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Sightseeing GuideThe Mount Fuji and Lake Kawaguchi Area

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Mount Fuji Special Feature
Mount Fuji Special Feature
Learn about some of the many attractive spots along the Odakyu Line, including Hakone, with excellent views of Mount Fuji.
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Recommended Spots
Recommended Spots
List of Attractions in the Mount Fuji and Fuji Five Lakes Area.
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Fuji Hakone Pass
Fuji Hakone Pass
An economical discount pass for travel throughout the popular Mount Fuji-Hakone area.
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Loads of sighsteeing spots for magnificent views of Mount Fuji, the symbol of Japan.

Mount Fuji, Japan’s highest mountain, is located about 100 kilometers west of Tokyo, and on its northern side lie the Fuji Five Lakes. To the southeast of the moutain is Hakone, and the Tanzawa Range is to the east.

At 3776 meters, 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. Known as a sacred mountain, Mount Fuji is a climb that everyone should undertake once in their life.

Gotemba Premium Outlets®

Gotemba Premium Outlets®

With around 210 shops offering many well-known brand labels at discount prices, this shopping mall is always bustling with visitors.

Fuji-Q Highland

Fuji-Q Highland

An amusement park with 14 rides appearing in the Guiness Book of World Records, Fuji-Q Highland draws thrill-seekers from around Japan and throughout the world. Hold onto your hat as you take on the Fujiyama, a monster roller coaster with a 70-meter drop.

Oshino-hakkai (Eight Springs of Mount Fuji)

Oshino-hakkai (Eight Springs of Mount Fuji)

Just a few kilometers from Lake Yamanaka, these springs are fed with water that has been filtered for more than 20 years and is so clear you can see the fish swimming at the bottom of the ponds.

Yeti Ski Resort

Snowtown Yeti

About 30 minutes from the Gotermba interchange! A prime location to ski with Mount Fuji in the background.

Lake Kawaguchiko Pleasure Cruise

Lake Kawaguchiko Pleasure Cruise

The Lake Kawaguchi pleasure cruise "En Soleil" is a 10-minute walk from Kawaguchiko Station, and the landing area is at Funatsu Beach on the shore of Lake Kawaguchi.

Event Calendar

Fuji Five Lakes Fireworks Festivals

Fuji Five Lakes Fireworks Festivals

From August 1 to 5, there are fireworks festivals held at each of the Fuji Five Lakes: Lake Kawaguchi, Lake Motosu, Lake Sai, Lake Shoji and Lake Yamanaka.

  • Address
    Five Fuji Lakes
  • Duration
    August 1–5
  • URL
The Autumn Colors of Hana no Miyako Park at Lake Yamanaka

The Autumn Colors of Hana no Miyako Park at Lake Yamanaka

The cosmoses and colorful autumn leaves are beautiful with Mount Fuji in the background. The 5 million cosmoses dressed in brilliant colors are a sight not to be missed.

  • Address
    Hana no Miyako Park at Lake Yamanaka
  • Duration
    Mid-September to early November
  • URL
The Sunset Shore and Fall Colors Festival at Lake Yamanaka

The Sunset Shore and Fall Colors Festival at Lake Yamanaka

Mixed among a forest with more than 10 varieties of maple and large zelkovas is a stand of Japanese red pines. When the season for fall foliage comes around, the locals love to walk in Ryokuchi Park, which is located in the Asahigaoka area on the southern edge of Lake Yamanaka.

  • Address
    Asahigaoka Kohan Ryokuchi Park at Lake Yamanaka
  • Duration
    Late October to mid-November
  • URL
Fuji Kawaguchiko Autumn Leaves Matsuri (festival)

Fuji Kawaguchiko Autumn Leaves Matsuri (festival)

Held on the north end of Lake Kawaguchi where the tree foliage is dyed in brilliant colors. The hallmark feature is the Maple Leaf Corridor (momiji kairo). Walk along the row with the beautiful fall leaves all around you. From sundown to 22:00, illumination provides a special way to enjoy them.

  • Address
    The Kawaguchi Nashigawa River area at Lake Kawaguchi
  • Duration
    Start to late November
  • URL
FANTASEUM, an Art Illumination at Lake Yamanaka

FANTASEUM, an Art Illumination at Lake Yamanaka

With illumination in the background, Mount Fuji floats faintly in this display of the imagination. You will find this and other artworks incorporating illumination on the vast grounds of Hana no Miyako Park. During the Christmas season, there is a fireworks display every Saturday.

  • Address
    Hana no Miyako Park at Lake Yamanaka
  • Duration
    Late November to start of January
  • URL
Arakura-yama Sengen Park Cherry Blossom Matsuri (festival)

Arakura-yama Sengen Park Cherry Blossom Matsuri (festival)

The one time of year when you can view such spectacular scenery that includes Mount Fuji, a pagoda and cherry blossoms in one view. The venue boasts more than 650 Yoshino cherry blossom trees, which convey the tidings of the Japanese spring.

  • Address
    Arakura-yama Sengen Park
  • Duration
    Mid- to late April
  • URL
Fuji Shibazakura Matsuri (festival)

Fuji Shibazakura Matsuri (festival)

A carpet of creeping phlox, known as shibazakura in Japanese, shows off its beautiful pink flowers. The majestic scenery presented by the blooming creeping phlox and Mount Fuji will take your breath away. The festival is a popular destination for those visiting from abroad.

  • Address
    Fuji Motosuko Resort
  • Duration
    Mid-April to late May
  • URL
Lake Kawaguchi Herb Festival

Lake Kawaguchi Herb Festival

One of the biggest events to be held at Lake Kawaguchi. Purple lavender proudly blooms along the lakeside. The fragrance of lavender wafts through the venue, refreshing the minds and bodies of those present.

  • Address
    Yagasaki and Oishi Parks at Lake Kawaguchi
  • Duration
    Mid-June to early July
  • URL
Lake Yamanaka – the Fresh Breeze of Hana no Miyako Park

Lake Yamanaka – the Fresh Breeze of Hana no Miyako Park

With Mount Fuji in the background, enjoy 300,000 sunflower plants and one million elegant zinnias. Fun events to take part in are a U-pick corn and elegant zinnia collecting. Enjoy the summer at Lake Yamanaka!

  • Address
    Hana no Miyako Park at Lake Yamanaka
  • Duration
    Late July to late August
  • URL
Lake Kawaguchi Fireworks

Lake Kawaguchi Fireworks

For this winter fireworks bonanza, a total of 13 fireworks sessions are held on Saturdays and Sundays from mid-January to mid-February and on February 23 (Mount Fuji Day). The fireworks blooming in the clear winter sky are fresh and magical.

  • Address
    Oike Park at Lake Kawaguchi
  • Duration
    Saturdays and Sundays from mid-January to mid-February, and on Thursday, February 23, for Mount Fuji Day
  • URL
Saiko Ice Festival

Saiko Ice Festival

The Juhyo Matsuri (ice tree festival) held at Saiko Yacho-no-Mori Park is a standard feature of winter. Up to 10 meters of soft rime forms on trees, a weather phenomenon in which the water droplets in fog freeze to a surface. You will be swept away in this pure white wonderland with Mount Fuji in the background.

  • Address
    Saiko Yacho-no-Mori Park
  • Duration
    Late January to mid-February
  • URL

Getting to the Mount Fuji and Lake Kawaguchi Area

From Shinjuku Station

By Bus

From Shinjuku Station By Bus

By Train and Bus

From Shinjuku Station By Train and Bus
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