Fujikyu Railway Line
The Fujikyu Railway Line operates along the Otsuki and Kawaguchiko lines and in doing so, connects Otsuki Station to the most convenient stations in the region around Mount Fuji. For most visitors, the final three stations of 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*
*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.
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.
Recommended Destinations Using the Fujikyu Railway
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 & Central Japan’ page.
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