Area guide

Kawaguchiko area

Hakone area

Isawa / Katsunuma area

Kofu/Yumura area

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Lake Kawaguchi(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.

Fare
Round trip: Adults 900JPY / Children 450JPY
One way: Adults 500JPY / Children 250JPY
Access
Approx. 11 minutes by bus 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.

Access
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. There are easy hiking courses such as Oniwa, Okuniwa and Ochudo.
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
One Way: Adults 1,570JPY / Children 790JPY
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.

Access
Approx. 50 minutes by bus from Kawaguchiko Station


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.

Access
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
From 9:00 to 5:00

Fare
Adult 350JPY / Child(Elementary and Junior High School student) 150JPY

Access
Approx. 50 minutes by bus from Kawaguchiko 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.

Access
Approx. 38 minutes from Hakone Yumoto Station


Owakudani

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
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.

Access
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.

Access
Approx. 25 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!!

Access
Approx.67 minutes from Isawa Onsen Station


Erinji

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)

Access
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)

Access
Approx. 10 minutes from Isawa Onsen Station


Katsunuma

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

Access
Approx. 30 minitues from Kofu station


Kofu / Yumura area


Kai Zenko-Ji / Kai Zenko Temple

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
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.

Access
Approx. 8 minutes from Kofu Station


Yamanashi Prefectural Museum of Art

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

Access
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.

Access
Approx. 30 minutes from Kofu Station