Mount Fuji (富士山, Fujisan) is with 3776 meters Japan's highest mountain. It is not surprising that the nearly perfectly shaped volcano has been worshiped as a sacred mountain and experienced big popularity among artists and common people throughout the centuries.
Another easy way to view Mount Fuji is from the train on a trip between Tokyo and Osaka. If you take the shinkansen from Tokyo in direction of Nagoya, Kyoto and Osaka, the best view of the mountain can be enjoyed from around Shin-Fuji Station on the right hand side of the train, about 40-45 minutes into the journey.
Note however, that clouds and poor visibility often block the view of Mount Fuji, and you have to consider yourself lucky if you get a clear view of the mountain. Visibility tends to be better during the colder seasons of the year than in summer, and in the early morning and late evening hours than during the middle of the day.
If you want to enjoy Mount Fuji at a more leisurely pace and from a nice natural surrounding, you should head to the Fuji Five Lake (Fujigoko) region at the northern foot of the mountain, or to Hakone, a nearby hot spring resort. Mount Fuji is officially open for climbing during July and August via several routes.
Hotels around Mount Fuji
Onsenji Yumedono Ryokan
This fantastic hotel offers three different styles of accommodation, catering to a variety of tastes and budgets. Prices from 4,500 yen.
Fujisan Station Hotel
A new hotel with a hint of Japanese atmosphere, open from April 2015. Only two minutes from Fujisan Station, the gateway to Mt. Fuji.
Hotel Mt. Fuji
Built to provide a view of Mt. Fuji, this luxury resort hotel is 1,100 meters above sea level. The mountain truly towers in front of you.
Highland Resort Hotel & Spa
The only official hotel of the Fuji-Q Highland amusement park, famous for Guinness World Record roller coasters. See majestic Mt. Fuji from the hotel.
Fuji View Hotel
Enjoy captivating lakeside views of Mt. Fuji at our charming Lake Kawaguchi hotel amid some of Japan’s most beautiful scenery.
Tours and Packages
Only 6,800yen - Best Deal Mt.Fuji One Day Bus & Walking Tour
Join us and visit the best scenic sites around the Fuji Five Lakes including the Lava Forest, Sengen Shrine and the 5th station of Mt.Fuji
Climb Mt. Fuji. Beginners Welcome!
Mountain Climbing Tour with Cottage Accommodations and Tokyo Departure and Arrival. See the Sunrise from the Summit. Professional Guide and Sportswear Rental.
Mt. Fuji & Shibazakura
Several tour packages for visiting the festival in combination with strawberry picking.
Mount Fuji and Hakone Tours
Various tours and travel packages for Mount Fuji and surroundings.