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Mount Fuji

Inspiring artists, writers and visitors, just as it has for centuries, this iconic holy mountain is one of the most enduring symbols of Japan.

Few other Japanese sites are as iconic as Mount Fuji, Japan’s highest peak and one of the country’s “Three Holy Mountains.” This 12,389-foot (3,776-meter) active volcano is known for its near-perfect conical shape and regarded as a semi-deity in Japanese Shinto religion. Some believe it possesses its own soul.

Mount Fuji is visible for hundreds of miles in every direction so there are plenty of great vantage points from which to admire it. In Tokyo, make your way to the top of the Bunkyo Civic Center or the Tokyo Skytree, both offering stunning views of the mountain towering beyond Tokyo’s skyscrapers. Visibility is best during early morning and late evening, particularly during the colder seasons. Fuji’s classic snowcapped peak is typically clearest from November to May. 

Sit on the right side of the train during a journey from Tokyo to Osaka for another prime opportunity to see this famous peak. Take a daytrip from Tokyo to the Fuji Five Lakes region on Mount Fuji’s northern slopes for views of the mountain in a picturesque natural setting. 

For an even closer look, journey to the Fuji Subaru Line 5th Station, the most popular of the four 5th stations located on the mountain’s slopes. Aside from occasional snow closures, this spot can be reached year-round via public transportation directly from Tokyo. From the 5th station, you will see the mountain’s peak as well as views over the Fuji Five Lakes area below. 

It is believed that Mt. Fuji was first climbed in the 8th century. Hike to the summit today in 5 to 7 hours with a 3- to 4-hour return. The mountain is officially open July through mid September, with several different routes available to the top. Although physically challenging, the climb is within the capabilities of even inexperienced hikers and climbers. More than 300,000 locals and tourists make this memorable trek each year, many planning to reach the peak for a splendid sunrise. 

Find Mount Fuji on the border between Shizuoka and Yamanashi Prefectures. Reach its 5th stations by bus from Tokyo.


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Mt.Fuji Fujinomiya Trail The New 7th Station Goraikousansou
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Mt.Fuji Fujinomiya Trail The New 7th Station Goraikousansou

     
    2.0 out of 5.0 Stars

    Situated in the mountains, this lodge is 0.5 mi (0.8 km) from Fujinomiya Entrance and within 12 miles (20 km) of Snowtown Yeti and Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park. Mizugatsuka Park and Grinpa Amusement Park are also within 12 miles (20 km).

    Hotel Clad P5,024
    Reviewed on Mar 8, 2020
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    Hotel Clad

       
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      I reserved the standard twin which I think is the smallest room type, but the room was still very spacious, bigger than rooms we usually see in Japan. The design is modern and comfy, and the amenities are very decent. There is osen for people who like that and food are very good and not pricey too. ...

      Hyatt Regency Hakone Resort and Spa P17,151
      Reviewed on Jan 25, 2020
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      Hyatt Regency Hakone Resort and Spa

      Hyatt Regency Hakone Resort and Spa

      1320 Gora Hakone-machi, Ashigarashimo-gun, Hakone, Kanagawa-ken
         
        4.6 of 5
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        Absolutely loved everything about this hotel. Everything was exceptional quality. Staff are amazing. The location and views are great. The breakfast was fantastic. It would have been nice to have some more basic and affordable meals on the room service menu like ramen or Japanese curry for example, ...

        Gora Kadan P45,224
        Reviewed on Jan 21, 2020
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        Gora Kadan

        Gora Kadan

           
          4.6 of 5
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          Food and service were among the best I've ever experienced! Absolutely perfect for a quick getaway from Tokyo.

          Tensui Saryo P7,552
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          Tensui Saryo

          Tensui Saryo

             
            4.5 of 5
            3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

            I loved everything about my stay from the check in process (welcome drinks, footbar bath, and snacks!) to the outdoor / rock bath reservation ease, friendliness of staff, and room cleanliness - I don't think I've ever had a more luxurious stay anywhere else. Also, the general area is just beautiful ...

            Toyoko Inn Fuji Kawaguchiko Ohashi P2,475
            Reviewed on Mar 1, 2020
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            Toyoko Inn Fuji Kawaguchiko Ohashi

            Toyoko Inn Fuji Kawaguchiko Ohashi

               
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              I was lucky to get a room overlooking Mount Fuji. Breakfast was good.

              Hotel KAN-RAKU Fujisan Gotemba P3,039
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              Hotel KAN-RAKU Fujisan Gotemba

              Hotel KAN-RAKU Fujisan Gotemba

                 
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                Brand new hotel with free parking space. Opposite the hotel, there is a big supermarket, Kimisawa, Daiso and Uniqlo

                HOSHINOYA Fuji P26,018
                Reviewed on Feb 13, 2020
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                HOSHINOYA Fuji

                HOSHINOYA Fuji

                   
                  4.7 of 5
                  5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                  Excellent service and absolutely good viewing Fuji mountain!

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