Lake Kawaguchi is the most popular and tourist-friendly lake of the Fuji Five Lakes. It is located close to Fujikawaguchiko and Minobu, as well as Mount Fuji. Recreational activities include windsurfing, camping and boating. Japanese carp were introduced into the lake for the purpose of fishing. It is also home to a number of popular Ryokans. Ryokan is a traditional Japanese inn, fitted with tatami mat rooms. The common areas include communal bath areas and hot springs. They’re generally more expensive than regular hotels as the best ones are those located in scenic areas. In Lake Kawaguchi and don’t know where to stay? We’ve got you covered! Here are the 10 best ryokans around Lake Kawaguchi!
1. Fujikawaguchiko Onsen Konanso (from USD 337)
This hotel has stunning views of Mount Fuji and Lake Kawaguchi from its windows. The rooms are large and naturally, come with traditional tatami flooring. It also comes with a private bath (at an additional fee), an indoor and outdoor bath, and a foot bath. Guests can choose to relax in the spa and get a massage at an additional cost. It is quite well connected as well, as it is a two-minute walk to the ferry, 10-minute drive to Kawaguchiko train station and a 40-minute drive to Gotemba Premium Outlets.
Fujikawaguchiko Onsen Konanso
Address: Funatsu 4020
Parking 24-hour front desk Sauna Terrace Non-smoking rooms Fishing Laundry Facilities for disabled guests
2. Yasuragiso (from USD 60)
This ryokan is on the smaller side and is intended for solo travellers or couples. However, it comes with all the essentials one may need such as basic toiletries and furniture. The best part of the room is easily the stunning view of Mount Fuji from the shoji-style windows. If you’re hungry or want to explore the area, the shops and restaurants are only a short walk away. Please note, that the bathroom closes at 10 pm and is to be shared with the other guests. If you take the room as a solo guest, you may also have to share it with another guest.
Yasuragiso ( a bit small Private Fuji view room)Fujikawaguchiko, Minamitsuru District, Yamanashi Prefecture, JapanSuperhost
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:comfy room room with a beautiful view of mt fujigood view you can see fuji san in your roomit was a wonderful tatami room with a window to see the serene fujiyamaa very beautiful room in a ryokan with tatami and futons for sleeping onthe view of the mount fiji was beautiful and the room was very clean and comfortable beds
Host:lovely place with lovely ownersthe hosts are very friendly and helpfulvery friendly and generous hostaki was a lovely host and we had a great time at the innaki and his family were excellent hosts that went above and beyond what i expectedRead more reviews
Location:nicely located few minuted from the station and close to other bars onsen and grocery shopsthe location was perfect for me since kawaguchiko station has direct buses to mtfuji which was so nice of him he also offered to drive me to the stationquiet and peaceful place will totally recommend it
3. Fuji Onsenji Yumedono Ryokan (from USD 518)
Fuji Onsenji Yumedono Ryokan is only 1.5 kilometres (0.9 miles) from the city centre which makes it easy for you to be able to travel back and forth. This is probably why it is popular among both business and leisure travellers. It comes with a fully equipped room with a plasma television, mirror, towels and slippers which is the perfect combination for relaxing after a long day of work or travelling. The hotel facilities include a golf course, skiing, fishing, massage parlour and spa. Daily housekeeping ensures the place is always neat and tidy.
Fuji Onsenji Yumedono Ryokan
4. Yamagisi Ryokan (from USD 107)
Yamagisi Ryokan has 24-hour indoor and outdoor hot spring baths with views of Lake Kawaguchi. It is only a short walk away from the lake, and if you wish to go to the Kawaguchiko station, the hotel provides a free shuttle bus. The rooms have been fitted with tatami floors and yukata robes and a traditional futon bed. In the lobby, there is a comfortable coffee lounge where you can spend your leisure time. The ryokan serves only Japanese cuisine but offers free parking, free WiFi, and karaoke features.
Address: Funatsu 4030-1
Non-smoking throughout Facilities for disabled guests Family rooms Karaoke Private parking Guest accommodation sealed after cleaning Free parking Public Bath
5. Kasuitei Ooya (from USD 183)
Kasuitei Ooya is only a 5-minute drive to Kawaguchiko station, 8-minute drive to Fujikyu Highlands and 25 minutes from Morino Nakano Suizoku Aquarium. The facilities include a hot tub, massage parlour, and an open-air hot spring bath. Each room comes with a personal attendant whose role is to make sure your stay is as comfortable as possible. Most of the rooms have a lake view and have been fitted with simple, minimalistic furniture. The kitchen provides Japanese cuisine and room service.
Address: Funatsu 4025
Parking Room service Sauna Garden Non-smoking rooms Laundry Family rooms Free parking
6. Fuji Lake Hotel (from USD 202)
Fuji Lake Hotel is quite popular amongst both business and leisure travellers. The rooms are spacious, decked in warm tones and come with a tatami seating area and yukata robes. The kitchen provides both Japanese and Western cuisine, while at night you can take advantage of their free drinks at the night lounge. The overall décor of the place is minimalistic, paired with aesthetic furniture and subtle lights. Guests can make use of the public hot spring baths, the swimming pool or the free wifi that is available in the lobby.
Fuji Lake Hotel
Address: Funatsu 1
Parking Restaurant Meeting/banquet facilities 24-hour front desk Tennis court Sauna Golf course (within 3 km) Garden
7. Kawaguchiko Lakeside Hotel (from USD 134)
Kawaguchiko Lakeside Hotel is only a short walk from the lake, Oike Park and Yamanashi Gem Museum. The hotel also has a shuttle bus service to Kawaguchiko station. It is a ten-minute drive to Fuji Q Highlands and a fifteen-minute drive Fujimuro Sengen Shrine. The rooms come with free WiFi, flat-screen television, hairdryer and slippers. Outside the room, you can enjoy the relaxing hot spring bath.
Kawaguchiko Lakeside Hotel
Address: Kodachi 1226
Parking Non-smoking rooms Laundry Games room Free parking Internet services Safety deposit box Heating
8. Senjo Lake Kawaguchiko
This ryokan is only a short distance to Fujiomuro Sengen Shrine and is an 11-minute walk to Lake Kawaguchi. It comes with free WiFi connection throughout the premises and private parking for those who need it. The rooms are very simply decorated and come with a closet, a desk, and flat-screen television. It has been highly rated amongst couples who’ve visited it, especially since the people running the ryokan speak English.
Address: Kodachi 494-2
9. Taiheikan (from USD 76)
Taiheikan is in a good location as it is a 20-minute walk from Lake Kawaguchi, Kawaguchi Ohashi Bridge and Mount Kachi Kachi Ropeway. This means that most of the rooms have gorgeous mountain views. In the morning, Japanese-style breakfast is provided. It is a fully airconditioned ryokan. It comes with free WiFi, shuttle service and private parking. Please note that the rooms are non-smoking.
10. Shuhokaku Kogetsu (from USD 354)
Shuhokaku Kogetsu’s rooms have great views of Lake Kawaguchi and Mount Fuji. It is only a 10-minute drive from Kawaguchiko train station and from Fujiomuro Sengen Shrine. The hotel facilities include hot springs, a sauna, a karaoke area and a piano at the lobby. Unfortunately, WiFi is only available at the lobby. For breakfast, you have the option of Japenese or Western buffet breakfast, while for dinner, they offer Japanese cuisine. Each room comes with futon bedding on a tatami floor, private bathroom, window seats and an LCD television. It is quite popular among couples.
Address: Kawaguchi 2312
Bicycle rental (additional charge) Gift shop Vending machine (drinks) Family rooms Open-air bath Lift Public Bath Fishing
Enjoy Lake Kawaguchi
Whether you’re here for the sights or for the activities, you’re sure to have your fill of fun. What did you think about these ryokans? Choose the one that suits you best and book in advance for a wonderful stay near Lake Kawaguchi.
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