Mount 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

A lake at the foot of Mt. Fuji that has been designated a World Heritage site, you can fully enjoy leisure wrapped in nature!
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Address 河口湖駅, Fujikawaguchiko-machi Minamitsuru-gun, Yamanashi See map
Telephone 0555-72-6700
Website http://www.fujisan.ne.jp/index_e.php


Fujinomiya 5th Station

Head for the peak via this venerable mountain route while climbing Mt. Fuji
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Price FREE
Address 表富士宮口5合目 , Fujinomiya-shi, Shizuoka See map
Telephone 0544-27-5240
Website http://www.fujisan-climb.jp/en/index.html


Kawaguchiko Music Forest Museum

A tourist spot popular for its European townscape and music box concerts
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Business Hours Everyday ( 09:00 AM ~ 05:30 PM )

(there may be changes depending on the season)
Price Adults: 1,500 JPY
Child: 800 JPY
University and high school students: 1100 yen
Address 河口湖オルゴールの森, Fujikawaguchiko-machi Minamitsuru-gun,Yamanashi See map
Telephone 0555-20-4111
Website http://www.yamanashi-kankou.jp/foreign/english/spot/p2_2837.html


Shibazakura Festival (Moss Pink)

Pink shibazakura (moss phlox) spreads all over behind Mt. Fuji. Go and see this scenery only seen in spring.
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Business Hours Everyday ( 08:00 AM ~ 05:00 PM )

Between April and May
Check the official page.
Price Adults: 600 JPY
Child: 250 JPY
Address 212 Motosu, Fujikawaguchiko-machi Minamitsuru-gun, Yamanashi See map
Telephone 0555-89-3031
Website http://www.shibazakura.jp/eng/


Oshino Hakkai Springs

Long worshiped as sacred springs, this is an area that has been described through many legends
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Address Oshino hakkai ,Yamanashi See map
Telephone 0555-84-4222
Website http://oshino.jp.e.nz.hp.transer.com/spot_8lakes.php


Arakurayama Sengen Park

A viewing spot where you can get a picture together with Mt. Fuji, cherry blossoms and even a five-story pagoda
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Address 3353-1 Arakura Fujiyoshida, Yamanashi See map
Telephone 0555-22-1111
Website http://www.yamanashi-kankou.jp/foreign/english/spot/p1_4919.html


Subashiri 5th Station

Subashiri 5th Station where you can fully enjoy the beautiful scenery of Mt. Fuji
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Address ふじあざみライン5合目,Subashiri, Oyama-cho Sunto-gun, Shizuoka See map
Telephone 0550-76-5000
Website http://www.fujisan-climb.jp/en/index.html


Climbing Mt. Fuji

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
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Business Hours The climbing season for Mt. Fuji is from early July to mid September. In other periods and during the snow season, climbing Mt. Fuji is prohibited. The opening and closing times vary from trail to trail.
Price FREE
Address Kitayama Fujinomiya-shi Shizuoka See map
Website http://www.fujisan-climb.jp/en/index.html


Snow Town Yeti

People of all ages and their families can enjoy having fun in the snow at the bottom of Mt. Fuji
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Business Hours Everyday ( 09:00 AM ~ 10:00 PM )

Differs depending on Time
Price Adults: 3,900 JPY
Child: 2,900 JPY
Please check the homepage since costs may change depending on the date
Address スノータウンイエティ, Suyama, Susono-shi, Shizuoka See map
Telephone 055-998-0636
Website http://www.yeti-resort.com/index.html


Gotemba Premium Outlets

With about 210 stores, this is the largest outlet mall in Japan
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Business Hours March~November 10:00am~8:00pm
December~February 10:00am~7:00pm

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The third Thursday in February
Address 1312 Fukasawa Gotenba-shi Shizuoka See map
Telephone 0550-81-3122
Website http://www.premiumoutlets.co.jp/en/gotemba/