Mt. Fuji is the epitome of Japan’s natural beauty. Known for its perfect snow-capped cone, Fuji-san (as the locals call it) is the highest mountain in Japan. But if you think that it is all there is to Mt. Fuji, think again! There are actually many activities that you can do and there are many places that you can explore in the area, regardless of what time of the year you visit.
Aside from hiking the mountain, visitors can also enjoy the beauty of Lake Kawaguchiko or visit Sengen shrines surrounding Mt. Fuji. You can also go to art museums, such as the Itchiku Kubota Art Museum, or for thrill-seekers, visit the Fuji Q Highland, which is famous for its intense roller coaster rides—the list goes on! And with these activities, reducing Mt. Fuji as a pit stop in your Japan travels is such a shame. In fact, booking a hotel around Mt. Fuji is an ideal choice as you get to enjoy the cultural experience, try out all the activities, and of course, wake up to the glorious view of the famed mountain.
Below, we round up seven hotels where you can best view Mt. Fuji during your stay.
1. Fuji Onsenji Yumedono
If you want an all-out Japanese traditional hotel experience, then Fuji Onsenji Yumedono is the place for you! This hotel is modeled after a traditional Japanese inn called a ryokan. It has suites with built-in hot springs that come with a garden view of Mt. Fuji. You can also opt for a room with your own private onsen.
2. Fujikawaguchiko Onsen Konanso
This hotel will offer you a view of Mt. Fuji directly from your room. Imagine being greeted by the majestic perfect cone in the morning. There are also more affordable rooms that come with an alternative lake view. Enjoy the mountain’s beauty while relaxing in the hotel’s in-house public onsen, or if you’re feeling a little shy, in your own private one.
3. Kawaguchiko Hotel
This hotel is known for its classic modern decors in a historic building. Boasting its proximity to Lake Kawaguchiko, guests can fully enjoy barbecues at the garden or spend some family time riding bicycles.
4. Fuji View Hotel
The name says it all! Every room in this hotel has large windows that will give you a perfect view of Mt. Fuji. You can also choose to stay in a suite or a simple more traditional-style room complete with tatami flooring and futon bedding.
5. Shiki no Yado Fujisan
If you want to go old school without hurting your budget, then this hotel is for you. They offer rooms that has tatami mats and chabudai dining tables, as well as rooms that offer a view of Mt. Fuji.
6. Mystay Fuji Onsen Resort
This hotel might not give you a view of Mt. Fuji when you wake up, but don’t worry. Just go up the hot springs on the top floor and enjoy the same epic view of the mountain. This hotel is among the most affordable in the area but it does not sacrifice its commitment to quality service.
7. Fuji Royal Hotel Kawaguchiko
Perhaps one of the biggest advantage of booking this hotel is its proximity to popular landmarks. Not only will you have a good view of Mt. Fuji, you will be near popular tourist spots, you won’t be able to miss out on the full experience!