Best views of Mount Fuji
Mount Fuji is such an impressive mountain. It was the one thing I was most looking forward to when being in Japan. I was hoping I could already see Fuji from Tokyo, but the clouds were hiding the top of the mountain. I visited the Kawaguchiko area for a good view of Fuji. I was so lucky that I was in the area on a very clear day.
Below you will find some the spots I visited to see Mount Fuji.
Pick the right accomodation
There is nothing better than waking up in the early morning and seeing Mount Fuji from your accomodation. I stayed at Shogo’s house Aoiso2, as booked via Airbnb. I arrived in the evening, so I didn’t see Fuji. It was therefore a present when I opened the ‘curtains’ in the morning.
It is a bit of a walk up the hill, but being at Chureito Pagoda treats you to a very good view of Mount Fuji. It is also a great spot for sunsets and sunrises.
I believe I took this photo at Shimoyoshida Station. It is just a few stops from Kawaguchiko Station. Of course you can go to any other nearby train stations or any other locations.
Kawaguchi Lake is one of the five lakes nearby Mount Fuji. On a clear day you have a very good view of Mount Fuji. I was at Kawabuchi Lake in november, when the leaves were bright red. It made Fuji even more magical.
Fuji during sunset
Mount Fuji also looks very magical during sunset. It took this photo from Kawaguchi Lake directly after having had some food. It’s location was nearby Maple Corridor, also a must visit during the Autumn months.
Information! Have you been to Mount Fuji and do you know more viewing spots? Let me know!