Discover Fuji Five Lakes

Nestled at the base of Mount Fuji, the famous Fuji Five Lakes region offers an array of unforgettable experiences. With awe-inspiring views of Mount Fuji, natural wonders, thrilling theme parks, boat tours, ropeways, enticing hikes, and some of the best hot springs in Japan, Fuji Five Lakes is a must-visit destination that truly has something for everyone.

Things to see and do

Tours and Activities


Getting around in Fuji Five Lakes

Most major sights and attractions are also accessible by bus, as there is vast bus network within the area. To make navigating easier, travelers are advised to check-out our customized map above and look for the black lines, which signify the bus network's route within the area. Though, easiest way to get around in Fuji Five Lakes is by car. Since Fuji Five Lakes is located quite rurally, it is best to rent a car ahead from one of the bigger destinations close by, if you decide to do so. You can check-out our listings for car rentals nearby in the FAQ menu below.  

Travelers can also opt to buy the following passes within the area: 

Fujisan Fujigoko Passport   

  • Coverage:

    • All Fujikyu trains within the Fuji Five Lakes Area

    • All Omni Buses within the Fuji Five Lakes Area

  • Duration: 2 days

  • Price:

    • 2600 Yen (Fujikyu trains between Kawaguchiko and Shimoyoshida)

    • 3600 Yen (all Fujikyu trains)

  • Where to buy: major train stations in the Fuji Five Lakes Area


Fujikko Bus 2-Day Pass

  • Coverage: All Fujikko buses within the Fuji Five Lakes Area

  • Duration: 2 days

  • Price: 1500 Yen

  • Where to buy: Kawaguchiko Station


World Heritage Loop Bus 2-Day Pass

  • Coverage: All World Heritage Loop Buses

  • Duration: 2 days

  • Price: 1050 Yen

  • Where to buy: Kawaguchiko Station

Getting to Fuji Five Lakes

Public transportation:

To get from Tokyo to Fuji Five Lakes by public transportation, travelers need to take a train or a bus. Detailed instructions are as follows:

  • Train: Take the JR Chuo Line Limited Express "Azusa" or "Kaiji" from Shinjuku Station to Otsuki Station. Transfer to the Fujikyuko Line and continue to Kawaguchiko Station. The total journey takes approximately 2 hours and 30 minutes.

  • Bus: Take the Fujikyuko Bus or Keio Bus from Shinjuku Expressway Bus Terminal to Kawaguchiko Station. The journey takes approximately 2 hours.


Valid rail passes:

  • Fuji Hakone Pass

    • Coverage:

      • One-way ticket from Tokyo (Shinjuku) to Hakone by Odakayu Railways (except for the Romance Car Train)

      • All Odakyu trains, boats, cable cars and ropeways within the Hakone Area

      • All Fujikyu train lines and buses within the Five Lakes Area

      • One-Way ticket from the Five Lakes Area to Tokyo (Shinjuku) by Fujikyu Highway Bus

    • Duration: 3 days

    • Price: 9780 Yen

    • Where to buy: Odakyu Sightseeing Service Center in Shinjuku Station (only available to foreign tourists)

  • JR Tokyo Wide Pass

  • Mount Fuji-Shizuoka Area Tourist Pass

  • Japan Rail Pass


Nearest airport:

The nearest and most convenient airport is Haneda Airport in Tokyo. 

  • by car: approximately 2 hours and 20 minutes

  • by public transport: approximately 2 hours and 40 minutes


Rental cars:

How long to stay in Fuji Five Lakes

We recommend staying in Fuji Five Lakes between two and three days.

Seasonal information

The hiking season in this area typically runs from Summer until Autumn 


Winter sports:
Ski resorts in Japan typically run from December until the end of April. Though this can differ from year to year, depending on the amount of snow. We recommend visiting to the resorts' website for the most up-to-date information. You can find their website by clicking on the respective icon in our customized map above and following the link.

  • Fujiten Snow Resort: click here to find the most up-to-date information


Scenic rides:

  • Yamanokako no Kaba Amphibious Bus: click here to find the most up-to-date information

  • Lake Yamanakako Pleasure Boat "Swan Lake": click here to find the most up-to-date information

  • Yamanakako Tourist Boat: click here to find the most up-to-date information

  • Mt. Fuji Panoramic Ropeway: click here to find the most up-to-date timetable.


Flower blossoms:

  • Oishi Park: lavender between June and July

  • Yagizaki Park: lavender between June and July

Festivals in Fuji Five Lakes

There are several festivals here throughout the year. Please be advised that the following list is based upon previous entries of those festivals and that the dates might have changed slightly in the following year. It is also possible that the entire festival is cancelled in the case of heavy rainfall or a natural disaster. Please check with the official organizers’ website for the most up-to-date information. 
For the exact location of any of the festivals listed here, you can consult our map above by clicking on the icon in the upper most corner of the map to open the map legend. Festivals are hidden by default but can be made visible by clicking on the "Festivals" checkbox in the map legend.


Lake Kawaguchi Winter Fireworks

  • Date: January 18th, 19th, 25th, 26th, February 1st, 2nd, 8th, 9th, 15th, 16th, 22nd and 23rd

  • Time: 20:00 - 20:20


Fuji Shibasakura Festival

  • Date: April 13th until May 26th


Arakurayama Sengen Park Cherry Blossom Festival

  • Date: April 4th until April 19th


Kawaguchiko Herb Festival

  • Date: June 14th until July 15th


Mt. Fuji Kaisan Eve Festival

  • Date: June 30th

  • Time: 13:25 - 16:00


Mt. Fuji Kawaguchiko Mountain Opening Festival Fireworks Festival

  • Date: July 6th

  • Time: 20:00 - 20:30


Fujiyoshida Municipal Festival Citizen's Summer Festival

  • Date: July 27th

  • Time: 15:00 - 21:30


Lake Yamanaka Fireworks Festival Houko Festival

  • Date: August 1st

  • Time: 20:00 - 21:00


Saiko Ryugu Festival Fireworks

  • Date: August 2nd

  • Time: 19:00 - 20:30


Lake Kawaguchiko Festival Fireworks

  • Date: August 4th and 5th

  • Time: 19:30 - 21:00


Oshino Hakkai Fireworks Festival

  • Date: August 8th

  • Time:09: 00 - 19: 50 (fireworks: 20: 15 - 21: 00)


Yoshida Fire Festival / Susuki Festival

  • Date: August 26th and 27th

  • Time: 13:30 - ???


Yamanaka Myojin Festival

  • Date: September 4th until 6th


Fujikawaguchiko Autumn Leaves Festival

  • Date: November 1st until 23rd

  • Time: 09:00 - 22:00


Mt. Fuji Marathon

  • Date: November 24th

  • Time: 09:00 - ???

Hotels in Fuji Five Lakes

Flights to Fuji Five Lakes

The nearest and most convenient airport is Haneda Airport in Tokyo. 

  • by car: approximately 2 hours and 20 minutes

  • by public transport: approximately 2 hours and 40 minutes

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