Mt Fuji | Travel guide
Mt Fuji is one of the most famous symbols of Japan, and it is one of the most beautiful vistas that you will get on your Japan trip. While climbing Fujisan is only possible in the summer, enjoying views of the majestic mountain is possible year-round (weather permitting) and actually best done in winter when the air is clear. This travel guide will help you on your way if you want to enjoy Mt Fuji!
During the spring season, there is a gorgeous flower festival nearby, and when the cherry blossoms bloom you can take world-class photos in the area. Mt Fuji is not far away from Tokyo and can be visited on a day trip to Kawaguchiko, the travel time from Shinjuku is only around 2 hours one-way.
Check out our Mt Fuji e-bike tour if you want to discover the area comfortably by bike!
Itchiku Kubota Art Museum
In 1994 textile dyeing artist Itchiku Kubota built a museum with his name in a perfect place, with a majestic view of Mount Fuji and serene Lake Kawaguchi.
Lake Kawaguchi is the most easily accessible of the Fuji Five Lakes. It is located in Kawaguchiko, a hot spring resort named after the lake, and well connected with central Tokyo
Famous for hot springs, outdoor activities, natural beauty, and the view of nearby Mt. Fuji, Hakone is one of the most popular destinations among Japanese and international tourists looking for a break from Tokyo.
Climbing Mt Fuji
From the 8th station, the walk begins to get quite steep and by the time you get to 9th station, the track will almost be so steep and rocky that at times it will feel like you are rock climbing.
The History of Mt Fuji
The region around Mt Fuji has long been the inspiration for the works of many of Japan's most celebrated writers, poets, and artists. How did this beautiful mountain with its nearly perfect symmetrical cone originate?
Yamanashi Fujisan World Heritage Center
Mount Fuji became an official World Heritage site in June 2013, in recognition of its remarkable universal value as an object of belief and inspiration to the arts. The Fujisan World Heritage Center’s mission is to bring information to the world on the wonders of this holy and magnificent mountain that stirs the hearts of so many people.