Best Views of Mt. Fuji That Are Totally Bucket List Worthy

Chureito Pagoda

Fuji-san is perhaps one of the most iconic symbols of Japan and it is incredibly beautiful. If you are planning a trip to Japan, here are top six spots to enjoy the best views of Mt. Fuji.

1. Chureito Pagoda

Chureito Pagoda

We’ve all probably seen pictures of a gorgeous red pagoda next to Mt. Fuji. Yet whenever I bring up the name, no one seems to have a clue as to what I’m talking about. It of course doesn’t help either that there’s limited information about it online. That being said, here is everything you need to know about visiting Chureito Pagoda.

Chureito PagodaChureito Pagoda

Getting Here

Keep in mind that the pagoda is situated within a shrine called Arakura Sengen Shrine. The easiest way to reach Chureito Pagoda is to depart from Tokyo.

Arakura Sengen Shrine

If you have a Japan Rail Pass, take the JR Chuo Line from Shinjuku Station to Otsuki Station. Next, transfer to the Fujikyuko Line (which is not covered by the Japan Rail Pass) to Shimoyoshida Station. From there, the shrine is a 20-minute walk away.

Alternatively, you can also take the Fujikyu or Keio Bus from Shinjuku Bus Terminal. Hop off at Kawaguchiko Station then take the Fujikyu Railway Line to Shimoyoshida Station. From there, it’s the same walk as the previous route. Exit the station and take a right. There are signs as well as pictures of the pagoda on stone pavements all along the way.

Arakura Sengen Shrine

When I visited in 2017, I took the bus. A one-way fare cost 2000 yen (roughly $20 USD or $25 CAD) and the ride lasted no more than two hours. If you plan to visit during cherry blossom season, be sure to reserve your ticket online in advance.

Now I don’t remember exactly how much the subway ride was, but it definitely wasn’t as expensive. (If I remember correctly, there are only about 2-3 stops to Shimoyoshida Station.) If you plan to take public transportation, I recommend to consider getting a Suica card in Japan.

Arakura Sengen Shrine

How to Reach Chureito Pagoda

Once you arrive at the shrine, there are close to 400 steps leading up to Chureito Pagoda. 400 may sound terrifying, but it really isn’t that bad. Trust me. It took me around 15 minutes and I constantly stopped to admire the gorgeous view behind so I’m sure it can be done even quicker.

Chureito PagodaChureito Pagoda is a fantastic idea for a short day trip from Tokyo.

Despite missing the cherry blossom season by a month or two, the view of Mt. Fuji was spectacular nonetheless. I highly recommend that you come here for hanami in March/April!

Tip

Try to arrive early in the morning. Mt. Fuji is notoriously known for being shy and clouds can start moving in fairly quick in the late morning to afternoon period.

2. Fuji Shibazakura Festival

Fuji Shibazakura Festival

Fuji Shibazakura Festival is an annual flower festival that takes place mid-April to the end of May in Fujikawaguchiko. In my opinion, it is the number one best place to see Mt. Fuji. I mean would you just look at that view!? 

Fuji Shibazakura FestivalFuji Shibazakura Festival

For more information on directions and ticket prices, give my Fuji Shibazakura Festival guide a read.

3. Mt. Kachi Kachi Ropeway

Mt Kachi Kachi Ropeway

If you’re looking for a little something more romantic, Mt. Kachi Kachi Ropeway is your pick.

Mt Kachi Kachi RopewayMt Kachi Kachi Ropeway

The ropeway ascends 400 meters from the shore of Lake Kawaguchiko to an observation deck on Mount Tenjo. The name Mt. Kachi Kachi Ropeway comes from the famous folk story – Kachi Kachi Yama. It it set at Mount Tenjo and tells the tale of a rabbit getting revenge on a raccoon thief.

Mt Kachi Kachi Ropeway

Atop the ropeway are statues of the cartoon rabbit and raccoon, making this a great spot for kids. However, the real attraction here is the Bell of Tenjo (Bell of the Sky), which is a bell for love and good health. It is said that if you ring it facing Mt. Fuji, your wish will come true.

Mt Kachi Kachi RopewayMt Kachi Kachi Ropeway

Hours of Operation

During regular periods, the ropeway operates from 9:00AM to 5:00PM with last descent scheduled at 5:20PM.

December 1st to February 28 marks their winter season, and the hours are adjusted to 9:30AM to 4:30PM with last descent at 4:50PM.

Pricing

Roundtrip tickets for adults are 900 yen per person. (That is approximately $8 USD or $11 CAD.)

4. Outdoor Onsen/Infinity Pool

Outdoor Onsen

This one’s not really a specific location, but I strongly suggest spending one night at an onsen ryokan that has outdoor onsen (hot spring) baths with views of Mt. Fuji. It is such an incredible experience and if you’re lucky, the ryokan may even serve a little sake for your enjoyment ๐Ÿ˜‰

Outdoor OnsenOutdoor OnsenOutdoor Onsen

Please note that Japanese onsens are enjoyed completely butt naked and photography is strictly not allowed at any public bath. Fortunately, I was alone so I quickly snapped a few photos on my phone for this post. You can find more information on this specific outdoor onsen here.

Enoshima Island SpaPhoto from Enoshima Island Spa.

If an onsen ryokan is out of your budget or you are rushed on time, look no further than Enoshima Island Spa. As its name suggests, this spa is located on Enoshima Island and is a fun day trip from Yokohama or Kamakura. Again, photography is not permitted, but check out some of these sunset photos.

Enoshima Island SpaEnoshima Island SpaPhoto from HealthyTokyo.com.

Hours of Operation

April to October is considered regular season. The spa operates from 12:00PM to 8:30PM with night spa beginning at 6:00PM. Last admission is at 7:30PM.

November to March is considered winter season. While the hours remain the same, night spa begins at 5:00PM instead. (Last admission is unchanged.)

Pricing

During regular season, full day entrance is 3,175 yen per person. (~$30 USD or $40 CAD.) Night spa is discounted at 1,965 yen (~$18 USD or $24 CAD).

During winter season, full day entrance is 2,750 yen per person. (~$26 USD or $34 CAD; night spa prices remain unchanged.)

Reminder

Due to an association with yakuzas/gangsters, tattoos are not permitted at most public onsens. When visiting Enoshima Island Spa, I witnessed several guests get turned away for having tattoos. If you have a tiny one, you may be able cover it with a bandaid or special waterproof tattoo coverings. I advise inquiring in advance just to be sure.

5. Hotel de Yama

Hotel de YamaHotel de YamaPhotos from Hotel de Yama.

Founded in 1948, Hotel de Yama is one of the most famous hotels in Hakone. In spring, its garden becomes a bright colored painting with pink and red azaleas blooming against a breathtaking backdrop of Mt. Fuji and Lake Ashi.

Hotel de YamaHotel de YamaHotel de YamaHotel de YamaHotel de YamaMy lovely parents who sometimes get mistaken as my grandparents XDD

Hotel de YamaHotel de Yama

As mentioned above, Fuji-san is quite timid. We unfortunately didn’t get the best views of Mt. Fuji on the day of our visit. Regardless, the garden itself does make for a perfect spot for an afternoon stroll.

6. Fuji-Q Highland

Fuji-Q HighlandPhoto from japan-guide.com.

Last but not least on the list of best places to see Mt. Fuji, we have Fuji-Q Highland. It is infamously known for what used to be the world’s tallest and fastest roller coasters. Yes, that’s right. I said roller coasters. You can actually enjoy views of Mt. Fuji from a roller coaster.

Hours of Operation

Please refer to business hours on their website.

Pricing

One-day pass starts at 6,100 yen per person. (~$58 USD or $76 CAD.)

I am by no means an adrenaline junkie so I enjoyed it from the comfort of my hotel room (which conveniently had a view of it). If you do decide to go, let me know your thoughts in the comments below.

Planning a trip to Japan soon? Here are 6 must-see places where you can enjoy the absolute best views of Mt. Fuji.

In addition to my six suggestions, these crucial things to know about Japan will help make your trip even more enjoyable. Don’t forget to pin this for later and see you in the next post!

102 Comments

  1. July 15, 2017 / 1:42 pm

    Absolutely love the pictures. This is some place I’m adding to my bucket list for sure.

    • JASCHEN
      Author
      July 16, 2017 / 10:35 pm

      Thanks Taylor! These places are definitely bucket list worthy and I hope you get to visit someday!!

  2. July 15, 2017 / 2:17 pm

    I’ve been wanting to go to Japan forever, and this just gave me even more wanderlust! The view from the pool looks amazing, I could sit there all day!

    • JASCHEN
      Author
      July 16, 2017 / 10:36 pm

      The pool was phenomenal!!! You would totally love it there. Hope you get to visit Japan in the near future soon ๐Ÿ˜‰

  3. July 15, 2017 / 3:19 pm

    Thanks for this guide. I’m going to check out these spots on my next trip to Japan. I absolutely love your bright and colourful photo style!

    • JASCHEN
      Author
      July 16, 2017 / 10:37 pm

      Thanks so much Kat! I’m super in love with you in that pink kimono!! Next time when I revisit I’m for sure gonna try a pink one too and hope you’ll get to cross these off your list as well ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. July 15, 2017 / 3:29 pm

    I long to return to Japan and these spots have only added kindle to the fire. Loved the Onsen and that’s hilarious about the couples’ park. You are so fortunate to be living there and able to see these places, and amazing Mt. Fuji, in the different seasons. #blogpostsaturday

    • JASCHEN
      Author
      July 16, 2017 / 10:40 pm

      Hey Elaine! Boy, what I’d do to be able to live in Japan!! I actually saw these places over my recent five-day trip (technically four because we spent the whole 5th day transporting to the airport to catch our flight) to Japan in May. But it was my 6th visit there so I am very lucky in deed to always be able to return and uncover more of Japan’s beauties. Hope you’ll get to revisit again soon and I definitely recommend checking some of these places out!

  5. July 15, 2017 / 3:47 pm

    Your photos are spectacular! You’ve found some amazing spots to see Mt. Fuji; ones I had no idea existed. I think my favourite is Chureito Pagoda, but I also love onsens, so maybe the onsen too. Saving this for the next time we visit Japan!

    • JASCHEN
      Author
      July 16, 2017 / 10:42 pm

      Thanks Kim! Glad I was able to inspire you somewhat and I highly highly suggest staying at an onsen ryokan. You’ll love it ๐Ÿ˜€

  6. Sally E
    July 15, 2017 / 3:56 pm

    DROOL. I was trying to decide which one of these locations is my favorite and was genuinely struggling! They’re all SO gorgeous. It’s a tough call but I think Hotel de Yama is my favorite – those flowers are just to die for. Great photos!

    • JASCHEN
      Author
      July 16, 2017 / 10:43 pm

      Awwww I probably can’t choose a favorite either. And yes Hotel de Yama is soooooooo pretty with all those flowers! Even though we didn’t see Mt. Fuji because of the weather, it was still a very memorable visit. Have a great day Sally <3

  7. July 15, 2017 / 7:01 pm

    Amazing photos and great tips.

    • JASCHEN
      Author
      July 16, 2017 / 10:43 pm

      Thanks Lisa! Glad you enjoyed them!

  8. Cassandra Chan
    July 15, 2017 / 9:35 pm

    Looks so beautiful

    • JASCHEN
      Author
      July 16, 2017 / 10:43 pm

      Japan wows me every time and never gets old ๐Ÿ˜‰

  9. Jollies and Jaunts
    July 16, 2017 / 1:09 am

    Wow, some amazing views here – great photos! We’re planning on visiting Japan next year so will definitely bookmark these spots – the pagoda in particular looks like a wonderful viewpoint.

    • JASCHEN
      Author
      July 16, 2017 / 10:44 pm

      Have you planned when to visit specifically? The pagoda is a must if you can fit it into your itinerary and it’d be especially lovely if you can visit during cherry blossom season ๐Ÿ™‚

  10. July 16, 2017 / 8:01 pm

    I JUST missed the blooming time for Fuji Shibazakura Festival when I was there in April! Looks so pretty. Great suggestions! I pinned this post!

    • JASCHEN
      Author
      July 16, 2017 / 10:45 pm

      Aww that’s such a shame! There’s always next time tho, love. Super glad you liked my recommendations and thank you for sharing it!

  11. July 16, 2017 / 8:25 pm

    Love this post Jas, I had no idea you could view Fujisan from so many different places! I’m book marking it for the next time I visit Japan! Hehe my husband is an adrenaline junkie so we did go to Fuji Q Highland and admired it from the rollercoasters! ๐Ÿ˜›

    • JASCHEN
      Author
      July 16, 2017 / 10:46 pm

      OMG! Tell me how the rides are if you guys do go!!!!! We passed by at night and they had all these cute lights on, it looked really romantic too hehee. Super happy you enjoyed this post and happy new week Priti! xoxo

  12. July 16, 2017 / 8:57 pm

    The place looks awesome and colorful! And your photographs are so great.
    BTW, I like the way your blog looks, so minimal and pretty.. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • JASCHEN
      Author
      July 16, 2017 / 10:46 pm

      Thanks so much Amrita! This is the first time someone’s complimented on my blog layout. You really just made my day!! <3

  13. July 16, 2017 / 9:48 pm

    All of the are gorgeous pictures. You even managed the classic shots, like that of Mt.Fiij with the pink flower beds. So beautiful!

    • JASCHEN
      Author
      July 16, 2017 / 10:49 pm

      Thanks for the kind words, Punita! Hope you’re off to a fabulous new week ahead!!

  14. July 16, 2017 / 9:59 pm

    oh lovely. i got to visit Mount Fuji in the Spring and it was amazing. You have to get up early to take those shots.

    • JASCHEN
      Author
      July 16, 2017 / 10:48 pm

      I’m honestly not a morning person at all so none of these places we went were during the crack of dawn – although we did check out the pink moss festival as soon as it opened and it was already jam packed but I still managed to get some lovely photos ๐Ÿ™‚

  15. Lydia Smith
    July 17, 2017 / 7:01 am

    I must visit Mt Fuji because of these pictures on your blog. I can’t wait to see and feel these places in person. Thanks for this post

    • JASCHEN
      Author
      July 19, 2017 / 11:11 am

      Thanks for stopping by, Lydia! Really hope you’ll get to witness Mt. Fuji’s beauties soon ๐Ÿ˜‰

  16. July 17, 2017 / 9:46 am

    Wow! There is so much beauty here! I’m just so mesmerized by how beautiful Japan is! I’m yet to visit. My friend recently visited and I was so impressed by his travel stories! That’s a beautiful list you’ve given. Hoping to get to your beautiful country soon!

    • JASCHEN
      Author
      July 19, 2017 / 11:12 am

      Japan is an absolute gem. I’ve visited six times now and it still never gets old. I think you’ll really enjoy it there too ๐Ÿ™‚

  17. July 18, 2017 / 4:33 am

    I would love to visit Mr. Fuji one day. I don’t think I’ve ever seen such a beautiful place! It’s breathtaking.

    • JASCHEN
      Author
      July 19, 2017 / 11:13 am

      Breathtaking indeed! I was completely in awe and it’s definitely a must-see when in Japan!!

  18. July 18, 2017 / 9:35 am

    So many amazing pictures, it would be hard to choose one! I never realized how beautiful it was!

    • JASCHEN
      Author
      July 19, 2017 / 11:17 am

      Thanks so much Cher! These are only some of the beautiful places in Japan ๐Ÿ˜‰

  19. July 18, 2017 / 11:49 am

    Your pics are amazing. Japan is definitely on our travel bucket list and I would love to take the kids to Mt. Fuji. Those azaleas at Hotel de Yama photographed beautifully. I’ve never seen so many azaleas in one place. Gorgeous pics.

    • JASCHEN
      Author
      July 19, 2017 / 11:18 am

      Much appreciated, Tomi! Hotel de Yama is definitely a hidden gem and Japan in general is a great destination to visit with kids/family. Hope you’ll get to it soon!!

  20. July 18, 2017 / 2:19 pm

    The bright colors, the fragrant flowers that you can almost smell in the photographs, and the total beauty is just breathtaking. Mt. Fuji is definitely on my bucket list of places I would like to visit someday!

    • JASCHEN
      Author
      July 19, 2017 / 11:19 am

      You described it even better than me, Jeni! Mt. Fuji is definitely a must-see when in Japan and I hope you’ll get to visit soon ๐Ÿ™‚

  21. Jennifer Van Huss
    July 18, 2017 / 4:38 pm

    Those pictures are so beautiful they almost look fake!! That is one place I have on my bucket list! I would love to see those views in real life!

    • JASCHEN
      Author
      July 19, 2017 / 11:20 am

      Hahaa thanks Jennifer! I did do a bit of editing especially for the photos that I took on gloomy days but these are definitely bucket list worthy spots and hope you’ll get to experience Mt. Fuji soon in the near future!

  22. July 18, 2017 / 10:17 pm

    This is a great list of beautiful spots to view Mt. Fuji. I was about 12 when my family first visited Fuji Q Highland.

    • JASCHEN
      Author
      July 19, 2017 / 11:20 am

      That’s awesome!! I was too scared to go on the rides but it definitely looked fun!

  23. July 18, 2017 / 10:49 pm

    My husband and I would love to visit Japan! I think it’s amazing that you shared your journey in Mt. Fuji with us. It’s breathtaking out there. I’d love to see it for myself someday soon.

    • JASCHEN
      Author
      July 19, 2017 / 11:21 am

      Japan is an absolute gem and it would make the perfect destination for a lovely couples getaway. Let me know if you ever need any recommendations! ๐Ÿ˜€

  24. July 18, 2017 / 11:33 pm

    WOW! Your photos are amazing!! I would love to visit Mt Fuji one day!!

    • JASCHEN
      Author
      July 19, 2017 / 11:21 am

      Thanks so much Ricci! Enjoy the rest of your week <3

    • JASCHEN
      Author
      July 19, 2017 / 11:22 am

      Much appreciated, Eva! Happy Wednesday ๐Ÿ™‚

  25. Kiwi
    July 19, 2017 / 4:17 am

    Wow your photos are like a fairytale. You took amazing beautiful pictures I am in such awe of the beauty of MtFiji.

    • JASCHEN
      Author
      July 19, 2017 / 11:22 am

      Thank you so much Kiwi!!! The places I visited had such beautiful views that it was hard to take a bad photo!

  26. July 19, 2017 / 6:09 am

    I haven’t heard much beyond the cherry blossoms and the bamboo garden when it comes to tourism in Japan. Your post introduced me to a completely new face of Japan. I have literally fallen love with every picture you have clicked. The pics with pink flowers are absolutely stunning. Thanks to you, I shall have Japan high up my travel list.

    • JASCHEN
      Author
      July 19, 2017 / 11:23 am

      I’m glad to have inspired you to give Japan a visit. It is such a beautiful country and you’ll really love it there ๐Ÿ™‚

  27. July 19, 2017 / 7:29 am

    That does look like quite a beautiful place to see from every angle possible. I would like to see it in person as well.

    • JASCHEN
      Author
      July 19, 2017 / 11:23 am

      Mt. Fuji is a must-see when in Japan. Hope you’ll get to it someday!!

  28. July 19, 2017 / 11:08 am

    When it comes to my travel to Japan I have only managed to reach Fukouka but one day I will visit Mt Fuji as it looks absolutely gorgeous with plenty of awesome and glorious views.

    • JASCHEN
      Author
      July 19, 2017 / 11:24 am

      This was my sixth visit and only then did I see Mt. Fuji for the first time so I’m sure there are plenty of chances for you. Cheers!

  29. July 19, 2017 / 1:09 pm

    Amazing photos! This place has been on my bucket list since I made the thing!

    • JASCHEN
      Author
      July 21, 2017 / 2:42 pm

      Thanks Louise! Mt. Fuji is definitely bucket-list worthy. Hope you’ll get to witness its beauties in person soon in the near future!!

  30. July 19, 2017 / 1:49 pm

    Wow the photos are simply amazing. Japan has been on my bucket list for years and I’m finally going to Tokyo later this year. I’m so excited!

    • JASCHEN
      Author
      July 21, 2017 / 2:42 pm

      That’s awesome Diana!!! I was just there last November and I loved it there. Let me know if you need any recommendations ๐Ÿ™‚

  31. July 19, 2017 / 2:04 pm

    I’ve got some serious vacation envy. Those are some beautiful stop to visit Mt. Fuji.

    • JASCHEN
      Author
      July 21, 2017 / 2:43 pm

      They really are! This was a super last-minute trip for us so we were lucky to have discovered and caught the moss/flowers in bloom ๐Ÿ˜€

  32. Katie
    July 19, 2017 / 2:06 pm

    Wow some stunning views there! I’ve pinned this for my Japan trip planning as these are top tips!

    • JASCHEN
      Author
      July 21, 2017 / 2:44 pm

      Thanks so much Katie! Let me know if you need any other recommendations ๐Ÿ˜€

  33. July 19, 2017 / 2:30 pm

    I am so mesmerised by your photos! Jjust wanted to keep scrolling through the pictures! Specially the photo of the pink moss all around is gorgeous! Which month did you visit in ?? Japan is so beautiful..cant wait to get there!

    • JASCHEN
      Author
      July 21, 2017 / 2:44 pm

      Thanks Meghna! We visited in mid-May ๐Ÿ™‚

  34. July 19, 2017 / 2:33 pm

    Mt Fuji is so regal and beautiful in your photos. It reminds me of Mt Rainier in Seattle – it is a good day when the “mountain is out”
    I think I would enjoy viewing it most from the onsen!

    • JASCHEN
      Author
      July 21, 2017 / 2:50 pm

      You know it’s funny because I’m based in Vancouver so I drive down to Seattle lots but I don’t think I’ve ever seen Mt. Rainier yet XDD

  35. Elle
    July 19, 2017 / 2:36 pm

    Your pictures are absolutely beautiful – makes me want to go and see Mount Fuji myself!

    • JASCHEN
      Author
      July 21, 2017 / 2:51 pm

      Thanks Elle! It’s definitely a must-see when in Japan ๐Ÿ˜‰

  36. July 19, 2017 / 2:39 pm

    Oh my goodness, I could scroll through your pics for hours! That pink moss. Gorgeous. My 14 year old really wants to visit Japan.

    • JASCHEN
      Author
      July 21, 2017 / 2:52 pm

      Aww thank you, Kerri! Japan is a perfect destination for a family trip and I highly recommend it!

  37. July 19, 2017 / 3:43 pm

    Oh wow your photos are gorgeous and I would love to go to any of these spots to view Mount Fiji! I haven’t made it to Japan yet but it looks gorgeous there!

    • JASCHEN
      Author
      July 21, 2017 / 2:54 pm

      Thank you, Meghan!!! This was my 6th trip there and Japan still never ceases to amaze me. Hope you’ll get to visit someday soon ๐Ÿ˜€

  38. Nicole
    July 20, 2017 / 3:48 am

    These photos are gorgeous! Such lovely colours. When we went to Japan there was so much cloud it blocked most of Mount Fuji, my mum was so upset.

    • JASCHEN
      Author
      July 21, 2017 / 2:57 pm

      Aww bummer! I was in Tokyo last November actually and we visited this observatory that had views of Mt. Fuji but it was way too cloudy that day. I’m sure you’ll both get it see it another time ๐Ÿ˜‰

  39. July 21, 2017 / 1:38 am

    Wowowow! The article and photos age gorgeous! The colors of flowers, the landscapes, the rocky swimmingpool that I dream for my poor hurting back. Definitely Japan is the place where i hope to reincarnate in next life! Thansks for sharing..:)

    • JASCHEN
      Author
      July 21, 2017 / 2:57 pm

      Thanks for stopping by dear! Japan is such a gem and it’s been a dream of mine to live there as well! ๐Ÿ™‚

  40. Gabriel
    July 21, 2017 / 7:50 am

    My son spent the last 4 years stationed in Okinawa and fell in love with the whole country. He hiked Mt Fuji a couple of times and there probably isn’t a bad place to view it from. Gorgeous.

    • JASCHEN
      Author
      July 21, 2017 / 2:59 pm

      Climbing Mt. Fuji must’ve been such an exhilarating experience for him!!! I don’t think I am physically fit for that so I’ll stick to my onsens and sakes ๐Ÿ˜‰

  41. July 21, 2017 / 9:23 am

    Wow, your photos are absolutely stunning! What camera do you use? Currently shopping for a new camera, haha! I’m actually planning on going to Japan again later this year, so this post was perfect for me! I’ve always seen pictures of Chureito Pagoda but didn’t know the name, and now I know! Hopefully I’ll be able to check out all of these spots, the Hotel de Yama’s gardens are so beautiful.

    • JASCHEN
      Author
      July 21, 2017 / 3:01 pm

      Hi Kim! I use Fujifilm X-Pro 2! I would definitely recommend getting a mirrorless camera if you do a lot of traveling (it’s much, MUCH lighter). And I’m so excited for you girl!!!!! Let me know if you need any other recommendations and I hope you have a safe and fabulous trip!

  42. July 21, 2017 / 9:47 am

    Amazing pictures as always! I love it! On our trip to Japan we didn’t have time to visit Mt. Fuji but it is definitely on our bucket list for the future. We were there in November so the weather also wasn’t co-operating so that we would have seen the mountain from a distance. Hopefully next time….

    • JASCHEN
      Author
      July 21, 2017 / 3:03 pm

      Awww thank you, Paula! I was actually just in Japan last November as well so I know what you mean about the weather. This was my 6th trip to Japan actually and only then did I see Mt. Fuji for the first time. I’m sure you’ll have plenty of other chances ๐Ÿ˜‰

  43. July 22, 2017 / 10:06 am

    This looks incredible! Your photos are just divine, I’d really love to visit here. I especially love Hotel de Yama, the flowers and planting is so spectacular!

    • JASCHEN
      Author
      July 26, 2017 / 3:30 pm

      Thank you so much, Samantha! Hotel de Yama is an absolute gem and I highly recommend a visit to their garden! ๐Ÿ™‚

  44. July 23, 2017 / 10:47 am

    My husband hiked to the top of Mt. Fuji when he was stationed in Japan. He’s always wanted to take me there. Pinning this for later!

    • JASCHEN
      Author
      July 26, 2017 / 3:31 pm

      That must’ve been such an exhilarating experience!!! Hope you’ll get to visit soon and thanks for sharing dear!

  45. Life of Love
    August 1, 2017 / 5:46 am

    This post is amazing!! I don’t even know which spot is my favorite! Your blog is also is truly beautiful!! Your layout, fonts, and everything is just stunning and makes your blog experience even better! You are amazingly talented at blogging. Your talent is so inspiring and your hard work and success makes me want to keep growing my blog. Thank you so much for being an inspiration to me! I’m so glad I found your blog and I look forward to more from you in the future. This is now one of my favorite blogs. There is a lot to admire about you! โค๏ธ

    • JASCHEN
      Author
      August 13, 2017 / 12:28 am

      Hey Nicole and Kaila! First off, wow, where do I even begin. Thank you so much for the kind words and I am beyond flattered!!! I honestly started blogging just for fun and as my own online journal so I am seriously by no means a blogging guru or anything of that sort and I am still continuing to learn about blogging myself as well. I just checked out yours and you’re off to a great start!! Beautiful photos (and awesome review on The Grand Isle Resort & Spa!) Best of luck with everything and I’m excited to see where you gals will go next! ๐Ÿ™‚

  46. August 3, 2017 / 12:43 pm

    These are just gorgeous pictures, as everyone here has mentioned. Amazing work you did with these, Jaschen. I’d like to throw my personal favorite way to see Fuji (from any train from Tokyo toward Fuji). That was the first time I saw that beautiful mountain, when heading to Kamakura (also for the first time). It was a great sight to see parents taking their kids to the Fuji side to show them. It was one of the many reasons I fell in love with Japan and hope to go back to see its most famous mountain. Thank you for sharing this and evoking one of my all-time favorite memories.

    • JASCHEN
      Author
      August 13, 2017 / 12:30 am

      That’s definitely a beautiful memory! I’m glad you enjoyed the photos and thank you so much for the lovely comment, Duke! Cheers!!

  47. August 6, 2017 / 12:48 am

    So much to do and experience at Mt. Fuji , Japan. The pink moss view is breathtaking and there is very colorful landscape with the mountain at the background and views from the Chureito Pagoda is awesome, with 400 steps it seems difficult to go there, but we can rest and admire the views while we are at it!! And the Kachi Kachi Ropeway ascending up across the Lake Kawaguchiko to Mount Tenjo where we can ring the โ€˜Bell of the skyโ€™ sounds super exciting!!

    • JASCHEN
      Author
      August 13, 2017 / 12:31 am

      400 steps really wasn’t that bad at all. My parents are over 60 and even they managed to get to the top ๐Ÿ™‚

  48. September 15, 2017 / 10:45 pm

    so much to do at Mt Fuji,all photos are so gorgeous, love your post and all detailed information

    • JASCHEN
      Author
      September 17, 2017 / 9:41 pm

      Thank you so much Mayuri! Hope this has inspired you to visit Japan ๐Ÿ˜‰

  49. Followingtherivera
    April 29, 2018 / 2:39 am

    There’s so much colour in this post, it’s such a treat on the eyes! I’d love to visit during spring, Mt Fuji is spectacular on its own, but these other attractions are just as stunning. I love the Mt Kachi Kachi, and those onsen hot springs. I would spend a lot of time in there!

    • JASCHEN
      Author
      July 20, 2018 / 4:29 pm

      Mhmm I bet you would! And you’d probably love it too!! The hot springs are definitely a must when visiting Japan. I’ll be keeping my fingers crossed for you to visit someday ๐Ÿ˜€

  50. August 22, 2018 / 1:36 pm

    This is such a great post! I’m from Japan and it’s so hard to get a great view of Mt Fuji if you don’t know where to go. Gorgeous photos!

  51. Jeffrey Vedua
    July 8, 2019 / 6:10 am

    Hello, I like your “top places to view Mt. Fuji” particularly #2 Chureito Pagoda. Two questions for you: 1) What month did you go there? and 2) Do you think is it okay to go there in October or November? Thank you.

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