Fuji-Hakone-Izu-kokuritsu-koen Travel Guide
My booklet about a trip to the Mount...
My booklet about a trip to the Mount...
My booklet about a trip to the Fuji...
Lake Kawaguchi out of my booklet
My old Soviet camera FED
My travel plan to the Mount Fuji
Great nature, breathtaking scenery
The attractions are rather touristy and crowded
In a nutshell
The Hakone area is not to be missed as it is very beautiful and relaxing
Lake Kawaguchi is a lake near Mount Fuji. It is the most popular of the Fuji Five Lakes in terms of tourists, and is part of the Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park. Kawaguchiko also serves as a major hub for those wishing to climb Mount Fuji during the climbing season (July &...
Mount Fuji is the highest mountain in Japan at 3,776m. It is an active stratovolcano that last erupted in 1707–08. Mount Fuji lies about 100 kilometres south-west of Tokyo, and can be seen from there on a clear day. Mount Fuji's exceptionally symmetrical cone, which is...
Fuji Visitors Center 1
the wonderful views inside and going to the Mount fuji visitors center. the first stop on a mount fuji tour. the fuji visitors center is a convenient stop as you can stretch your muscles after a 2 hour trip going to mount fuji. You are given 30 minutes to stroll around it or...
Fuji Visitors Center 2
more pictures and views around fuji visitors center with views of the beginning autumn season. If the place is not cloudy then you will see mount fuji from the Mount Fuji Visitors Center too. from here the drive to the fifth station is about thirty minutes at 8,200 feet...
Fuji Lake hotel restaurant: Full traditional Japanese dinner
Our hotel offered inclusive a full traditional Japanese dinner and we wasn't sure how this going to be. But then we realize that this was a great deal with friendly table service and excellent food. Our waiter was able to tell us in English the food details and also some...
Hanging around outside after dinner we realize that the side of the lake shore that we are on is not exactly for the wild party guru's. Maybe it was more uphill to the station direction, anyhow, we were perfectly fine with our hotel cozy bar with a lake view and the cold...
How to get to Mount Fuji from Tokyo
I asked our guide Sugahara to give me a travel plan of how to get to the Mount Fuji from our New Otani Inn Hotel. She was so kind as to make such a plan and you can see it on the picture. FujikyuTokyo Shinagawa-ku (New Otani Inn Hotel) - Shinjuku Bus Terminal (9.30-10.00) by...
Lake Ashi Boats
Lake Ashi Boat goes on a cruise to lake ashi and goeas in between boat stations Togendai, Kojiri, Moto Hakone and Hakone Machi, there are two companies, Hakone Sightseeing Boats and Izuhakone Sightseeing Boats, operate boats between Moto-Hakone and Hakone-machi at the lake's...
Hakone Kojiri Terminal
Again there are 2 main lake ashi cruising companies and the first is the Hakone Sightseeing Cruise which operates the pirate ships and the terminal is in Togendai and the Izuhakone Boat Company which has modern boats and the terminal is here in Hakone Kojiri Terminal. You...
Shinkansen to Tokyo
the "bullet train" ride to tokyo. the original High speed train that was copied by the TGV of France, Mag Lev of Shanghai and others. The Shinkansen network boasts not only high speed -up to 300 kilometers per hour-, but also high frequency. For example, at least six trains...
There are plenty of shops around the lake shore with the common expected souvenirs, most of them related to Mount Fuji. This one was a bit more special with some unique local handcraft items. Even I couldn’t resist and bought a fridge magnet ;-)
For your fortune
I haven't really investigated about this but it seems that ringing the bell of this monument and taking photos in the front of it with the view of mount Fuji should be good for your fortune, especially in your love life ;-)
In the forest
Be aware that there might be animals and insects while you are in the forest, especially during the summer hot & humid days the mosquitoes are there in the bush waiting for you. Have a repellent with you. (Product tip on my packing list)
Loosing all the photos from Japan...
The greatest disappointment I ever had in my travels was when my photo films about Tokyo Yokohama and Fuji were spoiled in a photo laboratory after I came back home. It happened in 1993. I had an analog camera with two photo films for making slides (72 stills). You remember...
I cannot think yet of a danger or real warning about this place. I can only think that as this place is very popular among domestic and foreign tourists that you should be aware of it that they will be everywhere with their camera's :)
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: In the summer you need only summer cloths & sandals, the temperatures were most of the time around the 30°c. However, for this particular location I knew that Mount Fuji can be cold and I packed one fleece as well as I had my hiking shoes.
Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Life System Repellent is a must if you plan to go into the forest.
Photo Equipment: Take all what you have and can carry :)
Written Jan 9, 2010
This region is full in forest and lakes, fantastic for hiking. Beside the obvious trails on the Fuji mountains there are also plenty of trails and tracks around. One of this is this nice road up the hill by the Kawaguchiko village which in the top you can have a nice view of...
The Mt. Fuji Walking Stick
When you set off on your climb - whichever trail you use - you will be able to buy a wooden walking stick. Depending on length and whether they have a cloth covering, the price is between 800¥ and 1,500¥. The stick will also have the 5th station (that's where you typically...
Mt. Fuji Viewed From Kanaya
This Mt. Fuji photo is taken at Suwabara Castle ruins in Kanaya, Shimada. Mt. Fuji looks as if spewing, the magic of clouds. It is interesting, however, the same day such cloud was spotted on February 27, Shinmoedake of Kirishima Volcano in Kyushu erupted.
Miho Seacoast (Miho Pine Grove)
Miho Seacoast known by the legend of Hagoromo(the robe of goddess) is now a part of World Heritage candidate site, Mt. Fuji. It is selected as a part of candidate heritage because of the representative view of Mt. Fuji.
Explore Deeper into Fuji-Hakone-Izu-kokuritsu-koen