Area Guide

Lake Kawaguchi (Kawaguchiko) area

Hakone area

Isawa/Katsunuma area

Kofu/Yumura area

Lake Kawaguchi(Kawaguchiko) area


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Kachikachi Mountain Ropeway かちかち山ロープウェイ

This aerial lift line ascends Kachi Kachi Mountain from Lake Kawaguchi, one of the Fuji Five Lakes.
[Fare of ropeway]
Round trip: Adults 720yen / Child 360yen
One way: Adults 410yen / Child 210yen
[Access]
Fuji Express Kawaguchiko St.-bus (11 minutes)

Mount Fuji

Almost certainly Japan's most well-known landmark, Mt.Fuji's evocative, symmetrical form has inspired countless works of art and remains an enduring attraction for natives and tourists alike.
[Access]
Fuji Express Kawaguchiko St.-bus (49 minutes)

Mt. Fuji 5th Station(Subaru Line)

5th Station is in the mountainside of Mt. Fuji (2,305m above sea level).
By a toll road called Subaru Line, vistors can have easy access to the station by bus or taxi.
From the 5th Station, beautiful view of the 5 lakes of Mt. Fuji, South Alps, Yatsugatake and Chichibu mountain district. There are easy hiking courses such as Oniwa, Okuniwa and Ochudo.
It is also a starting point to climbing Mt. Fuji.

[Fare from Kawaguchiko Station]
One Way : Adult 1,540yen / Child 770yen
Both Ways : Adult 2,100yen / Child 1,050yen
*The tikets for both ways are only available from the Kawaguchiko.
Station Bus Ticket Center(valid for 2 days).
No both ways tickets are available on the bus.
From 1st July to 31st August, bus runs by the summer mountain climbing timetable.
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Fujikyu Highland

Located near the base of Mt.Fuji, this amusement park has an array of rides and attractions including Fujiyama and Dodonpa- two of the fastest rollercoasters in the world.
[Access]
JR Kawaguchiko St.-JR Ootsuki St.-bus (50 minutes)

Fujiten Snow Resort
One of the closest snow resorts to Tokyo, Fujiten has four main slopes, good facilities and a fantastic view of Mt.Fuji.
There are also a number of onsen (hot springs) in the surrounding area.

[Access]
JR Kawaguchiko St.-taxi (20 minutes)

Saiko "Iyashi no sato NENBA"
A place where it reconstructed the thatched roof house which used to be poprlar once.
Saiko "Iyashi no sato NENBA" reconstructed more than 23 houses of thatched roofs.

[Open Hours] 9:00am - 5:00pm
[Amission Fee]
Ault 350yen / Child(elementary and junior high school student) 150yen
*Transport Information
JR Otsuki St. - (Fuji Express Line) - Kawaguchiko St. - (Bus) - Saiko "Iyashi no sato NENBA"

Hakone Area


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Lake Ashi(Ashinoko) 芦ノ湖

Lake Ashi is a crater lake of the Hakone Volcano and its perimeter is 20 km.
It is famous for the "Sakasa Fuji", meaning that Mt. Fuji is reflected on the lake upside down.
There are many kinds of fish living in the lake such as the rainbow trout, black bass and pond smelt and people enjoy fishing there.

[Access]
Please get off the bus at Moto Hakone Minato St. by Hakone Tozan Bus.
(38 minutes from Hakone-Yumoto Station)

Ōwakudani 大涌谷

Oowakudani is an exlposion crater made by the last explosion of the Hakone Volcano.
It's previous name was "Daijigoku" meaning "big hell", but it was changed when the emperor and empress of Japan came to Hakone for recuperation.
It is now one of the famous sightseeing spots in Hakone.

[Access]
Please get off at Ōwakudani Station.(Hakone Ropeway)

Hakone Gora Park 強羅公園

Hakone Gōra Park is the only French-style park in Hakone opened in 1914.
It has many teopoical plants and various flowers of the season.
There are also craft centers and visitors can experience pottery and glasswork.

[Access]
1 minute walk from the Kōen-Shimo Station.(Hakone Tozan Cable Car)

The Hakone Open-Air Museum 彫刻の森美術館

In the Hakone Open-Air Museum, most of the work are displayed outisde, and visitors can enjoy the art work and nature at the same time.
There are aslo works of Picasso and other artists displayed inside.

[Access]
2 minutes walk from the Chōkoku-no-Mori Station.(Hakone Tozan Railway)

Isawa / Katsunum area


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Nishizawa keikoku/Nishizawa Valley 西沢渓谷

The Nishizawa Keikoku is arguably the most beautiful valley in Japan.
The crystalline water and verdant vegetation make it an ideal location for those who wish to experience some of Japan's wholly natural treasures.
One of the hiking trails will lead you to the area's most picturesque spot: the Nanatsugama Godan No Taki, a stunning five-tiered waterfall.
One piece of advice, though - good hiking shoes are recommended for the trek!!

[Access]
JR Isawa Onsen St.-JR Enzan St.-bus(67 minutes)


Erinji 恵林寺

This was the family temple of Takeda Shingen.
The beautifully serene surrounding gardens have been classifed as a national treasure.

[Admission time]
8:30am - 4:30pm(Open year-round)
[Access]
JR Isawa Onsen St.-JR Enzan St.-bus(15 minutes)

Hottarakashi Onsen/hot spring ほったらかし温泉

At this open-air, hot spring spa, visitors can relax in the soothing warm waters of the baths while gazing out upon some truly stunning scenery.The area is encircled by the Yamanashi mountain range, home to Mount Fuji.
[Opening hours]
1 hour before sunrise - 10:00pm(Last reception 9:30pm)(Open year-round)
[Access]
JR Isawa Onsen St.-JR Yamanashi St.-taxi(10 minutes)

Katsunuma 勝沼

The town known as Katsunuma merged with Enzan and Yamato in 2005 to form the new city of Kōshū.
[Access]
JR Kofu St.-JR Katsunuma-budōkyō Station.(30 minutes)

Kofu / Yumura area


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Kai Zenko-Ji/Kai Zenko Temple 甲斐 善光寺

The Nishizawa Keikoku is arguably the most beautiful valley in Japan.
Kai-Zenkoji temple was founded by Takeda Shingen in 1558. During the Sengoku period, it was used to house a number of Buddhist statues and other artifacts that were in danger of being destroyed at their original location in the Zenkoji temple.
The temple gates and the Amitabha Tathagata statue are designated as important cultural properties, and the main hall of the temple is the largest wooden structure in eastern Japan.

[Access]
JR Kofu St.-taxi(12 minutes)

Takeda-Jinja/Takeda shrine 武田神社

In 1915, Emperor Taishou commisioned the construction of the Takeda-Jinja shrine, which was eventually completed four years later. It acts as the resting place for the spirit of Takeda Shingen, and is also intended to celebrate the warriors of the Meiji Restoration and the Russo-Japanese War.
[Access]
JR Kofu St.-bus(8 minutes)

Yamanashi Prefectural Museum of Art 山梨県立美術館

Yamanashi Prefectural Art Museum possesses the most collections of Millet in Japan.
In celebration of the 30th anniversary of the opening of the museum, the Millet Museum opened this January. Visitors can also enjoy the collections of other artist from the Barbizon group other than Millet.

[Access]
JR Kofu St.-bus(15 minutes)

Shosenkyo 昇仙峡

Widely considered to be Japan's most beautiful gorge, Shosenkyo offers an array of beautiful sights which gently vary with each passing season.
[Access]
JR Kofu St.-bus(30 minutes)