• May 14, 2020

    Mt Fuji (Fujisan) Station

    Also known as Fujisan Station, Mt Fuji Station is the third last stop on the Fujikyu Railway Line. Running from the terminals of Otsuki Station and nearby Kawaguchiko Station, the line is one of ...
  • May 14, 2020

    Kawaguchiko Station

    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 ...
  • May 13, 2020

    Japan Rail (JR) Pass

    Most international visitors coming to and from Nagano will make at least one journey on Japan’s famous shinkansen. Often referred to as the ‘Bullet Train’, the shinkansen network spans the countr...
  • November 8, 2017

    Best Views of Mount Fuji

    Fuji is a beautiful and awe-inspiring sight. Given its tremendous size, it can be seen at great distance and from an endless array of angles meaning that there is no one place from which to view the ...
  • November 8, 2017

    Climbing Mount Fuji

    Fuji’s official climbing season runs from early-July until mid-September, during which time, all trails and mountain facilities are open. Weather is typically mild and this time and all snow will be ...
  • November 7, 2017

    Kawaguchiko (Kawaguchi Lake)

    Kawaguchiko or ‘Kawaguchi Lake’ is one of five large bodies of water making-up Fujigoko or the ‘Fuji Five Lakes’. Of the five, Kawaguchiko is the easiest to access and offers the most attractions aro...
  • November 6, 2017

    Chureito Pagoda

    Relatively unknown until recent years, Chureito Pagoda is part of the small Arakura Sengen Shrine Complex located nearby Kawaguchiko. The pagoda sits above the main shrine, accessed via a long – near...
  • November 5, 2017

    Oshino Hakkai

    Oshino Hakkai is a reconstructed traditional village centred around eight naturally occurring ponds, fed by the snowmelt each spring. Bridges and paths lead between the ponds and past traditional tha...
  • November 4, 2017

    Fujiyoshida Sengen Shrine

    Fujiyoshida Sengen Shrine is one of many around Fuji dedicated to the Shinto goddess, Konohara-sakyua Hime. Translating as ‘Princess Blossom of the Trees’, the deity and this shrine have a strong ass...