Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park

From Wikivoyage
Asia > East Asia > Japan > Kanto > Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park
Jump to: navigation, search
Mt. Fuji at sunrise, seen from the Fuji Five Lakes

Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park (富士箱根伊豆国立公園) straddles Yamanashi, Shizuoka, Kanagawa and Tokyo prefectures.

Understand[edit]

The Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park is a sprawling 1200 sq.km. zone that covers not only Mount Fuji itself, but also the Fuji Five Lakes, Hakone, parts of the Izu Peninsula and all of the Izu Islands, stretching several hundred kilometers south from the Japanese mainland.

Mammious rocks

Landscape[edit]

Owakudani, Hakone

While the park is dominated by Mount Fuji, which is (in good weather) visible from all parts except the southernmost islands, the local landscape is in entirety volcanic. In particular, a number of the volcanoes on the Izu Islands are still active.

Flora and fauna[edit]

Climate[edit]

Get in[edit]

Routes vary widely depending on where exactly you're going, but it's safe to say that the most common starting point is Tokyo. Cities near the park include Odawara, Fuji, and Numazu.

Fees/Permits[edit]

Get around[edit]

Do[edit]

The volcanic activity of the park means that there are hot springs galore. Those in Hakone are the easiest accessed from Tokyo, but the Izu Peninsula is also a popular weekend getaway.

Drink[edit]

Sleep[edit]

  • Fuji Lake Hotel1, Funatsu, Fuji-kawaguchiko-machi, Minamitsuru-gun, Yamanashi 401-0301, Japan (About 10 minutes walk from Kawaguchiko Station.),  +81 555-72-2209. Check-in: 3:00pm, check-out: 10:00am. Guests can enjoy the view of Mt. Fuji from both room and bathroom. The chartered barrier-free open-air baths are also popular.
  • Kozantei Ubuya10 Asakawa, Fujikawaguchiko-machi, Minamitsuru-gun, Yamanashi, Japan (About 30 minutes walk from Kawaguchiko Station.),  +81 555-72-1145. Check-in: 2:00pm, check-out: 11:00am. A high class Japanese-style inn with views of Mt.Fuji and Kawaguchiko from both the bedrooms and the large bathrooms. The bathrooms also feature an open-air bath.
  • Kasuitei-Ooya4025 Funatsu, Fujikawaguchiko-machi, Minamitsuru-gun, Yamanashi, Japan (About 10 minutes walk from Kawaguchiko Station.),  +81 555-72-1212. Check-in: 3:00pm, check-out: 10:00am. Kasuitei Ooya is contemporary Japanese style inn standing just on the shore of Lake Kawaguchi. It has renovated rooms with private open-air bath and observation bathroom. Guests can enjoy more hot springs than ever before.
  • Fuji-View Hotel511 Katsuyama, Fujikawaguchiko-machi, Minamitsuru-gun, Yamanashi, Japan (8 min by taxi from Kawaguchiko Station.),  +81 555-83-2211. Check-in: 2:00pm, check-out: 11:00am. The Fuji View Hotel stands just on the shore of Kawaguchiko. Guests can appreciate natural beauties including the garden in the hotel property. The garden accommodates gorgeous view of blossoms of over 300 cherry trees in over 99,000 square meters (110,000 square yards).
  • Shuhokaku Kogetsu2312, Kawaguchi, Fuji Kawaguchiko-machi, Minamitsuru-gun, Yamanashi-ken, 401-0304 (Take the Retro Bus Kawaguchiko Line to Kubota Kazutake Bijyutsukan or call at the front desk for a pickup bus.),  +81 555-76-8888. Check-in: 3:00pm, check-out: 10:00am. This hotel is located near Kawaguchiko and All rooms and hot springs have a magnificent view of Mt. Fuji. Guests can enjoy the beautiful Mt. Fuji changing its feature from season to season.
  • Fuji Royal Hotel Kawaguchiko6713-22 Funatsu, Fujikawaguchikomachi, Minamitsuru-gun, Yamanashi, 401-0301, Japan (Take the Fuji Kyuko Retro-Bus and get off at Kawaguchiko Herb-kan.),  +81 555-73-2228. Check-in: 3:00pm, check-out: 10:00am. The most reasonable hostel with hot spring in the Kawaguchiko area.

Stay safe[edit]

Go next[edit]

34.6667; 139.0000Map mag.png
This park travel guide to Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park has the status outline and needs more content. It has a template, but there is not enough information present. Please plunge forward and help it grow!