*There are so many things to do in the Fuji 5 lakes area. From Kawaguchiko
train station there is a bus that can take you directly to 5th station if you want
to climb Mount Fuji. Don't forget to buy your walking stick there, you can get
stamps burned on to it at each mountain hut to make a nice souvenir! Also,
foreign climbers can get a climbing certificate from Yamanashi Tourist
Association online free (be sure to take a picture at the summit to prove it).
The link to get yours is on the LINKS page. Climbing the mountain has it's
dangers, and there are certain supplies you need to bring with you. We can
help you get supplies,maps, information, etc, please ask!
*There is a tour bus (Retro Bus) that makes a loop around this area,
stopping at local sightseeing places. A 2 day pass is just 1300 yen. We have
one of the world's tallest roller coasters at Fuji-Q Highland amusement park,
onsen, shrines, caves, parks, ropeway, lake cruise, monkey show,
museums, and please try this region's most famous food, houtou at one of
the many houtou shops in town!
*If you want to take a nice easy day hike, about 10 minutes walking you can
reach the Panorama trail, climb to the top and get a spectacular view of
Mount Fuji. Many professional photographers use this spot.
*The Ryokan's neighboring business is a family syle restaurant, and within a
10-15 minute walk you can reach a convenience store. There is a bus stop
within 1 minute of walking.
*Sengen shrine is in nearby Fujiyoshida, built at the foot of mount Fuji
centuries ago. It is a beautiful sight to see, surrounded by forest and huge
very old trees. This is where the traditional Fuji climb begins, some people
still like to start their hike from here, it is where the climbers got blessed
before hiking up the mountain many years ago.
*There is hiking and horseback riding in this area, and we have boat rental
for fishing or viewing of Mt Fuji from the lake. There is also skiing close to
this area in the winter.
*If you want to take a slow pace and have a picnic at the lake, that's ok too!
*Do you have ideas of what you would like to do and see while you are here?
Check our links page for lots of good info.
Maybe you would like to learn how to wear a summer yukata, or attend some
of the summer matsuris (festivals) and see the fireworks over the lake.