I'm trying to find a place to stay over a night at Gotemba on 24th Dec.
the only place i know is the Kogen Resort which is fully booked.
what other accommodation are available there? I seemed to have little luck trying to find out what hotels,ryokans etc are available through internet search.
Advice is much appreciated.
It seems this hotel may available on your request date.
Booking accom in December and July Holidays is a nightmare. Most Japanese go on holiday these times of year and book hotels 6 months in advance. Towns close to Gotemba are Atami, Mishima and Numazu (south way). Gotmeba is a starting point for people going to Mt Fuji, but since it'S winter and Mt Fuji is closed I am suprised its still booked out. Saying that, there are basically no hotels in Gaotemba as I said its a starting point and not a staying point. I would try other towns surrounding it if you are keen to specifically stay in that area. If it were me I would find another town, as Gotemba is lifeless and I'm not a party girl. Most ryokans are not on the internet as well which is annoying. Sorry if i haven't been much help.