Yamanashi Prefecture, this is a park from where you can see a panoramic view of the city with Mount Fuji in the back. It is known as a prominent sight-seeing spot for Mount Fuji, but it is also popular as a famous spot for cherry blossoms.
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Gotemba Premium Outlets
Gotemba Premium Outlets
The mall is separated into the East and West Zones. The interior is made in the image of the historical streets of North America. Here you can enjoy shopping for a whole day.
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Shibazakura Festival (Moss Pink)
Shibazakura Festival (Moss Pink)
The Shibazakura Festival held annually from April to June is an event only held in the spring. You can walk among the 800,000 blossoms of shibazakura (pink moss). The towering sight of Mount Fuji beyond this carpet of flowers is impressive.
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Oshino Hakkai Springs
Oshino Hakkai Springs
Oshino Hakkai is a spring born from the underground water of Mount Fuji. The 8 springs, revered as a place of worship of Mount Fuji, have been recognized as properties that are a part of the World Heritage site of Mount Fuji.
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Snow Town Yeti
Snow Town Yeti
At Snow Town Yeti, people can enjoy winter sports such as skiing and snowboarding with the beautiful Mount Fuji in the background.
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Subashiri 5th Station
Subashiri 5th Station
You can enjoy Mount Fuji and its beautiful scenery up close from Subashiri 5th Station with its easy bus access. There is also good access to the small peak of Kofuji. And from there, there is a good view of Lake Yamanaka and Mount Fuji.
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Climbing Mt. Fuji
Climbing Mt. Fuji
Mount Fuji was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site in 2013. Interest in Mount Fuji is rising as it was rated a three-star site in the Green Guide Japan, the Japanese version of Michelin’s travel guidebook Le Guide Vert.
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