Fuji-Hakone-Izu-kokuritsu-koen Travel Guide

  • Mount Fuji from Hiromi Park
    Mount Fuji from Hiromi Park
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    Chichibunomiya Park
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Fuji-Hakone-Izu-kokuritsu-koen Things to Do

  • Asahi Falls

    Izu Geopark Tip: Although Asahi Falls, located about three kilometers southwest of Shuzenji Station, is one of the highest falls in Shizuoka Prefecture, it has never been the popular place for tourists until it was recently designated as one of the Izu Geopark sites. The falls are six-tiered and about 105 meters tall. The reason why the falls are...

  • Gotemba, the town between Mount Fuji and...

    Gotemba is the city (population 89,000) located between Mount Fuji and Hakone Volcano. It is also known as one of the starts of climbing Mount Fuji. The most popular attraction of Gotemba is undoubtedly Gotemba Premium Outlet. The city also has a number of popular attractions such as Gotemba Kogen Resort Toki-no-Sumika, Komakado Cave,...

  • Fuji, at the South Foot of Mount Fuji

    Fuji City is one of the municipalities at the south of Mount Fuji. It occupies almost eighth part of Mount Fuji Area. Although the city has no sites for recently approved UNESCO World Heritage, FUJISAN, it remains one of the pivotal importance for the cultural, commercial and economical presence. The city boasts some of the great viewpoints for...


Fuji-Hakone-Izu-kokuritsu-koen Restaurants

  • Fujizakura Heights Beer

    Fujizakura Heights beer is named for the cherry blossoms in the Fuji Five Lakes region around Mount Fuji. The beer is brewed at Sylvan's Restaurant in Kawaguchiko, on the edge of Lake Kawaguchi. The brewery makes four standard beers (weizen, rauch or smoke, pils, and schwarz weizen), along with numerous seasonal and specialty beers.Fujizakura...

  • Big Boy Restaurant

    While Big Boy is the name of an America restaurant chain, the Japanese version of Big Boy really isn't an American-style restaurant. Most of the food, like bunless hamburgers, is the Japanese version of Western food, and other things at Big Boy, like the drink bar, salad bar, and dessert bar, were last popular in America back in the 1980s. In fact,...

  • Fujiyama Beer

    Fujiyama Beer's claim is that they use fresh, natural water from Mount Fuji, that makes for a delicious brew. The company was established in 1998 under tutelage of a German biermeister. The brewery and restaurant are located at the base of Mount Fuji, in the town of Fujiyoshida, about halfway between Fujikyu amusement park and Lake Yamanaka, next...


Fuji-Hakone-Izu-kokuritsu-koen Nightlife

  • Hotel bar

    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 sake wine we were tasting. Additional to this there was also local band...

  • Onsen!

    I do not know if there is any nightlife in Hakone National Park. You can have your "usual" nightlife with discos, pubs and casinos when you are staying in Tokyo or Osaka/Kyoto or some other big town. In Hakone you have instead a wonderful possibility to enjoy night-bathing in the outdoor onsen. And believe me, it was a fantastic experience to sit...

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Fuji-Hakone-Izu-kokuritsu-koen Transportation

  • Traffic

    During the warm summer months Tokyo resident flock to the cooler hills and mountains around the city, Including Fuji and Hakone. Traffic here in the summer always seems to be bad, especially on Sunday nighrs when everyone flows back to the city for work the next day. The result? Mass hysteria on the roads, as freeways become parking lots, and...

  • 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 train.Shinjuku Bus Terminal at 10.00.Shinjuku – Lake Kawaguchi...

  • 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 southern shores and Togendai and Kojiri at the northern shores. A boat...


Fuji-Hakone-Izu-kokuritsu-koen Shopping

  • Buying Supplies at the Mount Fuji Huts

    Nearly all of the huts on Mount Fuji sell food and drink, but it is expensive on the mountain, and it gets more expensive as you go up toward the summit. We stopped at one hut near 7th Station, and beers were 600 Yen, a Snickers bar was 300 Yen, a banana was 200 Yen, and a small cup of tea was 200 Yen. As we went up the mountain, prices kept...

  • Souvenirs

    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 ;-)

  • also expensive

    another row of the very expensive shops and restaurants in the 5th station of mount fuji selling very expensive stuff! Here in Kawaguchiko 5th Station, you'll be bombarded with souvenir shops, restaurants and in this tip are the souvenir shops farther away from the tourist bus stops. The shops are nearer to the Komitake Shrine dedicated to Mount...


Fuji-Hakone-Izu-kokuritsu-koen Local Customs

  • 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 ;-)

  • Visit to Kuzuryu Shrine (Part 5)

    After going through the rituals at the 2 main shrines, the women will then queue up and get a slip of paper from a counter which will tell them their fortunes related to love and marriage. Once this is done, they will proceed back to the Kuzuryu Shrine boat jetty to take the boat back to Moto-hakone town. The boat leaves at about 12.30pm, which...

  • Visit to Kuzuryu Shrine (Part 4)

    After going through the ritual mentioned at part 3 at the main shrine, the people will then proceed to queue up in front of a smaller shrine near to the lake and repeat the same ritual of ringing the bell, praying and then dropping some money into the container. This is then followed by going to the shore of Lake Ashi where they will scatter some...


Fuji-Hakone-Izu-kokuritsu-koen Warnings and Dangers

  • 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)

  • Traffic traffic traffic

    Although I've been to Japan more than 10 times, this was my first driving experience near Tokyo. It turned out that we picked a holiday weekend for our Fuji adventure and we ended up spending a huge amount of time in traffic. It took 30 minutes longer than expected to make it out to the Mt. Fuji visitor center (1.5 hours was the expected time) but...

  • Climbing Fuji

    Even though it maybe hot and humid in Tokyo. It will get cold when you are climbing up Fuji. Even at the 5th camp it may only be a bit chilly by the time you get to the top you will be extremely cold. Make sure your jacket is waterproof. It rained when I was going up and I was very thankful for it. We went up during Obon so expect a long slow climb...


Fuji-Hakone-Izu-kokuritsu-koen Tourist Traps

  • 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 we had to use sparingly every still then before making every shot. And I...

  • Tourists

    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 :)

  • Don't Forget Insurance

    If your current health insurance doesn't cover you while your abroad, you should consider getting international travel insurance just in case something should go wrong.

Fuji-Hakone-Izu-kokuritsu-koen What to Pack

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    Outdoor tips

    by Gili_S Written Jan 9, 2010

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    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 :)

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Fuji-Hakone-Izu-kokuritsu-koen Off The Beaten Path

  • Hiking

    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 mountain.In the summer, taking a good mosquito repellent with you will...

  • Music Built into the Pavement!!

    This tip falls into the category of: those Japanese think of everything! In this case, it's the Fuji Subaru Line Toll Road, which actually plays music when you drive over it! Astoundingly, the builders of the road grooved the pavement in both the upgoing and descending directions so that the vibrating tires hit musical notes as they drive over it,...

  • Fuji-Yoshida Fire Festival

    If you can fit the dates you visit this place, there's a traditional "fire festival" at the end of August (maybe 26th and 27th). Very nice way to understand a little more about this ancient culture. The road that drives to the Fujiyama is completely taken by hundreds of pires that burn all night long, while people walks by, having some sake (and,...


Fuji-Hakone-Izu-kokuritsu-koen Sports & Outdoors

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    If you're climbing Mt. Fuji...

    by squidly2 Written Nov 30, 2007

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    The hike up and down can be done in one day, but it's a long day. There are a lot of stops along the way that sell water, etc. You can also stay overnight in one of the huts. The trail is that it's very busy but plenty wide. There are small volcanic rocks that will get in the tops of your shoes, otherwise. Climbing season is only from July-August. There are tons of people and services on the trail, so you don't need a guide.

    Equipment: Don't skimp. Take quick drying shirt and pants. (I.e. Under Armor.) Take a fleece and warm clothes. Wear hiking socks and hiking boots. Take rubber bands or something similair to wrap your pants over the tops of your boots, or you'll get loose gravel in your shoes all the way down the mountain.

    Take water (recommend a Camelback). They sell it at various stops up the mountain, but it gets expensive. Take lots yen too. Take at least a cheap rain poncho and pants. Yes, they sell these too but by the time you get to a stations where they do you'll be drenched.

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Fuji-Hakone-Izu-kokuritsu-koen Favorites

  • 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 start) stamp a well as a couple of others. As you climb, almost every...

  • 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.


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