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Lake Kawaguchi

Lake Kawaguchiko, the most easily accessible of the Fuji Five Lakes by Trains and Buses. Not only are there great views of Mt Fuji a drawing point for Overseas Visitors, but the Nature walks. Boat rides, Ropeway and the Narutal Hot Springs through the city are all very popular. You can even stay in some accommodation that offers private views of Mt Fuji from your room.

Another option to get close to Mt Fuji is to visit the city of Lake Kawaguchiko. Very easy to access from Tokyo or even on the way back from Osaka, Kyoto directions. There are Five Lakes that surround Mt Fuji, and by far the most easy to get to is Lake Kawagiuchi by Train or Express Bus. Lake Kawaguchi is also a Hor Springs resort, and you can stay in many of the high quality Japanese Tradtional Inns (Ryokan). Located on the lake's eastern side, Lake Kawaguchi has amazing views of Mt Fuji which is only approx. 30 minutes away. If you are lucky you can even stay in a Hotel room that has a private view of Mt Fuji.    

Obviously Mt Fuji views can not be guaranteed every day of the Year. There are some months that are more likely to have Mt Fuji visible than others. Generaly mornings are better for the Mt Fuji views, and trust us, it is worth getting up that little bit earlier and wake up to be greeting by the 3000+ mountain.

Late afternoons are also great for views and if it is a fine day you may also be able to see Mt Fuji even if there are clouds covering the summit area.

There are many other attractions available around Lake Kawaguchi, such as hot spring baths, various museums, and the Fuji Q amusement park. On and around the lake itself, there are boat tours and a ropeway leading onto a small mountain next to the lake. Plus Lake Kawaguchi has uncountable numbers of Nature and Hiking tracks around the lake.

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Scott and the team did an outstanding job in accommodating all of our requests. We were especially impressed with the arrangement of the Chinese-speaking tour gide, Kitagawa-san, and that he managed to book the best room at Arima hot springs resort, plus the microbrewery for sake in Kyoto, the Matsui Shuzo brewery. We had such a good time, especially as it was my parents' first time visiting Japan. They now like it so much they want to visit the country every year! The Arima hot springs was truly a once in a lifetime experience. Everything from the in-room kaiseki cuisine to the in-room soaking tub on the balcony and the views! We could not have asked for more. We would probably pick a cooler time to visit, which of course is not the fault of any agency! We would like to come at a different time such as April or March to experience the sakura blossom season, and so we can walk around and it wouldn't be so warm. We would also probably space out the major meals, such as the kobe beef lunch and the hot springs kaiseki meals, as we were super full after that day! Finally we would probably have spent more on the hotel rooms in Tokyo, the accommodations were neat and clean and the breakfast was great, alongside a great location, but the rooms were quite small even for Japan.... READ MORE

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Actively away from Big Cities

If you are not a City person, and would rather be active in the Natural environment, this may just well be for you.

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