Japan has plenty of mountains. But clearly, one of the most popular amongst mountain conquerors is the Mount Fuji. This one particular mountain is indeed super popular for many reasons.
Besides being the highest mountain in Japan, Mount Fuji is definitely famous for its beauty – and its myth which is strongly related to Shinto religion embraced by the Japanese. And, of course, is because this mountain has many hiking trails according to the hiker’s skill level.
Interested in conquering Mount Fuji? Soon the hiking trails to Mount Fuji will be officially opened (it is usually around July), although actually you can get there before the hiking period starts. And if you have already been sure to try out the hiking trails of Mount Fuji, it is time for you to consider various accomodations that could support your hiking activity.
There are plenty of cool accomodations around Mount Fuji. Some of those are offering extra experience as they are featured with onsen (=natural hot spring bath) with the views facing the Mount Fuji.
Undoubtfully, those accomodations are suitable only for travelers with extra budget. But relax. Even with limited budget, you can still find several choices accomodations that are clean, comfy, and definitely cheap, around the Mount Fuji. So, after spending the whole day hiking, you can comfortably take a rest without worrying about draining your budget. Feeling curious?
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1. Let’s Get to Know With Koe House Kawaguchiko! Its Starting Rate is Still Under JPY2000.
At the foot of Mount Fuji, there are 5 lakes which are known as Fujigoko or Fuji Five Lakes.
From all those five lakes, Lake Kawaguchiko is the most developed one and the facilities surrounding it is the most complete. So no wonder that the first budget accomodations to be mentioned at this list is located around Lake Kawaguchiko, it is Koe House Kawaguchiko.
The location of Koe House is pretty strategic, as it is only 100 meters from Kawaguchiko Station. From this hotel, you only need 10 minutes of walking to reach Lake Kawaguchiko, 5 minutes of walking to reach the nearest konbini (=convenience store), and an hour of bus ride to reach the hiking station of Mount Fuji.
The facilities of the hotel is pretty interesting as well as they have a restaurant and game room, while its starting rate is still below JPY2000 per night. How cheap is that?
The rooms at this hotel consist of dormitory type and private room. There are rooms designed in Japanese style – complete with a tatami floor and futon bed, and there are also rooms designed in bunk bed concept. For the private room, all are in traditional Japanese style with the capacity of 2-3 people. The atmosphere is about like this:
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2. Mt Fuji Hostel Michaels, Budget Hotel With Bar Facility.
From so many budget hostels around Mount Fuji, Mt Fuji Hostel Michaels is one of the slightly different. If most hostels offer public spaces for its guests to interact with each others, then on the contrary, Mt Fuji Hostel Michael doesn’t have spaces for public activities. Instead, it has a cafe and pub which open up to 12 o’clock midnight, which you can visit at night after conquering Mount Fuji the whole day.
Here are the looks of interior and other facilities at Mt Fuji Hostel Michael:
The rooms at this hotel consist of dormitory type and private room, which were designed in either Japanese or Western style. The room atmospheres are about like this:
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3. Interested to Visit Lake Kawaguchiko? Simply Stay at K’s House Mt.Fuji!
Having a plan to hike up Mount Fuji and also pay a visit to Lake Kawaguchiko? Then it is important for you to consider K’s House Mt.Fuji as a basecamp while you are at Fujigoko. This hotel is only 3 minutes of walking towards that most popular lake in Fujigoko. How cool is that?
It is not just the location factor that makes this hostel popular amongst backpackers who wants to hike up Mount Fuji. K’s House Mt Fuji also has a clean and interesting atmosphere on the interior. The rooms are quite comfortable, and you can choose to sleep in either dormitory-type room (deluxe or mixed), or the private room. The images of atmosphere at K’s House Mt.Fuji are like this:
And here are the looks of room atmosphere at K’s House Mt.Fuji:
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4. You Can Enjoy the Beauty of Mount Fuji while Soaking in the Kawaguchiko Station Inn’s Onsen!
Accomodations that offer onsen with the views toward Mount Fuji would usually identifies with the word “expensive”.
Luckily for you, budget travelers, who wants to try out the fun of soaking in the hot spring bath tub while enjoying the beauty of Mount Fuji, there is Kawaguchiko Station Inn ready to welcome you with its very friendly rate.
With starting rate is around JPY 2300 (or approximately USD22), Kawaguchiko Station Inn is offering cool facilities. One of those is the hot spring bath with the views toward Mount Fuji.
Meanwhile, the atmosphere at Kawaguchiko Station Inn, looks about like this:
And as for the rooms, this hotel is not really different with other budget hotels around Fujigoko. Most rooms offered are dormitory type, with several private rooms which can occupy about 2-3 people. All the rooms are designed in traditional Japanese style, although the beds at dormitory rooms are bunk bed type. The atmosphere is about like this:
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5. Kagelow Mt.Fuji Hostel Kawaguchiko, Suitable for Travelers Who Claims to be Instagrammers.
There are many bugdet hotels around Mount Fuji. But if you are looking for one with Instagram-able ambience, then it is important for you to take a sneak peek to Kagelow Mt.Fuji Hostel Kawaguchiko. The reason is definitely because this hotel has a lot of Instagram materials at every corner.
Kagelow is a new building renovated from its former hotel which was closed for business since 2014 for lacking of guests. After Mount Fuji is declared as World Heritage Site at 2013, the number of guest arrivals to Fujigoko were significantly raised back. Finally, Kagelow got re-born with a new concept portraying traditional Japanese architecture wrapped in a modern way.
Pretty cool ambience, isn’t it? Well, the rooms at this hotel were designed with the atmosphere just as great. The rooms consist of dormitory type and private room, which were minimalistically designed.
For the formitories, there are rooms for mixed gender and female only. Meanwhile, the private room has queen size bed. There is a Japanese-style loft room for 4-5 people. The atmosphere is more or less like this:
Pretty awesome, right? But if you plan to stay here with the family, first you better pay attention to the hotel rules. Kagelow strictly mentions that their hotel was designed for adult backpackers and not kid-friendly.
So if you plan to bring kids below 6 years old, it is much recommended to stay in the private room. Or maybe you can choose other accomodation that is more kid-friendly.
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6. Time to Get to Know with Fujiyoshida Youth Hostel Which Always Earns High Ratings from Many Booking Hotel Sites.
Looking at the facade of Fujioshida Youth Hostel, you might not believe it that this hotel often gets high ratings from many booking hotel sites (showing how many guests are satisfied with this hostel).
It is understandable since the hostel facade is very simple; just like a cheap hostel. Even the facilities are very basic and rather old. Then, what makes this hostel seem to have its own charms in the eyes of travelers?
After seeing it further, it turns out that many travelers are fond of the hotel owner’s friendliness. The owner were not just welcoming his guests whole-heartedly, but he also loves to give out recommendations of best places to visit around Mount fuji.
And, the hotel staffs are fluent in English so it would be easy to communicate. And, the hotel location is quite strategic, you need to drive for about 10 minutes to reach the Fuji Q-Highland theme park. From around the hotel, there is also a pretty clear views towards the Mount Fuji.
Anyway, for the rooms, guests generally appreciate the constant cleanliness of room, although it is undeniable that this hostel is just an old house. But instead, the guests feel like there is such a different experince if staying at an old accomodations which is “very Japanese”.
The rooms at this hostel is pretty spacious, so guests can have a good rest comfortably after spending the day hiking Mount Fuji. The room atmosphere is about like this:
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7. Another More Budget Hostel Which is Ready to Welcome You With Quite Instagram-able Ambience, It is Hostel & Saloon Saruya.
It turns out that there is still other budget hostel around Mount Fuji which is rich enough in Instagram materials. Hostel & Salon Saruya, that’s the hostel name, is a hostel which was massively-renovated on last 2015.
So, though the hotel exterior looks like an old building, the interior is pretty modern and Instagram-able. The images of atmosphere at Hostel & Salon Saruya are about like this:
For the rooms, all the rooms at this hotel are dormitory rooms. There are special dormitories for females, and there are mixed dormitories. The dormitory itself is a little bit different than other hostel that usually use bunk beds. Because here, all the guests will be sleeping on the tatami floor, using the futon bed. The atmosphere is about like this:
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8. And, Spare Some Time to Stay at Royal Hotel Kawaguchiko, Budget Hotel Which Owns A Cool Onsen.
The last hotel on this recommendation list is Royal Hotel Kawaguchiko. Located right beside Lake Kawaguchiko, Royal Hotel Kawaguchiko has almost all the thing every budget travelers need: comfy hotel, clean, nice views, and affordable rates.
Yes, this hotel does have a great view. With its position right beside Lake Kawaguchiko, you can enjoy the beauty if that Fujigoko’s most popular lake to the fullest, including to admire the beuaty of Mount Fuji from afar.
And, the facilities at this hotel are pretty interesting too as you can enjoy its lush garden, taste many dishes at its restaurant, and the most fun thing is, you can dip in its awesome onsen!
Room ambience at this hotel is comfortable, and is just as good as starred hotels with higher rates. Almost every rooms were designed in Japanese style, except for several types of rooms which offer a mixture of western and Japanese style. The rooms consist of dormitory type and private room, with the ambiences are about like this:
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