14 Best Ryokans Near Lake Kawaguchi - Updated 2024

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Lake Kawaguchi is the most popular and tourist-friendly lake of the Fuji Five Lakes. This effortlessly accessible and captivatingly intriguing body of water is located close to Fujikawaguchiko and Minobu and has must-visit spots next to Mount Fuji. The best spot to view Mount Fuji from this lake is from the northern coast. Recreational activities include windsurfing, camping, and boating. Japanese carp were introduced into the lake for the purpose of fishing.

The lake is also home to a number of popular Ryokans, which are traditional Japanese inns, fitted with tatami mat rooms. The common areas include communal bath areas and hot springs. They are generally more expensive than regular hotels to stay 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! Check out the best ryokans near Lake Kawaguchi!

We handpicked these listings carefully, considering (wherever possible) Superhost status, recent guest reviews, location, accommodation type, prices, availability of dates, decor, and amenities. The image galleries get refreshed with the latest updates regularly. They were last updated on February 06, 2024.

1. Shiki No Yado Mt. Fuji (from USD 89)

Step into this friendly ryokan with well-maintained onsen. It offers a traditional charm blended with modern amenities and conveniences. The accommodations here let you choose between the Western and traditional Japanese experiences. The Japanese-style experience here is known to include traditional ryokan amenities, such as tatami floor mats and futons.

Make sure to choose a room that provides a view of nature, specifically the view of Mt. Fuji. Besides the view, the ryokan also provides easy access to the mountain and other recreational activities surrounding it.

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Shiki No Yado Mt. Fuji

Wheelchair accessible

Address: 6713-19 Funatsu-Kawaguchiko, Minamitsurugun, Fujikawaguchiko, Fujikawaguchiko, Japan, 401-0301

2. Yamagishi Ryokan (from USD 82)

Yamagishi Ryokan is an excellent ryokan facing Lake Kawaguchi. The location of this property is such that you can get up early in the morning to take a walk around the lake and Mt. Fuji, admiring all the scenic spots and taking Instagram-worth clicks. The previous guests have recommended that the onsen is a must-try for the unparalleled soaking experience that you seek.

Those hoping to experience Japanese traditions can check out the Japanese-style rooms. Some of these even have Japanese breakfasts included in them as well. Moreover, other amenities include tatami flooring, traditional meals and so on!

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Yamagishi Ryokan

Address: 4030-1 Funatsu, Kawaguchiko-machi, Minamitsuru-gun, Fujikawaguchiko, Fujikawaguchiko, Japan, 401-0301

Parking Restaurant 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Non-smoking rooms Family rooms Free parking Internet services Lift

3. Togawaso (from USD 52)

The relaxing Tagawoso enjoys a spot next to the picturesque setting of Lake Kawaguchi. Plus, you’ll have Mount Fuji as your backdrop during your stay. Its hot springs baths sit beside large windows that perfectly frame the highest mountain in Japan, offering not only soothing dips but also incredible views. The rooms reflect traditional Japanese design, featuring tatami floors, futon beds, and a flat-screen TV. Complimentary WiFi is available in its public spaces.

The place is only 10 minutes from Kawaguchi Station by car but free shuttles from the station can be booked in advance for those who plan to commute. Upon arrival, you can enjoy free drinks in the common lounge area. Don’t forget to indulge in traditional Japanese meals offered here.

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Togawaso

Wifi Available

Address: Kodachi 939

Parking Garden Free parking Internet services Heating Luggage storage WiFi Available Free WiFi

4. Lakeland Hotel Mizunosato (from USD 255)

Picture yourself immersing in an exquisite onsen while taking pleasure in the priceless view of the snow-capped mountain. Lakeland Hotel Mizunosato, one of the best ryokans near Mount Fuji, affords to provide you with just that and more.

The name of the hotel was inspired by its location adjacent to Lake Kawaguchi, so you can expect nature views left and right. There’s no need to venture far for great meals as the onsite restaurant, Hanamizuki Restaurant, serves either a Japanese buffet or a traditional kaiseki multi-course dinner.

Depending on your convenience, go ahead and book one of the accommodations that provide tatami flooring and futon beds. To make your stay even more convenient and as authentic as possible, guests are provided with yukata robes as well.

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Lakeland Hotel Mizunosato

Wifi Available

Address: Kodachi 1070

Parking Meeting/banquet facilities 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Sauna Non-smoking rooms Family rooms Free parking Internet services

5. Fujikawaguchiko Onsen Konanso (from USD 312)

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. Specific rooms also come with a private onsen, offering a traditional and authentic experience. Adding convenience to stay, indulge in a cup of complimentary green tea while you try on the yukata robes provided to you.

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, a 10-minute drive to Kawaguchiko train station and a 40-minute drive to Gotemba Premium Outlets.

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Fujikawaguchiko Onsen Konanso

Wifi Available Wheelchair accessible

Address: Funatsu 4020

Parking 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Sauna Terrace Non-smoking rooms Laundry Facilities for disabled guests Family rooms

6. Yasuragiso (from USD 62)

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. The rooms at this property are private and are furnished with traditional tatami mats and futons. Make sure you experience the most integral part of Japanese culture while staying here—the onsen.

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.

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Fujikawaguchiko, Minamitsuru District, Yamanashi Prefecture, Japan
185 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Private room in ryokan 2 Beds 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
comfy room room with a beautiful view of mt fuji
good view you can see fuji san in your room
it was a wonderful tatami room with a window to see the serene fujiyama
a very beautiful room in a ryokan with tatami and futons for sleeping on
the view of the mount fiji was beautiful and the room was very clean and comfortable beds
Host:
lovely place with lovely owners
the hosts are very friendly and helpful
very friendly and generous host
aki was a lovely host and we had a great time at the inn
aki and his family were excellent hosts that went above and beyond what i expected
Location:
nicely located few minuted from the station and close to other bars onsen and grocery shops
the location was perfect for me since kawaguchiko station has direct buses to mt
fuji which was so nice of him he also offered to drive me to the station
quiet and peaceful place will totally recommend it
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7. Fuji Onsenji Yumedono Ryokan (from USD 518)

fuji onsenji yumedono ryokan
Source: www.agoda.com

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.

While you may be inclined towards rooms with modern amenities, try not to miss out on those that offer an authentic Japanese experience with traditional amenities. So look out for rooms and packages here, which offer private onsen, tatami flooring, futon, and traditional Japanese meals.

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8. Yamagisi Ryokan (from USD 93)

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 here have been furnished with tatami floors and a traditional futon bed. In order to elevate the authentic experience, yukata robes are provided as well. Moreover, in the lobby, there is a comfortable coffee lounge where you can spend your leisure time. The ryokan near Mount Fuji serves only Japanese cuisine but offers free parking, free WiFi, and karaoke features.

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Yamagisi Ryokan

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

9. Kasuitei Ooya (from USD 269)

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. You may however enjoy that tatami flooring and the traditional futon beds provided in the rooms. For added comfort, private onsens are available as well. The kitchen provides authentic Japanese cuisine and room service.

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Kasuitei Ooya

Wifi Available

Address: Funatsu 4025

Parking Room service Sauna Non-smoking rooms Laundry Family rooms Free parking Internet services

10. Shuhokaku Kogetsu (from USD 307)

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 in the lobby. Unfortunately, WiFi is only available in the lobby.

For breakfast, you have the option of Japanese or Western buffet breakfast, while for dinner, they offer traditional kaiseki meals. Each room comes with futon bedding on a tatami floor, a private bathroom, window seats and an LCD television. It is quite popular among couples.

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Shuhokaku Kogetsu

Address: Kawaguchi 2312

Bicycle rental (additional charge) Gift shop Vending machine (drinks) Family rooms Open-air bath Lift Public Bath Fishing

11. 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.

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12. Taiheikan (from USD 66)

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.

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13. Kawaguchiko Lakeside Hotel (from USD 120)

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.

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Kawaguchiko Lakeside Hotel

Address: 1226 Kodachi, FujiKawaguchiko-machi, MinamiTsuru-gun, Yamanashi, Fujikawaguchiko, Fujikawaguchiko, Japan, 401-0302

Parking Non-smoking rooms Laundry Games room Free parking Internet services Safety deposit box Heating

Other accommodations near Lake Kawaguchi

14. Fuji Lake Hotel (from USD 162)

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 onsens, the swimming pool or the free wifi that is available in the lobby.

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Fuji Lake Hotel

Wifi Available Wheelchair accessible

Address: Funatsu 1

Parking Restaurant Meeting/banquet facilities 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Tennis court Sauna Golf course (within 3 km) Garden

Enjoy a traditional stay by Lake Kawaguchi

Whether you’re visiting for the sights, activities, or lake, Kawaguchiko is sure to have your days filled with 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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Frequently asked questions about ryokans near Lake Kawaguchi

1. Which ryokans near Lake Kawaguchi have a private onsen (hot bath/spring)?

Should you want to enjoy an exclusive hot spring after a tiring day, you can check out Fuji Onsenji Yumedono Ryokan and Fujikawaguchiko Onsen Konanso as some of their rooms offer private onsens.

2. Which hotels in Lake Kawaguchi, Fujikawaguchiko, Minamitsuru District, Yamanashi Prefecture, Japan have parking?

If you’re hitting the unique areas around Lake Kawaguchi by car, you can consider Togawaso, Lakeland Hotel Mizunosato, Yamagisi Ryokan, and Kasuitei Ooya as they all have parking available.

3. Which ryokans near Lake Kawaguchi have parking?

If you’re exploring the unique areas around Lake Kawaguchi by car, you can consider Togawaso, Lakeland Hotel Mizunosato, Yamagisi Ryokan, and Kasuitei Ooya as they all have parking spots available.

Any must-sees we missed? Tell us about them in the comments section or write a post here to help out fellow travelers!
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