We have parking available if you wish to visit by car. You can reach Murahamasou in 30 min from Kawaguchi interchange of Chuo Highway. Take Route 139 towards Lake Shoji until you reach Route 358, take a right on 358. When the road splits, go left (continuing around the lake). Murahamasou is about 500 meters ahead on your right. You can park in the gravel area in front of the entrance, or across the road, on the left. We are the ryokan with the blue roof next to the family restaurant.
Would you like to travel by train or bus? There are buses from Shinjuku and Yokohama stations that arrive Kawaguchiko station. Also the train is easy to use from Tokyo. From Shinjuku Station, take JR Chuo line to Otsuki Station. Next change to the Fuji-Kyuko Line to Kawaguchiko Station. You can reach Murahamasou in 25 min by taxi from Kawaguchiko station. Please keep in mind, the taxi will cost around 6000 yen, so it will be much cheaper if you can catch the local bus. You can find the local bus schedule here.
There are only a few buses a day that run all the way to the ryokan, (Shouji-ko stop), 16:08 the last bus leaves Kawaguchiko and comes all the way here, but almost every hour there is one to Akaike, it is a 20-25 min walk from there. If you are sightseeing on the Retrobus, you can catch the local bus at Fugaku Fuketsu (Lava Cave). Please print and take the bus schedule with you. Keep in mind the schedule changes a little during the different seasons (more buses in the summer, etc) so you might want to check at the Station for exact times.
If you need help with directions, please ask or send an email, we can tell you the best route to get here. If you are coming from Osaka or Kyoto, it may be easier to take the Shinkansen to Shizuoka instead of going through Tokyo, especially if you have a JR Pass. Again, there are only afternoon buses from there (no bus after 3 pm), so please email if you want info on this route.
Here is the number for information in English if you have any questions once you arrive: 080-6529-4789 It is a local call from any green payphone. Also the workers at the Kawaguchiko information booth are very helpful, and can help you find the right bus, etc. If you are arriving late after the last bus, please let us know ahead of time, if you can. There are no buses after around 5:45, so it is best to plan to arrive in the afternoon.
Mount Fuji Ryokan Minshuku Murahamasou 807 Shoji Fujikawaguchiko Machi Minami Tsurugun Yamanashi Japan 401-0336