Mt Fuji

 

Mount Fuji is located about 100 kilometers (60 mi) south-west of Tokyo, and can be seen from there on a clear day. It is Japan’s highest mountain in Japan at 3,776.24 m (12,389 ft), as well as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Mount Fuji’s exceptionally symmetrical cone, which is snow-capped several months a year, is a well-known symbol of Japan and it is frequently depicted in art and photographs.

It can also be visited by sightseers, hikers, and climbers, and requires no special technical skills to get to the top. July-August are the primary climbing months.

It remains an active volcano, with its last eruption in 1707–08.

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Overall Atmosphere: Combination
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Fontane Bleau Sengokutei

Situated in Hakone, 2.3 km from Owakudani Valley, Fontane Bleau Sengokutei features free WiFi access and free private parking. Guests can enjoy the on-site restaurant. Every room at this hotel is air conditioned and comes with a flat-screen TV. Average score from 8 guest reviews: 7.9/10.

$367

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Ryokan Sangetsu

A 10-minute walk from JR Mishima Station, Ryokan Sangetsu offers Japanese-style rooms, free Wi-Fi and in-room massages upon request. It’s located within a 10-minute walk from restaurants and bars, and features drink vending machines and a... Average score from 6 guest reviews: 7.6/10.

$52

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Hotel Inside Numazu Inter

Hotel Inside Numazu Inter offers accommodation in Numazu. Guests can enjoy the on-site restaurant. Free WiFi is provided and free private parking is available on site. Each room at this hotel is air conditioned and is equipped with a flat-screen TV. Average score from 92 guest reviews: 8.3/10.

$59

 
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Fujinomiya Fujikyu Hotel

Conveniently located a 2-minute walk from JR Fujinomiya Station, Fujinomiya Fujikyu Hotel features free Wi-Fi and coin launderette. Guest rooms with a Mount Fuji view can be requested at time of booking. Average score from 58 guest reviews: 7.2/10.

$54

 
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Yamanouchi Guest House

Located in front of Yamanaka Lake, the Yamanouchi Guest House offers Japanese-style rooms with free Wi-Fi. Bicycle rentals and a Japanese breakfast are available. Fujikyu Highland Park is a 30-minute drive, and it’s a 1-hour drive to Mount Fuji. Average score from 350 guest reviews: 8.7/10.

$63

 
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Hotel NameRooms FromGuest Rating
Fujisou

Fujisou

Featuring Mount Fuji views and a spacious traditional garden with a pond, Fujisou offers Japanese-style accommodations. Free parking is on-site and Fujisan Train Station is a 10-minute drive away. Average score from 29 guest reviews: 9.2/10.

$87

$879.2
Fuji Gotemba Condominium Tannpopo

Fuji Gotemba Condominium Tannpopo

Situated just a 3-minute walk from JR Gotemba Station, Fuji Condominium Tannpopo offers spacious apartment accommodation with gorgeous Mount Fuji views. Rooms come with a fully equipped kitchen, a balcony and a spa bath. Average score from 118 guest reviews: 9.2/10.

$122

 
$1229.2
Fujikawaguchiko Crescendo

Fujikawaguchiko Crescendo

Located a 10-minute walk away from Lake Kawaguchi, Fujikawaguchiko Crescendo offers free WiFi at public areas. Kawaguchiko Train Station is located a 12-minute taxi ride from the property. Average score from 410 guest reviews: 9.0/10.

$113

 
$1139.0
Friendly Inn People

Friendly Inn People

Friendly Inn People is a 10-minute drive from Lake Kawaguchi in the scenic Mount Fuji area, and features free Wi-Fi throughout, Western-style cuisine and a wine-infused hot tub. Rooms are air-conditioned and include an LCD TV and a small seating... Average score from 5 guest reviews: 8.8/10.

$80 - $165

$808.8
Komaya Ryokan

Komaya Ryokan

Offering traditional rooms with views of Mount Fuji and Lake Kawaguchi, Komaya Ryokan has a hot public bath and can serve home-cooked Japanese meals for breakfast and dinner. It is a 10-minute drive to Fujikyu Highland Amusement Park. Average score from 186 guest reviews: 8.8/10.

$98 - $146

 
$988.8
Sakura-an Kawaguchiko Hotel

Sakura-an Kawaguchiko Hotel

Situated in the scenic Mount Fuji area, Sakura-an Kawaguchiko Hotel provides total relaxation and rejuvenation experiences with its extensive hot tubs and spa facilities (charges apply). Average score from 19 guest reviews: 8.7/10.

$83

 
$838.7
Guest House Misaki-sou

Guest House Misaki-sou

Guest House Misaki-sou offers accommodation in Yamanakako. Free private parking is available on site. Rooms include a TV. Some rooms feature a seating area where you can relax. Every room comes with a shared bathroom. Average score from 39 guest reviews: 8.6/10.

$71

 
$718.6
Guesthouse Sakuya

Guesthouse Sakuya

Guesthouse Sakuya is a 15-minute drive from Kawaguchiko Train Station and offers rooms with views of Mount Fuji. It features a public bath, free Wi-Fi and private parking. Rooms at Sakuya Guesthouse come equipped with a TV and en suite bathroom. Average score from 169 guest reviews: 8.6/10.

$96 - $261

 
$968.6
Gasthof Melange

Gasthof Melange

Situated just a 3-minute walk from scenic Lake Kawaguchi, Gasthof Melange offers cosy non-smoking accommodation with a large public bath and a hot tub. Free Wi-Fi is available in all areas, and free parking is provided. Average score from 31 guest reviews: 8.6/10.

$126

 
$1268.6
Tourist Home Fugakuso

Tourist Home Fugakuso

Offering simple Japanese accommodation in a traditional-style building, Tourist Home Fugakuso is situated in the scenic Mount Fuji area and a 5-minute drive from Kawaguchiko Train Station. Rooms have free Wi-Fi, an LCD TV and shared bathrooms. Average score from 63 guest reviews: 8.3/10.

$84 - $118

 
$848.3
Hotel Koryu

Hotel Koryu

At the shore of Lake Kawaguchiko, Hotel Koryu boasts outdoor hot spring baths and Japanese-style and Western rooms with serene lake views and a private bathroom. Average score from 452 guest reviews: 8.2/10.

$87

 
$878.2
Nishimiyasou

Nishimiyasou

Located just steps away from Lake Kawaguchi in the Mount Fuji area, Nishimiyasou features Japanese-style rooms with a flat-screen TV. Guests can relax in the hot spring baths, which are open from 06:00 to 22:30. Average score from 329 guest reviews: 8.1/10.

$87 - $82

 
$878.1
Hotel Route-Inn Kawaguchiko

Hotel Route-Inn Kawaguchiko

Offering a 6th-floor hot-spring bath with views of Lake Kawaguchi and Mount Fuji, Hotel Route-Inn is 2 km from Kawaguchiko Station. Rooms have free internet and a private bathroom. Average score from 174 guest reviews: 7.9/10.

$67 - $135

 
$677.9
Ryokan Masuya

Ryokan Masuya

Featuring Japanese-style rooms with tatami-mat floors, futon bedding and an LCD TV, Ryokan Masuya is a 4-minute walk from the Hakone Venetian Glass Museum. It has indoor natural hot-spring baths which can be reserved for private use. Average score from 209 guest reviews: 7.9/10.

$67 - $107

 
$677.9
Hakone Onsen Sanso Nakamura

Hakone Onsen Sanso Nakamura

Charming Japanese-style accommodation with free wired internet is provided at Hakone Onsen Sanso Nakamura, in Ashigarashimo. It has 2 relaxing indoor public hot-spring baths and a mah-jong room. Average score from 74 guest reviews: 7.7/10.

$98 - $302

 
$987.7
Kuretake-Inn Fujisan

Kuretake-Inn Fujisan

A 10-minute drive from JR Fuji Train Station, Kuretake-Inn Fujisan offers simple modern accommodations with free Wi-Fi/wired internet access. Guests can refresh in the indoor/outdoor public baths and enjoy a free breakfast buffet. Average score from 41 guest reviews: 7.6/10.

$68

 
$687.6
Suirinso

Suirinso

Located in the popular Gora area in Hakone, Suirinso features traditional Japanese-style guest rooms and natural hot spring baths. Free WiFi is available in the public area. Average score from 351 guest reviews: 7.6/10.

$87

 
$877.6

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Natural
Volcanoes
Mt Fuji is a dormant volcano that is under constant scrutiny of signs of activity (it has been hundreds of years). It is much more than a mountain to the Japanese. It is the symbol of the country itself. The mountain has inspired artists and poets and been the object of pilgrimage for centuries. There are 25 locations around the mountain that have gained pilgrimage status, including the mountain itself, Fujisan Hongū Sengen Taisha and six other Sengen shrines, two lodging houses, Lake Yamanaka, Lake Kawaguchi, the eight Oshino Hakkai hot springs, two lava tree molds, the remains of the Fuji-kō cult in the Hitoana cave, Shiraito Falls, and Miho no Matsubara pine tree grove.

The most popular places for sightseeing tours of Fuji and surroundings are Hakone, to the east of Mt. Fuji towards Tokyo, and the Fuji Five Lakes, located just north of the mountain. Note, however, that Fuji is notoriously shy and is wreathed in clouds most of the time: it's entirely possible to drive around the mountain and never see it. Visibility tends to be the worst in the hot, muggy summer and the best in the winter, when the air is dry and clear.
Hiking and Trekking
The thing to do on Mt. Fuji is, of course, to climb it – actually more like a steady and tiring hike upward. As the Japanese say, a wise man climbs Fuji once, and a fool twice, but the true wisdom of this phrase is usually only learned the hard way. Athletes have completed the climb in under two hours and there's even a yearly race to the top, but for most people it takes 4 to 8 hours at walking speed (depending on your pace), and the descent another 2 to 4.

An overnight climb in order to reach the top for the sunrise (go-raiko) is the most traditional thing, but you will probably be shuffling along in a slow-moving line for the latter stages of the ascent. Consider instead starting out in the late morning to reach the summit for the equally majestic sunset, with a tiny fraction of the crowds to accompany you. There is a hut at the top.
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