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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, which are open to daytime visitors:

Near Lake Kawaguchiko

Fujiyama Onsen

Hours: 6:00-9:00, 10:00-22:00 (entry ends at 8:30 and 21:00 respectively)
Closed: No closing days
Admission: 700 yen (mornings), 1500 yen (weekdays), 1800 yen (weekends)
This new facility is run by and located next to Fuji Q Highland. Its baths are a modern take on traditional wooden bathhouses with both indoor and outdoor baths for each gender. Unfortunately the baths do not face Mount Fuji, but there is a good view of the mountain from the restaurant.

Hotel Mifujien

Daytime Hours: 13:00 to 20:00
Closed: No closing days
Daytime Admission: 1200 yen
This aging hotel is the only one of the ryokan and hotels along Lake Kawaguchiko's northeastern shore which opens its baths to non-staying guests during the day. Its gender separated bathing facilities have seen better days, but the views of Mount Fuji are quite nice.

Kaiun no Yu

Daytime Hours: Inquire with the operator
Closed: No closing days
Daytime Admission: 1000 yen for 2 hours
Kaiun no Yu is part of the Royal Hotel Kawaguchiko along the lake's southern shore. The baths are open to non staying guests, however, they are rather average and do not have views of Mount Fuji.

Near Lake Saiko

Yurari

Hours: 10:00 to 22:00
Closed: No closing days
Admission: 1300 yen (weekdays), 1500 yen (weekends and holidays)
Yurari is a modern, beautifully designed public hot spring facility with a variety of gender segregated indoor and outdoor baths. The baths on the second floor have nice views of Mount Fuji. Private baths with views of the mountain are also available (60 minutes, 2000 yen).

Near Lake Yamanakako

Benifuji no Yu

Hours: 10:00 to 21:00 (from 6:00 weekends and holidays from Dec to Feb)
Admission until 20:30
Closed: No closing days
Admission: 800 yen
Benifuji no Yu, while unassuming from the outside, offers its bathers some of the best views of Mount Fuji among the public baths in the area. Each side of the gender segregated facility has multiple indoor baths and two large, roof covered outdoor baths surrounded by trees and gardens.

Ishiwari no Yu

Hours: 10:00 to 21:00 (admission until 20:30)
Closed: Thursdays (except during busy holiday seasons)
Admission: 800 yen
Ishiwari no Yu is the sister bath of Benifuji no Yu and stands on the opposite side of Lake Yamanakako. The baths are built in a similar, albeit more compact style, however Ishiwari no Yu's location does not offer views of Mount Fuji.

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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

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    • Koko
      Budget-friendly
      Open from April 2017, and located in Fujikawaguchiko, KOKO boasts air-conditioned rooms with free WiFi. Free private parking is available on site. The villa features a kitchen, wardrobe, desk and sofa. There are 3 shower rooms on site. A hairdryer and free toiletries including toothbrushes, shampoo, conditioner and body soap are provided. Kawaguchi Asama Shrine is a minute's walk from KOKO, while Lake Kawaguchi is a 5-minute drive away. The nearest airport is Tokyo Haneda International Airport, 90 km from the property.
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    • Lake Villa Kawaguchiko
      Budget-friendly
      Offering a Mount Fuji view from the garden, Lake Villa Kawaguchiko is a self-catering accommodation located in Fujikawaguchiko. Free WiFi access is available. The property is a 15-minute drive from Kawaguchiko Train Station. Each spacious cottage is fitted with a flat-screen TV, air conditioning and a terrace. There is a full kitchen with a microwave, a fridge and cooking stoves. The private bathroom comes with a bath tub, a shower and a hairdryer. Guests can enjoy barbecuing at the front yard at a surcharge. Guests can use luggage storage services and drinks vending machines on site. The property offers free parking. No meals are served at the property, but guests can prepare their own meals using the kitchen. The property is just a 3-minute walk to Lake Kawaguchi and a 10-minute walk to Kawaguchiko Music Forest Museum. Itchiku Kubota Art Museum is located an 8-minute walk away.
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    • 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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    • 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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    • 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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    • Villa Ensoleille
      Budget-friendly
      Featuring a view of Mount Fuji, Villa Ensoleille offers cosy holiday homes located in Fujikawaguchiko. Boasting seasonal flowers, each building is designed with Southern France architecture in mind. Barbecue facilities are available at an additional charge. Free WiFi is provided throughout the property. The individual cottages or maisonettes are all fitted with air conditioning, heated flooring and a fully equipped kitchen. Kitchen appliances include a fridge, a microwave and IH cooking stoves. Other in-room facilities include a flat-screen TV and a heater. A hot tub is provided in the private bathroom. The Ensoleille Villa provides drinks vending machines. Free parking is available on site. The property is just a 3-minute walk from Lake Kawaguchi. Kawaguchiko Train Station is a 12-minute drive away, and free pick-up shuttles are available if booked in advance.
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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. The 3-star hostel has air-conditioned rooms with a shared bathroom and free WiFi. The accommodation provides a shared kitchen, and luggage storage for guests. Guests at the hostel will be able to enjoy activities in and around Fujikawaguchiko, like cycling. Popular points of interest near HOSTEL MICHIKUSA-YA include Fujiomuro Sengen Shrine, Kawaguchiko Muse Museum and Yagizaki Park.
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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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    • Cottage Pastorale
      Budget-friendly
      Featuring free WiFi and air conditioning, Cottage Pastorale is set in Fujikawaguchiko. Lake Kawaguchi is a 3-minute walk from the property. Free private parking is available on site. All units include a flat-screen TV. All units feature a kitchen equipped with a microwave and fridge. Each unit is fitted with a private bathroom with slippers and free toiletries. Towels and bed linen are available. Cottage Pastorale also includes a barbecue. Mount Fuji is 18 km from Cottage Pastorale, while Shimobe Hot Spring is 28 km away. The property offers a free shuttle service.
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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. 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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