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Hot spring baths can be enjoyed at ryokan and public bath houses across the Fuji Five Lake region. Some of the baths come with views of Mount Fuji, especially those located in the ryokan and hotels along the northeastern shores of Lake Kawaguchiko.

Day trip visitors have the option to visit public bath houses as well as the baths of a few ryokan and hotels which open their baths to non-staying visitors during daytime. Below is a list of some of the better public baths and ryokan baths that are open to daytime visitors:

Near Lake Kawaguchiko

Fujiyama Onsen

Hours: 6:30-9:00, 10:00-22:00 (entry ends at 8:30 and 21:00 respectively)
Closed: Infrequent irregular closing days
Admission: 700 yen (mornings), 1500 yen (weekdays), 1800 yen (weekends)

Hotel Mifujien

Daytime Hours: 13:00 to 21:00 (entry until 20:00)
Closed: No closing days
Daytime admission: 1200 yen

Kaiun no Yu

Daytime Hours: Inquire with the operator
Closed: Irregular closures for maintenance
Daytime admission: 1000 yen for 2 hours

Near Lake Saiko

Yurari

Hours: 10:00 to 22:00
Closed: No closing days
Admission: 1300 yen (weekdays), 1500 yen (weekends and holidays)

Near Lake Yamanakako

Benifuji no Yu

Hours: 11:00 to 18:00 (slightly longer hours on weekends)
Admission ends 30 minutes before closing
Closed: Mondays and Tuesdays
Admission: 800 yen

Ishiwari no Yu

Hours: 12:00 to 18:00 (Monday and Tuesday)
13:00 to 20:00 (Fridays and Saturdays)
10:00 to 18:00 (Sundays)
Admission: 800 yen

Ratings:    best of the best    best of Japan    outstanding

Getting there and around

Fujiyama Onsen

Fujiyama Onsen is located just to the south of the Fuji Q Highland amusement park and can be accessed by the Omni Bus Red Line (Kawaguchiko Line) from Kawaguchiko Station.

Hotel Mifujien

The Omni Bus Red Line (Kawaguchiko Line) connects Kawaguchiko Station and the Asakawa Onsengai bus stop (20 minutes), just a few steps away from the hotel. You could also walk there from Kawaguchiko Station in about 30-40 minutes.

Tensui Kawaguchiko

The Omni Bus Red Line (Kawaguchiko Line) connects Kawaguchiko Station and the Kubota Itchiku Bijutsukan bus stop (25 minutes) from where it is a ten minute walk uphill past the Kubota Itchiku Museum to the bath house.

Kaiun no Yu

Omni buses along the red and green lines operate between Kawaguchiko Station and the Kawaguchiko Herbkan bus stop (15 minutes) just a few steps away from the Royal Hotel Kawaguchiko where the baths are located.

Yurari

The Omni Bus Blue Line stops near Yurari (25 minutes from Kawaguchiko). Alternatively, regular buses from Kawaguchiko Station bound for Shin-Fuji, Shimobe Onsen and Motosuko stop near Yurari. Get off at the Fuji Midorino Kyukamura bus stop (15 minutes, 520 yen from Kawaguchiko, one bus every hour), from where the bath house can be reached in a short walk off the main road.

Benifuji no Yu

Benifuji is located a few hundred meters west of the western tip of Lake Yamanakako, a short walk off the main road. Fujikko buses from Fujisan Station stop right in front of the bath house, while other buses stop at the Hananomiyako-Koen bus stop along the main road, a five minute walk away. Highway buses from Tokyo serve only the Hotel Mount Fuji Iriguchi bus stop, a 15 minute walk away.

Ishiwari no Yu

Ishiwari no Yu is located one kilometer east of Hirano at the eastern tip of Lake Yamanakako. Hirano can be reached by Fujikko Bus and regular buses from Fujisan Station (30 minutes, 810 yen one way by regular bus) and by highway buses directly from Tokyo. The bath house is a 15 minute walk from the Hirano bus stop.

How to get to and around the Fuji Five Lakes

Hotels around Fuji Five Lakes

Top rated around the Fuji Five Lakes
Budget:
    • Ururun Kawaguchiko
      Budget-friendly
      A 7-minute walk from Lake Kawaguchi, the 2-person cottages at Ururun have a quaint European charm and offer a spa bath with Mount Fuji views. Sleeping arrangements are Japanese-style, with futon bedding on a tatami (woven-straw) floor. Parking is free. Each cottage has a fully equipped kitchen with a microwave and a living area with a sofa, a TV and a DVD player. Each cottage comes with a spa bath with Mount Fuji views. Free Wi-Fi is available. Kawaguchiko Train Station is a 15-minute drive or a taxi ride and Fuji-Q Highland amusement park is a 15-minute drive away. Kawaguchi Asama shrine is a 10-minute walk from the property, and Nishikawa Bus Stop is a 3-minute walk. In warm weather, guests can unwind out on the patio.
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    • Kawaguchiko Cottage Minami
      Budget-friendly
      Offering free WiFi and a garden, Kawaguchiko Cottage Minami is located in Fujikawaguchiko. Lake Kawaguchi is 300 metres from the property. Free private parking is available on site. All units feature a dining area and a seating area with a flat-screen TV. There is also a kitchen, equipped with an oven. A microwave, a toaster and fridge are also available. Towels are provided. Mount Fuji is 18 km from Kawaguchiko Cottage Minami.
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    • HOSTEL MICHIKUSA-YA
      Mid-range
      Set in Fujikawaguchiko, less than 1 km from Lake Kawaguchi, HOSTEL MICHIKUSA-YA offers accommodation with a shared lounge, free private parking and a garden. This 3-star hostel offers a shared kitchen and luggage storage space. The hostel features family rooms. Featuring a shared bathroom with a bidet and slippers, rooms at the hostel also have free WiFi, while selected rooms here will provide you with a lake view. Guests at HOSTEL MICHIKUSA-YA will be able to enjoy activities in and around Fujikawaguchiko, like cycling. Popular points of interest near the accommodation include Fujiomuro Sengen Shrine, Kawaguchiko Muse Museum and Yagizaki Park.
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    • Fuji Guest House Ao
      Budget-friendly
      Located in Fujikawaguchiko, 3.3 km from Lake Kawaguchi, Fuji Guest House Ao provides accommodation with a shared lounge, private parking and a terrace. Featuring free bikes, the 1-star hostel has air-conditioned rooms with free WiFi, each with a shared bathroom. Local points of interest like Fujiomuro Sengen Shrine and Kawaguchi Asama Shrine are reachable within 2.9 km and 6 km, respectively. Guest rooms include bed linen. Mount Kachi Kachi Ropeway is 1.5 km from the hostel, while Lake Kawaguchi Ohashi Bridge is 2.8 km away.
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    • Umeya Annex
      Budget-friendly
      Umeya Annex is a Japanese private home run by an oshi, or a religious teacher that guides and assists visitors on pilgrimages. The property is located next to the oshi's home that was built in 1776 and the only one existing in Kawaguchiko. Free WiFi is featured throughout the property. All units are air conditioned and have a flat-screen TV. A microwave and fridge are also provided, as well as a kettle. There is a shared bathroom with a shower in every unit. The Arakura Sengen Shrine and the iconic five storied Chureito pagoda are around 5 km away from the property. The location offers stunning views of Mt Fuji in combination with the pagoda, where guests can also enjoy gazing at cherry blossoms during the spring season. The property is located in Fujikawaguchiko, 2.4 km from Lake Kawaguchi. Mount Fuji is 19 km from the property.
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    • Fufu Kawaguchiko
      Luxury
      Set in Fujikawaguchiko, 5 km from Lake Kawaguchi, Fufu Kawaguchiko offers accommodation with a restaurant, free private parking, a bar and a shared lounge. Among the facilities at this property are a 24-hour front desk and room service, along with free WiFi throughout the property. The hotel has a garden and provides a terrace. The units at the hotel come with air conditioning, a seating area, a flat-screen TV with satellite channels, a safety deposit box and a private bathroom with a hot tub, bathrobes and slippers. Fufu Kawaguchiko features certain units with lake views, and rooms include a patio. At the accommodation all rooms are fitted with bed linen and towels. Guests at Fufu Kawaguchiko can enjoy an Asian breakfast. The wellness area at the hotel is comprised of a hot spring bath and a sauna. Guests at Fufu Kawaguchiko will be able to enjoy activities in and around Fujikawaguchiko, like cycling. Popular points of interest near the accommodation include Kawaguchi Asama Shrine, Itchiku Kubota Art Museum and Notenburo Tensui.
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    • Villa May Queen
      Budget-friendly
      Offering great views of Mount Fuji, Villa May Queen offers 2-storey self-catering accommodation located just a 3-minute walk to Lake Kawaguchi. Guests can borrow bicycles for free to explore the local area. WiFi is offered throughout the property. While staying at the property, guests can prepare their own meals using kitchen appliances like IH cooking stoves, a microwave and a rice cooker. The living room has a sofa, a table and a flat-screen TV. Barbecue facilities can be used in summer free of charge. May Queen Villa is a 7-minute drive from Kawaguchiko Train Station. Fujikyu Highland Amusement Park is a 15-minute drive away. A supermarket and a 24-hour convenience store are located nearby.
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    • Mizno Hotel
      Mid-range
      Offering beautiful Mount Fuji views from its hot-spring baths, guest rooms and hot tub, Mizno Hotel is a 5-minute drive from Kawaguchiko Train Station. Located on a hilltop and overlooking Lake Kawaguchi, the hotel serves Japanese cuisine with an advance reservation. Free Wi-Fi is available in all areas. Guests at Mizno Hotel can sleep in Western-style beds, or experience traditional futon bedding on a tatami (woven-straw) floor in one of the Japanese-style rooms. All rooms are air-conditioned and have an LCD TV and Yukata robes. The shore of Lake Kawaguchi is a 2-minute walk. Fuji-Q Highland amusement park and Fuji-Omuro Sengen Shrine are less than a 15-minute drive from the hotel. On-site parking is free, and free pick-up from Kawaguchiko Station is offered from 15:00-18:00. Mount Fuji 5th Station for climbing is a 1-hour bus ride from Kawaguchiko Station. Relaxation options include a sauna and massages. The hotel has English-speaking and French-speaking staff. A nightcap can be enjoyed at the bar.
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    • JINYA Fujikawaguchiko
      Mid-range
      Just a 5-minute walk from Kawaguchiko Station, JINYA Fujikawaguchiko is located in Fujikawaguchiko. Free WiFi, private parking, a washing and drying machine are provided. All units in the hotel are equipped with a kitchenette with a fridge, microwave and an electric kettle. Guest rooms feature air conditioning, a private bathroom and a toilet. Bed linen, towels and a hairdryer are provided. Selected rooms feature a dining table and a sofa. Mount Fuji is 16 km away from the hotel, while Mount Fuji 5th Station is a 65-minute bus ride away.
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    • Kawaguchiko Urban Resort Villa
      Budget-friendly
      Kawaguchiko Urban Resort Villa offers accommodation in Fujikawaguchiko, 40 metres from Lake Kawaguchi. Guests benefit from terrace. The kitchen features a microwave and a refrigerator and there is a private bathroom. A flat-screen TV with cable channels, as well as a CD player are featured. Other facilities at Kawaguchiko Urban Resort Villa include a barbecue. Mount Fuji is 11 km from Kawaguchiko Urban Resort Villa, while Notenburo Tensui hot spring is 2 km from the property. Guests can make use of barbecue facilities in the property's private garden for dinner. Depending on the weather the barbecue may be enjoyed indoors. An American-style breakfast is served. Guests can also use the property kitchen to make their own meals. Cutlery and dishes are supplied.
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