Any good places to visit around Fuji-san?

Asked by Martyn Bissett · 7 years ago

I'm planning a road trip around Fuji-san and just wondering where the best places to visit are. We'll drive from Tokyo and stay a night at a B&B next to Lake Motosu before returning the car the following evening. I'm thinking places that will give great views of Fuji, or any short hikes around the base or forrests. Temples and old villages would be nice too.

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Answered by Jessica A Paje · 7 years ago

You must drive to the north side of Lake Kawaguchiko for the best view of Mt. Fuji. The mountainous area there is called Mt. Tozawa. Try renting swan boats from Tozawa Center, too! I've also seen many beautiful photos of Mt. Fuji from the Fuji Shibazakura Festival (mid-April to end of May).

Answered by Tom Roseveare · 7 years ago

On the Yamanashi side, here's a good onsen I once visited after climbing Mount Fuji: Tensui, near Lake Kawaguchi.


  • Victoria Vlisides: Nice advice! Thanks (Reply)

Answered by Diana Nukushina · 7 years ago

From the lake Kawaguchiko :) it's a nice view

Answered by Cathy Cawood · 7 years ago

Several of my Japanese friends assure me that the best view if Mount Fuji is from Lake Yamanaka. Sadly I can't confirm that because it was cloudy when I went there, but I enjoyed wandering around Oshino Hakkai (thatched roof village with Fuji views.) Fuji Sengen Shrine is nearby too. Please take a look at the Yamanashi Prefecture page on Japan Travel for more ideas!

Answered by Nicholas Chan · 6 years ago

Kachi Kachi Ropeway at Lake Kawaguchi will also give you a magnificent view of Mt Fuji and the nearby Fujiyoshida city, but you tend to get clear views only around the winter months. Sunrise from the north bank of the lake will also result in stunning shots of Mt Fuji reflected on the calm surface of the lake.

Answered by Victoria Vlisides · 6 years ago

Fuji area is amazing! Check out the Fujisan Express train, which is something to see in and of itself, but makes stops at all the tourist spots you could possibly want. That includes Fuji Q Highland.

Answered by Tyra 'nell Pille-Lu · 6 years ago

You can check out

Makaino Farm -- 

Fuji Safari Park

Fuji Q Amusement Park

Lake Kawaguchi and Yamanakako

Fuji River where you can go for a white water rafting 

Shiraito Falls -- This is a really amazing place. We had our prenuptial photoshoot here. So far, these are the places I remember.

Answered by Olga Kaneda · 5 years ago

I vote for Fuji Safari Park at daytime. They say it is also nice at night but we didn't like it. 

  • Sleiman Azizi: Fuji Safari Park, especially, the your bus where you get to feed the animals, was a lot of fun. (Reply)

Answered by Sleiman Azizi · 3 years ago

For anyone else interested in the question, Oshino Hakkai is a beautiful place. Tourist numbers are increasing though but the ponds there really are beautiful. Try the 30-second hand in icy, mountain water test when you are there.

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