Mount Fuji, or what Japanese use to call it as Fuji-san or Fuji-yama (yama=mount), is the highest mountain in Japan. This mountain is considered as the most beautiful mountain which has inspried many artists for centuries, and it is also avowed as a sacred mountain; a place where many Shinto Gods are dwelling.
And, Mount Fuji also counts as a symbol that represents Japan. No wonder that there is an opinion that says if “you haven’t visited Japan if you haven’t seen Mount Fuji, even just for once.”
There are many ways to enjoy the beauty of Mount Fuji, because this mountain is actually easy to see from other towns – such as Tokyo (under particular circumstances). You can also enjoy it from towns that are closer to Mount Fuji, such as Hakone and Fujigoko, or to admire it from the shinkansen passing through the tracks nearby Mount Fuji.
But if you want to enjoy the beauty of Mount Fuji without having to go out of the hotel area, try choosing accomodations that offer view towards that very mountain. It would be much better if the hotel has an onsen with the view of Mount Fuji.
Wow! It must be very great to soak in a hot spring bath while enjoying the Mount Fuji to the fullest! Luckily, there are hotels offering onsen with the views toward Mount Fuji. At least, you can easily enjoy that mountain from the hotel area. From so many onsens that captures the beauty of Mount Fuji as its main attraction, here are a few of them deserve to be tried out:
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1. You Can Start by Staying at Hotel Kaneyamaen Located at the Foot of Mount Fuji.
At the foot of Mount Fuji, there is a district called Fuji Five Lakes or Fujigoko. Just like its name, that name refers to 5 lakes located around the foot of Mount Fuji. Those are Kawaguchiko, Saiko, Yamanakako, Shojiko, and Motosuko.
From those 5 lakes, Lake Kawaguchiko is the one with most developed surrounding area. Other lake with great development is Lake Yamanakako, which is also the largest one in Fujigoko.
Well, around Lake Yamanakako, there is a hotel whose onsen with views facing the Mount Fuji, it is Hotel Kaneyamaen. Precisely it is located between Lake Yamanakako and Lake Kawaguchiko, which means you can easily access both lakes easily from the hotel. And of course, you can enjoy the beauty of Mount Fuji to the fullest from this hotel as the mountain is located quite nearby the hotel.
Atmosphere inside the hotel, via booking
One of the main attraction of this hotel is the hot tub bath, the onsen. The onsen is located in a room (indoor), but there is also an outdoor onsen with the views facing Mount Fuji. But if you are not comfortable to dip in with many strangers, you can simply do it at the private pool that you can find inside the private rooms.
The rooms at this hotel were generally designed with traditional Japanese architecture, which is using tatami floor and futon bed. Even so, there are also a few other rooms that portray a blend between western and japanese architecture.
For example, there are rooms featured with spring bed, but still have a space with tatami flooring on the corner. And, just as mentioned above, some rooms are equipped with private hot bath with the view towards Mount Fuji. See the glimpse of its room atmosphere below:
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2. For A Fancier Ambience, Try Staying at Bessho Sasa Which is Still On A Same Location With Hotel Kaneyamaen.
Do you want the staying atmosphere to be more exclusive, more luxurious, and more romantic? It is time to consider Bessho Sasa. Bessho Sasa is a luxury suite at Hotel kaneyamaen located on the 4th and 5th floor.
Each suite is equipped with private onsen with direct views facing Mount Fuji. There are total of 17 rooms offering the fanciness of relaxation while enjoying the views toward the most iconic mountain in Japan.
Considering the fact that Bessho Sasa is a fancy suite, of course the interior would have been designed differently with Hotel Kaneyamaen. And surely, the rates are also much higher than Hotel Kaneyamaen. To find out how it is like the atmosphere at Bessho Sasa, let’s just go take a look at the photo parade below:
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3. Or, You Can Try Wakakusa no Yado Maruei Ryokan, A Hotel Located Right Beside Lake Kawaguchiko.
From all the five lakes on the foot of Mount Fuji, Lake Kawaguchiko is the easiest to access using public transportation. Lake Kawaguchiko is also the one whose surrounding environment is most developed, and is most ready to take tourists who plan to enjoy the beauty of both the lake and Mount Fuji.
One of the hotel located very nearby with Lake Kawaguchiko is Wakakusa no Yado Maruei Ryokan. This hotel is position right beside Lake Kawaguchiko, so guests can simply enjoy the beauty of Lake Kawaguchiko to the fullest without having to stroll way too far out of the hotel. The fun thing is, this hotel has an onsen with the views facing both the lake and Mount Fuji as well, so you would definitely be lazy to go out once you get inside the hotel.
Let’s just go take a sneak peek of the atmosphere looks at Wakakusa no Yado Maruei Ryokan.
And here is the atmosphere of the onsen at Wakakusa no Yado Maruei Ryokan:
For the room, this hotel offers 2 types of room; Japanese-styled room and Western-Japanese-styled room. For the Japanese-styled room, there are several rooms equipped with private onsen located outdoor and take the views toward Mount Fuji. If you want this type of room, you better make it clear when you make the reservation. The room atmosphere is about to be like this:
As an additional information, this hotel doesn’t have a restaurant. There are no restaurant and eateries around the hotel either. It is strongly suggested for guests to make a reservations for dinner if you want to enjoy your dinner at the hotel.
But, guests who have reserved a dinner needs to check in no later than 19.00 o’clock as the dinner will be canceled had the guests come late (and there is no refund policy for that).
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4. Other Alternative, There is Kaze no Terrace Kukuna Hotel Which is Also Located Right Beside Lake Kawaguchiko.
Other hotel located very close to Lake Kawaguchiko is Kaze no Terrace Kukuna Hotel (next it will be shortened as Kukuna Hotel). Just like Wakakusa no Yado Maruei Ryokan, this hotel is also located right beside Lake Kawaguchiko. But, the position of the hotel is across Wakakusa no Yado Maruei Ryokan.
Therefore from this hotel, you get to easily enjoy 2 beautiful sceneries at the same time: Lake Kawaguchiko, plus Mount Fuji as the background. It will also be easier for you to reach other tourism spots such as Kawaguchiko Music Forest, Tenjosan Park (they have a ropeway there), and Kawaguchiko Hall of Herb & Fragrance.
Pretty awesome, ain’t it? It’s not just the cool views, but Kukuna Hotel also has such comfortable ambience of the interior. The facilities at this hotel is quite interesting too, as they have the facilities of children’s game, spa treatment, massage, games room, and souvenir shop.
And surely, you must know that this hotel has both indoor and outdoor onsen capturing the beauty of Lake Kawaguchiko and Mount Fuji as its main attraction. The images of atmosphere at Kukuna Hotel can be seen at the parade of photos below:
Kukuna Hotel offers rooms with traditional Japanese interior, although some rooms are mixed with western style – especially on the choice of bedding which is using spring bed. There are 65 rooms in total, and each has private balcony so guests can enjoy the beauty of nature outside to the fullest. The smallest room is 35 square meters wide, and the largest on is 120 square meters wide. The room atmospheres are about like this:
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5. Still Around Lake Kawaguchiko, There is Shuhokaku Kogetsu Ready to Welcome You With The Best View of Mount Fuji.
Still around Lake Kawaguchiko, there is Shuhokaku Kogetsu, a hotel offering the best view toward both Lake Kawaguchiko and Mount Fuji at the same time. This hotel is positioned on the north of Mount Fuji, and it is facing directly towards the lake and mountain. No wonder if guests can enjoy the views toward lake and mountain from the entire hotel area: public spaces, garden, room, and onsen.
From the photos above, we can see if both Mount Fuji and Lake Kawaguchiko can be enjoyed clearly from many corners of the hotel. Such scenery can also be enjoyed while you are soaking in the onsen within the hotel area. More or less, here is the views you are about to see from the onsen at Shuhokaku Kogetsu:
But, even if you are not interested to soak in the onsen, Shuhokaku Kogetsu is too interesting to be missed out by you who plan to explore Mount Fuji and its surrounding. From this hotel you van easily access many other tourism spots such as Fujiomuro Sengen Shrine and Kawaguchiko Music Forest.
But if you are too lazy to go outside the hotel, this hotel also has many things to do. You can relax at the massage room, have a sauna, play tennis, karaoke, play piano at the lobby, and shopping for souvenirs at many shops at the hotel.
For the room, all the rooms at this hotel were designed with traditional japanese nuance. Almost all the rooms have the views of lake and mountain. The most expensive room at this hotel is equipped with private onsen, perfect for your honeymoon plan.
The images of room atmosphere are about like this:
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6. After Staying at Kozantei Ubuya, You Will Understand Why Is This Hotel Often Called As The Best Hotel Around Mount Fuji.
From so many hotels capturing the beauty of Mount Fuji as its main attraction, Kozantei Ubuya is mostly dubbed as one of the best hotel at the area. This hotel was built on 1933 and underwent its last renovation on 2010.
Although they still preserve its traditional japanese architecture on its exterior and interior, the additions of some new designs elements have successfully added up the modern feel to this hotel. To make it easier, just take a look at some images of interior and exterior atmospheres from Kozantei Ubuya.
It is not just the interior that makes this hotel so interesting. Kozantei Ubuya also has quite complete recreational facilities. Starting from the garden, library, sauna, karaoke, and even souvenir shop, you can find those all here. And of course, Kozantei Ubuya also has both indoor and outdoor onsen to showcase the astonishing views toward Lake Kawaguchiko and Mount Fuji.
Rooms at this hotel were designed with Japanese concept, although some rooms are equipped with western furniture, such as sofa and spring bed. Some rooms have the views to lake and mountain to enjoy from the room window. But if you plan to visit for a honeymoon, it is better to choose the room which has a private onsen with the view of mountain and lake. It would be super romantic!
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