I was there in end December 2016.
A Japanese Resort Town in the northern foothills of Mt Fuji.
The place surrounds Lake Kawaguchiko.
The best part about the whole trip was that there are not many foreign tourist here.
The place is full with locals and local tourist only.
I took the highway bus from Shinjuku Station. The journey is about 2 hours. We dont have to worry on where to alight as Mt Fuji is to spectacular to miss. Still, just for the info first station would be Fuji Q Highland Park and the second want is Kawaguchiko Station.
We stayed from 3 days 2 night at the Fuji Premium Resort during Christmas. There is a shuttle bus from from the main station to the resort.
They have their own onsen and the view is pretty much untouched. This was the view from our room.
The temperature was -1 degree celcius. Freezing!
Here we are, so happy to go exploring. This is still the hotel grounds.
There’s this big teddy bear at the reception and they also provided pocket wi-fi for free. Happy Me!
Anyways, getting around here is pretty easy. There are local feeder services that run based on the 3-colour lines. Daily tickets can be purchased or can pay per trip based on your ride. Or you can rent and ride a bicycle. It was to freezing for me. So I took the bus.
Here the map of the feeder service and the attractions.
The bus queue starts at the customer service center itself. Easy to spot.
The two places that we wanted to visit was Oishi Park – Lake Kawaguchiko and Kachi Kachi Ropeway.
At Oishi Park, the Mt Fuji view is so serene and untouched.
At night there’s even a mini Mt Fuji.
The best way to enjoy the view is definitely with a softy! ice-cream!
Kachi Kachi Ropeway gives us the panaromic view of both Lake Kawaguchiko and Mt Fuji.
The sun was shining so bright. You could see the whole town with Mt Fuji as backdrop from here.
And Lake Kawaguchiko with its surrounding hills.
This kind view stays in the heart forever.