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Travel Guide of Mount Fuji in Japan by Influencers

Mount Fuji, located on the island of Honshū, is the highest mountain in Japan, standing 3,776.24 metres. It is also the second-highest volcano located on an island in Asia, and seventh-highest peak of an island on Earth.

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Travel Tips for visiting Mount Fuji

Mount Fuji, in Japan, is one of the most emblematic places of the country

And, above all, it is the sacred mountain of the country.

The visit to Fuji-Hanoke-Izu Natural Park is made from the city of Hannoke, which will transport you to a world of beautiful wilderness.
The city, located only 100 kilometers from Tokyo, contrasts with this great teat by its tranquility.

There are many options to visit Mount Fuji. And, without a doubt, you will enjoy the different perspectives of this volcano which, although active, its last eruption took place at the end of the 18th century. In addition to its appeal due to its religious significance, it is the highest mountain in Japan and has a unique aesthetic: a perfect cone, which combines the dark tones of the volcanic stone with the vegetation and white snow that crowns its summit.

Mount Fuji is considered sacred to many religions. For Shintoism, an emperor ordered to destroy the top of the mountain to exile himself from the immortality that possessed him and the smoke that sometimes escapes from the crater of the volcano symbolizes this area of the mountain that is consumed. For its part, Buddhism venerates it for its form reminiscent of the lotus flower. For this reason, there are many shrines and temples on the road that leads to the foot of Mount Fuji in Japan.

More pagan is its consideration as a World Heritage Site, a title it received in 2013 after repeated requests from the Japanese government.

On the way from Hakone to Mount Fuji, several viewpoints offer spectacular views of Japan's sacred mountain. But, a different and original way to enjoy the beauty of the place is to take a cruise on Ashikono Lake. Or you can take the cable car to the top of Mount Komagate and if the weather is good and the clouds have not settled along the fence, look at Mount Fuji in front.

Take advantage of the visit to Mount Fuji to also discover the secrets that Hakone hides. One of the main attractions of the city is its hot springs. The city has many districts, but the most striking is Owakudani, which is located around the crater formed after the last eruption of Mount Hakone more than 3,000 years ago.

In this area, although there is no more volcanic activity, sulfurous pools dot the landscape, where hot springs and rivers are also mixed. All this creates a bucolic setting in which the vapors -without any health risk- create a unique, magical, and relaxing environment.

There are other attractions you must see in Hakone. The botanical garden is one of them, with over 1,700 species. And, of course, don't miss the opportunity to visit Hakone Shrine, a temple which, according to legend, was created by a hermit on Mangan Mountain to unite three smaller shrines: one on top of Kame Mountain, another on top of Komagate Mountain and another known as Han'nyanji to worship the kami (god) of the mountain.

Experience the experience of climbing a staircase bordered by traditional lanterns and a forest of cedars. Inside, you can see various typical buildings. And, of course, admire its torii -traditional Japanese arches-, two on the mountain and one in Ashi Lake, which has become the most sought-after image of Hakone City.

Frequently Asked Questions by Travelers planning a trip to Mount Fuji

Closest stations to Mount Fuji?

The arrival point that we recommend is: Kawaguchiko Station

or Shimoyoshida Station if you want to visit Chureito pagoda first like us.

Some people prefer to go to Yoshidaguchi 5th Station (also known as Kawaguchiko 5th Station), which is the base of the hike to the top of Mount Fuji. There is a bus that goes there from Kawaguchiko Station, there is even a bus that goes there directly from Tokyo. But I don't recommend you to go there, because those who went there were strongly disappointed: Mount Fuji is more beautiful seen from below than seen from above

  • By train/subway: only if you are near Shinjuku Station. Enter the name of Kawaguchiko Station on Google Maps and choose the route composed only of trains/subways. From Kawaguchiko Station, you can take another bus to Kawaguchiko 5th Station. It costs from 2460yen/person/one way

  • By bus: Highway bus is the easiest and cheapest option. You can leave from Shinjuku Station or Shibuya. For that, you can buy the tickets on the spot or on the website: the day before (online payment with a foreign card without any problem).

No need to print the tickets. You can choose to go to Kawaguchiko Station or Kawaguchiko 5th Station (the 5th station only for summer). It costs between 1750yen and 1800yen/adult/one way.

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Arakurayama Sengen Park

  17.0 km (10.6 miles) away from Mount Fuji

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Oishi Park

  18.1 km (11.2 miles) away from Mount Fuji

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Kawaguchiko Konohana Museum

  18.5 km (11.5 miles) away from Mount Fuji

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Hakone Shrine

  32.1 km (19.9 miles) away from Mount Fuji

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Lake Ashi

  32.4 km (20.1 miles) away from Mount Fuji

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