Area guide

Kawaguchiko area

Mt. Fuji Panorama Ropeway

Mt.Fuji Panorama Ropeway is best location to overlook Mt.Fuji and Lake Kawaguchiko.
Only three minutes from Lake Kawaguchiko Lakeside station, there will be great view of Japan’s highest mountain Mt.Fuji and Lake Kawaguchiko.

Round trip: Adults 900JPY / Children 450JPY
One way: Adults 500JPY / Children 250JPY

15 minutes from Kawaguchiko Station

Mount Fuji

Almost certainly Japan’s most well-known landmark, Mount Fuji’s evocative, symmetrical form has inspired countless works of art and remains an enduring attraction for natives and tourists alike.

Approx. 50 minutes by bus from Kawaguchiko Station

Mount 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.
It is also a starting point to climbing Mt. Fuji.

The bus for Mount Fuji 5th Station operates during summer only.

Fare from Kawaguchiko Station
Round trip : Adult 2,300JPY / Children 1,150JPY

*The tikets for Round trip are only available from the Kawaguchiko Station Bus Ticket Center(valid for 2 days).
*Round trip tickets are not available on the bus.

Fuji-Q 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.

Fujiten Snow Resort

One of the closest snow resorts from 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.

Approx. 20 minutes by bus from Kawaguchiko Station

Saiko “Iyashi no sato NENBA”

Saiko “Iyashi no sato NENBA” reconstructed more than 23 houses of thatched roofs which was seen in many places as house in olden days in Japan. Enjoy the beautiful scenery of Japanese traditional villege.

Open Hours

March – November: 9:00 – 17:00 (last admission 16:30)
December – February: 9:30 – 16:30 (last admission 16:00)

Adult 500JPY / Child(Elementary and Junior High School student) 250JPY

Approx. 50 minutes by bus from Kawaguchiko Station

Arakurayama Sengen Park / Chureito Pagoda

Cherry blossom, five-storied pagoda and Mt.Fuji can be seen all together at this park. Enjoy the fantastic view of “Japan” here.

Approx. 15 minutes by walk from Shimoyoshida Station

Hakone area

Lake Ashi (Ashinoko)

Lake Ashi is a crater lake of the Hakone Volcano and its perimeter is 20 km.
It is famous for the “Sakasa Fuji”, which is Mt. Fuji reflecting on to 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.

Approx. 38 minutes from Hakone Yumoto Station


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.

Approx. 60 minutes from Hakone Yumoto Station

Hakone Gora Park

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.

Approx. 45 minutes from Hakone Yumoto Station

The Hakone Open-Air Museum

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.

Approx. 25 minutes from Hakone Yumoto Station

Hakone Shrine

It is one of the most famous shrines in Hakone and has red tori-i gate named “The peace tori-i”.
Good photo spot for tori-i and Lake Ashi and yourself.

Approx. 40 minutes from Hakone Yumoto Station

Isawa / Katsunuma area

Nishizawa keikoku / Nishizawa Valley

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, good hiking shoes are recommended for the trekking!!

Approx.67 minutes from Isawa Onsen Station


This was the family temple of Takeda Shingen known as one of the best soldier in Sengoku era.
The beautifully serene surrounding gardens have been classifed as a national treasure.

Open Hours
From 8:30 to 16:30(Open year-round)

Approx.15 minutes from Isawa Onsen Station

Hottarakashi Onsen (Hottarakashi hot spring)

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 surrounded by the Yamanashi mountain range, home to Mount Fuji.

Opening hours
1 hour before sunrise – 22:00 (Last reception 21:30)(Open year-round)

Approx. 10 minutes from Isawa Onsen Station


Katsunuma is known as wine town.
Enjoy wine and food made with Katsunuma’s wine.

Approx. 30 minitues from Kofu station


Enjoy the view of Mt. Fuji and clear water pond which is created by the rain drops from Mt. Fuji and Japanese traditional housings.

Approx. 25 minitues from Mt.Fuji station

Kofu / Yumura area

Kai Zenko-Ji / Kai Zenko Temple

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

Approx.12 minutes from Kofu Station

Takeda-Jinja / Takeda shrine

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 Russian-Japanese War.

Approx. 8 minutes from Kofu Station

Yamanashi Prefectural Museum of Art

Yamanashi Prefectural Art Museum possesses the most collections of Millet in Japan.
Visitors can also enjoy the collections of other artist from the Barbizon group other than Millet.

Approx. 15 minutes from Kofu Station

Shosenkyo Gorge

Widely considered to be Japan’s most beautiful gorge, Shosenkyo offers an array of beautiful sights which gently vary with each passing season.

Approx. 30 minutes from Kofu Station