Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Japan 2017: The Majestic Mt. Fuji

Mt. Fuji is one of the world’s most famous mountains.  It is not the highest as it only peaks at 3,776 meters.  What makes it extraordinary is being snow-capped for most time of the year. 

Visiting Mount Fuji is part of our itinerary for our 11-days Japan trip.  We don’t want to climb up to the 5th station of Mt. Fuji; we just want to have a closer view of this famous mountain. 

Mt Fuji lies at the boundaries of Shizouka and Yamanashi prefectures.  It is surrounded by five lakes: Kawaguchiko, Yamanaka, Sai, Motosu, and Shoji.  There is a theme park located at Yamanashi prefecture called Fuji-Q, so we decided to visit this place to have a closer look at Mt. Fuji.

We booked the Highway Bus to Kawaguchiko online to secure seats at the time we want to travel to Yamanashi.  Adults cost JPY 1750, while kids’ Neo’s age is free as long as he will not take a seat.  Payment was made at Shinjuku Expressway Bus Terminal 4F.  The bus left exactly on time and travel time was less than 2 hours. 

Even before we entered Kawaguchiko, we already had a wonderful view of Mt. Fuji inside the bus.  It was very beautiful.  

View of Mt. Fuji inside the Highway Bus.

The bus stopped at Fuji-Q theme park, but we decided to alight at Kawaguchiko station to visit Lake Kawaguchiko.  Lake Kawaguchiko is 800meters away from Kawaguchiko station.

Kawaguchiko Station. 

Lake Kawaguchiko. 

We had a nice time walking to Lake Kawaguchiko and had experience seeing snow for the first time.  Not really snowfall, but just snow in our paths – and it was very okay with us since Neo and I are first timers in seeing real snow.

After spending quite some time at Lake Kawaguchiko, we went to Fuji-Q theme park.  We rode the Fujikyu Railway from Kawaguchiko station to Fuji-Q costing JPY170.  Mt. Fuji is visible in every area of Fuji-Q.  But there’s a view deck where you can take nice pictures of Mt. Fuji.

One of Fuji-Q’s attractions with Mt. Fuji on the background. 

So if you have a day to spare in Tokyo, I highly suggest you spend it at Kawaguchiko in Yamanashi Prefecture to see Mt. Fuji all in its majestic glory.  


  1. This is part of my itinerary when we went to Japan but because of the weather and napagod na din kami sa TokyoDisneySea, hindi na namin napush. I wish we can go back to Japan again so we will have the chance to see Mt. Fuji too. YUng Fuji Q, ito ba yung may Thomas?

    1. We went here naman before going to Tokyo DisneySea and Disneyland. We were thinking ahead na that when we visit Disneyland, talagang pagod haha. Yes, FujiQ is where Thomas Land is located. :)

  2. Mt. Fuji is so majestic even from afar. What more if you're really close to it. I also like the lake 'coz it looks so serene. I can imagine really enjoying walking around that place too.

  3. It's so beautiful! You're very lucky to have seen it in person kahit na nasa malayo ka. I stared at the picture for quite a few seconds kasi I really admired its beauty.

  4. Mt. Fuji is such a beauty. Would love to see it as well even from afar. Thanks for the tip on where to have the nicest view of this majestic scenery.

  5. Mt Fuji is splendid. I remember watching about Mt Fuji in this ABS CBN teleserye. Dun ko nalaman that it doesn't show pala all the time, hihi. And that there's really a special spot to go to to really see it. :)


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