Mount Fuji Viewing Spots, Japan

If I think of a Japanese symbol, it will always be the magnificent Mount Fuji or Fuji-san to locals. It is Japan’s highest mountain and also happens to be an active volcano. It is Japan’s most popular tourist attraction for both locals and foreigners.

Mount Fuji’s best viewing time is in the early mornings on winter months and early spring. I’m so fortunate to have seen the breathtaking view of this iconic landmark from these vantage points in Fuji Five Lake Region.


How to get to Fuji Five Lakes Region from Tokyo

The journey will take you about 2 ½  hours and minimum of 2 transfers as there’s no direct train that runs from Tokyo Station to Kawaguchiko Station.

Train Route

From Tokyo station take JR Chuo Line Rapid Service and alight at Mitaka Station. From Mitaka Station transfer to Limited Express Kaiji  and alight at Otsuki Station. From Otsuki Station take Fujikyu Railway Fujisan Limited Express to Kawaguchiko Station.

From Kawaguchiko Station you may take the retro bus that runs around Lake Kawaguchiko that stops at my mentioned viewing points and a lot more . You may purchase the ticket at the station.


Adult – 1200 yen
Child – 600 yen

For more details on the retro bus route and other sightseeing spots around Fuji lakes, click here


April 2015