For the Japanese people, the Fuji sacred mountain is such a pride. According to faith, you will be very lucky if you dream of seeing the mountain on the first day of Tet holiday. Climbing to the top of this 3.776m high mountain and watching the sunrise is considered a sacred thing that everyone wants to do once in their life. Not only Mount Fuji is a masterpiece of nature, but the whole scenery surrounding the mountain is a fascinating beauty, creating an extremely excellent painting. Are you looking for top things to do in Mount Fuji area (Mount Fuji tourist attraction, top places to visit near Mount Fuji or places to visit near Mount Fuji)? Let’s check it out MT Fuji places to visit (Mount Fuji places to visit) — Top 10 best places to visit near Mt Fuji with Living Nomads below.
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There are countless ways in order to enjoy that beautiful picture, but Living Nomads will epitomize 10 of the ‘most special’ points and review the whole way to get that places. Also, you do not forget to prepare 4G sim card or 4G wifi in order to find the road more easily.
1. Kawaguchi Lake
As one of the Five Lakes surrounding Mount Fuji, Kawaguchi is a classic destination that people must come once in a lifetime. The weather is always pleasant, if you are lucky, you can also record pictures of Mt Fuji Lake Kawaguchi Lake. The scenery here changes every season: A spring is brilliant with peach blossoms, a romantic autumn with maple leaves and a winter season is adorned with pure white snow.
Note: Before noon is the best time for taking photos, because the sunshine illuminates through the mountain and makes a very 3D feel.
Location: Yamanashi town, Minamitsuru District, Fujikawaguchiko (35.519060, 138.751838)
Getting there: Take JR to Ōtsuki Station, then transfer to Fujikyuko Line to Kawaguchi. Or maybe going from Shinjuku, Yaesu and go in the direction of Kawaguchi
2. Kawaguchiko Music Forest Museum
The first impression when entering the Mori Museum is the medieval European style, with interior decoration is magnificent, the rose garden is a gentle point on the luxury of the museum. The whole scene makes you like a country of happiness in myth. It is really an interesting experience when standing from a special place like Mori you can also see Mount Fuji.
You will be even more surprised to know that the Mori Music Forest Museum is home to a huge variety of instruments boxes, such as the world’s largest music box and the most precious pipe organ in Mori.
Kawaguchiko Music Forest Museum
Location: 3077-20 Kawaguchi, Fujikawaguchiko, Minamitsuru District, Yamanashi Prefecture 401-0304, Japan
Opening hours: Daily from 9:30 am to 6 pm
Getting there: Go to Fujikyuko Line and stop at Kawaguchi Station, then go to Kawaguchiko Omni Bus (red line) to Mori Museum.
Telephone: (+81) 555-20-4111
3. Fuji-Q Highland
Known for the world’s most dangerous roller-coaster game, the Fuji-Q theme park offers the ultimate excitement feeling for young people who love thrills. Besides, the ghost of the hospital ghost is not a simple challenge because of its obsession. The game here is really impressive, so you should prepare for the psychological firmly when coming to Japan to play this game. Wish you luck to pass.
Location: 5 Chome-6-1 Shinnishihara, Fujiyoshida, Yamanashi Prefecture 403-0017, Japan
Getting there: Take Fujikyuko Line and stop at Fuji-Q Hinghland station; or you go from Shinjuku, Tokyo station, Shibuya and wait for high-speed bus to Fuji-Q Highland.
4. Fujisan Hongū Sengen Taisha Shrine
This is one of the historical ‘treasures’ with 1200 years old at the foot of Mount Fuji. Renowned as 300 years ago, because of the need to protect the centenary of Fuji Mountain, the monk Suinin built the temple of Asamano Okami to masturbate the anger of this great mountain.
The scenery here has a different beauty in every season. In spring, the temple will be covered in white color with 500 cherry blossoms. In the hot season, Wakutama Lake is very cool. The water in the lake is very pure because it was created by the phenomenon of melting snow of Mount Fuji. According to the belief of the people here, they often use melting snow to wash the body, which also makes their spirit more comfortable.
Note: Kusushi Temple is higher than 3000m, so if you plan to go to the temple, think carefully before you go.
Fujisan Hongū Sengen Taisha Shrine
Location: Fujiyoshida District, Fujinomiya City, Miyacho 1-1 (35.227460, 138.610048)
– April to September: 5 am to 8 pm
– March and October: 5:30 am to 7:30 pm
– November to February: 6 am to 7 pm
Getting there: Take JR Minobu line to Fujisan Hongu.
Telephone: (+81) 544-27-2002
5. Mt.Kachi Kachi Ropeway
If you think that watching Mount Fuji from Lake Kawaguchi is not satisfactory, then you can choose another view – sitting on The Mount Kachikachi ropeway. This is really a wonderful experience, looking at 360-degree panoramic views of Kawaguchi Lake and Mount Fuji. In beautiful and fresh weather, you can see the whole Southern Alps range from the 1075m high observation deck.
Online tickets booking: KachiKachi Cable Car + Shuttle Bus; Cable car ticket + Lake Kawaguchi Boat + 2-day bus ticket.
Mt.Kachi Kachi Ropeway
Location: 1163-1 Azagawa, Fujikawaguchiko-machi, Minamitsuru-gun 401-0303, Yamanashi Prefecture
Opening hours: From 9 am to 5 pm
Getting there: Pick up the Fujikyuko Line, highspeed bus to Kawaguchi Lake, then pick up the Kawaguchi omnibus bus to Kachi Kachi Ropeway.
Telephone: (+81) 555-72-0363