This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you are better prepared for what to expect, what not to expect and can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in Fujikawaguchiko. To help you make friends with Fujikawaguchiko before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!
Fujikawaguchiko, located between Mt. Fuji and Lake Kawaguchi, is easily accessible by car, train, or bus from popular destinations such as Kyoto, Osaka, or Toyko. The town is extremely famous within Japan, as it resides at the base of Mount Fuji and on the shores of Lake Kawaguchi. The town is often used as a base camp for climbers of Mount Fuji or other treks. During the winter, many treks and routes are closed due to snow and weather, so make sure to bring appropriate hiking gear. Fujikawaguchiko is a very popular tourist town during climbing season so make sure to book accommodations before arrival.
For those less inclined for hiking but still want to enjoy Mt. Fuji and the beautiful lake, there is a cable car (five-minute walk from the bus/train station) that takes you up to a viewing point with spectacular views of the lake and mountain. There are also popular sightseeing boats and bus tours. The town offers all amenities one could need such as tourist information center (they speak English), banks, ATM, grocery stores, pharmacy, laundry, and restaurants.
Your options for Fujikawaguchiko hostels within the town itself are extremely limited, but what exists offers economical and comfortable accommodations with friendly and knowledgeable staff. Your Fujikawaguchiko hostel also offers free shuttles to and from the train/bus station, or it's a quick ten-minute walk. Fujikawaguchiko is an excellent destination to explore the beauty that is the Mt. Fuji and Five Lakes region.
Written by local enthusiast for Fujikawaguchiko hostelsFro