Fujiten Snow Resort is a small ski resort along the northern base of Mount Fuji in the Fuji Five Lakes region. Fujiten is the larger of two ski resorts on Mount Fuji and offers good facilities and views of the mountain. The other one is the Snow Town Yeti on the mountain's southern base.

Fujiten has a respectable selection of runs with something to suit every ability. Its two 1300 meter long main courses are suitable for beginners, while a 500 meter long family slope is reserved for beginning skiers. The resort also features steeper, advanced courses and a terrain park with several large jumps, rails and boxes that attract talented skiers and snowboarders. Snow canons provide the resort with man made snow when nature does not cooperate, which is not an uncommon occurrence.

Fujiten also has a large kids park where children can sled, innertube, jump on a trampoline, learn to ski or just play in the snow. Admission to the kids park costs 800 yen per person, but is free for holders of full-day lift passes. Some of the activities require rentals or separate fees to participate in.

Fujiten Snow Resort
Fujiten is a small snow resort along the base of Mount Fuji. Although small, the resort has a good selection of slopes and includes a large kids snow park.
Mid December to early April
4 lifts
Full day 4800 yen (4000 yen on weekends)
Half day 3800 yen (3000 yen on weekends)
Nighter 2500 yen
Car 20 minutes from Kawaguchiko Station (about 4500 yen by taxi).
* Season dates may be adjusted due to lack of snow. Check before going.

Getting there and around

A taxi ride from Kawaguchiko Station costs about 4500 yen one way. On weekends and national holidays during much of the skiing season, a shuttle bus runs between Kawaguchiko Station and Fujiten in the morning and afternoon (3000 yen for the round trip or 6000 yen for the round trip and a lift pass).

How to get to and around the Fuji Five Lakes