Mt Fuji is the highest mountain in Japan with 3,776 meters high above sea level . As it is situated relatively close to the Pacific coast, it sometimes gives us the impression that it is higher than the real Mt Fuji. You can hardly see this mountain in spring and summer because of the clouds.
By Bus : It leaves from the west exit of Shinjuku Station to the fifth station.
It takes 2 hours and 40 minutes.
It costs 2,700 yen (one way)
By train : Take the JR Chuo line to Kawaguchiko station where you have to change the Fujikyuko line to Kawaguchiko station.
It takes about 2 hours.
It costs between 2,500 and 3,000 yen.
Itchiku Kubota Art Museum
In 1994 textile dyeing artist Itchiku Kubota built a museum with his name in a perfect place, with a majestic view of Mount Fuji and serene Lake Kawaguchi.
Lake Kawaguchi is the most easily accessible of the Fuji Five Lakes. It is located in Kawaguchiko, a hot spring resort named after the lake, and well connected with central Tokyo
Famous for hot springs, outdoor activities, natural beauty, and the view of nearby Mt. Fuji, Hakone is one of the most popular destinations among Japanese and international tourists looking for a break from Tokyo.
Climbing Mt Fuji
From the 8th station, the walk begins to get quite steep and by the time you get to 9th station, the track will almost be so steep and rocky that at times it will feel like you are rock climbing.
History of Mt Fuji
The region around Mt Fuji has long been the inspiration for the works of many of Japan's most celebrated writers, poets, and artists. Sweeping up from the Pacific to form a nearly perfect symmetrical cone 3,776 meters above the sea level, the elegantly shaped Fuji-san watches over Japan.
Yamanashi Fujisan World Heritage Center
Mount Fuji became an official World Heritage site in June 2013, in recognition of its remarkable universal value as an object of belief and inspiration to the arts. The Fujisan World Heritage Center’s mission is to bring information to the world on the wonders of this holy and magnificent mountain that stirs the hearts of so many people.