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5 Best Hotels Near Mount Fuji: Enjoy Spectacular Views Near Lake Kawaguchi and Fuji-Q Highland

5 Best Hotels Near Mount Fuji: Enjoy Spectacular Views Near Lake Kawaguchi and Fuji-Q Highland

Date published: 4 February 2021
Last updated: 17 February 2021

A trip to Mount Fuji tops many travelers' bucket lists, but where to stay in the area? We've put together a list of five resort hotels near Mount Fuji that are less than two hours from Shinjuku via the JR/Fuji Kyuko Fuji Excursion limited express train.

At each of these accommodations, you can enjoy a magnificent view of Mt. Fuji, and there are other popular tourist destinations nearby to make your trip fulfilling. They all have COVID-19 countermeasures in place so that you can stay with peace of mind.

Table of Contents
  1. 1. Fuji View Hotel: You'll love the changing views of Mt. Fuji from these expansive grounds
  2. 2. La Vista Fujikawaguchiko: The feeling of southern France and a view of Mt. Fuji
  3. 3. Hotel Mount Fuji: Enjoy the tranquil scenery of Japan's famous mountain and Lake Yamanaka
  4. 4. Hotel Mystays Fuji Onsen Resort: Perfect for sightseeing around Mt. Fuji
  5. 5. Highland Resort Hotel & Spa: Recommended for guests going to Fuji-Q Highland
  6. Other recommended hotels near Mount Fuji

1. Fuji View Hotel: You'll love the changing views of Mt. Fuji from these expansive grounds

1. Fuji View Hotel: You'll love the changing views of Mt. Fuji from these expansive grounds
Situated next to Lake Kawaguchi

Katsuyama is a highland village abundant in greenery, located just west of the center of Lake Kawaguchi on the south side. It's a prime destination for water sports like windsurfing and black bass fishing.

The Fuji View Hotel is convenient, with a free shuttle bus from Kawaguchiko station and English-speaking staff.

Cherry blossoms and hydrangeas give the garden a variety of seasonal looks

Founded in 1936 and possessing a history of more than 80 years, the hotel grounds cover a vast area of approximately 10 hectares (25 acres). There are tennis courts and golf courses on the premises, as well as gardens to enjoy in all seasons.

Moderate Twin room (Mt. Fuji side) with an exceptional view of Mt. Fuji

The rooms offer a panoramic view of Mt. Fuji and guests can choose between those on the Lake Kawaguchi side or on the garden side, which has charming natural scenery that changes with the seasons.

There's a variety of room types including Western-style rooms with beds, rooms that combine Japanese and Western styles with tatami mats, and fully Japanese-style rooms. All have free Wi-Fi.

The bold atmosphere of the men's bath

Fuji View Hotel's hot spring is called "Shurei no Yu," and is one of five hot springs of the Kawaguchiko Onsenkyo. The décor of the baths differs, with the men's bath designed like a classic folk house bearing a sense of strength and profundity, while the women's bath is reminiscent of the warm delicacy of a Kyoto townhouse.

Guests with tattoos may use the baths but must use free tattoo covering stickers.

Special kaiseki menu featuring Koshu beef and elaborate dishes

The beautiful main dining room serves full-course meals of French cuisine and a la carte dishes made with plenty of local ingredients, as well as fresh seasonal kaiseki (home-style Japanese) meals.

Countermeasures against Covid-19
•Cleaning, disinfection, and sterilization of facilities
•Implementation of regular cleaning, ventilation, and disinfection
•Hand sanitizer made available
•Plastic partitions installed
•Contactless body temperature scanner installed at hotel entrance
•Air purifiers in al rooms
•Masks available at the restaurant
•Social distancing measures in place
•Spacious seating arrangements
•Limiting the number of patrons using the communal baths
•Staff wear masks, disinfect, monitor temperatures, and thoroughly manage health
•Masks required for guests
•Guest temperature and health checks enforced
•Those who are feeling ill are requested to refrain from entering

  • Fuji View Hotel
    富士ビュ-ホテル
    • Address 511 Katsuyama, Fujikawaguchiko, Minamitsuru District, Yamanashi 401-0310
    • Nearest Station 10 minutes from Kawaguchiko station on the Fujikyu Kawaguchiko Line Fuji Kyuko bus (bound for Saiko / Motosuko) to Katsuyama bus stop, then 10 minutes on the Retro Bus to Shikishima no Matsu bus stop, followed by a short walk
    • Phone Number 0555-83-2211
    • Phone: 0555-83-2211
      Hours: Reception 10:00 - 18:00

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2. La Vista Fujikawaguchiko: The feeling of southern France and a view of Mt. Fuji

2. La Vista Fujikawaguchiko: The feeling of southern France and a view of Mt. Fuji
Resembling a citadel in Provence

La Vista Fujikawaguchiko is northeast of Lake Kawaguchiko. The area is home to the world-famous music boxes and automated musical instruments of the Kawaguchiko Music Forest Museum and the 600-meter Kawaguchiko Maple Corridor lined with spectacular red leaves in autumn.

As a hotel near Mount Fuji, it is easily accessible via the free shuttle bus from Kawaguchiko Station, the staff speak English, and hotel information is available in English as well.

Rose Double room with an open-air View Bath on the terrace
Mt. Fuji behind Lake Kawaguchi as seen from View Bath

La Vista Fujikawaguchiko is designed to have an atmosphere reminiscent of Provence in southeastern France. Continuing the motif on the interior, guest rooms have Provencal designs on the walls, furnishings, and terrace railings.

From the View Bath, you can enjoy the magnificent view of Mt. Fuji rising above Lake Kawaguchi, and all rooms have free Wi-Fi.

An open-air bath with Mt. Fuji before your eyes

The large communal bath is in the part of the building closest to Mt. Fuji and Lake Kawaguchi. If you take an open-air bath, you'll not only get a closer view, but also feel the breeze from the mountains and lakes. There are also four private baths and bedrock baths to suit different tastes. Guests with tattoos are allowed to use private baths only.

Dinner is a full-course seasonal Western meal

Breakfast and dinner are served at the restaurant, which has a great view of Mt. Fuji, and dishes feature the seasonal tastes of locally sourced ingredients. Dinner consists of an eight-dish, full-course Western meal. For breakfast, the Japanese and Western buffet is stocked with local fruit and vegetables. (*Source may change due to measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19.)

Countermeasures against Covid-19
•Cleaning, disinfection, and sterilization of facilities
•Implementation of regular cleaning, ventilation, and disinfection
•Hand sanitizer made available
•Plastic partitions installed
•Simplified check-in
•Social distancing measures in place
•Spacious seating arrangements
•Limiting the number of patrons using the large communal bath
•Temporary closure of bar lounge
•Staff wear masks, disinfect, and monitor temperatures
•Masks required for guests
•Guest temperature and health checks enforced
•Those who are feeling ill are requested to refrain from entering

  • La Vista
    ラビスタ富士河口湖
    • Address 2395 Kawaguchi, Fujikawaguchiko, Minamitsuru District, Yamanashi 401-0304
    • Nearest Station 11 minutes by free shuttle bus from Kawaguchiko Station on the Fujikyu Kawaguchiko Line
    • Phone Number 0555-76-5220

3. Hotel Mount Fuji: Enjoy the tranquil scenery of Japan's famous mountain and Lake Yamanaka

3. Hotel Mount Fuji: Enjoy the tranquil scenery of Japan's famous mountain and Lake Yamanaka
The location overlooks Mt. Fuji and Lake Yamanaka

Hotel Mount Fuji is located near another of the Five Lakes of Fuji, Lake Yamanaka. Constructed as "a hotel built to see Mt. Fuji," the mountain can be seen from every part of the facility. The best vantage point is from the courtyard, offering a different sight in each season.

To get there, take a fixed-route bus from Mt. Fuji Station to the Hotel Mount Fuji Iriguchi bus stop or a free shuttle bus from the hotel. Hotel staff can speak English, making your stay a smooth one.

Standard Twin room with Lake Yamanaka below and Mt. Fuji on the right

Guest rooms are available in a wide variety of luxury and sizes. There are Western-style rooms, Japanese-Western-style rooms with tatami mats, and Japanese-style rooms. Many offer a breathtaking view of Mt. Fuji and Lake Yamanaka, which you can enjoy privately if desired. Free Wi-Fi is standard in all rooms.

The open-air Hanare no Yu bath offers a dynamic view of Mt. Fuji
The Dodentsutsuji no Yu bath and sauna facilities with a superb view of Mt. Fuji

Hotel Mount Fuji has two hot springs – Hanare no Yu and Dodentsutsuji no Yu (no tattoos allowed). Hanare no Yu is a semi-open-air bath with a panoramic view of Mt. Fuji, while Dodentsutsuji no Yu features an open-air bath and a loyly sauna.

The atmosphere of the open-air bath changes at night against the fantastic backdrop of Mt. Fuji and Lake Yamanaka. The springs originate from the Yamanakako hot spring's Akafuji no Yu and are comfortably colorless, transparent, tasteless, and odorless.

Authentic French courses with seasonal freshness

The hotel's restaurants serve authentic French courses and Japanese meals, and a third - a buffet restaurant - is open on weekends.

Colorful French cuisine in a classic interior creates a relaxed and calm atmosphere, while seasonal Japanese dishes can be enjoyed at tables facing the courtyard or in private rooms for small groups. The buffet uses plentiful Yamanashi ingredients served within view of Mt. Fuji. The choice is yours!

Countermeasures against Covid-19
•Cleaning, disinfection, and sterilization of facilities
•Implementation of regular cleaning, ventilation, and disinfection
•Hand sanitizer made available
•Plastic partitions installed
•Rooms, disinfected, deodorized, and cleaned with an ozone generator
•Social distancing measures in place
•Spacious seating arrangements
•Limited use of restaurant requested
Buffet dishes are covered and served on individual plates
•Staff wear masks, disinfect, monitor temperatures, and thoroughly manage health
•Masks required for guests
•Guest temperature and health checks enforced
•Those who are feeling ill are requested to refrain from entering

  • Hotel Mount Fuji
    ホテルマウント富士
    • Address 1360-83, Yamanaka, Yamanakako-mura, Minamitsuru-gun, Yamanashi
    • Nearest Station 30 minutes from Mt. Fuji Station on the Fujikyu Kawaguchiko line on the Fujikyu route bus (bound for Lake Yamanaka / Gotenba) to Mt. Fuji / Yamanakako bus stop, then 10 minutes by free shuttle bus
    • Phone Number 0555-62-2111

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4. Hotel Mystays Fuji Onsen Resort: Perfect for sightseeing around Mt. Fuji

4. Hotel Mystays Fuji Onsen Resort: Perfect for sightseeing around Mt. Fuji
An excellent location for sightseeing around Mt. Fuji

Hotel MyStays Fuji Onsen Resort is perfect for sightseeing excursions around Mt. Fuji, like visiting Fuji-Q Highland and Lake Kawaguchi. The hotel is only about a 5-minute walk from Fujikyu-Highland Station.

The facility provides multilingual service with multinational staff and translation software, and information is posted in five languages (Japanese, English, Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese, Korean). The front desk accepts electronic payment services such as Alipay and WeChat Pay, and free Wi-Fi is available anywhere in the hotel.

A Family Triple View room that can accommodate up to three people

The various room types can accommodate one to four people. Some rooms have corner windows and a spectacular view of Mt. Fuji and Fuji-Q Highland.

The view of Mt. Fuji from the large communal bath on the top floor is exceptional

The large public bath on the top floor boasts an outstanding view. You can enjoy the ever-changing scenery of Mt. Fuji, when it's lit up by sunrise or sunset, for example, from the large public bath or an open-air bath.

While admiring the inspiring vista, you can find relaxation in the natural chloride and sulfate hot springs with relatively low carbon dioxide levels. If you have tattoos, free tattoo covering stickers must be used.

Terrace dining at Chef's Recipe with a view of Mt. Fuji
A healthy breakfast with plenty of vegetables

The buffet overlooks Mt. Fuji and offers dinners featuring seasonal ingredients and local dishes unique to Yamanashi. The kitchen also serves steak and fresh hoto – a Yamanashi noodle soup. For breakfast, time-consuming stewed dishes such as pot-au-feu use seasonal mountain ingredients and the daily salad and Japanese menu are also substantial.

Countermeasures against Covid-19
•Cleaning, disinfection, and sterilization of facilities
•Implementation of regular cleaning, ventilation, and disinfection
•Hand sanitizer made available
•Plastic partitions installed
•Rooms, disinfected, deodorized, and cleaned with an ozone generator
•Social distancing measures in place
•Spacious seating arrangements
•Regular replacement of buffet cutlery and staff maintaining separation from guests
•Staff wear masks, disinfect, and monitor temperatures
•Masks required for guests
•Guest temperature and health checks enforced
•Prompt and appropriate actions taken under the direction of a health center if a guest feels ill

  • Hotel Mystays Fuji Onsen Resort
    ホテルマイステイズ富士山 展望温泉
    • Address 2654, Arakura, Fujiyoshida-shi, Yamanashi
    • Nearest Station 5-minute walk from Fujikyu Highland Station on the Fujikyu Kawaguchiko Line
    • Phone Number 0555-21-7510

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5. Highland Resort Hotel & Spa: Recommended for guests going to Fuji-Q Highland

5. Highland Resort Hotel & Spa: Recommended for guests going to Fuji-Q Highland
A 3-minute walk from Fuji-Q Highland

Fuji-Q Highland is a popular amusement park near Mt. Fuji. Highland Resort Hotel & Spa is the park's hotel. Besides being very conveniently located right next to Fuji-Q Highland, guests receive exclusive benefits like priority admission to the park 15 minutes before it opens.

You can use the free shuttle bus from Fujikyu Highland Station or Mt. Fuji Station to get to the hotel. There are English-speaking staff, making patronage easier for overseas customers.

The Junior Suite on the Grand Executive Floor is spacious and relaxing

The lineup of guest rooms will fit any budget, from attractive standard and casual rooms, to suites and grand executive floors where you can enjoy a higher-grade accommodation experience. All rooms have free Wi-Fi, and you can choose from rooms with an amazing view of Mt. Fuji or the exciting lights of the amusement park.

There are also special themed rooms featuring popular characters such as Naruto or Gaspard and Lisa that can accommodate 5 to 6 people, making them a great option for families.

The truly Japanese-style natural hot spring of Fujiyama Onsen replicates "Machiya style"

As a Highland Resort Hotel & Spa guest, you can use the Fujiyama Onsen next door for free (tattoos not allowed).

The "pure Japanese style bath room" has a warm wooden atmosphere, and the 12-meter-high ceiling and an area of over 330 square meters make it one of the largest baths in Japan. The large communal bath complex has five indoor and outdoor baths where you can treat yourself to natural hydrogen carbonate hot springs, which are rare in Japan.

Enjoy the view of Mt. Fuji and a buffet at Fujiyama Terrace
A luxurious buffet with 80 different dishes

There are four restaurants: Japanese, Italian, Chinese, and a buffet (some may be subject to closure). At the Fujiyama Terrace buffet, you can enjoy your meal while gazing at the surreal view of Mt. Fuji. All four restaurants serve dishes made with carefully selected seasonal ingredients.

Countermeasures against Covid-19
•Cleaning, disinfection, and sterilization of facilities
•Implementation of regular cleaning, ventilation, and disinfection
•Hand sanitizer made available
•Plastic partitions installed
•Rooms, disinfected, deodorized, and cleaned with an ozone generator
•Social distancing measures in place
•Spacious seating arrangements
•Limited use of restaurant requested
Buffet dishes are covered and served on individual plates
•Staff wear masks, disinfect, and monitor temperatures
•Masks required for guests
•Guest temperature and health checks enforced
•Those who are feeling ill are requested to refrain from entering

  • Highland Resort Hotel & Spa
    ハイランドリゾート ホテル&スパ
    • Address 5-6-1, Shinnishihara, Fujiyoshida-shi, Yamanashi
    • Nearest Station 25 minutes by free shuttle bus from Mt. Fuji Station on the Fujikyu
    • Phone Number 0555-22-1000

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Staying at one of these resort hotels near Mount Fuji makes sightseeing in the area, which is already full of highlights, an even more memorable experience.

These five hotels all offer views of Mt. Fuji from the guest rooms, and you can erase the fatigue of your trip in the natural hot springs and dine on exquisite dishes made with local ingredients.

Why not come to the Mt. Fuji area and discover a favorite hotel that you'll want to come back to again and again!

* Due to the influence of COVID-19, business hours may be changed and temporary closures or changes in services may occur.

English translation by Gabriel Wilkinson

Written by:

Mae Kakizaki

Mae Kakizaki

Active as a freelance writer and editor since 2019. Utilizing her background as a monthly magazine and portal site editor, she currently contributes walk-around-town articles to websites.

Other recommended hotels near Mount Fuji

  • Mizno Hotel
    湖のホテル
    • Address 187 Azagawa, Fujikawaguchiko, Minamitsuru District, Yamanashi 401-0303
    • Phone Number 055-572-1234

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  • Kozantei Ubuya
    うぶや
    • Address 10 Azagawa, Fujikawaguchiko, Minamitsuru District, Yamanashi 401-0303
    • Phone Number 055-572-1145
*This information is from the time of this article's publication.
*Prices and options mentioned are subject to change.
*Unless stated otherwise, all prices include tax.

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