Kawaguchiko Station is the terminus of the Fujikyu Railway Line and as such, one of the most convenient stations for accessing Mount Fuji and the surrounding area. On this page you will find the following information:
It’s worth noting that Kawaguchiko Station is located nearby Mt Fuji (Fujisan) Station, another convenient point from where to head to the nearby mountain. The areas surrounding both stations offer plenty of accommodation making them popular with visitors heading to Fuji, including those intending to climb the mountain.
Whether you intend to climb or simply enjoy the views of Japan’s most iconic landscape, there’s plenty on offer both on and around the mountain. See ’30 Things to Do Around Fuji & Where to Stay’ below for lots of great tips and suggestions of what’s on offer in the Central Japan and the best places to find accommodation nearby the mountain.
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, terminating at Kawaguchiko Station. 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. This train line is not covered by any Japan Rail (JR) Pass.
BUS SERVICES TO MOUNT FUJI
Visitors intending to climb Mount Fuji can use the Fujikyuko Bus service from the station to head to the Fuji Subaru Line 5th Station. Enroute the bus also stops at the 3rd and 4th stations. It is worth noting that the bus originates at nearby Mt. Fuji (Fujisan) Station and can be very busy, especially during the climbing season from July to September. To get a seat on the bus, it’s best to start from Mt. Fuji Station from where it takes around 60 minutes to reach the 5th station (or 50 minutes from Kawaguchiko Station).
A one-way journey costs around JPY1570 per adult or JPY2300 for a round-trip. Several sightseeing buses also operate from the station, carrying visitors to many nearby destinations. For further information, please refer to the Fujikyoko Bus website.
ACCOMMODATION NEARBY THE STATION
Given the proximity of Kawaguchiko to Mount Fuji, the area around the station and lake is home to many excellent hotels and guesthouses. Many have their own ‘onsen’ (hot springs) from where you can take in the view of Fuji. With many attractions and activities spread around the Kawaguchiko area, it is an ideal place to stay overnight or explore over multiple days. For accommodation listings in the area, please refer to our ‘Kawaguchiko (Kawaguchi Lake) Onsen Area’ page.
30 THINGS TO DO AROUND FUJI & WHERE TO STAY
Whether you plan to climb the mountain or just want to see it in all its grandeur, there are plenty of reasons to visit Mount Fuji throughout the year. Our ’30 Things To Do Around Fuji & Where To Stay’ page has lots of great tips and suggestions of what’s on offer on and near the mountain including other great destinations in Central Japan.
HOW TO GET TO MOUNT FUJI
Visitors heading to Fuji can make the journey using public transport, their own car or arrange a tour or charter. For information on how to reach the famous mountain, see our ‘How To Get To Mount Fuji’ page.
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