Mt. Fuji is a sight that you shouldn't miss when you visit Japan. Yamanashi, a prefecture at the foot of the mountain, has many lodging facilities with a view of Mt. Fuji. Here are 5 particularly popular spots to try.
1. Hoshinoya Fuji
Hoshinoya is a Japanese luxury hotel chain that offers a tranquility that you can't find in your everyday life, and Hoshinoya Fuji is Japan's first glamping ("glamorous camping") resort. It's a lodging facility on a hill that overlooks Lake Kawaguchi.
Glamping is a luxurious camping style where you are staying in a facility with hotel-level comfort while being surrounded by nature. The cabin is designed in a minimalist design that fits in with the hotel, and there's a terrace living room as well as beds and sofas. You can enjoy your time any way you want, such as eating while gazing out at the lake and Mt. Fuji, napping, reading, and more. The entire facility has free Wi-Fi. There are English-speaking staff available.
2. Fujikawaguchiko Onsen Konanso
This is an inn where you can enjoy both the hot spring and a view. There is a large open-air bath, a private open-air bath with a view, a foot bath on the roof, and more. You can see a view of Mt. Fuji from all over the facility.
There are various types of guestrooms, from Japanese-style rooms to western rooms with beds. A particularly recommended room is the special room on the Mt. Fuji side. You can enjoy a private view of Mt. Fuji while comfortably soaking in the open-air bath in the guestroom. The entire facility has free Wi-Fi and there are English-speaking staff available.
3. Shuhokaku Kogetsu
This is a lodging facility where you can see Mt. Fuji and Lake Kawaguchi from all the guestrooms, the garden, and the open-air bath. The garden, designed to be able to be enjoyed throughout the year for fresh spring greenery, the summer mountains, autumn foliage, and snow framing Mt. Fuji.
The interior is designed Japanese-style with western touches, and the guestrooms range from standard Japanese rooms to rooms with an open-air bath, a foot bath, and a kitchen. You can enjoy an impressive view and a hot spring in a private space. You can enjoy the inn's proud scenery from bathing in a hot spring, whether it's the large indoor bath or the open-air bath. There is free Wi-Fi in all the public areas.
4. Lakeland Hotel Mizunosato
Lakeland Hotel Mizunosato is in the hot spring region Fujikawaguchiko Onsenkyo. You can enjoy the sight of Mt. Fuji from various places within the facility.
The open-air bath is placed under an awning, and it has a panorama of almost 360 degrees, so you can enjoy not just Mt. Fuji and Lake Kawaguchi but also the starry night sky. There are two types of guestrooms, some on the Mt. Fuji side and some on the lakefront. The Mt. Fuji side rooms are made so you can enjoy a hot spring and a gorgeous view in a Japanese room with an open-air view. The entire facility has free Wi-Fi, and there are English-speaking staff.
5. Kozantei Ubuya
Kozantei Ubuya is on the famous Ubuyagasaki, from which you can see the upside-down Mt. Fuji in the lake reflection on early mornings when there are no waves. It's a popular inn from which you can see Mt. Fuji and Lake Kawaguchi from all the guestrooms and public bath.
The large guestroom with an open-air bath on the attached deck offers a luxurious view of Mt. Fuji. Of course, the view is also amazing from the other rooms as well. There are various kinds of baths in this inn on the 2nd floor, from the large public bath with hot spring water and an open-air bath. There is free Wi-Fi in every guestroom and English-speaking staff.
Sightseeing on Mt. Fuji is good, but it's also recommended to enjoy the view of Mt. Fuji from far away as well. Please enjoy the majestic sight of Mt. Fuji from your guestroom or an open-air bath.
*Please note that the information in this article is from the time of writing or publication and may differ from the latest information.
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