Fujikyu Railway Line (Otsuki–Mt.Fuji–Kawaguchiko)
The Fujikyu Railway Line operates along the Otsuki and Kawaguchiko lines and in doing so, connects Otsuki Station to the nearest stations to Mount Fuji. On this page you will find the following information:
From Otsuki Station, services run to three stations nearby Mount Fuji – Mt. Fuji (Fujisan) Station, Fujikyu-Highland Station and Kawaguchiko Station. The stations lie within close proximity of each with bus services to to points near to or on the mountain. Which one suits you best depends on what you plan to do and where you will stay.
FUJIKYU RAILWAY LINE MAP & SERVICES
For most visitors, the final three stations of Mt. Fuji (Fujisan), Fujikyu-Highland and Kawaguchiko will be their intended destinations however the line also includes stops at the following:
Otsuki / Kamiotsuki / Tanokura / Kasei / Akasaka / Tsurushi / Yamuramachi / Tsurubunkadaigaku-mae / Tokaichiba / Higashikatsura / Mitsutoge / Kotobuki / Yoshiikeonsen-mae / Shimoyoshida / Gekkoji / Mt. Fuji (Fujisan) / Fujikyu-Highland / Kawaguchiko*
*Please note, stations marked in bold / red on the map are stops on all services. Those not marked in bold are only serviced by certain services throughout the day.
A variety of services operate on the line including local trains – stopping at most if not all stations – along with the Limited Express Fuji Excursion – stopping at fewer stations including Mt. Fuji (Fujisan), Fujikyu-Highland and Kawaguchiko. It takes between 40 to 60 minutes (depending on which service you choose) to cover the journey from Otsuki Station to the final stop at Kawaguchiko Station. From/to Otsuki Station, expect the following journey times and costs:
— to Mt Fuji (Fujisan) / 35 to 55 minutes / JPY1040 to JPY1640*
— to Fujikyu-Highland / 40 to 60 minutes / JPY1100 to JPY1770
— to Kawaguchiko: 45 to 65 minutes / JPY1170 to JPY1770*
If there is a conveniently timed service, we recommend using the Limited Express Fuji Excursion. There are however many more local services operating each day, and given the time from Otsuki to Kawaguchiko is usually under an hour, utilising local services is just as easy and practical. Fujikyu Railway is a private line and is not covered by any Japan Rail (JR) Pass.
*Visitors heading to Mount Fuji, can disembark at either Mt Fuji Station or Kawaguchiko Station, with bus services running from both stations to the mountain.
RECOMMENDED DESTINATIONS USING THE FUJIKYU RAILWAY LINE
Running from Otsuki Station to multiple stations near the Mount Fuji, the biggest attraction in the region is the mountain. As Japan’s tallest mountain, Fuji is iconic and draws countless visitors each year. Some come to climb it while many others come just to see it, with outstanding views of Fuji available from Kawaguchiko (Kawaguchi Lake), Chureito Pagoda and Oshino Hakkai.
Visitors looking to venture onto the mountain should head to either Mt. Fuji (Fujisan) Station or Kawaguchiko Station, from where buses run to stations on Mount Fuji including the Fuji Subaru Line 5th Station – the most popular place from where to ascend Fuji on the Yoshida Trail.
Fujikyu-Highland Station provides direct access to Fuji-Q Highland amusement park. Known for its fantastic rollercoasters and numerous other rides, Fuji-Q is always popular. Around Kawaguchiko, visitors are spoiled for choice with many excellent hotels and guesthouses affording amazing views of the mountain.
For further information about the attractions and activities around the mountain, please refer to our ’30 Things To Do Around Mount Fuji & Where to Stay’ page.
PLAN YOUR VISIT TO JAPAN
The Fujikyu Railway is just one part of Japan’s fantastic rail network. Unfathomable in its size and efficiency, moving around the country by train is easy and comfortable opening-up all regions of Japan for exploration. Our ‘Plan Your Visit’ page has everything you need to know about visiting Japan – from tips on the best time to travel, times to avoid, entering and exiting the country, money matters, staying connected, accommodation, staying safe and healthy and plenty more to ensure that you get the most out of your time here.