Where To Stay Near Mount Fuji For The Best View

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Mount Fuji is Japan’s tallest mountain, and it can be seen all the way from Tokyo. The mountain itself welcomes all sorts of visitors, but a much simpler way to enjoy Mount Fuji’s beauty is to view it from a distance. Some of the most famous viewing spots are found next to Fuji Five Lakes: Kawaguchiko, Yamanakako, Saiko, Shojiko, and Motosuko. These lakes often have parks and areas with clear and unobstructed views of Mount Fuji. Travelers can also visit mountain viewing facilities with special exhibits, such as Mt. Fuji World Heritage Centre in Shizuoka.

If you’re planning to visit, autumn or winter are the best times, as the skies will be mostly clear. It might be a good idea to stay for a few days so you have more chances of seeing this spectacular creation of nature. Scroll down to find where to stay near Mount Fuji for the best view.

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View of Mount Fuji from vacation rentals

1. Amazing two-story home facing Mount Fuji (from USD 187)

If you’re looking to stay in some place where Mount Fuji is easily visible from the house, this is a great choice. Gaze at it from various areas, including the living room, the furnished yard, and even the bathroom. Enjoy your tea, hot or cold, while relaxing on the terrace too. You can even have a family barbecue on the deck on a fine sunny day. Moreover, there’s a high-tech massage chair so that you can unwind while admiring the scenery.

If you’re looking to see and learn more about Mount Fuji, Fujisan World Heritage Center is a short four-minute drive from the property.

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Minamitsuru-gun, Japan
6.83 km (4.3 mi) from Oshino Hakkai
6 Beds 5 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

2. Rakuten STAY HOUSE x WILL STYLE Fujinomiya 103 (from USD 30000)

While you’re looking for hotels with the best view of Mount Fuji, Rakuten STAY HOUSE x WILL STYLE Fujinomiya 103 is a good rental option as it features a sleek rustic-modern look contrasted by shiny high-tech amenities and accouterments. Pop a can of your favorite drink while watching TV. Prepare a fancy family dinner in the equally stylish chrome kitchen. It also features both Western and Japanese-style rooms.

If you’d like more nice areas from where to view Mount Fuji, you can visit the Mt. Fuji World Heritage Centre, about a 3-minute drive away in Shizuoka, as well as Shiraoyama Park about a 13-minute drive away.

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22-1 Nishimachi, Fujinomiya, Japan
33.15 km (20.6 mi) from Oshino Hakkai
4 Beds 6 Guests 3 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

3. Rakuten STAY HOUSE x WILL STYLE Fujiyoshida (from USD 88)

Rakuten STAY HOUSE x WILL STYLE Fujiyoshida features a smart and sleek design, combining both functionality and style. By maximizing the space, this home can sleep a medium-sized group or family. The kitchen comes equipped with a stove and refrigerator, and it is also stocked with cookware and dishware. Air conditioning and heating will also be available, so you can avoid discomfort regardless of which season you’re visiting in.

In addition, you can view the impressive figure of Mount Fuji from the living room window. Other nearby viewing spots to see Mount Fuji include Arakurayama Sengen Park and Onshirin Garden, which are within a 15-minute drive.

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5-1-2 Matsuyama, Fujiyoshida, Japan
4.87 km (3.1 mi) from Oshino Hakkai
4 Beds 6 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Vacation rentals close to Mount Fuji

4. Exquisite woodland maisonette, Fujikawaguchiko (from USD 173)

Nestled amidst a sea of trees on the slopes of Yamanashi lies Rakuten STAY VILLA Fujikawaguchiko Forest, a beautiful woodland compound full of stylish two-story homes and wonderful green scenery. Relax and take in as much of the forest view as you’d like from the many large and bright windows that cover the rental. Sip a cup of warm tea while sitting on the wooden deck while listening to the sounds of nature. After a forest hike, you can detox in the sauna room before taking a long soothing soak in the artificial hot spring.

For viewing Mount Fuji, you can’t go wrong with visiting the north side of Lake Kawaguchi. You can find plenty of vantage points, such as Nagasaki Park and Oishi Park. Both parks are approximately a 20-minute drive away.

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6.81 km (4.3 mi) from Oshino Hakkai
5 Beds 10 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

5. RakutenSTAY VILLA LakeYamanakako/KonMari (from USD 165)

If you’re looking for an eclectic yet tidy home, RakutenSTAY VILLA LakeYamanakako/KonMari embodies the philosophy of leading a clean and clutter-free life. The property is big enough to sleep a large group or family, as sleeping spaces are equipped with double beds. Additionally, the kitchen is suitable for making family-sized meals with its stovetop and microwave. You can then take a restful soak in the jetted bathtub and relieve your tired body.

As the house is located right along Lake Yamanaka, you can immediately enjoy the view of Mount Fuji. There is also a quick drive from a boat rental service if you’d like to mountain-gaze while on the water.

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410-3 Hirano Yamanakako-mura, Minamitsuru-gun, Japan
7.46 km (4.7 mi) from Oshino Hakkai
5 Beds 10 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Behold the ancient and overwhelming splendor of Mount Fuji

One of the most sacred symbols of Japan, Mount Fuji is an awesome and memorable sight to behold. There will be no need to look further for a Mount-Fuji-view hotel when the amazing and wonderful rentals above are readily available.

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