Mount Fuji is one of the most famous sites in the world, with countless people making their journey to climb this mountain. The highest mountain in Japan, Mount Fuji is located inside the impressive Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park. Not surprisingly, Mount Fuji and the area surrounding it are very popular among adventurers, mountain climbers, and hot springs enthusiasts. However, it is not necessary to be an avid mountain climber to visit the resort town surrounding the mountain. There are many hotels around Lake Kawaguchi
, which offer relaxing hot spring resorts with stunning views of the mountain, especially at sunrise and sunset.
Mount Fuji is a dormant volcano, and the climate is the perfect breeding ground for the many hot springs that surround this resort area. Many of the hotels around Mount Fuji offer these baths on site, while there are also specific locations that offer this experience.
During the official climbing season, travelling into Mount Fuji is easier as all access points into the area are increased to accommodate the high traffic. Although the city is also accessed by Mt. Fuji Shizuoka Airport, it’s actually easier and faster for international tourists to arrive at Tokyo and take an express bus to Kawaguchiko
or Fujisan stations.
Of course, the biggest attraction in this area is the mountain itself, and many of the visitors to this area arrive with one goal in mind – to climb Mount Fuji. But for those interested in seeing more of this area, the Itchiku Kubota Art Museum
is a spectacular display of natural beauty and some of the most stunning handmade silk kimonos in the world.
There’s much more to see and learn about Mount Fuji, and the interactive map on this page is a great way to find out where the attractions and hotels can be found in this area.