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Mount Fuji Area
富士山地域

Mount Fuji area is a volcanic area including the highest peak Mount Fuji (3,776m) and five lakes, Fuji Five Lakes formed by the Mount Fuji eruption. Along the Hakone, it is designated as the Fuji-Hakone National Park, which makes one of the famous Japanese resorts for its convenience to get from Tokyo and attracts a large number of tourists throughout the year.

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The autumn leaves are changing colors in the lakes area.

 

Access and Getting Around

As for the Mount Fuji sightseeing, two sightseeing routes are available, both by car or bus, but using a shuttle bus is better because general vehicles are regulated in a mountain climbing season. Lake Yamanakako and Lake Kawaguchiko play a key role of resort around Fuji Five Lakes and are the bases of lodging facilities and public transport. Otsuki Station of the JR Chuo Line is convenient in case of taking a train, and Kawaguchiko Station is the gate for JR and private railways. Among other JR stations available, Gotenba Station is available, transfer is necessary, so it is not so convenient considering time. Direct buses from the metropolis are really convenient. As for the car, Tomei Expressway Gotemba Exit in the southern part and Chuo Expressway, Kawaguchiko Exit in northern part are available. Taking a tour bus at Kawaguchiko Station is a convenient tour course. Because Mount Fuji area is vast, using a rental car is recommended.

By train

Shinjuku Station, Tokyo—(The JR Chuo Line limited express) 1 hour—Otsuki Station—(the Fuji Express Line) 50 minutes—Kawaguchiko Station.

Tokyo Station—(the Tokaido Line) 1 hour 15 minutes—Kozu Station—(the Gotenba Line) 1 hour—Gotenba Station—by bus—Lake Yamanaka, Lake Kawaguchi.

By bus

bus services from Haneda Airport in Tokyo, Shizuoka, Nagoya, Kyoto, Osaka, Fukuoka and so on are available. Especially, buses start from Shinjuku Station are quite frequent. JR buses start from Tokyo Station.

Mount Fuji Area

Features

Mount Fuji

-Mountain View 

Mount Fuji is the most-loved mountain by the Japanese,it has been affecting Japanese cultures deeply since the old days with pictures,that is to say, it is the symbol of Japan.The beautiful mountain can be seen from Tokyo on a fine day or can be seenon the way of the Tokaido Shinkansen from Tokyo to Kyoto.It is also a famous volcano which was recently designated as the World Natural Heritage....

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Fuji mountain climbing

-Outdoor Activities 

Because Mount Fuji is high, general mountain climbing is limited to a certain season.It depends on a snow state of the year, but generally speaking, two months of July and August are the climbing season.Make sure to confirm the climbing information before having a try.In addition, it is crowded in the Japanese long vacation Bon season and weekend,if possible, climbing in other periods is better.Am...

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Lake Yamanakako

-Specific Nature 

It is the biggest among the Fuji Five Lakes, in the southernmost of five-lake area.A great villas spread out, and sanitariums of universities and companies are usedas camps of sports combined with other accommodations in the lakefront too.There is a cycling road of 13.5 km length along the lake. ...

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Lake Kawaguchiko

-Specific Nature 

It is one of the Fuji Five Lakes and the only one with a train station, Kawaguchiko Station in its area,so it is very important as a base of Mount Fuji mountain climbing and the outskirts sightseeing.It has many facilities of accommodations and outdoor sports on the lakeshore.The tourist information center of Mount Fuji area is next to the station.It is pleasant that a tour bus runs from Kawaguchi...

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Lake Saiko

-Specific Nature 

It is in the middle of five lakes of Fuji, there are no big lodging facilities and pleasure boatsbut are some quiet camping fields which are attractive to campers....

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Fuketsu, Hyoketsu

-Specific Nature 

Fuketsu is a precious cave in geology which was formed by the lava of Mount Fuji eruption.It is a 200 meters long cave with strangely-shaped rocks of Xuanwu.As for the ice cave, its entrance is 800 meters away from the wind cave,Hyoketsu is a vertical cave of 150 meters long and covered with ice throughout the year....

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Aokigahara Sea of Trees

-Specific Nature  -Outdoor Activities 

It was once a lake which was filled by an explosion of Mount Fuji approximately 1,200 years ago.It is so large that once you get lost, you will not get out of it again.The easiest way to see the scenery of the sea of trees is to have the trail between the Wind Caveand the Ice Cave 30 minutes.It is especially recommended to the visitors who have not so much time.There are some other trails, a walk ...

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Accommodation around Mount Fuji Area

Links

Fujikawaguchiko

Yamanakako Village

Hujiyoshida City

Yamanashi Tourism Organization

Shizuoka Prefectural Tourism Association

 

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