The 6 Best Views of Mt. Fuji in Japan

Mt. Fuji is arguably the most iconic site of Japan. You might be asking yourself, where is THE BEST spot to see Mt.Fuji in all it’s glory? Well the answer to that is hard to say because we have so many favourite viewing spots. So, we have provided you with our list of where we think the best views of Mt. Fuji.

6. Fuji-Q Highland

Let’s be honest, Being in a theme park all day with stunning views of the world’s most famous mountain is pretty special. However, honestly, the main attraction of the amusement park isn’t Mt. Fuji, it’s the rides, and often you will get lost in the ride rather than the scenery, which is why we ranked it low on our list. Still a lovely place to visit during the summer, and would highly recommend visiting Fuji-Q Highland to and just enjoy yourself and the views.

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6th best view of Mt. Fuji

5. Tokyo Bay Area, Tokyo / Kanagawa Prefecture

There are countless areas in the Tokyo Metropolitan and Tokyo Bay area that offer amazing views of Mt. Fuji, which is why we summed it all up with just the area itself. Some of the best spots in this area include Tokyo Tower and the Tokyo Sky Tree. However, on a clear day, you can get beautiful views of the mountain from almost any vantage point across the region.

4. Fuji Shiba-Zakura Festival, Yamanashi Prefecture

The site of the Fuji Shibazakura Festival is located a few kilometers south of lake Motosu (See Number 2). The Festival is famous for the vibrant assortment of pink moss which bloom from late April to Late May. Around this time, Mt. Fuji begins to loose it’s snow and you can see the shape much easier. 

In the park, there is an estimated 800,000 plants which bloom across 5 species of the plant known as shibazakura, which allow for different shades of pink and white. When the flowers are at their peak bloom, a festival is held and many flock from all over the region to see them with Mt. Fuji in the background.

3. Mt. Kitadake, Yamanashi Prefecture

the 3rd best views of Mt. Fuji

Good things come to those who wait. And there is no greater reward than climbing up a mountain and watching a new day come over the horizon as you stare off into the distance at Mt. Fuji, happy that you skipped the endless queues of people who scale the mountain during peak season.

Climbing up Mt. Kitadake is highly rewarding for those adventure seekers. This walk however is not an easy walk despite it being well maintained and traversed. Make sure you are experienced and have enough provisions to last a couple days.

2. Lake Motosu, Yamanashi Prefecture

Lake Motosu, in Yamanashi Prefecture is a picturesque photo location, offering beautiful views of the world famous Mt.Fuji.  Lake Motosu is part of the Fuji Five Lakes region, which extends around the northern base of the mountain. Lake Motosu is the westernmost of the Fuji Five Lakes.  The Lake Motosu area is full of fantastic outdoor activities such as camping, hiking, kayaking and fishing. The Fuji Five Lakes region is an outdoor adventurers paradise. 

The lake was formed after Mt. Fuji had erupted in the 800s, which filled the northern region of the mountains base with ash and rocks, dividing up an already existing lake into three of the five Fuji lakes. 

The 2nd Best Views of Mt. Fuji

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1. Arakurayama Sengen Park, Yamanashi Prefecture

The best view of Mt. Fuji

The Pagoda and Mt.Fuji off into the distance, one of the most photographed spots in Japan, and it’s certainly easy to see why. In spring you have the cherry blossoms on the trees. Summer you have a lush green forest and in Autumn you have the colourful leaves of red, orange and yellow, the thick snow covering the mountain in the winter. Truly, a favourite for those visiting year round. As the viewing area is on the side of a hill, you will need to walk up approximately 400 stone stairs to reach the pagoda.


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