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Best view of Mt Fuji from Tokyo 2023/11/23 14:47
Konnichiwa!
Going to Japan in two weeks time. I lived in Nagoya in the mid 1990s, and have travelled back to Japan about 15 times - but have never seen anything more than the base of the great mountain. I want to break the curse this time!
We will be one night in Hakone and two nights in Tokyo. If we donft get a clear day in Hakone but do in Tokyo, from which tall building in Tokyo provides the best view of Fuji? I have heard some differing views on this.
Thanks!
by Matt P (guest)  

Re: Best view of Mt Fuji from Tokyo 2023/11/23 17:38
Tokyo Metropolitan Government Bldg in Shinjuku. The observation deck is free. Mt Fuji is viewable on very clear days only.

by ITO (guest) rate this post as useful

Re: Best view of Mt Fuji from Tokyo 2023/11/23 18:10
Thanks ITO!
Related question - when it IS a very clear day, is Fuji a small speck on the horizon when viewed from the building, or is it a bit better than that?
In some of the online photos I have seen it appears that Fuji is quite large when viewed from Tokyo, but perhaps some of those are a manipulation?
Basically my question boils down to - is it worth going up the building for a view of Fuji if the weather cooperatesc. Or not
by Matt P (guest) rate this post as useful

Re: Best view of Mt Fuji from Tokyo 2023/11/23 18:38
Mt. Fuji can be seen from various parts of Greater Tokyo. Even from commuter trains or hills in residential areas. Where would you be staying? If you're staying in Shinjuku, I agree with the other poster.
by Uco rate this post as useful

Re: Best view of Mt Fuji from Tokyo 2023/11/23 19:45
December is the second best month to see Mt Fuji from Tokyo Metropolotan building, while the best month is January.

https://www-taiki-kankyo-metro-tokyo-lg-jp.translate.goog/taikikankyo/...

This data is for 9 AM, which is a good time of the day (morning is better).

https://www.photolibrary.jp/img184/70906_1140087.html

This photo seems to be realistic. It is not a big view but for me it was impressive (I saw it from a hotel in Ikebukuro some 30 years ago). You will see Mt Fuji beyond the Tanzawa mountain which is about 1500 m high so you can not see the base of Mt Fuji.

You can see the realtime image from Tokyo Metropolotan building.

https://www.taiki.kankyo.metro.tokyo.lg.jp/taikikankyo/fuji/index.html

by frog1954 rate this post as useful

Re: Best view of Mt Fuji from Tokyo 2023/11/23 21:34
Mt Fuji can be seen from thousands of places around Tokyo
https://english.kyodonews.net/news/2018/09/660c7de5bc44-map-showing-wh...
by JapanCustomTours rate this post as useful

Re: Best view of Mt Fuji from Tokyo 2023/11/24 04:22
Very helpful thank you Frog!
by Matt P (guest) rate this post as useful

Re: Best view of Mt Fuji from Tokyo 2023/11/24 08:51
It is at the edge of Tokyo, but I have seen Mount Fuji from Mount Takao.
https://www.takaotozan.co.jp/mntfuji/
A One Hundred Views of Mt. Fuji from Kanto Area Site
https://www.ktr.mlit.go.jp/chiiki/index00000041.html#tokyo
I've never been there, but Bunkyo Point Park Civic Center Tenbo Lounge looks good too.
https://www.city.bunkyo.lg.jp/bunka/kanko/osusume/lounge.html
by haro1210 rate this post as useful

Re: Best view of Mt Fuji from Tokyo 2023/11/24 08:54
~ Tenbo LoungeZObservatory Lounge
by haro1210 rate this post as useful

Re: Best view of Mt Fuji from Tokyo 2023/11/24 13:17
You have been in Japan 16 times and have only ever seen the "base."
Did you only look on cloudy days??
by couldabeen rate this post as useful

Re: Best view of Mt Fuji from Tokyo 2023/11/24 16:05
Couldabeen
As I said I lived in Nagoya, and when we go back we tend to visit Nagoya (family) and Kansai.
I have been to Tokyo 5-6 times, for perhaps a total of 10-12 days. And usually outside winter (when the weather is clearer and views of Fuji are better).
So yes, whether in Tokyo or travelling to or from Tokyo via shinkansen I have unluckily never seen more than the base of Fuji. The mid to upper parts of the mountain have always been in cloud.
Hopefully I am lucky this time.
by Matt P (guest) rate this post as useful

Re: Best view of Mt Fuji from Tokyo 2023/11/24 18:24
Fuji from my apartment, on the train, from many spots around Tokyo - there are hundreds. Fuji is even visible from Nagoya!
by JapanCustomTours rate this post as useful

Re: Best view of Mt Fuji from Tokyo 2023/11/24 20:24
Fuji is even visible from Nagoya!

Are you sure? If you are, I seriously would like to know how, because that's the one thing I miss every time I visit the city.
by Uco rate this post as useful

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