Ohayou Fuji-San ❥ A Fufu Kawaguchiko Review

Complete review of Fufu Kawaguchiko Japan.

If you’ve been following my blog for awhile now, you’d know that Japan is my number one most frequented travel destination. Having been about seven times now, the allure of Mount Fuji simply never ceases to amaze and captivate me. On my most recent trip there, I discovered a new favorite resort with jaw-dropping views of this famous Japanese icon. Without further ado, let me introduce and show you just exactly why I can’t wait to book another stay at Fufu Kawaguchiko.

Fufu Kawaguchiko

Address: 401-0304 Yamanashi, Fujikawaguchiko, Kawaguchi Mizuguchi 2211-1, Japan
Phone Number: +81 555-73-9573
Website: https://www.fufukawaguchiko.jp/en/

Check-In Time: 3:00PM
Check-Out Time: 11:00AM

Reservation was made for 1 night in Konohana Comfort Suite.

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About Fufu Kawaguchiko

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Located in a beautiful, lush forest in the town of Fujikawaguchiko, Fufu is the perfect weekend getaway spot for escaping Tokyo’s high-stress city life. What especially makes it a tranquil stay is its furniture, which are made from trees and stones found on the property’s land. Not only is this visual candy, the smell of nature transports you to a rustic cabin in the woods. In other words, it really does make you feel as if you were in the middle of a hidden oasis.

Getting Here

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From Tokyo’s Shinjuku Expressway Bus Terminal, take the bus to Kawaguchiko Station. The ride is approximately 1 hour and 45 minutes long and I would highly recommend reserving tickets online in advance for busy seasons (e.g. the month of April when cherry blossoms are in bloom).

Once you arrive at the station, you may want to take a taxi as the resort unfortunately does not offer shuttle transportation. (If I remember correctly, our fare came to a total of ¥1,750, which is ~$15 USD/$20 CAD).

Check-In

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Again, check-in begins at 3:00PM. If you end up arriving a little earlier, that is fine too. You may enjoy drinks at their bar first or simply relax in the lobby and marvel over the spectacular views of Mount Fuji.

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Konohana Comfort Suite

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Fufu has a total of six different types of rooms. The Konohana Comfort Suites are located on the second and third floors and below is a list of its top room features:

  • Two double beds
  • Indoor outdoor balcony space
  • Bioethanol fireplace
  • Open-air bath made out of volcanic stone from Mount Fuji

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Onsen Baths

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Complimentary drinks.

When in Japan, you must experience an onsen (hot spring) bath at least once. While all of the rooms at Fufu have an outdoor bath, the resort itself has a public indoor bath as well.

Now Japanese onsens may be a little intimidating to some as with any public bath, you essentially bathe butt naked in front of strangers. Rest assured that males and females are obviously separated. However, if you still feel a little uncomfortable, by all means, enjoy the outdoor onsen in the suite itself.

Kaiseki Dinner

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What I love about staying at ryokans is having a kaiseki feast after taking a hot onsen bath. Despite Fufu being a more modernized resort with contemporary style, they do still maintain the tradition by serving kaiseki meals in the Yamanoha restaurant.

For those unfamiliar, kaiseki is a Japanese dinner that consists of mutliple courses. Be sure to wear your comfiest pants because you’re in for a gastronomic treat!

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Traditional Japanese Breakfast

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There’s no better way to start the day than with a hearty breakfast and views of Mt. Fuji!

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Additional Photos

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Final Verdict

Amenities: ★★★★★*
Cleanliness: ★★★★★
Comfort: ★★★★★
Proximity: ★★★★☆
Quietness: ★★★★★
Safety: ★★★★★
Space: ★★★★★
Value of Price: ★★★★☆
Internet Access: Complimentary Wi-Fi

*My standard of evaluation is usually quite high. However, with this being more of a Japanese ryokan as supposed to a multi-story hotel with meeting rooms for conferences, etc., I have used a different scale of assessment and awarded Fufu with four stars as it has all the basic amenities of a regular ryokan.

Pros

  • Every room on the property has a view of Mount Fuji
  • Every room on the property has an outdoor onsen bath
  • Great indoor outdoor living space. (With the windows closed, you have a nice, cozy solarium. With the windows open, you got yourself a balcony.)
  • Within waking distance to attraction sights and restaurants nearby
  • Hotel staff are fluent in English and Mandarin

Cons

  • No shuttle transportation services

Like what you see? Check here for availabilities and book today!

A complete review of Fufu Kawaguchiko Japan and why its breathtaking Mount Fuji views will make you wanna book a flight over ASAP! A complete review of Fufu Kawaguchiko Japan and why its breathtaking Mount Fuji views will make you wanna book a flight over ASAP!

And that concludes today’s review. See you next time!

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Please note that I received a media rate for my stay. All opinions are my own and I genuinely enjoyed my time here and recommend staying at Fufu. This post contains affiliate links.

3 Comments

  1. May 20, 2019 / 2:14 am

    This looks like an amazing place, really indulgent! Japan is big on my bucket list, I really hope to get there soon!

  2. May 21, 2019 / 12:18 am

    So inviting and peaceful. Would love to stay there! The food looks pretty good too.

  3. May 21, 2019 / 6:30 am

    Fufu Kawaguchiko looks so pretty! That is super cool that the baths are made from volcanic stone! Japan is very much on our bucket list.

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