Mount Fuji and Fuji Five Lakes

So many sightseeing spots around Japan's symbolic mountain Mount Fuji!

Mount Fuji, Japan's highest mountain, is located only 100km West of Tokyo, and the Fuji Five Lakes are situated on the mountain's northern skirts. Hakone is to the south-east and the Tanzawa Range lies to the east of Fujiyama.
At 3776m, Mount Fuji is the highest mountain in Japan, and its solitary peak and gentle curves are surrounded by rich, verdant and unspoiled nature. The mountain attracts many climbers during summer, while in winter, its snow-covered slopes gleam pure white in the sun. You must visit the sacred mountain of Fujiyama, at least once in your life.

Access to Mount Fuji & Fuji Five Lakes Area

Chuo Highway Bus

The Chuo Highway Bus is the most convenient means of transport to the Fuji Five Lakes from Shinjuku. The buses depart frequently from the Shinjuku West Exit Bus Terminal every day. There are several different bus routes so please make sure you check the destination before boarding. Departure times can vary depending on season, and actual travel times are subject to traffic conditions.

Shinjuku-Fuji Five Lakes
Shinjuku-Kawaguchiko (Lake Kawaguchi)
Chuo Highway Bus / Approx. 110 minutes

Other Transportation

Shinjuku-Gotemba-Yamanakako (Lake Yamanaka)
By Romancecar limited express (Shinjuku-Gotemba)/ 1 hour 36 minutes
By Odakyu Hakone Highway Bus (Shinjuku-Gotemba)/ About 1 hour 40 minutes
Fujikyu Bus (Gotemba-Yamanakako (Lake Yamanaka))/ 37 minutes

Value Pass

The Fuji Hakone Pass, is valid for three days and exclusively for non-Japanese visitors, it covers excursion travel in the popular Fuji and Hakone areas. Its great value includes discount round-trip travel from Tokyo (Shinjuku) (on the Odakyu Line and the Chuo Highway Bus), unlimited use of specified transport in the Hakone and Fuji areas, and discounts on entrance fees, etc. to approximately 60 museums and restaurants in the area.

Mount Fuji and Fuji Five Lakes area: Recommended sightseeing guide