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A comprehensive guide on getting to Mt. Fuji

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Where is Mt. Fuji Located?

Reflection of Mt. Fuji in Lake Kawaguchi
  • Address: Kitayama, Fujinomiya, Shizuoka 418-0112, Japan
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  • Mt. Fuji stands tall at 3,776 meters, marking it as Japan's highest mountain. This iconic landmark, a symbol of beauty and reverence, is situated on Honshu Island, not far from Tokyo and Yokohama, making it accessible yet majestic in its secluded splendor.
  • Closest landmark: Fuji-Q Highland (approx. 4km away)

Getting to Mt. Fuji by Public Transport

By bus
By train
A man travelling in a bus

Best for: Saving Time, Budget Travelers

Travel time: Travel time from Tokyo's Shinjuku Station to Mt. Fuji's 5th Station is approximately 2 hours by bus.

Closest stop: Mt. Fuji 5th Station

Timings: Buses run from 6:30 AM to 7:30 PM, every 30 minutes.

Description: The direct bus to Mt. Fuji's 5th Station from Shinjuku is the most straightforward public transport option, offering a scenic route that allows travelers to experience the beauty of the Japanese countryside en route to the mountain.

Woman at a train station in Japan

Best for: Scenic Views, Culture Lovers

Travel time: From Tokyo Station, it takes around 1 hour and 40 minutes by the JR Chuo Line to Otsuki Station, followed by a transfer to the Fujikyu Railway to Kawaguchiko Station.

Closest stop: Kawaguchiko Station

Timings: Trains run from 5:30 AM to 11:30 PM, with varying frequencies.

Description: Taking a train offers a blend of comfort and scenic views, especially the journey on the Fujikyu Railway, which provides panoramic views of Mt. Fuji as you approach Kawaguchiko Station.

Getting to Mt. Fuji by car

Driving route
Parking facilities
People driving a car

Travel time: Approximately 2 hours from Tokyo

The most popular starting point for a drive to Mt. Fuji is Tokyo, with two main routes available:

Via the Chuo Expressway: This route is generally faster, taking you through Hachioji and then onto the Fuji Subaru Line, leading directly to the 5th Station of Mt. Fuji.

Via the Tomei Expressway: Offers a scenic drive through coastal areas, merging onto the Fuji Speedway. This route is slightly longer but less crowded.

The faster route is typically the Chuo Expressway, especially during off-peak hours, providing a straightforward drive to Mt. Fuji.

Cars parked in a parking garage

Parking availability: Yes, at the Mt. Fuji 5th Station

Timings: Open 24/7

Charges: Approximately 1,000 yen for the day

Facilities for disabled persons: Designated parking spots are available for disabled visitors, ensuring accessibility and convenience.

For those unable to find parking at the 5th Station, additional parking options include:

Fuji-Q Highland parking: 15 minutes away, with charges depending on the duration of stay.

Other nearby parking facilities include Lake Kawaguchiko, Lake Saiko, and various parking areas along the Fuji Subaru line, each offering different rates and distances from Mt. Fuji.




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Frequently asked questions about getting to Mt. Fuji

Where is Mt. Fuji located?

Mt. Fuji is located on Honshu Island, straddling the border between Yamanashi and Shizuoka prefectures in Japan.

Which city is Mt. Fuji in?

Mt. Fuji isn't located within a city; it's near Tokyo and Yokohama, accessible from both.

How do I get to Mt. Fuji?

You can reach Mt. Fuji by bus, train, or car, depending on your starting point and preferences.

Which is the best way to get to Mt. Fuji?

The best way to get to Mt. Fuji is via a direct bus from Shinjuku Station, Tokyo.

Which is the fastest way to get to Mt. Fuji?

The fastest way to reach Mt. Fuji is by driving, particularly via the Chuo Expressway.

Which is the cheapest way to get to Mt. Fuji?

The cheapest way to get to Mt. Fuji is by taking public buses from Tokyo or Shinjuku.

Which is the closest bus stop to Mt. Fuji?

The closest bus stop to Mt. Fuji is Mt. Fuji. 5th Station.

Which is the closest to Mt. Fuji train station?

The closest train station to Mt. Fuji is Kawaguchiko Station, which is part of the Fujikyu Railway.

Which is the closest train station to Mt. Fuji?

The nearest train station to Mt. Fuji is the Kawaguchiko Station.

Can I park at Mt. Fuji?

Yes, you can park at Mt. Fuji 5th Station.

Is there parking for disabled persons at Mt. Fuji?

Yes, there are designated parking spots available for disabled persons at the 5th Station parking area.