Mt. Fuji is a symbol of Japan and it is the highest mountain in Japan.
In this article, we introduce the places you can see the best view of Mt.Fuji.
These places are something you might see in many postcards and you can take a great pictures of Mt.Fuji. Since it’s not very far from Tokyo, let’s take a day trip from Tokyo!
Outdoor Activities around Mt.Fuji
- Map of the Best Viewing Spots
- When is the Best Season to See?
- When is the Best Season to Climb?
- Read More Articles Related to Mt.Fuji
Map of the Best Viewing Spots
1. Arakurayama Sengen Park
This is one of the most famous viewing spot of Mt. Fuji. It was not very famous in Japan before but since the picture got famous worldwide, many tourists started visiting this spot. In spring, you can see the beautiful view with cherry blossom and Mt.Fuji together.
Oishi park is located besides lake Kawaguchi which is one of the famous lakes near Mt. Fuji. You can see Mt. Fuji with beautiful flower throughout the season.
On 1,000 yen bill, you can find the print of Mt.Fuji.
From Lake Motosu, you can see the same scenery of it! This place is known as one of the most beautiful view of Mt.Fuji.
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At Asagiri Kogen, you can do paragliding! Paragliding with the best view of Mt.Fuji will definitely make your trip special.
Tanuki lake is located in the west side of Mt.Fuji. It is a great spot to see both sunrise and sunset with the view of Mt.Fuji. If you are lucky, you can see the Diamond Fuji which is the phenomenon where the sun seems to sit on the top of Mt.Fuji and looks like a sparkling diamond.
6.Fujisan Hongu Sengen Taisha Shrine
At Arakurayama sengen park(No.1), you can take a picture of Mt. Fuji with Chureito (5 stories pagoda but at Fujisan Hongu Sengen Taisha Shrine, you can take a picture of Mt. Fuji with Torii (red gate). It’s the head shrine of 1300 Sengen Shrine.
7.Miho no Matsubara
Miho no Matsubara is a scenic area on the Miho peninsura in Shizuoka city.
7 kilometres long seashore is lined with pine trees and you can enjoy the calm and relaxing time there.
8.Awashima Marin Park
Awashima Marin Park is located in the south of Mt. Fuji.
You can find beautiful Mt. Fuji from seaside.
9.Mishima Sky Walk
Mishima Sky Walk which opened in December 2015 located in Mishima City, Shizuoka.
It’s the longest pedestrian bridge in Japan and its length is 400 meters long.
You can enjoy the beautiful view of Mt.Fuji while walking across the bridge.
Other Places to Visit in Shizuoka
10.Narukawa Art Museum (Ashinoko lake)
Hakone is a popular place to visit in Japan since you can see the view of Mt.Fuji and enjoy hot springs. Narukawa Art Museum is one of the best viewing spots near Ashinoko lake.
Owakudani is another popular spot in Hakone to see the best view of Mt.Fuji.
We recommend to take a rope way to see the gorgeous view over Owakudani!
Check out Private guided tour in Hakone!
Other Places to Visit in Kanagawa
You can see Mt.Fuji even in Tokyo! Tokyo Skytree is one of the best viewing spot.
It’s visible only in the sunny days so choose the date carefully to go there.
There are more places you can see the Tokyo skyline and Mt.Fuji, check out the article below for more information!
When is the Best Season to See?
The interesting analysis shows the highest ratio of the number of the days you can see Mt. Fuji from Fuji city, Shizuoka (mapped No.6) in 2018 is in January and February. These are the coldest months in Japan so usually people would avoid these months to travel. But surprisingly, over 70% of the month, there are the days we can see Mt. Fuji.
On the contrary, only 30% of the month there are the days you can see Mt.Fuji in summer season. There are lots of beautiful days but often clouds would hide the mountain and you can’t see.
If you couldn’t watch Mt. Fuji while you are in Japan, you don’t have to be disappointed.
It is said that Mt. Fuji is hidden from the sight when Mt. Fuji find a handsome guy or a beautiful woman.
Do you want to know why?
Please join any tours and ask a guide about it!
When is the Best Season to Climb?
Climbing up Mt. Fuji is really valuable experience.
Although it’s the highest mountain in Japan, it’s not very difficult to climb. You can see many children climbing Mt. Fuji too!
But the mountain hat opens only in July and August so if you want to climb Mt.Fuji, go there in July and August. It is quite popular in the season, so book the mountain hat beforehand!